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March 13th, 2015

Wildcats advance to finals with win over Calvert

March 13, 2015

The Grady Wildcats are are headed to the championship game at the Class A boys’ state basketball tournament in San Antonio.
Thanks to a late basket by senior Beau Lucas.
The Grady standout pushed in a layup with 3.8 seconds left on Thursday morning and helped Grady rally for a 76-75 overtime victory over the Calvert Trojans in front of a large crowd in the Alamodome.
With the win, Grady will advance to face Texline in the state championship game on Saturday. Texline edged out Graford in their first round game, 76-48.

BSHS track meet to be held today

March 13, 2015

High school track and field action will take center stage this afternoon as the 2015 Big Spring Invitational Track and Field Meet will be held at Blankenship Field.
In all, more than 10 teams from throughout the area will be competing in the event. The Big Spring boys’ and girls’ teams will both be looking to repeat as meet champions.
Field events will begin at 1 p.m. The running events will start at 5:30 p.m

March 12th

Boil water notice rescinded

March 12, 2015

Tuesday, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required the city of Big Spring to issue a Boil Water Notice (BWN) to inform our customers that due to the presence of contaminants or an interruption in service, water from our system must be boiled prior to consumption.

"Our system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore adequate pressure, disinfectant levels, and/or bacteriological quality and has provided TCEQ with testing results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling as of Thursday," a city press release stated.

Ex tax office clerk faces theft charges

March 12, 2015

A former Howard County Tax Collector's Office employee arrested Tuesday for theft by a public servant and tampering with governmental records has bonded out of the Howard County Jail.

Vanessa C. Olivas, 32, was released on two $2,500 bonds — one for each of her charges — Tuesday after she was arrested by Texas Rangers on warrants for tampering with governmental records and theft/more than $20,000 but less than $100,000 by a public servant. Howard County Justice of the Peace Robert Fitzgibbons set the bond.

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

Kiwanis' annual pancake supper Friday

March 12, 2015

Friday evening flapjacks, anyone?

The Kiwanis Club of Big Spring’s annual Pancake Supper, the club’s major fundraiser of the year, is expected to draw hundreds to Howard College’s cafeteria from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

For $6, attendees can eat their fill of pancakes, bacon and sausage. Tickets will be available at the door or through any club member.

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

March 11th

Big Spring Council approves public ban on electronic cigarette smoking

March 11, 2015

A divided Big Spring City Council decided Tuesday that smoking is smoking, whether it comes from tobacco or digital sources.
By the slimmest of margins, the council voted to extend the city’s smoking ban to include electronic vaping devices, more commonly known as electronic cigarettes. - for more in depth coverage, see today's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

Autopsy: Cervantes died from gun wounds

March 11, 2015

Preliminary autopsy reports found that 35-year-old Roy Cervantes died from multiple gunshots wounds.
Information released by the Hoaward County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday afternoon states that results from an autopsy performed in Lubbock Monday “confirmed that Cervantes died from multiple gunshots, prior to being placed on the railroad tracks.”
For more details, see Wednesday's Big Spring Herald.

Man on the run: World War II veteran on cross-country trek

March 11, 2015

From sea to shining sea, that is the goal of 91-year-old WWII veteran Ernest “Ernie” Andrus. - Read more about Andrus' mission in today's Big Spring Herald.

Accreditation update on BSISD agenda

March 11, 2015

An update on the Big Spring ISD’s accreditation warned status is on tap at the next board of trustees meeting Thursday. - See more in today's Big Spring Herald.

City: Boil water rule remains in effect

March 11, 2015

The boil water notice issued by the city of Big Spring is excepted to continue through at least early this evening as officials await the results of the first test. - See more about this story in today's Big Spring Herald.

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