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November 20th, 2014

Finances tight; SA continues to provide services

November 20, 2014

Although the homeless shelter still remains closed, the Big Spring Salvation Army continues to find sanctuary for people when the need arises.

Finances, employee and building maintenance issues all contributed to the decision to close the shelter a year ago, said Capt. Jeremiah Romack of the Big Spring Salvation Army, but officials are still helping people find shelter on a case by case basis.

“We are still finding shelter for people but in a non-traditional means,” Romack said.

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

Big Spring history book on sale at local museum

November 20, 2014

The Heritage Museum is taking pre-orders for a new historical book providing a comprehensive record of the city of Big Spring.

“This book is going to the perfect Christmas or birthday present for all those avid historical fans,” said Tammy Schrecengost, Heritage Museum curator. “Ms. Hubbard has been very meticulous in recording the history of Big Spring. It’s full of Big Spring history, newspaper clippings, old ads, photographs of the Big Spring State Hospital Campus Revue and just too much to list.”

November 19th

Rezoning requests for two apartments get OK, third doesn’t

November 19, 2014

Developers wishing to build apartment complexes went two-for-three at Tuesday’s Big Spring City Council meeting.

The council approved two rezoning requests to allow the construction of apartment complexes, but turned down a third application because of significant opposition from residents in the area.

The failed rezoning bid would have resulted in a 32-unit apartment building on a square block bordered by Father Delaney, Douglas, Aylesford and Seventh streets in north Big Spring. The long-abandoned Kate Morrison elementary school building currently sits at the site.

Not too late to enter Christmas parade

November 19, 2014

A western skirt, 10-gallon hat, snap up shirts, lined denim jackets, traditional cowboy boots — think Yeehaw! A Texas Christmas!

That’s the theme for the 29th Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade, set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.

November 18th

BSISD honors veterans with Jeans for Troops

November 18, 2014

Big Spring ISD honored Veterans Day and the men and women who have died defending our country by raising funds for military veterans and their families.

Last week, teachers took part in the 2014 “Jeans For Troops” fundraising drive benefiting the GI Go Fund, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans returning home find employment, go to college, access their health care and financial benefits, and link to housing.

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

Thursday’s Empty Bowls to benefit local United Way

November 18, 2014

Empty Bowls VIII will be held from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Dora Reberts Community Center.

The United Way fundraiser is sponsored by Big Spring Independent School District and Howard College art departments and H-E-B.

Tickets are $20 each and are available at the United Way office, 215 W. Third St.

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

November 17th

Council eyes renovation plan at spring

November 17, 2014

Big Spring City Council members are expected to approve the financing of a plan to renovate the town’s namesake when they meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.

The council will consider increasing the city’s motel tax fund by slightly more than $22,000 to finance refurbishing the Big Spring at Comanche Trail Park.

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

Bearish oil market fuels gas price decline

November 17, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.70 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.89 a gallon.

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

November 15th

Tumbleweed signs CDs

November 15, 2014

HERALD photo/Lyndel Moody

Radio personality Tumbleweed Smith hands over a signed copy of his newest CD “Tumbleweed Smith's Top Picks” to Janell Davis Saturday morning at the Heritage Museum. This is Smith's 17th commercial release and features 28 of the the funniest and most intriguing interview subjects from his radio program, The Sound of Texas. Two of the tracks feature Big Spring stories. Some of the proceeds from the special CD signing went to supporting the museum.

Steers roll on

November 15, 2014

Big Spring High School’s Steers celebrate after defeating Gainsville 35-17 Friday in Aledo to claim a Class 4A Region I Bi-District title. Next Friday, Nov. 22, the Steers will take on longtime rival Andrews at 7 p.m. in Odessa’s Ratliff Stadium as they continue their push toward a state championship. For Friday’s game story, pick up a copy of the Herald.
Photo by Tony Claxton (www.claxtonphotography.com)

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