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September 2nd, 2015

Vigil set Saturday to honor slain officers, law enforcement

September 2, 2015

A local prayer vigil is set for 7 p.m. Saturday night at the Heart of the City Park as a show of support for local law enforcement and for the families of two slain Texas Police officers. The event is organized by the Big Spring and Howard County LEO Wives Club. Those who attend are also asked to wear something blue.
Visit the Facebook page "Big Spring Unite with the blue light prayer vigil" for more information.

Adopt a Hero program seeks addresses

September 2, 2015

Everybody loves receiving gifts on Christmas, especially if they are thousands of miles from home.

The Howard County Adopt a Military Hero program's main purpose is to provide holiday gift packages for active duty military personnel stationed overseas during the Christmas season, but officials need your help in securing APO addresses for those service men and women.

For more information on the program, see Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

New laws take effect

September 2, 2015

New laws enacted by the Texas Legislature earlier this year took effect Tuesday.

Among the new laws were ordinances impacting unattended vehicles which are left running, the use of LED lights on motorcycles and requirements for a state-issued identification card.

For a closer look at these new laws, see Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

Week Two high school football schedule

September 2, 2015

Sometimes, two out of three IS bad.

Two of the three Howard County high school football squads dropped their season openers last week and look to rebound with winning performances Friday.

The Week Two schedule for Crossroads area teams is:

• Monahans at Big Spring, 7:30 p.m.

• Coahoma at McCamey, 7:30 p.m.

• Plains at Forsan, 7:30 p.m.

• Wink at Stanton, 7:30 p.m.

• Colorado City at Crane, 7:30 p.m.

• Sands at Veribest, 7:30 p.m.

• Borden County at Lueders-Avoca, 7:30 p.m.

• Ira at Grady, 7:30 p.m.

• Garden City at Eden, 7:30 p.m.

September 1st

Triathlon registration under way

September 1, 2015

Want to go for a swim? A bike ride? A run? How about all three?

The annual Comanche Warrior Triathlon — which features a 500-meter open-water swim, a 30K bike ride and 5K run — will be held in and around Comanche Trail Park Saturday.

Advance registration is $60 per individual and $100 per team. Saturday registration is $70 for individuals and $130 per team.

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

Quilt project makes for a 'fair' fundraiser

September 1, 2015

Firefighters use alternate routes to avoid road construction

September 1, 2015

The last thing a firefighting crew wants to experience on the way to battle a blaze is a traffic jam.

Because of road construction on Highway 87 south of Big Spring, Howard County Volunteer Fire Department crews to take back roads to get to fires in the southern part of the county.

By taking the back roads, crews hope to avoid heavy construction in the area of South 87 and Rural Road 33, officials say.

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

School photo of the Week

September 1, 2015

Big Spring Intermediate School teacher Ryan Ward, listens intently as his 5th grade students read math problems out loud.

August 31st

Open for business

August 31, 2015

Beginning today, Cardiology Specialists of Big Spring will open up the clinic doors. Dr. Frances J. Uricchio and Dr. Dominique J. Beaudry will be seeing patients Monday through Friday in a clinic setting.
“We are very excited to have Dr. Uricchio and Dr. Beaudry joining us in Big Spring and at Scenic Mountain Medical Center,” Amanda Duforat, SMMC Marketing Manager, said. “Interventional Cardiology is a service that our community has needed and we are excited to be able to bring, not one, but two board certified interventional cardiologists, to help serve this need.”

Gridiron photo of the Week

August 31, 2015

Photo by Tony Claxton Claxtonphotography.com

Big Spring Steers player Manuel Galvan and Bratz Burchett tackle a Kerrville Tivey player during Saturday's loss to Kerrville.

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