A Rankin couple got quite a scare on Tuesday morning in Big Spring when a man tried to hijack their car. Police say 29-year-old Byron Shedd from Dallas was spotted in a stolen car on Tuesday morning.
The Big Spring Fire Marshal's Office is investigating suspicious grass fires in a single location recently. City firefighters were called out to a grass fire near Northwest 3rd Street and Channing on Thursday evening, the same location where a grass fire erupted just a few days ago.
Howard College has lost a trustee. That's because Larry McLellan is the city's new Mayor. Under the law, McLellan can't hold both positions.
The people of Big Spring voted for a new city leader over the weekend, but the election in Big Spring is not over just yet. Voting for the District 5 City Council seat ended in a runoff.
A truck driver is counting his blessings after he walked away from a train crash. It happened on FM 818 & Interstate 20.
Residents in Forsan will decide on Saturday whether they will vote for a $24 million school bond. Parents who have elementary-aged children currently drive a total of 24 miles a day to take and pick up their kids from Elbow Elementary.
The May elections will take place this Saturday. For residents in Big Spring that means picking a new city leader. Mayor Tommy Duncan is stepping down after serving just one term.
The search continues in Big Spring for a new city leader. On Tuesday night, the City Council looked over a dozen applications for the city manager position.
A family in Big Spring has been left with nothing after a fire destroyed their home. The fire sparked up around midnight at a home close to Fifth Street and Young.
Some people in Big Spring had to limit their watering on Tuesday night while city crews worked on a major water line break. It happened close to Comanche Trail Park.
A body found in Big Spring over the weekend has been identified as a man missing since early April, but it is how the body was discovered that makes this case unusual. It began when police were chasing a woman accused of stealing from a Wal-Mart.
For the second time in less than a year vandals hit a historic landmark in Big Spring. The totem pole at Comanche Trail Park was vandalized sometime over the weekend. It appears someone tried destroying it with an ax.
Officials are investigating after a foot pursuit led to the discovery of a body in Big Spring. Big Spring Police tells NewsWest 9, it all began when officers were called out to the Wal-Mart on Marcy Street in reference to a theft.
The Big Spring City Council gave a final thumbs up on Tuesday night to an agreement to build a new landfill with the county. Now they're waiting on the county to sign off on it. Both the city and county have been haggling over the cost for nearly a month.
Some students at Howard College will be paying more to go to school. On Monday afternoon, the college's board voted to raise fees and tuition for students living outside of the district.
Four people are behind bars after Big Spring Police were called out in reference to a kidnapping. Police were called out to the 1500 block of Wood Street on Thursday morning.
There's no doubt Howard County is booming, and just as in surrounding areas, they are also facing a housing crunch. Some are trying to help ease that burden but in the process, they may be breaking the law.
The Odessa Police Bomb Unit has cleared the area after a search warrant led to the discovery of a make shift bomb. It all started when officers with the Narcotic/Vice Unit executed a search warrant at the CubeSmart Self Storage Unit located at 5306 North Grandview.
Ray and April Martinez lost everything when their trailer burned down in early April. For the time being, the family of six is staying at the Plaza Hotel, but because hotel living is expensive, they have had to ask for help to pay the bill.
It's something that's always been a hot topic, should Texas break off and become its own country. They call themselves the foot soldiers of the movement toward Texas Independence.
Howard County Commissioners stopped short of saying they want to bring an underground nuclear storage facility to the area. In a meeting on Monday morning, Commissioners said they were open to learning more about the idea but only on their terms.
High winds kept firefighters busy as they battled a small but tough brush fire in Big Spring. The blaze started on Sunday afternoon near Albrook and Thorpe inside the city limits and they quickly spread to the Big Spring State Park.
A public forum was held at the Dora Roberts Community Center and everyone there was talking about that big pocket of oil sitting under several West Texas counties.
The Cline Shale is expected to attract more people to Howard County and surrounding areas, which means even more students will be packing the hallways of local schools. NewsWest 9 spoke with the big spring school district.
The nights may be a little chilly outside but before you light up campfire, listen up. Officials in Big Spring are warning residents that whether a burn ban is in place or not, there are just some types of burning that are never allowed.
There's an organization in Big Spring helping single moms get back on their feet. They're doing it by offering financial help to those who have decided to make a career change.
The only item on the agenda for Monday's meeting was to find a resolution to the landfill issue. County Judge Mark Barr and commissioners feel that they already pay the City of Big Spring a significant amount.
We're a little more than a month away from the May elections, Mayor Tommy Duncan knows who he will vote for. NewsWest 9 talked with him exclusively regarding his endorsement for Mayor and for District 5 for City Council.
An elementary school in Big Spring that has been vacant for almost a year will be filled with children again. The school district decided to donate Bauer Elementary to their local Head Start Program.
The Big Spring Landfill opened its doors back in 1974. With only three years left in the remaining life span, the city wants to do something about it.
The help wanted sign is out in Big Spring. For the first time in 15 years, city leaders are looking for a new Chief of Police. The longest tenured Chief of Police in the history of Big Spring will officially retire on Saturday.
The cold front that rolled through the Basin on Saturday evening kept Howard County firefighters busy overnight. Our media partners at KBYG in Big Spring are reporting that downed power lines from the strong wind gusts are to blame for sparking several blazes in southeast Howard County.
More traffic on the roadways and now more traffic in the air, at least in the city of Big Spring. Airport officials say the increase is due to the Cline Shale, which could potentially by the largest pocket of oil in the U.S.
After meeting last week, Big Spring city officials are trying to figure out what to do with the large influx of people coming in due to the Cline shale.
We're continuing our coverage of a fire in Big Spring that destroyed much of the city's first hospital on Wednesday night. It's an 85 year old building that closed its doors nearly 25 years ago.
The old Hall Bennett Hospital building in Big Spring went up in flames Wednesday night. The fire sparked up around 7:30 p.m. and continued for at least three hours. Two firefighters were sent to the hospital for strain injuries.
A Big Spring man pled guilty to making a bomb threat at the high school back in December. 24-year-old Jordan Hamilton now faces up to five years in a federal prison.
Another Big Spring resident is throwing their hat in the ring in the race for Mayor. According to our media partners at KBYG Radio, former City Councilman Manuel Ramirez filed as a candidate on Friday.
Two more candidates are running for office in Big Spring. Roger Rodman will be running against Larry McLellan for the Mayor's job. While Raul Benavides is challenging Clint Collins for the City Council District 5 seat.
A nursing home in Big Spring is under fire. A lawsuit has been filed by the state detailing a year of alleged abuse and negligence by the staff. The Laman-Lusk-Sanchez State Veterans Home is accused of threatening the health and safety of their residents.
The May elections are more than two months away and so far only one candidate is running for mayor in Big Spring. NewsWest 9 spoke with Larry McLellan about what he wants to accomplish if he wins the position.
A former youth minister in Big Spring pled guilty to raping a 13 year old child. Now, he'll spend 25 years in prison for the crime. 72-year-old Samuel Lyte cut the plea deal last week which the district attorney says was approved by the victim's family.
A massive water main break in Big Spring has been fixed. The break happened around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night. The break slowed down pressure to showers and faucets for much of the evening.
A Howard County woman is behind bars charged with endangering a child, but there's a twist, the child has not yet been born. Christene Michelle Beam, who is 32-years-old and is pregnant, recently tested positive for an illegal substance while in the custody of authorities.
Recently, Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan announced that he would not seek another term in office. Some have questioned whether that decision was tied to accusations regarding illegal campaign contributions.
For the last couple of weeks, people in Howard County have been talking about the possibility of nuclear facility in their backyard. The independent group proposing the idea, AFCI, told residents who attended town hall meetings to ask their commissioners and county judge to ask more on the matter.
A Big Spring man who is no stranger to the law was formally charged this week for injuring a child. Holston Banks, III, was accused of having a relationship with a minor and then beating her.
A Big Spring resident is accused of exposing himself to a child. Sgt. Tony Everett with the Big Spring Police Department says last Friday night, officers were called out to the Comanche Trail Park, where a mother claimed a man showed his genitals to her nine year-old daughter.
Some scary moments Sunday afternoon when a fire broke out at the ALON USA Refinery in Big Spring. The fire started because of a leak at the bottom of the vacuum tower.
A fire broke out at the Alon Refinery in Big Spring on Sunday night. Our media partners at KBYG Radio tell NewsWest 9, one person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
In the last couple of months, the Big Spring Fire Department has been trying to figure out what is causing abandoned structures to go up in flames in the northwest part of town.
Howard County finally has a solution to their pricey torn up roads. The county is asking drilling companies to help pay a set of road fees to help offset the costs of repairing the roads.
Howard County has their first case of West Nile. We're told the first case of virus was seen several weeks ago. The patient was treated and released.
Big Spring ISD will open up their four new elementaries this coming Monday and to ensure the safety of the children walking to school, the district has installed more signs around the schools.
These days help wanted signs are a common sight across the Basin. In fact, Midland-Odessa has the lowest unemployment numbers in the state. Currently Ector County has a 4.9 unemployment rate, Midland County has a 4.2 unemployment rate, which is significantly lower than the 7.2 rate of Howard County.
The future of the Economic Development Corporation in Big Spring is now in the hands of voters. On Tuesday night, Big Spring City Council decided to put a hotly debated issue on the November ballot.
A Big Spring day care is being investigated after a child wandered away from their facility.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services confirms to NewsWest 9 that a child somehow slipped out of the Jack and Jill Daycare Center in Big Spring on Thursday afternoon.
Two city government entities found themselves on different sides at a meeting.
A battle is brewing in Big Spring involving changes that Big Spring Mayor Tommy Duncan wants to make to the Economic Development Corporation. Right now, the EDC uses a portion of the city's sales tax to retain and attract business to the city, but if City Council approves the Mayor's proposed changes, the organization's revenues could be deeply impacted.
The SWAT team busted in on a drug bust in Big Spring on Wednesday evening. 32-year-old Olivia Ballin and 34-year-old Jason Maurice Threats have been charged with drug possession.
Mental health patients are crowding jail cells, draining local resources and becoming a burden.
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