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May 28th, 2015

Steers dominate all district baseball team

May 28, 2015

Led by Anthony Godwin and Gary Watkins, the Big Spring Steers were well-represented on the recently released All-District 2-4A baseball team.

The Steers, who finished the 2015 season tied for first in 2-4A, had 10 players receive all-district recognition.

Leading the way were Godwin and Watkins. Godwin, a junior, shared district most valuable player honors with J.P. Poe of Sweetwater, while Watkins, a senior, was named offensive MVP of the all-district squad.

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

May 27th

College music dept. offers season ticket package

May 27, 2015

Call it a bargain.
The Howard College Music program is offering for the first time ever a season ticket allowing a person to gain entrance to all of its performances including guest solo recitals, chamber concerts and more.
The 2015-2016 season is expected to feature from 15 to 20 concerts from up and coming professional musicians brought in by Dan Kiley, HC music director and Ethan P. Wills, music instructor, who both are graduates of the University of North Texas.

For the complete story, read today's Big Spring Herald.

Uninsured cars subject to impound

May 27, 2015

The Big Spring City Council wants to make it harder for uninsured motorists to drive around town.
During their Tuesday meeting, council members unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance which will allow law enforcement officials to impound uninsured motor vehicles, and to make it expensive for motorists to get those vehicles back on the road.

For the complete story, read today's issue of the Big Spring Herald.

May 26th

Storm brings, hail, flash flooding to Big Spring

May 26, 2015

Monday was a day of extremes.

Crossroads residents woke up to hail and a downpour of rain, which caused flooding throughout the city of Big Spring, but by mid-morning, residents were greeted with blue, sunny skies.

A storm system rolled in early Monday morning dropping about 1.42 inches of rain along with hail at times at the Big Spring Airport, according to the National Weather Service in Midland. Another rain collection site five miles northeast of Big Spring received 2.55 inches of rain, the National Weather Service reports.

May 25th

Splash In to kick start summer Saturday

May 25, 2015

Pull out the swim suits, summer is almost here.

The annual City of Big Spring Splash In is set for Saturday and will officially open the Russ McEwen Family Aquatic Center for the summer.

“Admission is free for this day only,” said Hayley Lewis, tourism coordinator. “This year, the first 600 people will be admitted at 1 p.m., and will be allowed to stay until 3 p.m. There will be a 30 minute break while the occupants leave and a second round of 600 people will be admitted. We will close the center at 5:30 p.m.”

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

Council to weigh impound option

May 25, 2015

Car owners without insurance may lose more than a few bucks if they get pulled over in the near future — they may temporarily lose their cars, also.

Big Spring’s city council will consider a new ordinance allowing police to impound uninsured vehicles stopped for alleged violations when it convenes at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, 307 E. Fourth.

The proposed ordinance also would affect uninsured vehicles involved in traffic accidents, city officials said.

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

May 23rd

Memorial Day ceremony Monday honors those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our county

May 23, 2015

On Saturday, the Boy Scouts of the Buffalo Trail Council were out placing miniature American flags on U.S. veterans graves in the Trinity Memorial Park in preparation of Monday's Memorial Day Ceremony.
On Monday, Trinity Memorial Park and Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral home will hosting the 32nd annual Howard County Memorial Day Ceremony. The ceremony begins at 2 p.m. and the park is located 5 miles south of Big Spring on Highway 87. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Read more in Sunday's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

May 22nd

Protest rally takes aim at high property valuations

May 22, 2015

When 81-year-old Rosa Lopez received the property appraisal on her home at 508 N. Father Delaney St., it was just one more piece of bad news in a string of setbacks.

Lopez was one of around 75 people by noon Thursday walking in a picket line in front of the Howard County Appraisal Office protesting a hike in property values across the county.

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

1 dead in Glasscock Co. wreck

May 22, 2015

A 44-year-old Orlando, Fla., man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a one-vehicle rollover in Glasscock County.

According to a news release by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Alberto Gonzales Sosa was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Kay Machicek. The accident occurred on County Road 490 approximately 13 miles south of Stanton.

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

May 21st

Police: Suspect opened fire on SWAT team early Wednesday

May 21, 2015

No one was seriously injured in a shooting incident that occurred when local law enforcement officials attempted to arrest a suspect early Wednesday.

At approximately 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Big Spring Police Department/Howard County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team executed a BSPD narcotics search warrant at room 117 of the Scottish Inn, 1202 E. Third. The suspect John Manuel Solis, 29, is a convicted felon and was known to carry firearms and have gang affiliations, BSPD Lt. Brian Gordon stated in a news release.

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