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July 25th

Symphony gearing up for another season

July 25, 2013

Big Spring Symphony has been making beautiful music for more than three decades and the tradition continues with a new season starting in September.

“We Like the Big Symphony” is the theme for the series, which opens Sept. 21.

The symphony, which varies between 50 and 60 players and includes a chorus depending on the program, offers four subscription concerts each year, as well as performing during the Pops in the Park patriotic music and fireworks extravaganza on July 3 at the Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater.

Dr. Keith Graumann is artistic director and conductor for the symphony.

Big Spring ISD school supply list

July 25, 2013

Pre-Kindergarten

2 boxes Crayola brand primary crayons
1 box Crayola washable markers
1 pair Fiskars brand blunt tip scissors
6 glue sticks
1 package construction paper
Kinder-Mat and towel (for nap)
3 boxes Kleenex
1 package of baby wipes (refills)
Backpack (regular size)
Cheap paper plates (not styrofoam)
Boys — gallon-sized inexpensive, sealable baggies
Girls — quart-sized inexpensive, sealable baggies

Kindergarten

Backpack (no wheels or rollers)
2 boxes 24-count Crayola crayons
1 12-count package of No. 2 yellow pencils (plain only)
2 large pink erasers

Forsan ISD registration ongoing

July 25, 2013

FORSAN — The first day of classes is still more than a month away, but officials at Forsan Independent School District are gearing up for a new school year.

New student registration has begun at Elbow Elementary and will continue through the first day of school Aug. 26.

Parents of elementary (grades pre-kindergarten through 5) students new to FISD will need to bring the following information to the campus, located at 5001 Nichols Road, when they register their children:

• The child's birth certificate.
• The child's Social Security card.
• The child's immunization record.

July 24th

Council lifts ban on sea container homes

July 24, 2013

Tempers flared during Tuesday night's meeting of the Big Spring City Council, as the council approved a zoning ordinance designed to define and shape the use of modular homes, temporary workforce housing and “man camps” on a 4-2 vote.

The council opted to remove language from the ordinance which addresses the use of intermodal shipping containers — otherwise known as sea containers — and would, in its former incarnation, ban the use of the containers for housing purposes within the city limit.

Boy opens lemonade stand to help food bank

July 24, 2013

Lemonade stands, once a summertime staple, have gone the way of Pet Rocks and 8-tracks, but one local boy is bringing them back for a good cause.

Seven-year-old Logan Henry, the son of Russell and Stephanie Russell, has opened one of the venerable stands in front of his parents' home on Carleton Street to help raise money for the Isaiah 58 food bank. His first effort earlier this month raised more than $50 and he'll be back hawking lemonade this Saturday.

According to his mother, Stephanie, helping others is simply in Logan's nature.

July 22nd

Family asks for help in finding killer

July 22, 2013

As an investigation into the February death of a Big Spring man remains at a standstill while investigators await lab reports, members of the man's family are pleading with Crossroads residents with information on the case to come forward.
Daniel Flores, 44, was pronounced dead the evening Feb. 19 in a vehicle at his residence in the 1400 block of W. Second Street after family members discovered his body, according to officials with the Big Spring Police Department.

Council to look at 'man camp' ordinance on second reading

July 22, 2013

The Big Spring City Council is expected to consider final reading of an ordinance designed to define and shape the use of modular homes, temporary workforce housing and “man camps” in the city limits when it meets Tuesday evening.
The ordinance — which was commissioned by the council in hopes of limiting the damaging effects of the oil boom associated with the Cline Shale discovery — takes a number of steps to regulate how the “man camps” and other temporary housing will be used within the city limits.

July 20th

Commissioners continue JP search

July 20, 2013

Howard County commissioners are expected to begin interviewing potential replacements for the justice of the peace position being vacated by longtime official Quail Dobbs during Monday morning's meeting.

Dobbs announced last month he would be stepping down as Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace at the end of the year. The Howard County native has served as an unofficial goodwill ambassador for Coahoma for the past several decades and first made a name for himself as a rodeo clown, earning a spot in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Hall of Fame for his achievements.

A&M club's shootout two weeks away

July 20, 2013

Gig 'em, Aggie lovers.

For the 14th consecutive year, the Howard County A&M Club will hold its WesTexAgs Shootout Saturday, Aug. 3 to raise scholarship money to support area public school students attending Texas A&M University.

Anyone, allegiance to a certain land grant university in College Station notwithstanding, is welcome to attend.

Two major events, both held at Big Spring Country Club, will highlight this year's Shootout:

• A four-person scramble golf tournament will tee off at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $100 per person and includes cart and green fees.

July 19th

City to limit landfill waste

July 19, 2013

Beginning Aug. 1, commercial entities which have previously dumped their oilfield, construction or demolition waste at the municipal landfill will be turned away, according to officials with the city of Big Spring.

Public Works Director Johnny Womack made the announcement this week, part of an effort by the city administration to limit the amount of waste being brought into the facility, which is quickly reaching the end of its lifespan.

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