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February 10th, 2015


February 10, 2015

In Monday's City Council story, it was reported that the council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The correct time for the meeting will be 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Herald regrets the error.

Lady Hawks snap 9-game losing streak with victory

February 10, 2015

The streak is over ... finally.
The Howard College Lady Hawks finally turned could have and should have into did on Monday night in front of a large crowd in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum by grinding out a nail-biting 63-62 victory over the Clarendon College Lady Bulldogs.
With the win, the Lady Hawks notched their first Western Junior College Athletic Conference victory of the season and improved to 1-9. Howard College’s last WJCAC victory came almost a year ago when, on Feb. 28, 2014, the team ended the season with a 59-50 win over Western Texas College.

Former HC assistant putting bite back in Clarendon College program

February 10, 2015

Addie Lees always knew her road would lead her back to Howard College. In fact, the day she accepted the head coaching position with the Clarendon College Lady Bulldogs last year, she looked on the calendar and mentally circled Feb. 9.
That day, she knew, would be her first standing on the visitor’s baseline in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

February 9th

Weeds along Main Street get the boot

February 9, 2015

Weeds parked in the Main Street medians located in downtown Big Spring received their eviction notice last week. Now they are composting in the Big Spring landfill.

Members of Keep Big Spring Beautiful (KBSB) along with some employees of Superod, a fiberglass sucker rod manufacturer, were out late last week with shovels and hoes forcibly removing the unwanted house guests in an effort to beutify the area.

BS swim team shines at I-4A meet

February 9, 2015

Featuring one of the youngest teams at the Region I-5A Swimming and Diving Championships, the Big Spring High School Steers swim team may not have scored as many points as they might have wished but they did gain some valuable experience for the future.
“It was an incredibly fast meet, an amazing meet to watch,” said BSHS head swim coach Randall Shaw.

Ohmie, Eaton power HC to sweep of Temple

February 9, 2015

Samantha Ohmie drilled a three-run home run in the bottom of the first and Juliet Eaton added a solo blast in the fourth to help power the Howard College Lady Hawks to a 6-5 victory over Temple College in Game 2 of a doubleheader sweep at Foundation Field on Saturday afternoon.
Power wasn’t the only thing the Lady Hawks needed to complete the sweep. They also needed an error and a passed ball by Temple College in the bottom of the seventh to salvage the come-from-behind win.

City council to search for new city attorney

February 9, 2015

Big Spring City Council members will take steps toward finding a new city attorney when they meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, 307 E. Fourth.

The council will hold an executive session to discuss a possible replacement for Linda Sjogren.

Sjogren, who has held the position for the past several years, announced her retirement effective the first of the year. In her absence, Kaye Edwards has filled the post on an interim basis.

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

February 7th

Murder trial convenes Monday

February 7, 2015

Jury selection will be held Monday in the murder trial of Sean Thomas Smith, accused in the 2013 shooting death of 26-year-old Carlos Guerrero.

Testimony in the trial, which will be heard before Judge Timothy Yeats in 118th District Court, is expected to begin Tuesday.

Smith, of Stanton, is accused of killing Guerrero in the early morning hours of Oct. 14, 2013.

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

Tractor-trailer rig slams into Coahoma building; 1 injured

February 7, 2015

The driver of a freightliner truck towing two FedEX ground trailers was injured after veering off Interstate 20 and crashing into a building in Coahoma Friday afternoon.

Luke Earle Swingle, 30, of Vista, Calif., was transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center with non-incapacitating injuries, according to DPS officials. His passenger, Scott Earle Swingle, also of Vista, was not injured in the accident.

The building was unoccupied at the time of the accident.

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

February 6th

1 teen wounded, another arrested in Thursday shooting

February 6, 2015

A Facebook argument apparantently turned violent for a pair of local teenagers Thursday.

One Big Spring teen is recovering in a Lubbock hospital and another is in custody following a Thursday morning shooting incident.

Answering a “shots fired” call, Big Spring Police Department officers responded to 1610 Oriole St. shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday. There, they found a 16-year-old male subject inside the residence suffering from gunshot wounds to the right hand and left arm.

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

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