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July 24th, 2014

Volunteer firefighters receive donation

July 24, 2014

Call it a nice return for just a few days of work.

The Howard County Volunteer Fire Department received a $100,000 donation from Conoco-Phillips last week, a part of the money raised in the company’s annual Bad Boy Blast.

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

Reward for info on sexual assault nears $20K

July 24, 2014

Contributions to Crime Stoppers are expected to exceed $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of the man who stabbed and sexually assaulted an 85-year-old Big Spring woman one week ago, Big Spring Police Chief Chad Williams said today.

“A large cross-section of Big Spring and Howard County have teamed up with Crime Stoppers to send a clear message,” Williams said. “That message is that this ommunity will not tolerate the heinous acts that were committed on the morning of July 17 and they are willing to pay a substantial reward to see that the suspect is brought to justice.”

July 23rd

Council tweaks oversight of EDC

July 23, 2014

The great debate over policies and procedures at the Big Spring Economic Development Corp. is over, at least as far as the Big Spring City Council is concerned.

The council approved a resolution fine-tuning its oversight and approval of EDC projects and expenditures during its Tuesday meeting, and more than one council member expressed their hopes that the action would put a lid on what, at times, has been a point of great contention on the economic development board.

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

Law enforcement task force formed with area counties

July 23, 2014

Law enforcement agencies in Big Spring and the surrounding area will be able to give each other more of a helping hand, thanks to agreements approved by the local city council Tuesday.

The council approved the formation of Mutual Aid Law Enforcement Task Forces between the Big Spring Police Department and Howard, Sterling and Glasscock counties.

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

July 22nd

UT video at Big 12 Media Day

July 22, 2014

UT video at Big 12 Media Day

Farmer’s Market called a success

July 22, 2014

ELBOW COMMUNTY — It might be understating it a little to say there was some interest in last weekend’s Elbow Creek Hay and Feed Farmer’s Market.

“We had people here at 8 a.m. (The market was scheduled to open at 10 a.m.),” said Nancy Raney, store owner of Elbow Creek Hay and Feed. “It’s incredible. It’s been great and a huge success. We have to do it again, for sure.”

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

Male suspect fleeing from PD captured

July 22, 2014

A man was in police custody this morning after leading law enforcement on a high speed chase beginning on Interstate 20 early today.

Forty-six-year-old Jesse Rodriguez Lopez is being held on charges of evading police in a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and parole violation.

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

July 21st

Cactus and Crude makes trek through Big Spring

July 21, 2014

Cactus and Crude cyclists make their way through Big Spring Saturday to complete the first leg of the 150-mile route. They ended their 75.1 mile trek at SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf and continued on their way to Post Sunday. The annual event raises money for multiple sclerosis research. The cyclists began their journey from the North Financial Building in Midland.
HERALD photo/Andreia Medlin

Emergency crews help make movie come to life

July 21, 2014

Big Spring Fire Department and Air Evac hosted a special event for the premiere of the new animated film, "Planes — Search and Rescue" on Sunday.
Since the film deals with themes such as protecting people and fighting fires, the local emergency services came together to bring it to life.

See a copy of the Herald for the rest of the article.

July 19th

Elderly assault victim remains in serious condition

July 19, 2014

An elderly Big Spring woman remains in serious but stable condition in an Odessa hospital after she was robbed, sexually assaulted, stabbed and left for dead on the side of a road early Thursday.

Big Spring police and Texas Rangers are looking for the suspect, described only as a 5-foot, 7-inch to 6-foot Hispanic male who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt at the time.

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

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