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A few months ago, Kevin Matthew's was browsing through the local Goodwill when he came across an American flag.  He noticed there was a funeral service program tucked into the flag and noticed it was from a funeral home in Turon, Kansas. 

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Quilts of Valor Foundation and DAV joined together to honor three local first responders, at the Dora Robert's Community Center on Monday evening.  

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OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning Monday to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism and hatred in the world.

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To serve and protect; to self sacrifice for the betterment of the community; to stand guard for our nation and against any enemy foreign or domestic; to risk ones life for the safety of a complete stranger ... these are only a few of the oaths that have been taken by those who will be presen…

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CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others were killed Sunday when their helicopter plunged into a steep hillside in dense morning fog in Southern California, his sudden death at age 41 touching off an outpouring of grief for a star whose celebrity transce…

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The Big Spring High School students, under the direction of Col. Allen Morris hosted the Sheriff Forum on Saturday morning, in the library. 

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 Military Recognition Night will be taking place Feb. 4 at 6:15 p.m. before the tip off of the Forsan Varsity Girls basketball game, at the Forsan High School Game Gym.

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The "A" Team from the Howard College Basketball Team went out to help with the Food 2 Kids Program. They went out earlier this week to help unpack 1500 food items for the Month of February.

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The students at Big Spring High School are gearing up for the upcoming Sheriff Forum, set for Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. inside the BSHS library. The forum is open to the public and will be an opportunity to hear from both candidates who have placed their name on the ballot – Stan Parker and Tad Ellis. 

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The Big Spring and Howard County community gathered together throughout the day to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. and the contributions he made that are still impacting our nation today. 

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During the monthly meeting of the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Chapter 47 presented certificates of appreciation to local community partners - Forsan Elementary, West Texas VA Chief of Volunteer Services, and Cross Roads Young Marines. Certificates were also prepared for Big Spring Band …

Schools across Howard County are closed in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, along with the City of Big Spring and Howard County offices. 

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Sneezing, coughing, body aches, high temperature, and more may sound like the introduction to a television commercial, but it's not. The list are just a few of the signs and symptoms that have been associated with the flu this year. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) flu seas…

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Former Big Spring Steer Ryan Tannehill and the Titans are facing off against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in the AFC Championship. 

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(AUSTIN) – The advertised $17.5 million jackpot-winning ticket for the Lotto Texas® drawing held on Jan. 15 was purchased at Stripes Store 40922H, located at 5301 McPherson Road, in Laredo. The winning Quick Pick ticket matched all six of the numbers drawn (16-34-38-40-49-54). The cash value…

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COAHOMA — Nick Tutle was named the champion of the Coahoma Junior High School’s (CJHS) first Great Shake event held recently.

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On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, City crews will repair a water leak in the 900 block of South Gregg Street. Customers in a three-block radius from the location may experience low pressure and/or total water interruption while repairs are completed.

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The burn ban has been extended for another 90 days by the Howard County Commissioners, during the first regular meeting of County Commissioners.

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Big Spring had a dusting of snow overnight, Jan. 11, 2020. Please share your pictures on Facebook, or email them to citydesk@bigspringherald.com

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 On Jan. 9 2020, at approximately 7:00 P.M., Big Spring Police Department officers were dispatched to 1900 Martin Luther King Boulevard (Knollwood Heights Apartments) in reference to suspicious activity. 

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Businesses across Big Spring took the time to show their appreciation to local law enforcement, in recognition of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.

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Update 12:50 p.m.: The BSPD has reported the phone lines are back up and working again. Thank you for your patience during this time. 

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PONCE, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, killing one man, injuring at least eight other people and collapsing buildings.

Serving and protecting, no matter the weather and no matter the day, is the oath law enforcement officers uphold. As an extension of the community's appreciation for all they do, SMMC will be hosting a prayer at the pole to start off the day, with a grab-n-go breakfast and Parkview Skilled C…

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GUÁNICA, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. It was one of the strongest quakes yet to hit the U.S. territory that has been shaking for the past week.

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The new year has arrived and health is at the forefront of most people's mind, including the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce. Planning for the 2020 annual Health Fair has kicked off, vendors and sponsors are being sought.

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It's that time again. 2020 will be a big election year, one in which we will be casting our votes for President of the United States and local elections. To prepare for this election season, new voter registration cards were mailed out to all registered voters.

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Happy New Year from the Big Spring Herald . 

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We have arrived at the final day of the year and of the decade.  As you all celebrate tonight with family and friends,  here are a few safety reminders from our local first responders and law enforcement:

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According to an arrest record provided by the Abilene Police Department, on Dec. 25, a Big Spring resident John M. Wilkinson, white male, 34 years of age, was arrested for Aggravated Kidnapping/Sexual Abuse.

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City Hall and the City Hall Annex will close at 4:00 PM on Friday, December 27, 2019, for quarterly pesticide application. Both locations will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, December 30, 2019.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Veteran Ovis Donald James was honored with the Quilt of Valor this past weekend,  at Lamun Lusk Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. 

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Monday December 30, 2019, will mark the 25th Anniversary of the tragic loss of Trooper Troy M. Hogue. Troy was not only a fellow law enforcement officer; he was a great friend to many of this community. He was born and raised in here in Howard County. In 2012 the Joint Law Enforcement Center…

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Saturday afternoon the local chapter of Combat Vets Association visited with residents at Lamun Lusk  Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. 

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The Festival of Lights is going strong.  If you haven't made it through this year,  there are still a few days left before the lights turn off for the season.  

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JERSEY VILLAGE, Texas (AP) — Authorities searching for a missing Austin, Texas, woman and her infant daughter have recovered the body of a woman and found a child safe at a home on the outskirts of Houston.

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