August 31st, 2015
â€¢ DAV Veteran Dove Hunt, Thursday through Saturday. The event brings in four U.S. disabled veterans for a weekend getaway of dove hunting, a time to bond with fellow soldiers and a reason for the community to uplift and honor these warriors for their contribution to their country. A community dinner will be held on Moss Creek Ranch in honor of the four men who will be introduced to the public. For more information, contact Mike Tarpley 432-556-2227
In case you missed it, here were some of the stories covered in Sunday's Herald:
â€¢ Never forget: For Vietnam veteran Mike Tarpley, the 9/11 memorial is a way to honor those from this area who have died during the war against terrorism.
â€¢ A Buffalo stampede: In the annual Howard County Bowl Friday, everything went right for the Forsan Buffaloes in their 53-26 victory over Coahoma.
â€¢ Red ink: Forsan ISD trustees adopted a deficit budget for the coming fiscal year.
Mike Tarpley drapes a U.S. Marine Corp flag over the photo of PFC Chad Metcalf this morning in preparations for the 9/11 memorial service. All nine photos that hang on a wall in Spring Town Plaza, casualties in the war on terror, received a flag. The flags will be removed during the memorial service which will be 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.
Big Spring ISD trustees approved a 5 cent hike to the tax rate in a 5-1 vote this evening.
The new tax rate will be $1.42 per $100 valuation for maintenance and operation expenses and debt service but will draw less revenue in than last year.
Voting for the increase were Jeff Brorman, Irene Rodriguez, Chad Wash, Tony Kennedy, and Maria Padilla. Trustee Fabian Serrano was absent from the meeting.
DPS are reporting a 23-year-old male was killed in a one-vehicle accident eight miles north of Big Spring.
Justice of the Peace Robert Fitzgibbons pronounced Jacob Kyle Cantu of Coleman dead at the scene of the accident Wednesday night.
Are you ready for some football? High school football, that is?
After weeks of practices and scrimmages, area high school teams play games that count starting Friday.
Crossroads area teams in action this weekend include:
â€¢ Big Spring vs. Kerville Tivy, 6 p.m. Saturday, San Angelo.
â€¢ Coahoma vs. Forsan, 7 p.m. Friday, Memorial Stadium, Big Spring.
â€¢ Kermit at Stanton, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
â€¢ Albany at Colorado City, 7:30 p.m. Friday.
â€¢ Garden City at May, 8 p.m. Friday.
â€¢ Sands at Rotan, 7 p.m. Friday.
â€¢ Borden County at Crowell, 8 p.m. Friday.
Low water pressure caused by a 20-inch main break is forcing both Big Spring High School and Howard Cottage to close for the day.
According to George Bancroft, BSISD community relations coordinator, only the high school campus is closed today because of the water issue.
"All other campuses in the Big Spring ISD are open and conducting business as usual," he said. "District officials will communicate with the Texas Education Agency to determine if or when it will be necessary for students to make-up the lost instructional time."
The varsity squad lost in straight sets to the Lady Tigers. For detailed recap of the game, pick up a copy of the Big Spring Herald.