Archive - Oct 2013 - News Article
Officials with the Texas Secretary of State's office will be in Big Spring next week to provide help for people needing to obtain a voter identification card.
The Secretary of State, in conjunction with the Department of Public Safety, will set up two mobile stations to help people obtain an Election Identification Certificate free of charge, Howard County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom said.
STANTON â€” Sold out!
Old Sorehead Trade Days, which takes place this weekend, isnâ€™t sold out in terms of wares, antiques, handcrafted items and food (donâ€™t forget the corn dogs, kettle corn, turkey legs and funnel cakes) of course. But if youâ€™re a vendor looking for a place to do some business, youâ€™ll have to go on down the road. With 615 vendors already signed up for what organizers call â€ťthe best little show in West Texasâ€ť Stanton will definitely be bustinâ€™ at the seams.
Add in 30,000 expected visitors over the showâ€™s two-day run, and this town of 2,700 will swell indeed.
Big Spring State Hospital Superintendent Lorie Dunnam will be formally introduced to the public Thursday during an afternoon reception for hospital employees and invited guests.
The reception will be from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Big Spring State Hospitalâ€™s Allred Building Auditorium. A short recognition ceremony will be at 3:15 p.m.
Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Dr. David Lakey named Dunnam the superintendent of Big Spring State Hospital, effective Sept. 1.
Howard County commissioners voted to chop off $2,000 from a recently approved road access permit during a special meeting Monday.
In August, commissioners approved a fee of $4,500 for all new access entrances which intersect county roads for commercial purposes â€” except agricultural related industries. The construction of the entrances are required to conform with county road and bridge department requirements.
Big Spring will follow a new â€śroad mapâ€ť when dealing with future growth.
During its Monday meeting, the city council voted 5-0 (Mayor Larry McLellan and Raul Benavides were absent) to authorize a comprehensive overhaul of the city's master plan, which officials said will serve as a guidepost of sorts as the city deals with growth issues brought on by the shale oil boom and other factors.
Dog and cat owners have a chance to contribute to the community and save a little money as well when the Howard County Humane Society and Sierra Animal Clinic join together to host an animal immunization clinic.
â€śWe have a great turnout for this,â€ť said Jo Stone, Humane Society coordinator. â€śWe've already had six or seven calls so far, and we've just started to advertise.â€ť
Tuesday is the deadline to purchase a ticket for the 22nd annual Ag Appreciation Day luncheon, which will be held Thursday in the G.C. Broughton Ag Complex on the Howard College campus.
Tickets, $15 each, are available at the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce, Crop Production Services, Lone Star Bank, South Plains Implement and State National Bank. The deadline to obtain tickets and reserve a seat is 3 p.m.
All area farmers and producers eat free at the appreciation luncheon; however tickets are necessary so that a head count will be available.
Annexation matters are expected to be the main topics of conversation when the Big Spring City Council holds its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.
Council members will hold a series of public hearings concerning the possible annexation and/or rezoning of property during the meeting.
When you think Christmas parade, don't forget Christmas on Main Street, a family focused event designed to enhance the season's festivities.
Christmas on Main Street is put on by the Downtown Revitalization Association and takes place â€” on Main Street, obviously â€” immediately following the Big Spring Herald Lighted Christmas Parade, set for the evening of Saturday, Dec. 7.
â€śChildren will have an opportunity to visit with Santa, get their photo taken and get a free gift,â€ť said Debbie Rupard, DRA secretary.
October is National Fire Prevention Month and the Big Spring Fire Department will be spreading the message of fire safety to this area's smallest residents.
Beginning Monday, BSFD Fire Marshal Carl Condray and others in the department will visit area elementary schools to give students practical lessons on fire safety.
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