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Biking trails coming to Big Spring State Park
BIG SPRING -- The West Texas Trail Alliance, a nonprofit formed by local cyclists, is working to bring mountain bike and multi-use trails to Big Spring State Park. Construction began March 1 on the first phase of the three-phase project, said Stephanie Ledford, secretary of WTTA. The first phase is
Texas pet owner dead, ‘attacked by her two pit bull terriers’: police
A Texas woman died on Saturday after she was “attacked by her two pit bull terriers,” police said. Officers arrived at North O’Connor Road to help out the fire department, who was called to a veterinary facility about “reports of a woman in need of medical attention,” Irving Police said in a news re
Scenic Mountain Medical Center running on backup power after transformer malfunction
BIG SPRING, TX (KWES) - Scenic Mountain Medical Center is reporting the facility is running on backup power as of 8 p.m. March 14. According to the center, a generator is providing power for all vital services after a power outage caused by a transformer malfunction.
Central Texas coalition working to end veteran homelessness
KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Across the area, the Central Texas Homeless Coalition is working to provide resources to end veteran homelessness. According to a "point in time" count conducted in January, there were 31 veterans identified between Bell, Coryell, Lampasas and Hamilton counties.
Mexican officials pick up 21 lost migrants south of Texas
MEXICO CITY – Mexican immigration authorities say 21 migrants have been rescued in the northeastern state of Coahuila after wandering near the U.S. border for seven days. The National Migration Institute said Saturday that its assistance unit, Grupo Beta, received a call for help after the migrants
A little history, before it's history: The Building of the Southwest
MIDLAND -- The Building of the Southwest has sat on the corner of Big Spring and Texas Ave. since it was built in 1964. It was originally home to First State Bank. Three more stories were added to the tower in 1967, when Bank of the Southwest took over. That's how it got it's name that we still use
Waco: Central Texas Girl Scouts hold 7th annual "STEM Fest"
WACO, Texas (KWTX) S.T.E.M, stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Important subjects to know, as the Central Texas Girl Scouts are doing their part to learn about the different subjects in the 7th annual "STEM Fest."
Big Spring man killed in motorcycle crash, DPS says
ROSCOE, Texas - On Monday the Texas Department of Public Safety said a motorcycle rider lost his life in a motorcycle crash. DPS identified the victim as Larry Valverde, 55, of Big Spring.
Texas sheriff's deputy recovering after being shot
SAN ELIZARIO, Texas – A West Texas sheriff's deputy was recovering Friday after being shot during an early morning traffic stop, authorities said. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office identified the deputy as Peter Herrera. He was wounded by gunfire around 1:50 a.m. Friday after he stopped a vehicle
Steers open district with an impressive win over Sweetwater at home
BIG SPRING, TX — The Steers jumped out to an early lead Friday night against the Sweetwater Mustangs and never looked back. Big Spring out hit the Mustangs 10 to 6 and turned those hits into runs to get the decisive 8-1 victory over Sweetwater to start district play 1-0. It was a great team win as e
JC SOFTBALL: Howard sweeps Lady Chaps in WJCAC openers
BIG SPRING – No. 17-ranked Howard College opened the Western Junior College Athletic Conference schedule with a doubleheader sweep of No. 19 Midland College at Foundation Field on Saturday.
Lady Steers rely on the long ball to stay unbeaten in district play
BIG SPRING, TX — The Lady Steers fell behind early to Sweetwater on Friday evening and had to battle back from a deficit two different times in the game to get the impressive 13-10 win, over the Lady Mustangs to stay unbeaten and go to 3-0 in district play. It wasn't just the comeback that made the
HS TRACK: Results from Buffalo Relays, Bearkat Relays
Team standings – 1. Stanton 179; 2. Wink 147; 3. Coahoma 142; 4. Pecos 60; 5. Reagan County 48; 6. Midland Classical 14. 100 meters – 1. John Fostel Jr., Wink, 11.77 seconds; 2. Tim Avila, Stanton, 11.99; 3. Gage Hill, Coahoma, 12.08.
HS BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: MHS baseball falls; Lee softball beats OHS
WOLFFORTH – Wolfforth Frenship scored four runs in the sixth to rally past Midland High in a District 2-6A game Tuesday. The Bulldogs (13-8-1, 2-2) dropped their second straight after being held to only three hits. MHS starter Randall Blanscett allowed three runs (two earned), three hits and five wa
Howard County Commissioners to discuss I-27 expansion
HOWARD COUNTY, TX (KWES) - Howard County Commissioners will be discussing the possibility of I-27′s expansion into Howard County. The meeting to discuss this expansion, among other items on the agenda, will take place at 3:30 p.m. on March 20 in the third flour courtroom of the Howard County Courtho
Hoops, Dreams and goals event set in Big Spring
BIG SPRING — The Darrell E. Smith Hoops, Dreams and Goals is set for March 29 at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum in Big Spring. “Darrell E. Smith Hoops, Dreams & Goals is a high energy event we use to kick off our spring and to coincide with March Madness,” said West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith, LMSW.
Lady Hawks sweep double-header with McCook to improve to 16-7
BIG SPRING, TX — The Lady Hawks showed their ability to produce great offense and play great defense in their home double-header versus McCook on Monday afternoon at Foundation Field. Howard College out hit the Lady Indians 17-6 and outscored them 12-3 in the two game series. With the two wins, the
Dairy Queen offering free ice cream cones, raising money for a good cause
WEST TEXAS (KOSA) -- West Texans have a chance to enjoy free ice cream while helping out a good cause on Wednesday. Dairy Queen locations in Odessa, Midland, Andrews, Big Spring and Pecos are offering each of their guests a free vanilla ice cream cone for the restaurant's 5th annual Free Cone Day.
Congressman Mike Conaway holds town hall meeting in Stanton, talks illegal immigration
STANTON, Texas (BIG 2 / FOX 24) - U.S. Representative Mike Conaway is spending the week holding town hall meetings in his district. On Monday morning, the congressman met Stanton residents at the Martin County Library to address concerns and answer any questions.
Wastewater-Private Equity’s New Black Gold in U.S. Shale
BIG SPRING, Texas — Mike Christensen strides among rows of gleaming steel tanks, pointing to pipelines that arrive from miles around to this corner of former farmland near Midland, Texas, the heart of the largest oil patch in the United States.