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New Scam Being Reported in Big Spring

If you live in Big Spring, there's a scam going around that we want to let you know about. There are organizations contacting local businesses to solicit advertisements on Big Spring Steer themed T-shirts, posters, plastic footballs and other items.

Traffic Alert: Work on FM 2599 to Close Portion of Interstate 20

If you're driving through Big Spring next week, we want to give you a heads up on a traffic alert. Work on the FM 2599 overpass will close some of the Interstate 20 lanes.

Child Hit by Vehicle in Big Spring

A child was hit by a vehicle in Big Spring on Thursday night. We’re told the accident happened in the 1200 block of Gregg Street, just before 8:45 p.m.

Howard County Sheriff’s Office Warning Residents About New Scam

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a new scam in Howard County. Officials tell NewsWest 9, the scam involves a person identifying himself as Lt. John Roberts with the Howard County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Division calling residents telling them they have a warrant.

Big Spring Family Reunites With Dog After Tragic Car Accident Video included

After a tragic car accident months ago, a Big Spring family was finally reunited with their four legged friend Sunday evening.

Big Spring City Council Approves Offer from Economic Development Corporation to Pay For Upgrade to City’s Master Plan

The City of Big Spring and its industrial airpark facility will be getting some money soon. City Council members voted to accept an offer from the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation at their meeting on Tuesday night.

Overcrowding Forces Big Spring ISD To Make Big Moves Video included

The Big Spring School District was forced to make some big changes, all because of overcrowding from the boom.

Big Spring Fire Dept. Hires Agency to Collect "Bad Debt" From EMS Bills

Big Spring Fire Department Hires Agency to Collect "Bad Debt" From EMS Bills Video included

If you haven't paid your EMS bill in Big Spring, be prepared to face the new group in town that will come knocking to collect your debt.

Three Men Arrested After Officials Execute Search Warrant in Big Spring

Three men were arrested on Thursday after officials executed a search warrant on a Big Spring Home. The Big Spring Police Department tells NewsWest 9 that at approximately 2 p.m. they executed a warrant for a home in the 800 block of Wyoming Street.

Report: City of Big Spring Top 10 City on the Rise in Texas

The City of Big Spring is getting some national attention. Nerd Wallet, a financial website, released their list of the Top 10 Cities on the rise in Texas. 
Big Spring landed in the number four spot.

Big Spring Man Sentenced to 10 Years Behind Bars After Pleading Guilty to Sexually Abusing a Child

A Big Spring man, accused of sexually abusing a child, was sentenced on Tuesday. KBYG Radio, our media partners in Big Spring, tells NewsWest 9 that 50-year-old Raymundo Martinez will spend the next 10 years behind bars.

Big Spring Parking Ordinance in Full Swing, Residents React Video included

The grace period for the City of Big Spring's new parking ordinance has officially ended. If you're caught parking on your front lawn, be prepared to hand over some cold hard cash.

City of Big Spring to Begin Enforcing Parking Ordinance on Monday

If you live in Big Spring, the city will start enforcing the ban on parking on front lawns. Since the ordinance was amended and passed last month, the city has spent time educating residents, even giving them a grace period last week.

Trial For Big Spring Man Accused of Sexually Abusing a Child to Begin on Monday

The trial for a Big Spring man accused of several counts of sexual abusing a child will begin on Monday.

Renovations on the Way For Big Spring Municipal Auditorium

Renovations are on the way for the municipal auditorium in Big Spring. At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, members approved an agreement to hire Parkhill, Smith and Cooper to develop the $1 million project.

Big Spring Water Treatment Plant Back Online Ahead of Schedule

The water treatment plant repairs in Big Spring have been completed ahead of schedule. Our radio partner, KBYG in Big Spring, are reporting that the shutdown ended early and water use can return to normal.

Man Arrested on Drug Charges After Police Execute Search Warrant in Big Spring

One man has been arrested after Big Spring Police executed a search warrant on Wednesday afternoon. Big Spring Police executed the search warrant at 408 Westover.

Firefighters Extinguish Three Alarm Fire in Big Spring

Big Spring firefighters got control of a three alarm fire that sparked up early Wednesday morning. Fire officials responded to the 1000 block of North Bell, around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Howard County Volunteer Firefighters Extinguish Two Small Grassfires

A couple of small fires kept Howard County Volunteer Firefighters on their toes on Tuesday with our dry conditions. Around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, they were called out to a grassfire near Highway 176 and FM 2599.

Big Spring Giving Residents "Grace Period" Before Enforcing New Parking Ordinance Video included

Big Spring residents, consider yourselves warned. The new parking ordinance, which bans parking on front lawns, will be enforced starting next week. Violators will be ticketed. But before that happens, residents will be given a grace period to get to know the new law.

Officials Investigating Series of Dumpster Fires in Big Spring

The Big Spring Fire Marshal’s Office, as well as the Big Spring Police Department, are investigating after a series of dumpster fires were set. According to officials, the fires were set in the early morning hours on Monday in the Coronado addition of Big Spring, which is located in the southwest part of the city.

Man Dies After Crashing His Vehicle Into Big Spring Restaurant Video included

One man has died after crashing his vehicle into a Big Spring restaurant on Sunday morning. Our media partner, KBYG Radio in Big Spring, is reporting that accident happened at the Fire House Grill Restaurant on Highway 350 around 9 a.m.

Newly Elected Howard County Judge Files Campaign Financials

We've got some new information regarding a campaign finances issue in the Howard County Judge race. Our media partner, KBYG Radio in Big Spring, has learned County Judge Elect, Kathryn Wiseman, filed her final campaign financials Friday.

Newly Elected Howard County Judge Fails to File Campaign Report

The woman who will be the next Howard County Judge is under the microscope. Apparently, she didn't file her required campaign financial report. KBYG Radio in Big Spring broke the news on Thursday.

Arson Suspected After Grass Fire Sparks Up in Howard County

A grass fire in Howard County that began on Wednesday night sparked up again on Thursday. Crews were called out around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to FM 700, just north of Interstate 20.

Big Spring Narcotics Investigation Leads to Two Arrests

A Big Spring man and woman are behind bars following a narcotics search at a home.

Burn Ban Reinstated in Howard County

The burn ban is back in effect in Howard County. The decision was made on Monday morning by Howard County Commissioners. The burn ban was reinstated due to the ongoing dry conditions causing threats of grassfires.

Big Spring Police Officer Arrested on Theft Charges

A Big Spring officer is on the other side of the law. Simon Elizondo was arrested on Friday for charges of theft by a public servant. Police started an internal investigation on him back in December.

Man Arrested on Robbery Charges in Big Spring

A man is behind bars following an early morning robbery in Big Spring. Big Spring Police tells NewsWest 9, they were called out to the Wal-Mart on Friday morning around 11:30 a.m.

Man Behind Bars After High Speed Chase, Aggravated Robbery in Howard County

One man is behind bars after a short standoff and high speed chase in Howard County. Big Spring Police tells NewsWest 9, officers were called out to 111 S. Gregg Street in reference to an aggravated robbery on Wednesday afternoon around 12:30 p.m.

Howard County Commissioners One Step Closer to Completing Application For TXDOT Grant

The roads in Howard County could be getting a fix soon. Commissioners moved one step closer to completing an application for a Texas Department of Transportation grant.

Big Spring Economic Development Committee Meeting Gets Heated Over Spending Costs

The Big Spring Economic Development Corporation Meeting got heated on Tuesday night, it was all over new policy and procedures some board members want to implement.

Forsan I.S.D. Marks "Historic" Day With Groundbreaking of New Elementary School

It was a big day for the community of Forsan. They broke ground on the town's new elementary school. The current elementary campus has been around for decades.

Big Spring ISD Announces Reconstitution Plan For Low Test Scores

The Texas Education Agency has had their eyes on the Big Spring Independent School District for some time but not for the best of reasons. The district has been getting really low state test scores for a few years now. 

Top 10 Most Wanted Suspect Arrested in Big Spring

The gang member from Big Spring who was put on Texas' Top 10 Most Wanted List has been caught. A tip led authorities to the arrest of 33-year-old Anthony Evans.

Man Arrested Following Chase in Howard County

One man has been arrested following a chase in Howard County on Tuesday evening.

Big Spring City Council Passes First Reading of Ordinance Prohibiting Vehicles on Front Lawns

The Big Spring City Council passed on first reading an updated ordinance on the parking of vehicles, RV's, trailers and campers within the city limits on Tuesday.

Boil Water Notice Remains in Effect in Big Spring

People in Big Spring will have to boil their water if they want to drink it. That's after a large water main break on Monday.

Big Spring City Council Discusses Update to Parking Ordinances

The City of Big Spring might be following Odessa's lead regarding parking in front lawns. City officials discussed updating the city's existing policy.

Water Main Break in Big Spring Leaves Over Half the City With No Water, City Issues Boil Water Notice

The cold weather is wreaking havoc on water pipes in Big Spring. A water main busted early Tuesday morning, spilling out nearly two million gallons of water. About 60 percent of Big Spring woke up to low or no water at all.

Officials Discuss Several Issues at Big Spring City Council Meeting

An increase in the user fee at the Big Spring City landfill was discussed at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. Back in 2013, the council had voted 4-3 against the proposed user fee increase.

Water Main Breaks in Big Spring, Non-Essential Watering Prohibited

Residents in Big Spring woke up to little or no water pressure on Tuesday morning. The break occurred on Virginia Street close to 16th Street.

Howard County Commissioners Working to Obtain TXDOT Grant to Help With Road Maintenance

Howard County Commissioners are working to obtain a TXDOT grant that will help the county with road maintenance. The county is eligible for about $3.5 million.

Fire Officials Extinguish Landfill Fire in Howard County

Howard County and Big Spring fire crews were called out to a fire at the landfill on Sunday. Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan tells NewsWest 9 they were using dirt to cover the fire and were hosing down dry grass and brush around the area to help contain the fire.

Howard County VFD Called Out to Ground Fire on Friday Morning

Volunteer firefighters in Howard County braved the freezing temperatures on Friday morning to battle a ground fire. Firefighters were called out to the southwest part of the county for what they thought was a tank battery fire.

Man Indicted For October 2013 Murder in Howard County

A man has been formally charged in Howard County for a murder that took place back in October. 22-year-old Sean Thomas Smith was indicted earlier this week for the shooting that took the life of 26-year-old Carlos Guerrero.

Howard County Community Remembers Marvin "Quail" Dobbs

The town of Coahoma is coping with the loss of one of their biggest residents. Former rodeo clown turned Justice of the Peace Marvin "Quail" Dobbs passed away.

Big Spring ISD Trustees Name Lone Finalist For Superintendent Position

A lone finalist for the superintendent position in Big Spring has been named. In a meeting on Tuesday night, trustees announced Chris Wigington as the lone finalist.

Officials Investigating House Fire in Big Spring

Officials in Big Spring are trying to figure out what started a house fire that displaced a mother and her two children. The flames sparked up early Monday morning at a home in the 600 block of Linda Lane.

City of Big Spring to Make Repairs to Water Distribution Center on Wednesday

Some residents in Big Spring will be with little or no water on Wednesday.  It's all because the city is making repairs to the water distribution center.

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  • Big Spring Water Treatment Plant Shut Down for the Next 36 Hours

    Big Spring Water Treatment Plant Shut Down for the Next 36 Hours

    Water is shut off in the City of Big Spring for the next 36 hours, it's all to make some major upgrades to the city's water plant. From 9 p.m. Tuesday until 9 a.m. Thursday morning, the City of Big Spring is performing essential upgrades to the water treatment plant.
    Water is shut off in the City of Big Spring for the next 36 hours, it's all to make some major upgrades to the city's water plant. From 9 p.m. Tuesday until 9 a.m. Thursday morning, the City of Big Spring is performing essential upgrades to the water treatment plant.
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