The Daily Press Big Spring Herald | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-07-28T12:55:11-04:00 for liftoff: Hang gliding championships begin Sunday2014-07-28T12:55:11-04:002014-07-28T12:55:11-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThat’s how the U.S. Hang Gliding Para Gliding Association (USHPA) describes Big Spring on its website. According to Airpark Director Jim Little, more than 60 competitors have registered for this year’s national championships, which begins Sunday, surpassing previous years.Big Spring, TXNo author availableReady for liftoff: Hang gliding championships begin SundayBig Spring prices continue downward slide2014-07-28T12:53:37-04:002014-07-28T12:53:37-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThis compares with the national average that has fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51 per gallon, according to gasoline price website Spring, TXNo author availableGas prices continue downward slideBig Spring — Dog passes out from joy2014-07-28T11:38:05-04:002014-07-28T11:37:13-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldBig Spring, TXNo author availableVIDEO — Dog passes out from joyBig Spring jury hands down murder indictment2014-07-26T13:13:25-04:002014-07-26T13:13:25-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldNicholas Hernandez Limon, 25, was indicted on charges of murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon during this week's session of the Howard County Grand Jury.Big Spring, TXNo author availableGrand jury hands down murder indictmentBig Spring couple on Coca-Cola website2014-07-26T13:09:36-04:002014-07-26T13:09:36-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldOne local couple found that fact out after posing for a photo at the request of their granddaughter recently.Big Spring, TXNo author availableLocal couple on Coca-Cola websiteBig Spring boosted: Crime Stoppers offering $20K for info into attack of elderly woman2014-07-25T14:13:51-04:002014-07-25T14:13:51-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldSpurred by donations from residents and area businesses, Big Spring Police Chief Chad Williams announced Thursday a reward approaching $20,000 for anyone providing information leading to the arrest and indictment of the man who viciously attacked and sexually assaulted an 85-year-old woman in Big Spring July 17.Big Spring, TXNo author availableReward boosted: Crime Stoppers offering $20K for info into attack of elderly womanBig Spring Stick with education reforms2014-07-25T14:11:15-04:002014-07-25T14:11:15-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring Herald“The general response around the district is very positive, and it is easy to understand because it’s an educator’s bill,” Seliger said. “The original bill I introduced essentially came from educators. I represent 82 school districts. All my public education stuff, I send to them before I introduce or shortly thereafter. I don’t go to committee or the floor without educators weighing in. I have a lot of good ideas but some of them are not workable. Some of them can be improved upon, so I asked the people who are experts who are more than eager to work with me on that stuff. So overwhelmingly, it’s been positive.”Big Spring, TXNo author availableSeliger: Stick with education reformsBig Spring firefighters receive donation2014-07-24T14:23:24-04:002014-07-24T14:23:24-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThe Howard County Volunteer Fire Department received a $100,000 donation from Conoco-Phillips last week, a part of the money raised in the company’s annual Bad Boy Blast.Big Spring, TXNo author availableVolunteer firefighters receive donationBig Spring for info on sexual assault nears $20K2014-07-24T14:21:28-04:002014-07-24T14:21:28-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring Herald“A large cross-section of Big Spring and Howard County have teamed up with Crime Stoppers to send a clear message,” Williams said. “That message is that this ommunity will not tolerate the heinous acts that were committed on the morning of July 17 and they are willing to pay a substantial reward to see that the suspect is brought to justice.”Williams, in a 10 a.m. news conference, said Texas Rangers have joined the investigation, although BSPD remains the lead agency in the case.Anyone having information about the crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 432-263-TIPS (8477).Big Spring, TXNo author availableReward for info on sexual assault nears $20KBig Spring tweaks oversight of EDC2014-07-23T12:33:50-04:002014-07-23T12:33:50-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThe council approved a resolution fine-tuning its oversight and approval of EDC projects and expenditures during its Tuesday meeting, and more than one council member expressed their hopes that the action would put a lid on what, at times, has been a point of great contention on the economic development board.Big Spring, TXNo author availableCouncil tweaks oversight of EDCBig Spring