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August 14th, 2015

VIDEO: College Football’s Best Wide Receivers For 2015

August 14, 2015

They seem to defy the laws of physics with their eye-popping catches and bursts of speed that would make even The Flash envious. Now, these five receiving marvels are primed to create havoc once again on opposing secondaries across the land. Blink and you may miss these human blurs in action... which is why this Campus Insiders hype video slows them down so you can enjoy their highlights.

August 13th

"Hold the line," anthem sung at BSISD tax hearing tonight

August 13, 2015

Five people spoke at the Big Spring ISD tax hearing held earlier this evening asking trustees to “hold the line” on a tax increase. Although only five people were physically present, several of the speakers listed a series of names of people they represented who were also requesting trustees not to approve higher taxes for 2015 collection year. Trustees will hold a second public hearing on Aug. 27 over the matter.

Police make unconventional traffic stop

August 13, 2015

Big Spring police had to take an unconventional approach to a traffic stop today.

Police were attempting to stop a motor vehicle after it hit another automobile in the 400 block of Lamesa Highway.

After making visual contact with the driver, officers found him to be slumped over and non-responsive. The officer then drove his patrol car in front of the vehicle and gently tapped the breaks, making contact with the vehicle and gradually bringing it to a stop.

For more in-depth coverage of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

Spring Tabernacle marks 30th anniversary

August 13, 2015

Spring Tabernacle Ministries turns 30 this week.

The ministry, which started as a husband-and-wife team feeling compelled to share God’s word with others led the couple from a pawn shop back room to the church’s current location in west Big Spring.

The church has grown and spread the word through several ministries over the years, providing services ranging from a food pantry to free clothing for those in need to housing assistance to providing Christmas gifts to low-income families.

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

Hit-and-run suspect arrested

August 13, 2015

The man wanted for the June hit-and-run death of Teddy Diaz was captured in Fort Worth, authorities say.

Bradley Cecil Segars, 45, was arrested prior to boarding a bus on Camp Bowie Boulevard around noon Wednesday, according to information released by the Big Spring Police Department.

A warrant for Segars’ arrest was issued two weeks ago, charging him with manslaughter in the June 7 hit-and-run death of Diaz, 47, of Big Spring.

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

August 12th

Emerson escorted out of city council meeting

August 12, 2015

A local man active in a campaign to lower local and county taxes was escorted from Tuesday’s Big Spring City Council meeting after he was not allowed to publicly address his concerns.

Scott Emerson, who has vigorously campaigned against recent increases in both property valuations and taxes resulting from those increases, was escorted out of council chambers after a sharp verbal exchange with Mayor Larry McLellan.

Police to cite Family Dollar over faulty alarm system

August 12, 2015

A buggy alarm system is about to land Family Dollar officials in legal hot water.

Big Spring Police Chief Chad Williams said the department will begin issuing citations against the store because of its alarm system, which has been the source of several complaints.

The alarm at the store, located on FM 700, has been a nightly nuisance for Big Spring residents living in the general vicinity for the past several days.

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

BSISD trustees set hearing on tax rate

August 12, 2015

Big Spring ISD trustees will hold a public hearing Thursday for the proposed 2015-2016 tax rate and budget before heading into their monthly meeting.

The proposed tax rate for 2016 is $1.4195 per $100 valuation. That breaks down to $1.119 per $100 valuation for maintenance and operations (M&O)and 30 cents for debt service. That is higher than year’s number at $1.36 per $100 valuation for M&O and debt service but Big Spring ISD officials said the new rate will still bring in less projected tax revenue than last year.

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

August 10th

Production up, gas prices down

August 10, 2015

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.39 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 5.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.60 a gallon.

Including the change in gas prices in Texas during the past week, prices Sunday were 89.6 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 17.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago.

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

SMMC, Marcy Place provide school supplies to 150+ students

August 10, 2015

Scenic Mountain Medical Center and Marcy Place helped more than 150 students with school supplies during the End of Summer Health Splash health fair.

“We are very excited about the turnout that we had during our End of Summer Health Splash. We are even more excited that we were able to help as many students as we did. Of course, none of this would have been made possible without the community support and our wonderful vendors,” Erica Cervantes, Marcy Place Community Relations Manager, said.

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