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January 16th, 2015

School district hires new No. 2 man

January 16, 2015

Chris Wigington, superintendent of Big Spring ISD, didn’t have far to go to find someone to serve temporarily as his second-in-command.

In fact, he only had to go a little less than 40 miles to the east.

Trustees with the Big Spring Independent School District approved the hiring of Jim White Thursday night.

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

2015 Oscar nominations announced

January 16, 2015

Neil Patrick Harris will host the Academy Awards on February 22 and the list of who will be nominated for an Oscar has been announced. Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman lead the nominations list with nine each. Meryl Streep nabbed her 19th nomination, and Bradley Cooper earned his third consecutive acting nod. Four Brits were nominated this year in the Best Acting categories, Felicity Jones has been nominated along with fellow British actress Rosamund Pike and Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch.

January 15th

Chili cook-off set for Jan. 31

January 15, 2015

Chili cooks are needed for the 13th Annual Fraternal Order of Eagles Chili Cook-off Jan. 31 at the Eagles Lodge benefiting the West Texas Center’s Children in Need Fund.

The fund was established in 2001 and assists with the financial needs of children receiving mental health services from West Texas Centers.

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

Woman apprehended after high-speed chase

January 15, 2015

A Virginia woman led law enforcement on a 10-minute vehicle chase Wednesday night in an attempt to stop her heading the wrong way on Interstate 20.

According to Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker, the woman — whose name is not being released — was finally pulled over by law enforcement after traveling west in the Interstate 20 east bound lanes. Reports came in about 5:30 p.m. of a driver heading at a high rate of speed the wrong way with witnesses estimating the driver speeding at excess of 100 miles per hour.

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

January 13th

United Way reports uptick from last year

January 13, 2015

The allocation committee for the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County headed into session Monday night with a little more funding to distribute to the area agencies than last year, according to United Way officials.

“We ended the campaign with about $305,0000 which is a little more than last year,” said Sandy Stewart, executive director for the local United Way campaign. “Of course, we would have loved to have made our goal of $330,000, but we are humbled by the donations."

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

BSPD accepting applications for citizens' academy

January 13, 2015

The Big Spring Police Department is accepting applications for the Citizens Police Academy Class to begin in May 2015.

“The CPA is 30 hour program intended to enhance understanding and cooperation between the citizens of Big Spring and Howard County and the personnel of the Big Spring Police Department,” said Brian Gordon, administrative lieutenant of the BSPD.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

January 12th

Ambulance fees on council agenda

January 12, 2015

The Big Spring City Council will consider an increase in ambulance fees when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, 307 E. Fourth St.

Big Spring Fire Chief Craig Ferguson says the proposed rate increases represent the first such hike for local ambulance service in the past several years.

For more of this story, read Monday's edition of the Herald.

January 10th

Howard County Jr. Livestock Show debuts Wednesday

January 10, 2015

They’re ba-aa-aa-ck.

The 2015 Howard County Jr. Livestock Show is set to take over the G.C. Broughton Pavilion beginning Wednesday with more than 100 exhibitors showing off more than 250 entries this year.

“The Junior Livestock Show Association is dedicated to supporting the youth of Howard County,” said Nancy Raney, public relations officer for the 2015 show.

For more of this story, read Sunday's edition of the Herald.

January 9th

Things to know today

January 9, 2015

Some of the stories that will be talked about today: House Republicans are on track to pass legislation to authorize the construction of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline. It's still not immediately clear even within the Obama administration whether rogue hackers or other governments disrupted North Korea's networks last month. Obama administration officials are not providing any details about the proposal to give every American student two years of community college for free... no word on where the money would come to pay for it.

Property tax deadline looms

January 9, 2015

One of January’s colder realities (in a figurative sense, anyway) is that property owners need to pay their tax bills by the end of the month.

Homeowners have until Feb. 2 (Jan. 31, the traditional deadline, falls on a Saturday) to pay their tax bills without penalties or interest, said Diane Carter, Howard County tax assessor/collector.

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

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