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May 29th, 2015

City of Big Spring/KBST Splash-In Saturday

May 29, 2015

Summer is about to be herald in Saturday with a big splash.

The annual city of Big Spring Splash In is expected to draw thousands to the official opening of the Russ McEwen Family Aquatic Center Saturday taking advantage of a free dip in the pool.

According to Hayley Lewis, tourism coordinator, the first 600 people will be admitted at 1 p.m. and have until 3 p.m. to enjoy the water park before exiting for the next group of 600. That group will be allowed into the park at 3:30 p.m. and will have two hours for swimming before the pool closes at 5:30 p.m.

Forsan HS commencement Saturday

May 29, 2015

Forsan High School has announced its top students for the 2015 graduating class. Zachary Long has been named valedictorian while Hannah Thompson is the salutatorian.

Long is the son of Kelly and Angie Long. During his time in high school, he has been an active member of the Forsan High School band and is the band president and trumpet section leader. His other extra curricular activities include One Act Play, Student Council where he serves as treasurer, tennis team and UIL academics.

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

May 28th

Police investigate fatal shooting

May 28, 2015

A 30-year-old man was shot to death late Wednesday night outside a Big Spring restaurant.

According to a Big Spring Police news release, police officers found Freddie Ramos dead after responding to several reports of shots fired around 9:59 p.m. outside the Spanish Inn restaurant located in the 300 block of N. Scurry St.

“Several witnesses said they all observed the suspects enter a silver in color passenger car and speed away following the shooting,” said Police Sgt. Tony Everett in the news release.

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

Coahoma HS commencement tonight

May 28, 2015

Kelli Schaedel and Rylie Jacobs are the top students for the 2015 Coahoma High School graduating class.

Schaedel, the daughter of Kenneth and Karen Schaedel, is the class valedictorian. She has been the highest ranking student in her class all four years in high school. She is senior class vice president, a three year member of the National Honor Society and a student council officer for three years.

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

BSHS to graduate class of 2015

May 28, 2015

Tyler Bryan and Stevi Ward are the 2015 Big Spring High School graduation class valedictorian and salutatorian respectively.

Bryan is the son of Larry and Susan Bryan. Bryan has been a member of the National Honor Society where he served as president this year, competed in UIL academics was was the 2015 district champion in both science and math. He is an active band member serving on the drum line for four years and has been a member of two state qualifying ensemble groups.

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

Steers dominate all district baseball team

May 28, 2015

Led by Anthony Godwin and Gary Watkins, the Big Spring Steers were well-represented on the recently released All-District 2-4A baseball team.

The Steers, who finished the 2015 season tied for first in 2-4A, had 10 players receive all-district recognition.

Leading the way were Godwin and Watkins. Godwin, a junior, shared district most valuable player honors with J.P. Poe of Sweetwater, while Watkins, a senior, was named offensive MVP of the all-district squad.

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

May 27th

College music dept. offers season ticket package

May 27, 2015

Call it a bargain.
The Howard College Music program is offering for the first time ever a season ticket allowing a person to gain entrance to all of its performances including guest solo recitals, chamber concerts and more.
The 2015-2016 season is expected to feature from 15 to 20 concerts from up and coming professional musicians brought in by Dan Kiley, HC music director and Ethan P. Wills, music instructor, who both are graduates of the University of North Texas.

For the complete story, read today's Big Spring Herald.

Uninsured cars subject to impound

May 27, 2015

The Big Spring City Council wants to make it harder for uninsured motorists to drive around town.
During their Tuesday meeting, council members unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance which will allow law enforcement officials to impound uninsured motor vehicles, and to make it expensive for motorists to get those vehicles back on the road.

For the complete story, read today's issue of the Big Spring Herald.

May 26th

Storm brings, hail, flash flooding to Big Spring

May 26, 2015

Monday was a day of extremes.

Crossroads residents woke up to hail and a downpour of rain, which caused flooding throughout the city of Big Spring, but by mid-morning, residents were greeted with blue, sunny skies.

A storm system rolled in early Monday morning dropping about 1.42 inches of rain along with hail at times at the Big Spring Airport, according to the National Weather Service in Midland. Another rain collection site five miles northeast of Big Spring received 2.55 inches of rain, the National Weather Service reports.

May 25th

Splash In to kick start summer Saturday

May 25, 2015

Pull out the swim suits, summer is almost here.

The annual City of Big Spring Splash In is set for Saturday and will officially open the Russ McEwen Family Aquatic Center for the summer.

“Admission is free for this day only,” said Hayley Lewis, tourism coordinator. “This year, the first 600 people will be admitted at 1 p.m., and will be allowed to stay until 3 p.m. There will be a 30 minute break while the occupants leave and a second round of 600 people will be admitted. We will close the center at 5:30 p.m.”

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

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