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February 13th, 2015

Smith not guilty of murder

February 13, 2015

A 118th District Court jury found Sean Thomas Smith not guilty of murder Thursday afternoon.

The nine-man, three-woman jury apparently agreed with defense lawyers that Smith, of Stanton, acted in self-defense when he shot and killed 26-year-old Carlos Guerrero following an altercation between the two men in the early morning hours of Oct. 14, 2013 in Big Spring.

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

February 12th

Murder trial nears conclusion

February 12, 2015

Closing arguments and jury deliberations are expected today in the murder trial of Sean Thomas Smith in 118th District Court.

Smith, of Stanton, stands accused of murder in the Oct. 14, 2013, shooting death of 26-year-old Carlos Guerrero of Big Spring.

Both the prosecution and defense rested their cases Wednesday.

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

Gas prices climbing

February 12, 2015

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 13.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.99 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

This compares with the national average that has increased 12.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.17 a galloon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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

February 11th

Clarification

February 11, 2015

The Big Spring Herald has been made aware of a person contacting area businesses selling ads for a community relocation guide. This representative and publication is not associated with the Big Spring Herald. Also the Herald wants to make clear this publication is not in anyway associated with the Herald's annual Community Guide.

Lady Steers force playoff for 2nd in 2-4A race

February 11, 2015

With apologies to Mark Twain, but the rumored demise of the Big Spring High School Lady Steers’ offense may have been untrue.
In fact, if you ask the Sweetwater Lady Mustangs ... it was a bold face lie.
Big Spring garnered double-digit offensive performances from three players on Tuesday night and rolled to an easy 63-38 rout of Sweetwater in a District 2-4A matchup with key playoff implications.

College Basketball Weekend Round Up

February 11, 2015

College Basketball Weekend Round Up
Each week we will be taking a look at the best games around the country.
Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78

The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.

(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62

Testimony continues in murder trial

February 11, 2015

The prosecution was expected to continue its case against Sean Thomas Smith when testimony resumed this morning in 118th District Court.

Smith, of Stanton, stands accused of murder in the Oct. 14, 2013, shooting death of 26-year-old Carlos Guerrero of Big Spring.

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

2 arrested following high-speed chase

February 11, 2015

Two people led Howard County law enforcement on a vehicle pursuit through Big Spring Tuesday afternoon before abandoning their car to flee on foot and eventual captured by police.

February 10th

Bill Crooker dead at 91

February 10, 2015

William B. “Bill” Crooker is being remembered today as a man of wisdom and a visionary who was tireless in his efforts to help Howard County.

Long-time Howard County Commissioner Crooker died Monday at his home in Big Spring. He was 91.

CORRECTION

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.

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