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June 8th, 2015

Hit and run claims life of local man

June 8, 2015

A Big Spring man was killed in an apparent hit and run incident early Sunday morning.

Big Spring police and emergency medical service personnel responded to a vehicle-pedestrian accident in the 1300 block of West Fourth Street shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday.

A Big Spring Police Department news release stated Tiodoro Diaz, 47, died from injuries sustained in the accident.

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

June 6th

Let the summer activities begin

June 6, 2015

School is officially over for the summer and it leaves many parents wondering what to do with their children for those long summer hours that used to be filled with structure and school work.
A number of activities are available for area children, youth and their parents to take advantage of in the Cross Roads area.

For the rest of the story, see Sunday's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

HC to face $1.4 million loss in state funding

June 6, 2015

Community colleges throughout the state of Texas will have to continue living in the lean years — at least for the next two years — as the Texas state legislature slashed another $24 million in funding during this last session.
After the last gavel had pounded to officially close the 84th Legislature Monday, Howard College had lost $1.4 million in funding which will be spread out in the next two years, according to Dr. Cheryl Sparks, Howard College president.

For the complete story, pick up Sunday's issue of the Big Spring Herald

Big Spring State Hospital names RN, LVN of the year

June 6, 2015

BIG SPRING — Big Spring State Hospital Nurses Jeana Dunn, RN, and Elizabeth Hernandez, LVN, were named the hospital’s top nurses in late May during the hospital’s annual Nursing Appreciation Luncheon.
The hospital employs more than 120 nurses who provide 24-hour care for the more than 200 patients at Big Spring State Hospital’s psychiatric hospital.

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

June 5th

Rodeo tickets on sale

June 5, 2015

The Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo takes place June 18-20 in the ENCANA Rodeo Bowl, located just south of the FM 700 and West Business 20 intersection.

Gates open nightly at 7 p.m. and the grand entry begins at 8 p.m. Ticket prices for adults are $12 at the gate and $10 for advance purchase. Children’s tickets are $8 at the gate and $6 advance purchase.

Ticket locations are: The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce, Ward’s Boot and Saddle, Western Bank, Compass Bank, Wells Fargo, Citizens FCU, State National Bank, HEB, Lonestar State Bank and the Hotel Settles.

Moonlight run tonight at state park

June 5, 2015

The second in a summer series of three moonlight runs along the 200-foot bluff of the Big Spring State Park is set to take flight this evening.

The Scenic Mountain Moonlight Rave 5K Run/Walk will begin at 11:55 p.m. at the Big Spring State Park, a 382-acre park created by the Civilian Conservation Corp and run by the Texas Parks and Wildlife.

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

June 4th

Water, water everywhere: Rains bring rise in lake levels

June 4, 2015

To quote the Rev. Cal Girvin, interim priest of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, parishioners may want to “tone down their prayers for rain for at least the next few weeks, your prayers have been mighty powerful lately.”

Mother Nature was very generous this spring when it comes to rainfall in Texas.

Crossroads watersheds — Lake JB Thomas, Lake EV Spence and Lake OH Ivie — managed by the Colorado Municipal Water District (CRMWD) also saw an uptick in acre feet of water.

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

Summer lunch program begins

June 4, 2015

Big Spring ISD began it Seamless Summer Lunch program this week to provide meals to area children who are 18 years of age and younger during the month of June.

Participants do not have to attend Big Spring ISD schools or meet any guidelines, according a Big Spring ISD news release. Children 18 years and younger are eligible to eat at no cost to the child. Adults can also eat for the cost of $3.50 per lunch and $2 per breakfast.

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

June 3rd

Woman injured in high-speed chase

June 3, 2015

A 44-year-old woman ended up in the hospital after she crashed her BMW into a telephone pole in an attempt to flee from Big Spring police Tuesday evening.

According to a press release from the BSPD, narcotics investigators from the BSPD conducted a traffic stop on a 2007 Red BMW in the 3200 block of West Highway 80. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Monica Bassett, the release stated.

“Bassett was asked to exit the vehicle at which time she said ‘no’ and sped away,” the release said.

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

Sign-ups for Scout day camp continue

June 3, 2015

Sign ups continue for the local Boy Scouts Cub Day Camp set for this weekend.

The Lone Star District of the Buffalo Trail Council of BSA will have their Cub Day Camp beginning Friday at Camp Thomas just south of Big Spring off of Driver Road. The theme is the “Australian Outback.”

“The camp is designed for kids who are in Cub Scouts already but we also use this as an opportunity to show new kids about scouting,” said Gary Tidwell, program director.

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

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