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January 28th, 2015

Lady Steers move into 2nd in 2-4A standings

January 28, 2015

The Lamesa Lady Tors came into Tuesday’s showdown with with one simple plan: Don’t let Julianna Rodriguez beat them.
With Rodriguez facing a double team every time she touched the ball, Diamonique Mayes, Jackie Castillo and August Alexander made Lamesa pay dearly. The three combined for 35 points and helped the Big Spring Lady Steers build a 10-point lead, at 36-26, heading into the final eight minutes.

Yanez pumps in career-high 23 in Steers’ 64-61 victory

January 28, 2015

Matt Yanez gave the large crowd in the Steer Gym plenty of reason to yell on Tuesday night as the 5-foot-7 senior guard pumped in a career-high 23 points en route to leading the Big Spring Steers to a thrilling 64-61 victory over the Lamesa Golden Tors.
“That was an exciting game,” said Big Spring head coach Ian Ritchey. “I think people got their money’s worth.”

January 27th

College officials tout new SimDental Center

January 27, 2015

Thanks to a gift from a long-time benefactor, Howard College officials say they have a dental hygiene program that’s second to none.

The college unveiled its F. Marie Hall SimDental Center, which essentially replaces nervous, fidgety human patients with compliant, computerized simulations, to much fanfare Monday morning.

Speaking of fanfare, officials directed plenty at Hall, who has lent her largesse several times to the college in the past, helping to finance projects such as the arts center which bears her family’s name.

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

Second place on line for BS teams

January 27, 2015

Make no mistake about it, the Big Spring High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams will step onto the Steer Gym court tonight with huge playoff implications on the line. Both the BSHS boys and girls will face off with rival Lamesa tonight with second-place in their respective district races hanging in the balance.

Gray leads Hawks to 59-50 win over WTC

January 27, 2015

Western Texas may have went into Monday’s matchup with the Howard College Hawks near the bottom of the Western Junior College Athletic Association standings, but HC head coach Scott Raines never let his team believe the Westerners would roll over.
Not even for a second.
That attitude – along with a stellar night by point guard Rob Gray and dominance of the boards – paid huge dividends for the Hawks as they held off a gutsy test from Western Texas to claim a 59-50 victory in the Scurry County Coliseum.

January 26th

Election on city council agenda

January 26, 2015

Big Spring’s City Council is expected to approve establishing May 9 as the date for this year’s municipal elections when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.

Three council seats will be up for election this year — District 2, currently held by Carmen Harbour, District 4, held by Bobby McDonald and District 6, in which Marvin Boyd is the incumbent. None of the three have indicated whether they will seek re-election.

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

Police probe Friday shooting

January 26, 2015

Big Spring police are investigating a Friday night shooting that left a local teenager in serious condition.

Police responded to 1606 Kentucky at about 11:40 p.m. Friday in reference to a shooting, a BSPD news release stated.

The initial report from the victim, prior to her transfer to Lubbock, indicated that she accidentally shot herself while handling a handgun.

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

January 24th

Commissioners to hear plan to rename stretch of I-20

January 24, 2015

Howard County commissioners will hear from an area law enforcement official who wants to rename a stretch of Interstate 20 after two fallen state troopers when they meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the county courthouse’s third floor courtroom.

Charles Hall, a constable from Midland, is garnering support to rename a portion of I-20 east of Salem Road after former Department of Public Safety Troopers Troy Hogue and Jimmy Parks, Big Spring residents who were killed in the line of duty.

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

Chamber banquet Tuesday

January 24, 2015

The suspense is gathering as the recipients of the Big Spring Man and Woman of the Year will be revealed Tuesday night at the annual Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce banquet.

“We are so excited to announce the names of the Man and Woman of the Year recipients,” said Debbye ValVerde, Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce executive director. “Our nomination committee thoughtfully and carefully weighed the acts of work each of the nominees have given throughout the years. All the nominees deserve recognition for the countless hours and contributions they have given to our community."

Rodriguez, Lady Steers sink Sweetwater with FT barrage

January 24, 2015

Friday’s showdown with the Sweetwater Lady Mustangs might not have been a work of art, but the Big Spring High School Lady Steers aren’t complaining.
Big Spring scored points from the free throw line and rolled to a 45-28 victory in a crucial District 2-4A showdown in the Steer Gym.

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