The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Meet the Candidate Forum at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Hall Center for the Arts.
The forum gives candidates an opportunity to introduce themselves prior to the May 11 city and school board elections.
â€śWe're encouraging everyone to come out and meet each of the candidates,â€ť said Debbye ValVerde, Chamber executive director.
ValVerde said each candidate will be allowed to speak for five minutes.
As interest in the expected Cline Shale oil boom continues to grow, Howard County commissioners will begin taking steps to prepare for the phenomenon during a special meeting Monday morning.
The court is expected to meet in an executive session with the Austin law firm Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP of Austin, which commissioners retained in early March. According to County Judge Mark Barr, they will be looking at ways to deal with the continued growth of RV and trailer parks within the county.