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February 27th, 2015

Wintry weather forces closures

February 27, 2015

Mother Nature just continues to giveth...

Crossroads residents woke up to a blanket of snow and sub-freezing weather this morning that caused several closures or delays for area school districts and municipal offices.

Hazardous road conditions this morning prompted all three school districts — Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan — to cancel classes today. Also Howard College closed all four of its campuses.

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

Steers' playoff game postponed until Sat.

February 27, 2015

The Big Spring High School Steers' second-round playoff game with the Clint Lions has been postponed by inclement weather conditions.
According to BS Athletic Director Phillip Ritchey, wintry weather conditions forced Big Spring and Clint school officials to change the date, time and site of their area playoff game to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Pecos High School.
The game was previously scheduled to be played tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Fort Stockton.

Hawks grab share of conference title with win over WTC

February 27, 2015

With just over 10 minutes left in regulation and his team holding a shaky two-point lead at 45-43 against Western Texas College, Howard College head coach Scott Raines called a time out and gathered his players around.
His message was simple – be a champion.
“You look like a fighter. You act like a fighter. When are you going to fight?” he yelled. “Fighters win championships. You guys have talked about winning championships ... Fight for it!”

Wintry weather forces closures

February 27, 2015

Because of poor road conditions brought on by icy weather, the following closures have been announced for today:

• Big Spring ISD

• Coahoma ISD

• Forsan ISD

• Howard College

In addition, city of Big Spring and Howard County offices will not open until 10 a.m., officials announced.

February 26th

Seliger files performance based tuition bill

February 26, 2015

State Senator Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) filed SB 778, which will curb rising tuition by tying any increases to performance-based metrics.

Seliger said the result of the new bill would be to raise the value of postsecondary education by incentivizing high graduation rates, persistence, and a shorter time to degree among all students. In short, SB 778 holds Texas public universities accountable by requiring institutions to earn the right to increase tuition beyond inflation.

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

Howard College homecoming tonight

February 26, 2015

Howard College officials are hoping alumni will be “back in black” for this year’s homecoming celebration.

The college will celebrate Homecoming 2015 tonight as as the college’s basketball teams host Western Texas College.

Activities will take place in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on the college campus. Women tip off at 5:45 p.m. and the men will follow at 7:45 p.m.

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

Museum launches membership drive

February 26, 2015

The Heritage Museum will kick off its 2015 membership campaign tonight with a casual come and go reception at the museum.

“We are very thankful for our members and major donors such as the generous grant we received from the Dora Roberts Foundation this year,” said Tammy Schrecengost, museum curator. “Their continued support helps to preserve the history of Big Spring and Howard County for future generations.”

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

HC looks to wrap up WJCAC crown on Homecoming night

February 26, 2015

The Howard College Hawks are 40 minutes away from hanging another banner from the rafters of the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. And what better way to add a piece of history to the Hawks’ impressive history than to do it in front of a large crowd on Homecoming night when Howard College honors its graduating players and faces off with one of its biggest rivals?
Make no mistake about it, tonight’s showdown with the Western Texas College Westerners could be historic as the Hawks can wrap up a share of the Western Junior College Athletic Conference crown with a victory.

February 25th

Candidates begin filling out election ballot spots

February 25, 2015

Time is quickly running out for residents considering a run at a city council or school board trustee position to place their name on the May 9 ballot.

The deadline to file candidacy paperwork is 5 p.m. Friday in order to have a name on the official election ballot.

For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

Trailer home consumed by blaze

February 25, 2015

A travel trailer was a destroyed and a family dog was lost after a fire ripped through the vehicle Tuesday parked at a Sand Springs residence.

At approximately 9:40 a.m. on Tuesday, volunteer firefighters and Big Spring emergency service responders were called to the scene of a travel trailer on fire in the back yard of a residence located at 103 Collins Road, just off of Salem Rd. and North Outer Rd. I-20.

For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

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