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April 16th, 2015

Council backs I-27 extension effort

April 16, 2015

For years, the idea of Big Spring sitting at the intersection of two busy interstate highways has brought visions of increased commerce to many civic leaders, and they are determined not to let that dream die.

Community leaders are making a renewed push to convince state transportation officials to extend Interstate 27 south from Lubbock to Big Spring, something they say would reap significant financial rewards for this area.

Tickets to state hospital gala going quickly

April 16, 2015

A limited number of Cars, Stars and Handlebars tickets are available for this week for Saturday’s fund-raiser at the Big Spring Country Club.

“I wouldn’t wait until the last minute,” longtime chairman Stacy Barr said. “We still have tickets left, but the last few days they go very quickly. And once they’re sold, they’re sold. ”

“We are unable to print any additional tickets.”

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

Portions of Wasson Road closed beginning Friday

April 16, 2015

Parts of Wasson Road will temporarily close Friday as crews begin the next phase in the construction of a Highway 87 truck relief route overpass.

According to officials with TxDOT, sections of Wasson Road — from Dogwood Street to Rockhouse Road — will close for traffic Friday.

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

April 15th

Council tables alcohol plan for Andries Park

April 15, 2015

Andries Park in north Big Spring is still an alcohol-free area, at least for now.

During its Tuesday meeting, Big Spring’s city council tabled an ordinance which would allow the sale and consumption of alcohol at the park’s Mi Familia Pavilion until officials receive feedback from residents in the area.

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

City to lower private party rates at aquatic center

April 15, 2015

City officials want you to have a party at the McEwen Family Aquatic Center, and they’re making it cheaper for you to do so.

Tuesday evening, Big Spring’s city council unanimously approved a proposal to decrease private party fees at the aquatic center. The new fees are $200 an hour with a two-hour minimum, plus a $200 refundable deposit.

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

Time's up! Income tax deadline is today

April 15, 2015

No more excuses, April 15 — Tax Day — has arrived.

The deadline to file federal income taxes is midnight tonight for taxpayers, although those who still can not make the national deadline can file an extension request as long as it is also filed by midnight.

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

April 14th

Fire destroys vacant school building

April 14, 2015

An old aerosol can was the cause of a fire that destroyed the gym of the old Midway school gymnasium Monday, according to officials with the Howard County Volunteer Firefighters.

Volunteer firefighters were called to a structure fire around 11:30 a.m. on Midway road by Midway RV Park.

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.

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