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CASA volunteer training set for July 20

June 29, 2015

A new CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer training will be held in late July.
Last year, more than 46,600 Texas children were in the child welfare system, waiting to be placed in permanent homes. Victims of abuse and neglect, these children were removed from their homes through no fault of their own and placed in the overburdened child welfare system. Stuck in a cycle of moving from foster home to foster home, many children lose hope of ever finding their forever families.

For more on this story, see today's issue of the Big Spring Herald.

87 By-Pass: Wasson Road closure set for Tuesday

June 29, 2015

A portion of Wasson Road will be closed for part of the day Tuesday as crews are expected to pour part of the bridge deck currently under construction for the Highway 87 relief route project.
The closure is scheduled to occur between 1 a.m. and 4 p.m., according to MaryBelle Turner public information officer Texas Department of Tranportation (TxDOT) — Abilene office.

DPS to be out in force during July 4 holiday

June 27, 2015

Law enforcement will beefed up patrols as the nation hits the roadways to celebrate the Fourth of July holidays

Beginning last Friday and continuing until July 7, Department of Safety Troopers (DPS) troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.

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

Fryrears develop wind tunnel to help study erosion effects

June 27, 2015

For much of his adulthood, Bill Fryrear has studied the effects of wind erosion and how to counteract it, and he’s not going to let a middling thing like retirement get in the way of his life’s work.

Fryrear, who extensively studied wind erosion for many years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Big Spring station before retiring in the late 1990s, has continued his work on the problem in the private sector, developing equipment which allows researchers to more easily determine the effects of wind erosion.

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

Police searching for robber

June 25, 2015

Big Spring police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred Wednesday morning.

BSPD officials said officers were dispatched to Burrito Stop, 2001 W. Third, shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday in reference to an armed robbery.

“Officers contacted the victim and were advised that an Hispanic male entered the store and brandished a knife and demanded money,” a BSPD news release stated.

“He took an undetermined amount of cash and fled the business on foot, going east on Third Street,” the release added.

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

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