The Daily Press Big Spring Herald | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-07-29T12:16:01-04:00 holding fiscal line with proposed budget2015-07-29T12:16:01-04:002015-07-29T12:16:01-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldDuring Tuesday’s city council budget workshop, staff proposed a budget strikingly similar to the current fiscal package.The proposed package — which faces two rounds of public hearings and probable tweaking before it is formally adopted in September — features a modest pay raise for employees, about $2 million for street, water line and sewer line renovation and almost $6 million in capital outlay expenditures, figures roughly similar to the current FY budget.Big Spring, TXNo author availableCity holding fiscal line with proposed budgetBig Spring's over, but officials still encourage conservation2015-07-29T12:06:50-04:002015-07-29T12:06:50-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldHeavy rains in September and May have brought much of the state of Texas out, at least for now, from under drought conditions. The rains in September alone resurrected Lake J.B. Thomas, which had become essentially dry in the last number years. Even with the bountiful rain, the city of Big Spring still continues to request its citizens to voluntarily limit and conserve water.Big Spring, TXNo author availableDrought's over, but officials still encourage conservationBig Spring gliding competition to begin this weeken2015-07-28T11:55:51-04:002015-07-28T11:55:51-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldHang gliders have been coming to Big Spring since 2001 thanks to the weather and the community said Belinda Boulter, spokesperson for the 2015 Hang Gliding Nationals.“There are very few places in the world with such consistent, excellent flying conditions,” said Boulter “And the support of the community is unique; no other place has a standing committee of non-pilots who work to provide the resources we need to put on an event like this, and even help in the launch. Visitors from other regions or other countries are always amazed at the genuine welcome we find in Big Spring and will agree there’s no place like it.”Big Spring, TXBY JULIE BASSHang gliding competition to begin this weekenBig Spring crunching time: Big Spring city council to tackle budget Tuesday2015-07-27T12:08:40-04:002015-07-27T11:46:43-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThis 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:Big Spring, TXBY STEVE REAGAN, Interim editorNumber crunching time: Big Spring city council to tackle budget TuesdayBig Spring tax holiday should give back-to-school shoppers a break2015-07-25T15:32:29-04:002015-07-25T15:32:29-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldIn 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.Big Spring, TXNo author availableSales tax holiday should give back-to-school shoppers a breakBig Spring teens busted after burglary attempt2015-07-25T15:28:39-04:002015-07-25T15:28:39-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThe 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.Big Spring, TXNo author availableTwo teens busted after burglary attemptBig Spring Reliever route construction ahead of schedule2015-07-24T11:22:30-04:002015-07-24T11:22:30-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldAccording 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. Construction of the reliever route, a four-lane divided highway skirting around the west side of Big Spring, is far ahead of schedule with an estimated completion date of summer 2016, TxDOT officials said. Originally, the $44.8 million project was projected to be complete by early 2017. Completion of the $18.4 million Interchange, which will allow traffic from Highway 87 to access Interstate 20, also is expected about the same time as the reliever route.Big Spring, TXNo author availableTxDOT: Reliever route construction ahead of scheduleBig Spring Spring PD now on Facebook2015-07-24T11:15:42-04:002015-07-24T11:15:42-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldBig 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.”Big Spring, TXNo author availableBig Spring PD now on FacebookBig Spring At least three dead in Louisiana movie theatre shooting2015-07-24T11:11:46-04:002015-07-24T11:11:46-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring Herald<script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Big Spring, TXNo author availableVIDEO: At least three dead in Louisiana movie theatre shootingBig Spring dead in Martin Co. wreck2015-07-23T11:54:16-04:002015-07-23T11:54:16-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldAccording to a Department of Safety media release, Everardo V. Trevino II, 35, of San Antonio was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Jarrell Hedrick at the scene of the accident on Interstate 20, approximately six miles east of Stanton.Big Spring, TXNo author availableOne dead in Martin Co. wreckBig Spring