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December 30th

Gas prices continue to fall

December 30, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 9.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.05 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 9.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28 a gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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

City, county offices to close New Year's Day

December 30, 2014

In honor of New Years Day, city and county offices will be closed only on Thursday. City sanitation crews will also receive a one day holiday as there will be no trash pick up Thursday. County and city law enforcement as well as city emergency services will continue to work through the holiday.

As for area public student, Tuesday will mark the return of classes for the Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan public schools. Teachers head back to work on Monday for a day of inservice.

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

Big Spring opens Sandhills tournament with 2-0 charge

December 30, 2014

The Big Spring High School kicked off their appearance in the 2014 Sandhills Invitational Basketball Tournament on a high note on Monday by pounding out a pair of key wins in pool play in the Jerry Larned Sports Complex in Monahans.
With the two wins, the Steers moved to within a pair of wins today from advancing to the tournament championship game on Saturday. Big Spring is scheduled to face Presidio and the Monahans JV today in the final day of Pool B play.

December 29th

H-E-B issues recall

December 29, 2014

SAN ANTONIO — H-E-B has issued a “voluntary and precautionary recall” for H-E-B bulk cryovac and tray packed Chorizo and H-E-B cryovac Pork Al Pastor due to undeclared peanut allergens in seasoning provided by Adams Food Flavors and Ingredients.

There have been no reported illnesses related to this precautionary recall, H-E-B officials said, but people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

Police investigating 7-Eleven robbery

December 29, 2014

Big Spring police are searching for a man they believe responsible for robbing a local 7-Eleven convenience store Saturday night.

Officers responded to a robbery call at the 7-Eleven store on 300 Owens around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, according to information released by the Big Spring Police Department.

“On arrival, officers met with the clerk, who advised that he was working in the soft drink area when he heard the business door open,” the release stated. “He was approached by a black male subject who grabbed him and put a knife to his stomach and demanded money from the register.”

December 27th

1 killed in Martin Co. rollover

December 27, 2014

STANTON — An 11-year-old boy was killed Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident in Martin County five miles west of Stanton.

Vincent Sanchez III of Sterling, Texas, was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace officer JP McAnally at 2:55 p.m. The driver of the vehicle, Vincent Sanchez Jr., 33, of Sterling, was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital.

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

Pollard, Rodriguez selected to all-state volleyball squad

December 27, 2014

Erin Pollard and Julianna Rodriguez collected more than a few accolades for their prowess on the volleyball court after having led the Big Spring Lady Steers to a second straight trip to the regional tournament.
Now they have more.
Pollard and Rodriguez were both named to the 2014 Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Volleyball Team earlier this week. The two were among more than 150 high school players honored throughout the state in Class 2A through Class 6A.

December 26th

County day in Austin deadline nears

December 26, 2014

The deadline to order shirts for Howard County Day at the state Capitol is fast approaching.

The specially-designed, black Howard County shirt costs $29 and the deadline to order one in time for the biennial event is Jan. 7. Orders are being taken at the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce building, 215 W. Third St.

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

The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers

December 26, 2014

When the holiday celebration is over you don't have to let the good taste go to waste! There are a few creative ways to recreate new tasty dishes with remaining food. Here are some tips and tricks to makeover holiday leftovers.

December 24th

Festival of Lights goal in sight

December 24, 2014

They’re coming in from all over to see the Festival of Lights.

The 18th edition of the Festival of Lights is attracting visitors at a record pace so far, and its busiest days are still ahead, longtime Director Pat Simmons said.

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

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