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Our day in Austin: Final day to register is Monday

January 29, 2011

Howard County residents will get one last chance to take advantage of a chartered bus going to the state capitol Feb. 9 for Howard County Day at the State Capitol, as the deadline to sign up has been moved to Monday at 5 p.m.

Area residents wanting to avoid the long drive to Austin have until the end of the business day Monday to sign up for a special chartered bus making the trip, according to Teresa Darden, executive assistant with the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation.

Chili 101: Have fun!

January 29, 2011

The secret ingredients at Saturday morning's Eagles Lodge benefit chili cook-off weren't so much meat and spices as they were having fun and helping others.

More than 30 teams entered this year's cook-off, which raises funds for West Texas Center's Children-In-Need Fund, and while while they were all vying for awards, competition wasn't the main force driving their efforts.

City looks to save some cash

January 29, 2011

Big Spring City Council this week acted on a measure that might help take a small bite out of the city's bond debt, a move that could save taxpayers between $5,000 and $25,000 a year.

The council met with Lubbock-based First Southwest representative Eric Macha regarding general obligation bonds that were issued in 2002. According to Macha, the bonds — which if left on their current course will be paid off in 2014 — are eligible to be refinanced at a lower interest rate that could save the city thousands of dollars during the next three years.

McClellan named managing editor

January 29, 2011

Long-time Big Spring Herald employee Bill McClellan has been named managing editor, Publisher Ron Midkiff announced Friday.

As managing editor, McClellan will oversee all aspects of newsroom operations at the Herald.

“We considered several candidates for the position, but we feel Bill, with his knowledge of and familiarity with this area, was the perfect fit for the job,” Midkiff said.

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