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June 25th, 2015

Funtastic Fourth invades downtown this weekend

June 25, 2015

Country music, food, and a good old cook-off will highlight a busy weekend as the Crossroads area kicks off the American Independence celebration this weekend with the annual ALON/7-11 Funtastic Fourth in downtown Big Spring.

Opening ceremonies will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday with Highway Run set to sing the Star Spangled Banner, the national anthem to United States. The Dance Gallery Cheer Dance and Tumbling team will also help to kick off the two-day weekend.

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

June 24th

Infrastructure needs highlight budget workshop

June 24, 2015

The word of the evening was “infrastructure.”

Asked what they considered the most important needs for the upcoming fiscal year, Big Spring City Council members Tuesday evening constantly returned to finding ways to further upgrade the community’s infrastructure — its roads, water lines, recreation facilities and the like.

“Addressing infrastructure goes without saying,” District 3 Councilman Justin Myers said. “It seems to be the magic word — you say that and everyone knows what you’re talking about.”

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

Exhibit focuses on the Big Spring's frontier era

June 24, 2015

The legacies of two frontier men who saw the Crossroads area when it was a vast stretch of land, big sky and all of its glorious nature are now on permanent display at the Heritage Museum.

June 23rd

Animal control officer placed on leave

June 23, 2015

A Big Spring animal control officer has been suspended from duty pending an investigation into possible animal cruelty charges.

Michael Arista has been placed on administrative leave from Big Spring Police Department’s animal control department pending the outcome of a “criminal and internal administrative investigation,” a BSPD news release stated.

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

Funtastic Fourth this weekend

June 23, 2015

This weekend is going to be full of people dancing in the streets at the Funtastic Fourth celebration in downtown Big Spring.

The itinerary is long and full of good-time activities for every member of the family, officials promise.

The opening ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, with Highway Run singing the National Anthem.

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

June 22nd

Council to tackle budget workshop

June 22, 2015

Big Spring City Council members will get their first look at the proposed FY 2015-16 city budget when they meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.

City Manager Todd Darden and staff have been working on budget details for the past several weeks; Tuesday will be the council’s first opportunity to see the proposal in full and give feedback.

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

June 20th

Big Spring Mayor faces $1 million lawsuit

June 20, 2015

A lawsuit has been filed against Big Spring Mayor Larry McLellan over an automobile/pedestrian accident which occurred in October 2014, according to a report by KOSA-TV.
On Oct. 20, 2014, Big Spring Police Department officers were dispatched to the intersection of 11th and Scurry shortly after 6 p.m. in reference to a pedestrian-vehicle accident.

For more details, see Sunday's edition of the Big Spring Herald

The gift of life

June 20, 2015

Scenic Mountain Medical Center will host a blood drive on Monday.
United Blood Services announced that O Negative blood type supply on hand is very low. The bloodmobile will be in the parking lot at the front entrance to the hospital from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. .

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

June 19th

'Frozen' Softball Team Will Melt Your Heart

June 19, 2015

The Freeze, an Oklahoma softball team composed of 4 and 5-year-olds, is gaining national attention for playing ball in their Elsa gowns.

Rodeo parade route set

June 19, 2015

It’s rodeo time in Big Spring and the 82nd Big Spring Cowboy Reunion & Rodeo Quail Dobbs Memorial Rodeo parade is set to take place at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Floats, tractors, riding clubs, motorcycles, cars and horses are expected to make their way from 10th and Main Streets heading north to Fourth St. then turning east where the parade will continue on Fourth St. to Johnson St., turn north again before turning on Third St. and heading west to Scurry St. where the parade turns back south to 11th St.

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

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