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February 7th, 2015

Tractor-trailer rig slams into Coahoma building; 1 injured

February 7, 2015

The driver of a freightliner truck towing two FedEX ground trailers was injured after veering off Interstate 20 and crashing into a building in Coahoma Friday afternoon.

Luke Earle Swingle, 30, of Vista, Calif., was transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center with non-incapacitating injuries, according to DPS officials. His passenger, Scott Earle Swingle, also of Vista, was not injured in the accident.

The building was unoccupied at the time of the accident.

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

February 6th

1 teen wounded, another arrested in Thursday shooting

February 6, 2015

A Facebook argument apparantently turned violent for a pair of local teenagers Thursday.

One Big Spring teen is recovering in a Lubbock hospital and another is in custody following a Thursday morning shooting incident.

Answering a “shots fired” call, Big Spring Police Department officers responded to 1610 Oriole St. shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday. There, they found a 16-year-old male subject inside the residence suffering from gunshot wounds to the right hand and left arm.

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

Symphony in concert Saturday

February 6, 2015

Love is in the air — and in the orchestra.

The Big Spring Symphony Orchestra will present the third subscription concert of the 2014-2015 concert on Saturday. Close to Valentine’s Day, the Symphony will perform works about love and romance.

Also featured will be 12-year old violin prodigy Elizabeth Aoki.

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

February 5th

Senior Center moving

February 5, 2015

The Big Spring Senior Center will be pulling up stakes within the next few months.
City Manager Todd Darden confirmed Wednesday that the senior center’s operations will move from its current home on Simler Drive to the Dora Roberts Community Center in Comanche Trail Park. For more information-see today's Big Spring Herald.

CMT sign-ups continue

February 5, 2015

Sign ups for the Children’s Miracle Theater for the Arts young performers session will continue through next Tuesday.
A non profit, Christian-based program, the purpose of the Children's Miracle Theater is to provide opportunities for children age six to 11 to experience the theater arts, said Sharon Rich, president. The group is not affiliated with any church. For more information, call Rich at 432-517-0723.

Blood drive scheduled for Friday

February 5, 2015

In response to an urgent need for O-Negative blood the city of Big Spring will host a community blood drive Friday.
O Negative is the universal blood type and can be safely transfused into anyone. This is especially important in an emergency situation when there is no time to perform a blood type test. All blood types are welcome.
The blood drive is schedule from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. inside the City Council Chambers, 310 Nolan. Stacie King is coordinating the City of Big Spring blood drive and urges donors to call her at 264-2347 for an appointment.

February 4th

Reservation deadline for Capitol Day Thursday

February 4, 2015

Those planning to catch a ride to Austin for Howard County Day in the Capitol have until Thursday to make a reservation on the chartered bus.

Space is still available and reservations are $40 for a seat. Howard County leaders are hoping to pack the visitor’s seats of the House and Senate on Tuesday when both branches read resolutions making Feb. 10 Howard County Day at the Capitol.

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

Blood drive Friday

February 4, 2015

In response to an urgent need for O-Negative blood the city of Big Spring will host a community blood drive Friday.

O Negative is the universal blood type and can be safely transfused into anyone. This is especially important in an emergency situation when there is no time to perform a blood type test. All blood types are welcome.

The blood drive is schedule from 11 a.m to 3 .m. inside the City Council Chambers, 310 Nolan.

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

February 3rd

Gas prices halt slide, inch upward

February 3, 2015

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.85 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 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.05 a gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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

100 and counting: Centarian marks milestone

February 3, 2015

At 100 years old, Mary Berry continues to exude elegance and beauty whenever she enters a room.

Truthfully, she didn’t hit the century mark until today but that little technicality didn’t dampen any of the festivities, smiles and well wishes of her family and friend as they gathered Saturday in the Parkview Nursing Home dining room to celebrate.

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

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