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Number crunching time: Big Spring city council to tackle budget Tuesday

July 27, 2015

City officials will begin fine-tuning the FY 2016 budget when they hold a workshop with the city council at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, 307 E. Fourth.
This is the first of four scheduled budget workshops this week; however, if the council follows past history, it will likely be the only session.
Council members gave their input on what they’d like to see included in the coming budget earlier this summer, and infrastructure — streets, water and sewer lines and the like — headlined most of the wish lists:

For more, see Monday's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

Sales tax holiday should give back-to-school shoppers a break

July 25, 2015

With August just around the corner, parents and students will be, or are now, heading to the stores for the traditional shopping trip for back to school clothes and supplies.

In an effort to help mitigate the dent to families monthly finances, the state of Texas will once again hold the annual sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9.

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

Two teens busted after burglary attempt

July 25, 2015

Two teenagers are in custody and a third suspect is being sought after an abortive home-burglary attempt, Big Spring police say.

The two teens were arrested after an incident in the 2600 block of Ann, a Big Spring Police Department news release stated.

A local man was checking on the house for his parents, who were not at home at the time, when he came face-to-face with a male subject, police say, and a struggle between the two ensued.

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

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.”

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