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May 9th, 2015

Ownership change blowing in?

May 9, 2015

A change in ownership may be entering into the Big Spring refinery’s future.
In a press release, Delek U.S. Holdings Inc. announced it had entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with Alon Israel Oil Company LTD. to acquire approximately 33.7 million common stock shares, or approximately 48 percent of outstanding shares, of Alon USA Energy Inc.

— Read more about this story in today's Big Spring Herald.

More than $92,000 raised at Relay

May 9, 2015

Rain didn’t put a damper on the annual Howard-Glassscock Relay for Life Friday night.
“More than $92,000 has been raised so far and the fundraising year ends August 3 so there is still time to contribute,” said Manny Negron, Specialist for the Relay for Life. “Thank you to the community and our volunteers for their continued support for 21 years of Relay in Howard and Glasscock Counties.”

- For more on this story, see today's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

Detour: Parts of FM 2230 to be closed

May 9, 2015

On Monday, FM 2230 from FM 846 to U.S. Highway 87 near Big Spring will be closed to through traffic for bridge construction and culvert replacement.
This work is part of TxDOT’s ongoing truck relief route in the area, according to a news release from TxDOT.
Residential and school bus access to and from this area will be available from FM 846.
Through traffic should find an alternate route during this road closure. Individuals whose destination is on this stretch of roadway should be watchful of crew members and large, slow moving equipment, the news release said.

Top students to be honored by Commissioners Monday

May 9, 2015

The top male and female senior students at Forsan, Coahoma and Big Spring will be honored by county leaders Monday when the Howard County Commissioners meet.
For more details, see today's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

Celtic folk music duo to play at charity concert

May 9, 2015

People from Big Spring and surrounding communities will have a chance to hear The Piper Jones Band in concert Tuesday at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Big Spring.
- To read more see today's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

Game 2 of Lady Steers' playoff series pushed back

May 9, 2015

The starting time for Game 2 of the Big Spring High School Lady Steers' best-of-3 playoff series with the Andrews Lady Mustangs has been pushed back by BSISD and AISD officials due to wet field conditions at Lady Steers Park.

The game will be played at 4 p.m. this afternoon (Saturday, May 9), BSHS head coach Howell Martin said in a release to media outlets. The game had been originally set to begin at noon.

Andrews took a 1-0 lead in the area playoff matchup on Friday night by claiming a 3-2 victory in Andrews.

May 8th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Cutest celebrity mother daughter pairs

May 8, 2015

All mothers are heroes, and sometimes they're also well-known celebs! For Mother's Day, Krystin Goodwin has a roundup of some of Hollywood's cutest mother-daughter pairs.

Rally to protest rising property valuations

May 8, 2015

A group of local residents aren’t going to accept their new property valuations quietly.

Those residents, outraged by what they describe as unreasonably high valuations, are bringing their complaints right to the appraisal district’s doorstep — they have scheduled a rally for 11 a.m. May 21 in the Pocket Park next to the county annex building.

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

Municipal, school elections Saturday

May 8, 2015

Howard County voters will head to the polls Saturday for municipal and school board elections.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Ballots for the Big Spring municipal and school district trustee races can be cast at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum foyer located on the Howard College campus. Coahoma city and school district constituents may vote at the Coahoma Community Center.

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

One dead in Martin County crash

May 8, 2015

A 32-year-old Abilene man died Thursday after a two-vehicle fatality in Martin County ended with both vehicles engulfed in flames.

According to Trooper Elena Viramontes, of the Texas Department of Public Safety, James Ray Alexander was pronounced dead by Martin County Justice of the Peace Pam McAnally. The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Interstate 20 just inside the Stanton city limits.

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