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August 3rd

Hang glider championships begin Sunday

August 3, 2013

It's a bird, it's a plane it's … a hang glider?

It may sound a bit strange — especially along the West Texas skyline — but it's likely the case, as the 2013 U.S. National Hang Gliding Championship prepare to get under way Sunday at the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark.

Marking the 11th year in a row the championship has been held in the Crossroads area, more than 40 hang glider pilots from all across the nation — as well as the world — are expected to take to the skies for the week-long event.

August 2nd

Foul play not found in deaths of local women

August 2, 2013

The bodies of two Big Spring women who were discovered in the bathroom of their home Monday afternoon died of natural causes, according to law enforcement officials.

Autopsies on 83-year-old Helen Thomason and her daughter, 51-year-old Carol Thomason were performed Wednesday, according to officials with the Big Spring Police Department.

Howard College breaking ground for San Angelo expansion

August 2, 2013

SAN ANGELO — Growing pains ... not a bad thing to have at all if you are the San Angelo campus of Howard College.

Thanks to the record growth over the last several years, the campus is finally getting two new buildings. The official ground breaking is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday at the West Texas Training Center campus on U.S. Highway 67.

August 1st

BSISD to begin search for new superintendent

August 1, 2013

Big Spring Independent School District trustees will soon begin searching in earnest for a new superintendent.

Current Superintendent Steven Saldivar, who headed BSISD since 2008, announced Tuesday he will be leaving within the next few weeks to accept a similar position with Anthony ISD. Saldivar's hiring at Anthony is expected to become official Aug. 20.

“He helped our school district,” Board President Irene Rodriguez said. “I have nothing but good things to say about Steven … and I wish him and his family the best at Anthony.”

United Way kickoff coming up

August 1, 2013

The tradition stays alive as the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County gear up for the 69th annual campaign kick-off Aug. 17 at the Big Spring Country Club, starting at 6 p.m.

“As always, the entire board is ready to jump feet first into what we are expecting to be another successful campaign,” said Ann McClarty, United Way of Big Spring and Howard County president.

Tickets are $25 per person. Due to the venue, there will be limited seating. The evening will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, live music from Freeride and a silent auction.

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