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January 21st, 2015

BSHS’ Morelion fifth in UIL state congress meet

January 21, 2015

Big Spring High School junior Ethan Morelion placed fifth at the Second University Interscholastic League Congressional Debate State Tournament held in Austin Jan. 13-14.

Morelion outlasted 51 other qualifiers to earn the distinction.

“I am really proud of Ethan’s accomplishment,” BSHS coach Jennifer Adams said. “Along with two other Big Spring students, he made the final round last year and he worked hard all year with the goal of placing.”

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

State EDC chief: Home is where the wealth is

January 21, 2015

Creating new wealth in the community begins on the local level.

That was part of the message from Carlton Schwab, President/CEO of the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC), who spoke at the Big Spring Economic Development board of directors meeting Tuesday night.

“It’s really a local endeavor and Big Spring has to take care of itself,” Schwab said. “The corporation here has the board and resources to do it. The state level involvement is going to change when the politicians change. You (Big Spring) just need to keep doing what you are doing.”

Defense keys Steers’ 45-33 win over Snyder

January 21, 2015

SNYDER – Everyone in the Tigers’ Den on Tuesday night knew the Big Spring High School Steers could score points. They have, after all, scored with the area’s best in each of the last two seasons.
What few expected was how dominating Big Spring would be on the defensive end of the ball.
The Steers limited Snyder to just 13 points in the second and third quarters of play and cruised to a 45-33 victory over the Tigers in a key District 2-4A showdown. As a team, Snyder managed just five baskets from the field in the first 16 minutes.

Lady Steers even 2-4A mark with 55-38 win

January 21, 2015

Batman and Robin.
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
David and the rock.
None of those teams were quite as scary as Julianna Rodriguez and Diamonique Mayes were to the Snyder Lady Tigers on Tuesday evening in the Tigers’ Den in Snyder. After all, none of the aforementioned duos had as many hits as the Lady Steers’ offensive leaders.
Rodriguez and Mayes combined for 28 points – just 14 fewer than the entire Snyder team – and August Alexander buried a pair of clutch three-point shots en route to powering Big Spring to a convincing 55-38 victory.

January 20th

Chamber banquet set for Jan. 27

January 20, 2015

The annual Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce banquet is fast approaching.

Of course,the highlight of the yearly event is the announcement of the 2014 Man and Woman of the Year which will be made at the banquet set for Jan. 27 at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

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

January 19th

TEDC president to speak at EDC meeting on Tuesday

January 19, 2015

Carlton Schwab, President/CEO of the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC), will give a presentation at the next Big Spring Economic Development board of directors meeting Tuesday night.
According to the TEDC website, Schwab has been the president of TEDC since 1999. Prior to that, he was the director of the development at the LBJ School of Public Affairs a the University of Texas in Austin. Also during his career, he served as a director with Deloitte Touche offices in Austin and Chicago, specializing in corporate site location analysis and economic development strategic planning.

Guest performer Elizabeth Aokia to play in Big Spring Symphony’s February concert

January 19, 2015

The Big Spring Symphony Orchestra will present its third concert of the 2014-2015 series, “Winter Love,” on Feb. 7.
Close to Valentine’s Day, the orchestra will perform works about love and romance.
Also featured will be 12-year old violin prodigy Elizabeth Aoki.

For more information, see Monday's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

January 17th

Coahoma hands longtime head coach 500th career victory

January 17, 2015

On the court, there were plenty of fireworks during the Coahoma Bulldogs’ district-opening showdown over the Sonora Broncos on Friday night in front of a large crowd in the Coahoma High School gymnasium. Clutch three-point shots, hard fouls, a player ejection, a technical foul and more than a few thrills.
The biggest excitement of the evening came after the Bulldogs’ 61-40 victory as longtime head coach Kim Nichols was honored by local residents, CHS administrators and former players for reaching the 500-win plateau for his career.

AT&T service to county disrupted when cable cut

January 17, 2015

Service was restored for most AT&T customers in Howard County and surrounding areas Friday night after service was disrupted for most of the day.

According to a media report, the outage was caused when utility workers inadvertently cut a phone line.

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

Students qualify for regional science fair

January 17, 2015

Fifty-nine Big Spring ISD students have qualified to advance to the 2015 Permian Basin Regional Science Fair.

On Friday, awards were given out to students who placed first through third at their individual campus and to the overall winners of each elementary school.

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

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