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June 20th, 2015

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.

Healthy YOU! event set for June 23

June 19, 2015

Scenic Mountain Medical Center Healthy YOU! program is working together with the Big Spring YMCA to bring a free, two-day work out session. The work out session will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 23 and Thursday, June 25 with Occupational Therapist Becky Carter.

June 18th

82nd Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo starts tonight

June 18, 2015

One of the nation’s longest running rodeos returns for its 82nd edition starting tonight.

The Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo, begins tonight and runs through Saturday at the Encana Big Spring Rodeo Bowl. Gates open at 7 p.m. each night, with the grand entry scheduled for 8 p.m. Tickets at the gate are $12 for adults and $8 for children.

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

UBS/City blood drive Friday

June 18, 2015

We need your blood.

United Blood Services (UBS) officials have announced that the local blood supply is running low.

UBS is asking for everyone who is able to come donate blood on Friday. Staff will be at City Council Chambers located next to City Hall, 310 Nolan, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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

June 17th

ISD ‘looking better’ on state tests

June 17, 2015

Big Spring ISD officials will not release preliminary results of this year’s state mandated tests until that data becomes official in August, officials said.

During the board of trustee meeting Tuesday night, Heidi Wagner, BSISD director of school improvement, ran through STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) early test results with trustees but offered little details to the general public.

United Way names partner agencies

June 17, 2015

Fifteen community non-profit entities made the list of the 2016 United Way of Big Spring and Howard County partner agencies.

June 15th

STAAR test results at Tuesdays BSISD board of trustee meeting

June 15, 2015

Test scores will be on tap when trustees with the Big Spring Independent School District meet Tuesday night.
A report on the STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) results for the district is listed at the top of the board agenda. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) uses state mandated tests to gauge student’s comprehension of grade level content. Results are heavily used in deterring the academic status for a school district.

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

Big Spring man remains in jail after shooting

June 15, 2015

A Big Spring man is cooling his heels at the Howard County Detention Center this morning after his arrest on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
A $40,000 bond has been set for Johnny Joe Rodriguez Jr., 22, of 1607 Harding Street, but, as of this morning, remains in jail, according to Big Spring police officials.

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

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