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October 5th

Rabid bat discovered; no major threat

October 5, 2013

Big Spring Police Department is notifying the public that on Thursday, its animal control division captured a bat that has tested to be infected with rabies.
Other bats were captured the same week and were also sent for testing. Tests on all the other bats were confirmed negative for rabies, said Det. Sgt. Tony Everett, BSPD public information officer.

October 4th

Tumbleweed Smith to be inducted into Texas Trail of Fame

October 4, 2013

Tumbleweed Smith of Big Spring, newspaper columnist and producer of The Sound of Texas radio series, will be inducted into the Fort Worth Stockyards Trail of Fame on Oct. 26.

The organization recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the creation and preservation of the western way of life and western heritage. The program has recognized 130 individuals since its inception in 1997.

Firefighters’ memorial ceremony set Saturday

October 4, 2013

Bells will ring out across the nation this weekend in remembrance of firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

Bells Across America, a national ceremony honoring fallen firefighters, will be held locally at 10 a.m. Saturday at the entrance of First United Methodist Church.

October 3rd

Angel Tree apps to be accepted starting Monday

October 3, 2013

Local Salvation Army officials are gearing up for their annual Angel Tree drive.

The campaign, which encourages residents to give clothing and toys to children of low-income during the holiday season, will begin when the SA starts accepting applications Monday.

Ada Lafler of the local SA said the agency will accept applications from qualifying families at the local headquarters, located at 811 W. Fifth.

Application hours will be from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through the week.

Pots and Prints free workshop Friday

October 3, 2013

What the heck is Pots and Prints?

That was the question posed to the assistant professor of the Howard College art department.

October 2nd

BSHS singers clear hurdle toward state

October 2, 2013

Eleven Big Spring High School students received all-region accolades during tryouts this weekend in Odessa.

Nine BSHS students were named to the all-region choir outright, while two others were selected as alternates.
The all-region qualifiers are: Toby Shubert, Cory Hilario, David Juarez, Hannah Morgan, Micaiah Rodgers, Brycen Kiker, Roy Gomez, Michael Matthews and Donovan Clark. Aron Rios and Kate Sorton were selected as alternates to the choir.

SMMC to offer help with new Affordable Care Act

October 2, 2013

You’ve probably heard about the new affordable health insurance options that began Monday. On Oct.
28, at 5:30 p.m. in the Senior Circle Room, Scenic Mountain Medical Center is inviting members of the
community to learn about the new health insurance options.

Scenic Mountain Medical Center will have representatives on hand who will clear up confusion surrounding the Health Insurance Marketplace.

October 1st

Trio jailed on drug charges

October 1, 2013

Three people were arrested after an early morning drug bust in the west end of Big Spring today.

Big Spring narcotics officers, backed by the combined police/sheriff's office Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, executed a search warrant at Apartment 10 of Tanglewood Apartments, 3304 W. Highway 80, around 4:30 a.m. today, said Big Spring Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Tony Everett.

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