April 9th, 2015
The SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is throwing a party called SWCIDFest and everyone is invited. This event is in honor of the schoolâ€™s 35th anniversary of being a part of Howard College and the surrounding community.
The theme is â€śHand in Hand: bringing communities together.â€ť
â€śWe live here, we work here, we are apart of this community. A lot of people here do not know about the school, and we would just like to bring awareness to everyoneâ€ť said Karen Bearden, an interpreter and member of the SWCIDFest committee.
The period to register to vote in the May 9 Howard County municipal and school district elections is almost over.
Thursday is the cutoff for constituents who are new to the county or have moved residences since the last election in order to participate in the May elections. Registration is being taken at the Howard County Electionâ€™s office.
However, applications to receive a ballot by mail will continue to be taken at the electionâ€™s office until 5 p.m. April 30. To request an application, call Brooke Wells at 432-264-2273.
The Big Spring Symphony Association has found itself in dire financial straights and is requesting donations from the community if it hopes to have a 2015-2016 season, according to the associationâ€™s president.
â€śRight now if the worst comes, we will have to cancel the season,â€ť said Suzanne Markwell, symphony president. â€śOnce you do that it is hard to get it going again. We see symphonies going belly-up, and we donâ€™t want to do that.â€ť
Duke's freshmen lead them to the national title.
Paint the District 2-4A boysâ€™ golf trophy black and gold.
Paced by strong performances by Sam Harris and Nolan Otto, the Big Spring High School boysâ€™ team won the district team competition in easy fashion after final-round competition in Big Spring.
The Steers won the title in convincing fashion, shooting a team total 1002 over the three rounds to best second-place Snyder by 27 strokes. Sweetwater was third with a team score of 1061.
For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.
Healthy living will be on the minds of many this weekend as runners and walkers gather at the top of the Big Spring State park in an effort to master the mountain.
â€śLotâ€™s of races give finishers medals but only one says youâ€™ve mastered the mountain. There still is time to get yours,â€ť said Craig Felty of Permian Basin Event, a company that organizes walks and runs throughout the year to promote healthy living.
- See more on this story in today's Big Spring Herald.
The car is too hot for the tot.
Within the last week, Howard County has seen temperatures in the 90s and even as high as 100 degrees. It is beginning to feel like Summer in West Texas.
With the weather getting warmer, it is important to remember the risks of leaving children and pets unattended in vehicles.
â€” See more in today's Big Spring Herald
A Big Spring officer was injured Sunday after attempting to stop a driver of a vehicle who was recklessly driving in the parking lot of a local bar.
The officer was treated at Scenic Mountain Medical Center and later released, according to a new release from the Big Spring Police Department.
Self defense demonstrations, health checks, eye screenings and a bicycle rodeo are just a few of the activities planned for the 2015 Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Health Fair.
See more in Monday's edition of the Big Spring Herald