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July 14th, 2014

1 killed, three injured in rollover

July 14, 2014

An early Sunday morning crash claimed the life of a Big Spring girl.

Fifteen-year-old Shelly Lopez was killed and three others were hospitalized as the result of injuries received in a one-vehicle rollover shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday on the 1300 block of East Fourth St.

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

KBSB urges residents to go native while planting

July 14, 2014

If you plant it, will it grow?

That is a question members of Keep Big Spring Beautiful can answer after creating a native and adaptive plant demonstration garden at the Dora Roberts Community Center.

“We hope people will visit it and see what plants will work,” said Jan Hansen, of KBBB who co-chaired the project along with Willia Ledford. “Hopefully, they will go home and start supplementing these water wise plants for other plants and grasses that use more water since we are being prohibited on our water usage in this area.”

July 12th

Fireworks start grass fire, officials say

July 12, 2014

A grass fire Thursday afternoon that threatened some residential houses was caused by children playing with fireworks, according to Big Spring Fire Department officials.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the rest of the story.

Council caps water service out of city limits

July 12, 2014

The city of Big Spring is limiting the number of customers living outside the city limits who receive water service.
During their Tuesday meeting, the city council approved an ordinance that effectively put a cap on the number of residents outside Big Spring's city limits who receive water from municipal sources.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the rest of the story.

July 11th

Reliever route gets funding

July 11, 2014

Officials for the Ports to Plains Alliance announced Thursday funding for the northern portion of the Highway 87 reliever route has been secured, a step many people thought would not happen for decades.

“This is huge,” said Gloria McDonald, a member of the Ports to Plains Alliance. “We didn’t think we would get the northern portion for probably 20 years or if ever because we weren’t sure funding was going to be available.”

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

Firefighters quell blaze in neighborhood

July 11, 2014

A grass fire Thursday afternoon created several tense moments for home owners in a residential area tucked quietly in from Wasson Road.

“I came outside to let my dog out and saw something burning,”said Jessica Harman, who was house-sitting her mother’s residence in the 2700 block of Clayton Street. “Within like ten minutes it had come all the way down and I could see bright, dark flames. Ashes were falling.”

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

July 10th

Firefighters battling wildfire; homes threatened

July 10, 2014

C-City State Park to host kayaking class this weekend

July 10, 2014

COLORADO CITY — Lake Colorado City State Park is putting on a guided kayaking program to teach the basic skills of kayaking and to provide an opportunity to get out on the lake.

Park Superintendent Kyle O’Haver has three workshops available Saturday. The park is providing the kayaks and life vests; however, those who want to can bring their own and join in — just let park officials know as overall class sizes are limited. The program lasts 1-½ hours and will go over basic equipment, safety on the water, maneuvering skills and a follow the leader guided trip.

Aggie auction to tee off Saturday

July 10, 2014

You don’t have to be an Aggie to love the annual Aggie Auction.

The event, sponsored by the Howard County A&M Club, will be held Saturday at Big Spring Country Club, and organizers said it will offer something to appeal to just about everyone, not just fans of a certain land-grant university at College Station.

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

July 9th

Ginners upset over ‘master plan’

July 9, 2014

Count at least two people who don’t like what Big Spring’s “road map to the future” is envisioning for the community’s future.

Big Spring’s city council passed two sections of the city’s comprehensive master plan during their Tuesday night meeting, laying out a guideline to how the community will deal with possible growth at the airport and north of town over the course of the next 20 or 30 years.

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

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