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October 7th

Ag appreciation tickets needed

October 7, 2013

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.

Council to consider annexations tonight

October 7, 2013

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.

October 5th

DRA getting ready for Christmas on Main Street

October 5, 2013

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 — on Main Street, obviously — immediately following the Big Spring Herald Lighted Christmas Parade, set for the evening of Saturday, Dec. 7.
“Children will have an opportunity to visit with Santa, get their photo taken and get a free gift,” said Debbie Rupard, DRA secretary.

Firefighters to teach safety to students

October 5, 2013

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.

For the entire story, check the Herald print or e-edition.

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.

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