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Two Men Arrested in Big Spring on Burglary Charges

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.

Big Spring Man Indicted on Murder, Aggravated Assault Charges

A Howard County grand jury has indicted a man in connection with a deadly shooting that happened in May in Big Spring.

Big Spring Police Offering Big Reward for Tips Leading to Arrest of Suspect in Brutal Elderly Attack Video included

It's been one week since an elderly Big Spring woman was brutally raped, attacked and left for dead.

Big Spring City Council Approves Master Plan For North, Airport Sector

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.

Neighbors Respond To Woman Raped, Stabbed in Big Spring Video included

Police are investigating a violent attack on an elderly woman. Investigators said a man sexually assaulted the victim and then stabbed her.

Funeral Services Set For Big Spring Crash Victim

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.

Big Spring Mourns Teen Who Died in Deadly Rollover Accident Video included

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.

UPDATE: Cause of Grassfire in Big Spring Released Video included

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.

City of Big Spring Moving Forward With Master Plan

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.

City of Big Spring Gearing Up For "Pops in the Park" Celebration

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.

"Pops In The Park" Receives Last Minute Funding

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.

UPDATE: No Injuries Reported After Fire in Big Spring

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.

Big Spring Police Seeing Increase in Calls Regarding Counterfeit Money

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.

Big Spring's "Pops in the Park" in Desperate Need of Money Video included

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.

Operators Of State Veterans Home In Big Spring File For Voluntary Bankruptcy Video included

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 Looking For Two Armed Robbery Suspects

Big Spring Police are looking for two armed robbers. The suspects robbed the Sonic on East FM 700 early Thursday morning.

Police Arrest Man on Charges After Aggravated Robbery in Big Spring

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.

Big Spring City Council Approves Money For Landfill Planning

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 VA Center in Big Spring Speak Out On Why They Believe They Were Flagged Video included

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.

Molotov Cocktail to Blame For House Fire in Big Spring

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.

Big Spring VA Center Flagged For Secondary Investigation After Nationwide Audit Video included

The VA Hospital in Big Spring has been flagged for another investigation after information from a nationwide report came through on Monday.

Relay for Life Celebrates 20 Years in Big Spring Video included

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.

Big Spring Man Arrested on Indecency With a Child Charge

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.

Big Spring Man Charged For Stealing Vehicle, Leading Police on Car Chase

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.

Big Spring ISD School Board President to Keep Her Seat After Recount Request

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.

Burn Ban Lifted in Howard County

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.

Howard County Resident Protects Family In Closet During Tornado-Like Weather Video included

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.

West Texas VA Clinics to Undergo Inspection Video included

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.

Mother Nature to Blame For Tank Battery Fires in Howard County, Big Lake

The weather was to blame for two tank battery fires in the area. One tank battery fire was in Howard County.

One Person Killed in Accident on Interstate 20 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.

More Upgrades on the Way to Howard College Dental Hygiene Lab

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 Identify Big Spring Shooting Suspect Video included

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.

Big Spring City Council Welcomes New Members, Temporarily Stops Construction Permits

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 Working to Restore Water Pressure After Water Main Break

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.

Tuition Hike on the Way For Howard College Students

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.

City of Big Spring Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony For New Truck Reliever Route Video included

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.

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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