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July 17th, 2015

Elbow Creek farmer's market returns Saturday

July 17, 2015

Elbow Creek Farmer’s Market is back for the summer.

The market will be open this Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. until noon at Elbow Creek Hay and Feed Store with vendors selling a variety of fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, frozen and canned jellies and grass fed beef, according to market organizer Nancy Raney, co-owner of Elbow Creek Hay and Feed Store.

“Everyone is looking for a place to purchase fresh food where they know the produce is grown,” Raney said. “Most of the crowd seems very excited to have a market like this in the county.”

July 16th

Volunteers to collect tips to benefit area Adopt A Military Hero program

July 16, 2015

Planning Christmas in July is one of the ways a local program hopes to help military personnel who are deployed over the holiday season.

The Howard County Adopt a Military Hero program will be carhopping for tips Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sonic on FM 700. This organization puts together 550 to 570 Christmas packages a year to ship to soldiers who are deployed during the holiday.

“It will cost us around $9,000 for the postage alone to ship the boxes,” said Joel Miller, member of the board of directors.

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

City seeks to rework airport agreement

July 16, 2015

There’s always the paperwork …

Big Spring city officials are trying to expand commercial opportunities out at McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark, but they have to make sure all the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed first.

When the federal government transferred the former Webb Air Force Base property to the city in the late 1970s, Big Spring was allowed to pretty much do what it wanted with the land, with certain exceptions.

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

July 15th

Jade Helm training exercise begins today

July 15, 2015

Operation Jade Helm, a training exercise involving thousands of U.S. military personnel in seven states — including this area — starts today. And it is very likely you’ll never notice it.

Jade Helm, which continues through Sept. 15, has been the source of much controversy thanks to claims in some quarters that this is just a cover for a hostile military takeover of conservative states such as Texas.

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

Forsan ISD unveils new campus

July 15, 2015

FORSAN — Tuesday evening was bragging time at Forsan Independent School District.

District officials were all smiles as they held an official ribbon cutting and provided public tours to show off the newly constructed multi-million dollar elementary school. An open house was held later that evening.

Texas Kicker Nick Rose hits 80-yard Field Goal

July 15, 2015

Texas kicker nails an 80-yard field goal

Fred Dietz, new Coahoma football coach and AD Q&A

July 15, 2015

In late June, Coahoma ISD hired Fred Dietz to be the new Athletic Director and head football coach for Coahoma High School.

In his first opportunity as AD and head coach, the San Angelo native is looking to build upon the success of previous years and bring his new community together.

How did you your football career evolve into what it is today?

July 14th

Local man faces deadly conduct charges

July 14, 2015

A 48-year-old man was arrested Monday by Big Spring Police on a charge of deadly conduct after alleged domestic dispute in the 1300 block of Barnes Avenue.

According to a BSPD news release, Richard Dean Anderson was arrested after police officers responded to a shots fired call in the 2000 block of S. Monticello a little after 9 a.m. This block intersects the 1300 block of Barnes Avenue.

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

Youngster takes a stand against hunger

July 14, 2015

Once again, Logan Henry is fighting hunger — one glass of lemonade at a time.

Logan, who will be 9 years old Thursday, is the proprietor of Logan’s Lemonade Stand. He will be set up on Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at 809 Scurry Street to raise funds for Isaiah 58. This is his third year of running his stand and he has started to become somewhat of a celebrity in certain circles — during a recent interview, a passer-by recognized him and asked if she could take a picture.

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

July 13th

Hang gliding to return to Big Spring

July 13, 2015

It is almost time, once again, for the Big Spring Hang Gliding Nationals.
The event will be taking place at the McMahon-Wrinkle Airport from Aug. 2 through Aug. 8.
Since 2001 hang gliders have been coming to Big Spring from all over.
Spectators may go to the terminal at the airport where there will be shaded seating to watch the event. Inside the terminal people will be able to find food and drinks for purchase and have access to restrooms.

Read the complete story in today's Big Spring Herald.

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