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July 24th, 2015

TxDOT: Reliever route construction ahead of schedule

July 24, 2015

Beginning Monday, a portion of South Wasson Road will be closed to traffic for a week as construction crews begin re-grading and applying overlay from Dogwood Street to Rockhouse Road.

According to Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials, the work will lower the road in this area in order to meet the clearance height for the new overpass being constructed for the Highway 87 Truck Reliever Route.

Big Spring PD now on Facebook

July 24, 2015

It’s now easier to “like” your local police department.

Big Spring Police Department officials announced Thursday the launch of the department’s Facebook page, the purpose of which goes beyond simply increasing BSPD’s presence on the internet.

“The department recognizes the invaluable benefit and outreach that Facebook can provide,” a department news release said. “The Facebook page can be used to share important departmental information, safety and traffic alerts, emergency alerts and, in addition, provide helpful crime-prevention tips to citizens.”

VIDEO: At least three dead in Louisiana movie theatre shooting

July 24, 2015

Three people are dead and several others injured after a gunman began shooting inside a movie theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana.

July 23rd

One dead in Martin Co. wreck

July 23, 2015

A San Antonio man was killed in a two vehicle collision Tuesday evening in Martin County.

According to a Department of Safety media release, Everardo V. Trevino II, 35, of San Antonio was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Jarrell Hedrick at the scene of the accident on Interstate 20, approximately six miles east of Stanton.

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

Registration open for children’s theater summer camp

July 23, 2015

Enrollment is still open for area children ages six through 12 to take part in the second Children’s Miracle Theater for the Arts two-week summer theater camp.

The two-week camp will be held beginning Aug. 3-14, Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Classes will be held at New Hope Christian School. Classes will be held under the direction of Autumn Alton, a theater major attending Canyon University in Arizona. The cost of the camp is $30 but some limited financial aid maybe available.

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

July 22nd

Family of hit-and-run victim eager for break in investigation

July 22, 2015

Unanswered questions continue to agonize the family of a Big Spring man killed in an apparent hit and run vehicle/pedestrian in June.

According to Big Spring Sgt. Tony Everett, no new information about the June 7 vehicle-pedestrian accident, which resulted in the death of 47-year-old Tiodoro Diaz has come to light. Everett added only one person has come forward to provide information in the investigation, now in its sixth week.

Tandem hang gliding to be offered at August event

July 22, 2015

It is almost time to soar like an eagle.

With the 2015 Hang Gliding National Competition set for Aug. 2-8, the community will once again get a chance to soar above Big Spring using tandem hang gliding.

The tandem hang gliding rides are offered in the morning and evenings during the competition, weather permitting. The rider will be paired with an experienced and certified tandem instructor and use a heavy duty hang glider designed for tandem use so that it can compensate for the weight.

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

EDC board voices support for I-27 expansion

July 22, 2015

The Economic Development Corporation of Big Spring board members inked their names to a resolution Tuesday night backing the commission of feasibility study to consider the expansion of Interstate 27 down through the city via Highway 87.

With passing the resolution, EDC board members joined several other major local entities including the Big Spring City Council, Big Spring ISD, Howard College and Howard County Commissioners in the show of support to make the study happen.

July 21st

Life's a (tea) party for the Mad Hatters

July 21, 2015

You don’t have to be mad to be a Mad Hatter, but a hat is more or less mandatory.

This small group gathers on the third Monday of each month to wear hats, drink tea (and other refreshments), have their nails done and enjoy a luncheon where they can visit and reminisce.

“The ladies like the hats and we get to spend time visiting and having fun,” said Sherry Hodnett, Volunteer Director with Home Hospice.

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

Volunteers raise almost $2K for Adopt a Military Hero program

July 21, 2015

On Saturday, city and county leaders volunteered their evening to raise money to show American military personnel their appreciation and support.

Volunteers with the Howard County Adopt a Military Hero were at Sonic Drive-In, along with Mayor Larry McLellan, Chief Craig Ferguson and the Big Spring Fire Department, Chief Chad Williams and the Big Spring Police Department, the Howard County Sheriff’s Department and McGruff the Crime Dog.

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