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April 14th, 2015

Council to consider I-27 resolution

April 14, 2015

The Big Spring City Council is expected to lend its support to efforts to bring Interstate 27 south to Howard County when it meets at 5:30 p.m. today in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.

The council will consider first reading of a resolution calling for extension of Interstate 27 through Big Spring and asking state transportation officials to conduct a new feasibility study on the matter.

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

April 13th

‘Dancing Disney’ theme of concert

April 13, 2015

Disney is the theme for the next production of the Howard College Dance Department which celebrates its ninth year with a fun and family friendly venue.

On April 24 and 25, students will perform a program titled, “Dancing Disney,” which features Disney classic favorites like “Step in Time” from the movie Mary Poppins to newer favorites like “Friend Like Me” from Aladdin. Performance times are set for 7 p.m. each night at the Hall Center for the Arts, located on the Howard College campus, 1001 Birdwell Lane.

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

Analyst: Summer gasoline prices should be lowest in 10 years

April 13, 2015

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen a penny per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.21 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

This compares with the national average that has increased 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.39/gallon, according to gasoline price website

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

April 11th

Five-year plan for county on tap for next commissioner’s meeting

April 11, 2015

Howard County Commissioners will continue work on a five-year plan for this area when they meet at 10 a.m. Monday on the third floor of the county courthouse.
This is the second planned workshop on the subject, County Judge Kathryn Wiseman said.

For more information, see today's Big Spring Herald

Learn how to build a home water system solely dependent on rain water

April 11, 2015

Stanton – The Permian Basin Underground Water District will host 2015 Rainwater Harvesting Presentation, A Night With Billy Kniffen, on Thursday, May 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The presentation will take place at the PBUWCD office at 708 W. St. Peter Street in Stanton, and this year’s guest speaker will be Mr. Billy Kniffen.

For more information, see today's Big Spring Herald

Social Security Office to reopen Monday at new location

April 11, 2015

It’s back to business next week for the local Social Security office — even if business will be held in a different venue.
According to Sarah Schultz-Lackey, regional communication director out of Dallas, Social Security employees will once again see clients face-to-face two days a week beginning Monday now that temporary office space has been secured.

For more information, see today's Big Spring Herald

Choate honored for distinguished service by local DADS offices

April 11, 2015

Amy Choate of Big Spring was honored Friday by the Big Spring DADS offices for her distinguished service to the aging and persons with disabilities population.
Adult Protective Services (APS) honors distinguished citizens who have provided extraordinary care and service to APS clients during the past year. Designated as the “APS Honors,” the awards are a special project of the Regions 2 and 9 staff and four volunteer boards.

See more in today's Big Spring Herald

April 10th

Mixed bag for Tiger in Masters return

April 10, 2015

In his first round of competitive golf since February, Tiger Woods shot a 1-over 73 at the Masters on Thursday.

Woman dies from accident injuries

April 10, 2015

A 65-year-old Big Spring woman died two weeks after sustaining injuries in a two-vehicle accident in Midland County.

According to a news release by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Ushaben Patel was pronounced dead by medical officials at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.

According to the news release, four people were also injured in the crash which occurred approximately two miles east of Odessa on State Highway 191 on the night of March 22.

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

Officials say talk of closing schools unfounded

April 10, 2015

Despite the rumors, officials say Big Spring schools are not going to close anytime soon.

“First and foremost, Big Spring ISD schools are not closing down at the end of this year,” Heidi Wagner, Big Spring ISD director of school improvement, told school board trustees at their monthly meeting Thursday night. “I know that rumor mill is out there. I’ve been on the phone with TEA (Texas Education Agency) this week. I’ve talked with them….they know what we are doing. They know we have a good plan in place. They are there to support us. They don’t want to shut us down.”

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