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March 20th, 2015

Donations received for Memory Tree project

March 20, 2015

As a way of creating a living monument, Big Spring ISD has received three donations for its Memory Tree Walk Project in honor of students who died while enrolled at Big Spring High School.

“Former students Shelley Lopez (Class of 2017), Lynn Davis (Class of 1982), and Dave Thomas (Class of 1970) will each be honored at a tree dedication ceremony at Blankenship Field on Friday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m.,” said George Bancroft, BSISD community relations coordinator.

March 19th

Hoops, Dreams & Goals set for March 27

March 19, 2015

Teams from across West Texas will compete March 27 in this year’s 11th Annual Hoops, Dreams and Goals Basketball Tournament at Howard College’s Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

“The country may have March Madness that they love and embrace, but at West Texas Centers, we have our own version of March Madness, and that’s ‘Hoops, Dreams and Goals,’” West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith said.

Rescheduled regional bee set for Saturday

March 19, 2015

Reschedule, R-E-S-C-H-E-D-U-L-E, Reschedule.

Barring more heavy snow or ice, the 28th annual Midland-Reporter Telegram Spelling Bee will be held at 10 a.m. this Saturday with five Big Spring ISD students competing against students from across the region.
The competition was originally scheduled for Feb. 28 but inclement weather prompted a reschedule.

March 18th

SWCID approaches milestone

March 18, 2015

This year, in April, the SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) will celebrate its 35th anniversary. In honor of the anniversary, and to raise awareness for the school, there will be a “SCWIDFEST” with lots of free activities so that people of the community have a chance to explore the campus and bond with the faculty and students.

This year’s theme is “Hand in hand: bringing communities together.”

Carnival to provide trial run of sorts for upcoming county fair

March 18, 2015

The carnival is coming to town and hoping to make a very good impression on the public.

Bennett’s Amusements, a New Mexico-based, family-owned company, will be open for business Thursday through Sunday at the Howard County Fair Barns.

It’s a sort of try-me-out-for-size affair for both Bennett’s Amusements and the Howard County Fair Association, which is hosting the four-day event.

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

March 17th

Rescued dogs heading to Kansas City shelter

March 17, 2015

More than 40 rescued dogs are taking a road trip.

On Monday, the Yellow Rose Animal Rescue Group in Big Spring secured 14 puppies and dogs from the city of Big Spring’s Animal Control pens. These dogs and puppies and others at Yellow Rose are being shipped off to Kansas City, Mo.

A group online heard about the Big Spring overpopulation at the pound, as well as Yellow Rose’s struggle to save them all, and offered to help take them in and find them homes.

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

One dead in Glasscock County accident

March 17, 2015

A 27-year-old San Angelo man is dead after a two-vehicle accident in Glasscock County Monday morning in which one vehicle was engulfed in flames.

According to DPS officials, Juan L. Ocon of San Angelo was pronounced dead by Glasscock County Justice of the Peace Kay Machicek at the scene which was on state highway 158 approximately 14 miles west of Garden City.

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

Arrest made in Cervantes murder

March 17, 2015

A 28-year-old man arrested on a charge of murdering Roy Cervantes remains at the Howard County Jail this morning.

Fabian Carpenter was arrested on Sunday in Fort Worth on a warrant for murder, according to Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker. He was arrested without incident.

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

March 16th

Local woman arrested in connection with convenience store theft

March 16, 2015

An employee of a west side Big Spring convenience store was arrested for her alleged role in a theft at the store Saturday.

Big Spring police responded to a theft complaint to the Star Stop convenience store at 800 E. Interstate 20 early Saturday.

Following up on information received that day, officers identified Krystal Henderson, 29, as a suspect in the theft. She was later located at the Budget Inn Hotel on West Highway 80.

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

Gasoline prices dip slightly

March 16, 2015

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.23 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 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.43 a gallon, according to gasoline price website

Including the change in gas prices in Texas during the past week, prices Sunday were $1.04 per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 14.4 cents per gallon higher than a month ago.

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