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August 3rd, 2015

Analysts: Gas prices heading down

August 3, 2015

2015’s second half represents a strong commitment that motorists will spend even less on gasoline this year than they did in 2014.

GasBuddy experts say that before Christmas, as many as 20 states could have average gas prices below $2 per gallon as the national average for December slips to $1.98.

“We’re confident that our projections give consumers more than accuracy; we think they’ll help them identify some savings that should come in handy at Thanksgiving and Christmas,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.

August 1st

Hang Gliding competitions takes flight this weekend

August 1, 2015

Up, up and away the hang gliders will be ... for the next week.
The 2015 Hang Gliding Nationals are under way in Big Spring at the McMahon-Winkler airport.
Saturday was set aside for practice. Competitors used the time to check out the conditions and test their equipment for any fine tuning needs.
The competition officially begins Sunday.

A natural calling

August 1, 2015

A career in teaching never entered Ryan Ward’s thoughts concerning his long-term career goals, however perceptions change in an instant.
When Ryan walked out of his Washington Elementary fourth grade classroom on his first day as a teacher, he knew he had found his life’s calling. Every day in the classroom since has just been a validation.
“Teaching has changed my life, my world and I love every minute of it,” the 27-year-old said.

Attacking the invasive saltceda

August 1, 2015

This past year’s rains may have set back a long-term program to combat the invasive, water thirsty saltcedar plant temporarily, but experts believe once nature takes its natural course the program will be back in full force.
Tamarix Ramosissima (tamarisk) or the more common name, Saltcedar, are evergreen or deciduous shrubs or trees that grow 1-18 m in height and form dense thickets.

July 31st

Food drive to benefit St. Vincent de Paul

July 31, 2015

As shoppers hit the stores in the coming days taking advantage of back-to-school savings, a Big Spring business is hoping they will add a few canned good to their carts.

IntergraCare Home Health is holding a nonperishable food drive for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry during the month of August.

“We are taking any non-perishables,” said Tiffany Diaz, Big Spring IntegraCare Home Health Director. “Around the holidays, there is a lot of activity with food drives, but about now, these food pantries shelves are getting a little bare.”

Firefighters learn driving techniques during training course

July 31, 2015

Fighting fires is hazardous enough — it wouldn’t do to get into a wreck on the way to one.

Personnel with the Big Spring and Howard County Volunteer fire departments are training in the parking lot of Hanger 25 for the next few days.

FD International is a company that travels across the United States teaching firefighters different techniques to driving a fire truck under different weather and road conditions.

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

VIDEO: Should college football playoffs include 64 teams?

July 31, 2015

Should college football add 64 teams to the playoffs?

July 29th

City holding fiscal line with proposed budget

July 29, 2015

There’s not a lot of changes coming in Big Spring city operations, if the proposed budget for the coming fiscal year is any indication.

During Tuesday’s city council budget workshop, staff proposed a budget strikingly similar to the current fiscal package.

Drought's over, but officials still encourage conservation

July 29, 2015

The weather is hot, hot, hot but, thanks to Mother Nature, the Crossroads area is not as severely dry as it has been in the past.

Heavy rains in September and May have brought much of the state of Texas out, at least for now, from under drought conditions. The rains in September alone resurrected Lake J.B. Thomas, which had become essentially dry in the last number years.

Even with the bountiful rain, the city of Big Spring still continues to request its citizens to voluntarily limit and conserve water.

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

July 28th

Hang gliding competition to begin this weeken

July 28, 2015

This weekend will begin the 2015 Hang Gliding National competition.
Hang gliders have been coming to Big Spring since 2001 thanks to the weather and the community said Belinda Boulter, spokesperson for the 2015 Hang Gliding Nationals.

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