The Big Spring City Council gave their approval on the first readings of both the new tax rate and fiscal year budget. The budget does include some increases in water and sanitation rates.
There have been complaints in Big Spring that some street food vendors are making people sick. The Fire Marshal's office says they've received several complaints about vendors around town.
A lawsuit against the Texas Department of Transportation isn't stopping Howard County from improving their roads. Howard County is going ahead with the road work despite a delay on the grant they received from TXDOT.
On 09/05/14 the Big Spring Animal Control Division captured a bat in the northeast portion of Big Spring. The bat was sent for testing and the tests confirmed that the bat was infected with rabies.
The rezoning of a large area of land south of Big Spring is one step closer to becoming a reality. The City Council approved the first reading of the measure at their meeting on Tuesday.
Five people were arrested in Big Spring after authorities executed a search warrant on Wednesday morning. Officials executed a search warrant for a home in the 700 block of Lorilla.
The Big Spring City Council is preparing to rebuild their Economic Development Board. They are now accepting applications for the seats on the board.
Big Spring is one step closer to moving forward with its new truck reliever route. On Thursday, the Texas Transportation Commission approved funding for the Highway 87 truck reliever route.
Fire officials have extinguished a brush fire that sparked up on Thursday morning in Big Spring. According to our friends at KBYG Radio in Big Spring, the fire was located just north of Martin Luther King Blvd.
The West Texas V.A. Health Care System needs your help. The facility is dealing with a shortage of volunteers. Currently, they don't even have people to run the information desk.
Big Spring's namesake site is getting a facelift. The Big Spring City Council approved a plan to improve the historic spring at Comanche Trail Park.
The Big Spring City Council has voted to replace members of the Economic Development Board in Big Spring. The 5-2 vote did not include the EDC Director's position as the City Council doesn't have the authority to replace the Director.
The City of Big Spring began their annual seal coat program on Monday morning.
Howard County Volunteer Firefighters were busy with a house fire on Sunday. The blaze sparked up at a home on Moore Road in Sand Springs.
BSISD recently received its latest campus rankings from the TEA.
Big Spring Police are investigating after an early morning robbery. The robbery happened at the Advantage Inn on Interstate 20 around 4 a.m. Thursday morning.
A car theft quickly turned into an alleged murder Saturday night in Big Spring. It all started at the TA truck stop off Interstate 20.
Jury selection is underway for a Big Spring man accused of shooting another man. 29-year-old Leroy Zubiate has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
With the crime increase lately in Big Spring, life long resident Nathan Torres is on a mission to help protect women in the community.
Some big items were discussed at Tuesday night's Big Spring City Council meeting. One of those items included the budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year which begins in October.
45-year-old Paul Hildreth was arrested on Sunday for allegedly breaking into a house on the 2600 block of Monticello and kissing a six year old girl.
A 20" water main break near the Big Spring High School ATC building Wednesday morning gushed water high into the air before city workers began addressing the issue.
Big Spring Police have arrested a man who allegedly went into a home and was caught kissing a young girl.
One person was taken to the hospital following a rollover accident in Howard County on Monday morning. The accident happened on Highway 87, about five miles south of Big Spring.
One man is behind bars for breaking and entering with the intent to commit a felony. Our friends at KBYG Radio in Big Spring are reporting that Paul Barnard Hildreth, who is a registered sex offender, was arrested after police received a 911 call of a man inside a home at Monticello and Pickens just after 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
Big Spring Police and the Texas Rangers have released a sketch of the suspect they believe to be involved in a brutal attack on an elderly woman last month in Big Spring. The 84-year-old victim was able to describe the suspect to a forensic artist.
A Big Spring man was arrested after turning himself in to law enforcement on Wednesday. Our friends at KBYG Radio are reporting that 27-year-old Michael Scott Jackson was wanted for injury to a child/negligence.
A man wanted for aggravated robbery in Big Spring has been found dead in Lubbock. Lubbock Police tell NewsWest 9, officers checked the welfare of a man who was said to be shot in the 2000 block of 89th Street.
Two men in Big Spring are facing charges following a weekend burglary. Big Spring Police tell NewsWest 9, a Big Spring Police Department Sergeant was patrolling businesses on the east side of town where he spotted movement in the area of Lee’s Rental Storage Units in the 1600 block of East FM 700.
A Howard County grand jury has indicted a man in connection with a deadly shooting that happened in May in Big Spring.
It's been one week since an elderly Big Spring woman was brutally raped, attacked and left for dead.
The City of Big Spring is taking steps forward to help grow the city. At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, a master plan was approved.
Police are investigating a violent attack on an elderly woman. Investigators said a man sexually assaulted the victim and then stabbed her.
Funeral services have been set for a teen who was killed in a weekend accident in Big Spring. Services for 15-year-old Shelley Lopez will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Family Faith Victory Center in Big Spring.
15-year-old Shelley Lopez lost her life over the weekend when the vehicle she was riding in lost control. The high school freshman grew up in Big Spring and made an impact on everyone she met. Her former teacher, Ann Casebeer, remembered teaching Lopez when she was just four years old.
We now know the cause of a grassfire that sparked up in Big Spring on Thursday afternoon. The grassfire was burning on Thorpe Street just after 3 p.m.
The City of Big Spring is moving forward with their master plan. At Tuesday night's meeting, two sectors were presented to the City Council.
The City of Big Spring is gearing up for their “Pops in the Park” celebration. It'll take place this Thursday night at the city's historic amphitheater.
Just two weeks ago, it seemed the Annual Pops In The Park in Big Spring might not happen due to a huge deficit in funding the event that is presented to the public each year and paid for by donations.
Officials are investigating after a fire sparked up in Big Spring on Friday afternoon. The fire was around 9th and San Antonio in the middle of Big Spring.
Officials are investigating after seeing an increased volume of calls involving counterfeit money in Big Spring. Big Spring Police tells NewsWest 9, counterfeit $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 bills are being passed at local businesses.
A Big Spring tradition could fizzle out this year if it doesn't get some much needed help fast. The Fourth of July skies may not be as bright this year. That's because coordinators for Pops in the Park are struggling to get the money needed for the show.
Issues with veterans care have been making headlines recently but this one is a little different. The operators for a State Veterans Home in Big Spring have filed for bankruptcy and they chose to do it.
Big Spring Police are looking for two armed robbers. The suspects robbed the Sonic on East FM 700 early Thursday morning.
Big Spring authorities have caught up with the man who held up a snow cone shop on Tuesday. 21-year-old Heriberto Medina-Torres has been hit with aggravated robbery charges.
The Big Spring City Council approved more than $500,000 to spend on an engineering firm to plan a new landfill. At Tuesday night's meeting, they chose Parkhill, Smith and Cooper for the development of the project.
Officials at the Big Spring VA Medical Center are speaking out after getting flagged for a second review by government inspectors. On Monday, results of a nationwide report were released comparing wait times with other centers.
A Big Spring family is counting their blessings. Someone threw a Molotov cocktail threw a wind of their home. The fire happened in the 800 block of Cherry just before 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.
The VA Hospital in Big Spring has been flagged for another investigation after information from a nationwide report came through on Monday.
Big Spring High School was busy Friday night as participants gathered to walk and run to beat cancer. They had close to 500 people register and all joined for a good cause.
A Big Spring man was arrested on Wednesday on indecency with a child-sexual contact charge. Police arrested Epifanio Guzman on charges after the body of missing 41-year-old Rachel Guzman from Lubbock may have been found in Big Spring.
A Big Spring man has been formally charged after stealing a car, a chase and a standoff. Back in February, authorities say Michael Fossee stole a Cadillac at gunpoint from the 87 Auto Sales dealership.
After a call for a recount for one race in Big Spring, the results remained the same. TJ Stewart lost the race by eight votes to Irene Galan Rodriguez.
While some counties are enacting burn bans, one county is lifting theirs. The Howard County Volunteer Fire Department tells NewsWest 9, the current ban has been lifted.
Some West Texans had a big mess to deal with on Tuesday: Damage from all those crazy storms on Monday. One of the hardest hit areas was Howard County.
Inspectors will be making a visit to outpatient VA clinics in West Texas. It's all after VA centers came under the microscope on charges of long wait times and even deaths.
The weather was to blame for two tank battery fires in the area. One tank battery fire was in Howard County.
One person died in a weekend accident in Howard County. The accident happened on Interstate 20, near mile marker 181 on Saturday night.
Howard College will soon see construction for their dental hygiene lab. Someone made a generous donation to the program of $150,000. The money will go to replace items like cabinets after the walls are torn down.
Police have identified a suspect wanted in connection with a late night shooting in Big Spring at Moss Creek Lake on Sunday night. Big Spring Police tell NewsWest 9, they are looking for 25-year-old Nicholes Limon, also known as Nick Hernandez.
New members and a big decision was made during the Big Spring City Council meeting on Tuesday. Starting off the meeting, new representative for City Council District one Raul Marquez and District Three Justin Myers were given the oath of office by Municipal Judge Tim Green.
Crews in Big Spring are slowing restoring water pressure.They spent most of the day on Monday making repairs on a 20-inch water main break. The break happened Monday morning near the high school.
Howard College students will be seeing a price hike in their tuition this fall. On Monday, trustees voted to raise tuition rates. It's all because there's been a decrease in state funding and revenues for college.
Big Spring celebrated the beginning of a new truck reliever route on Friday. The town is hoping to move some of that heavy traffic off a busy road.A truck reliever route was simply an idea in the past for the City of Big Spring. Now, it's becoming a reality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After a tragic car accident months ago, a Big Spring family was finally reunited with their four legged friend Sunday evening.
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.
The Big Spring School District was forced to make some big changes, all because of overcrowding from the boom.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The trial for a Big Spring man accused of several counts of sexual abusing a child will begin on Monday.
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.
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.
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.?
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.
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 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.
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.?
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.
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.?
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.
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.
A Big Spring man and woman are behind bars following a narcotics search at a home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One man has been arrested following a chase in Howard County on Tuesday evening.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 are working to obtain a TXDOT grant that will help the county with road maintenance. The county is eligible for about $3.5 million.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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