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August 10th

Company wants to pipe water to Big Spring and area

August 10, 2013

Water and oil don't mix. But with the current oil boom, companies in the business of supplying water to the masses are making a concerted effort to do so, even if it's only metaphorically.
John Littlejohn, owner and chief scientist (PhD from Harvard University in Geological Sciences) and executive head of and founder of V.V. Water Company, LLC, held a public meeting Thursday to propose building a pipeline that would supply West Texas with artesian spring water from the Edwards aquifer.

August 9th

Tax free holiday starts today

August 9, 2013

It seems like every store has some kind of back-to-school sale, so why shouldn't the state of Texas get into the act?

Parents shopping for back-to-school items for their children — and others just looking to save a little money — will get a helping hand from the state as its annual Tax Free Holiday kicks off today and runs through Sunday.

As in previous years, most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 will be exempt from sales and use taxes — including those sold online, by telephone or mail — which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.

Sky's the limit at hang gliding championships

August 9, 2013

Despite some rough weather conditions Tuesday afternoon — including lightning and heavy rains — the 2013 U.S. National Hang Gliding Championship remains on-track to wrap up one of its best years Saturday at the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark.

According to U.S. National Hang Gliding organizer Belinda Boulter, the pilots — more than 40, including competitors from the U.S., Mexico and Guatemala — continue to enjoy amazing flying conditions in and around the Crossroads area.

August 8th

Two West Nile cases confirmed locally

August 8, 2013

There have been at least two confirmed cases of West Nile Virus within the city limits of Big Spring, according to a report from the Texas Department of State Health Services issued Wednesday.

The Texas Department of State Health Services notified officials with the city of Big Spring regarding the confirmed cases, according to a press release issued by Big Spring Fire Department Chief Craig Ferguson this morning.

Fire destroys Coahoma residence

August 8, 2013

COAHOMA — An early afternoon fire here Wednesday destroyed a trailer home, but its occupants fortunately escaped injury.

The fire started shortly after 2 p.m. in the 300 block of Hoover Avenue. Several units from the Howard County Volunteer and Big Spring fire departments arrived shortly thereafter to find the home engulfed in flames.

HCVFD Chief Tommy Sullivan said the fire appeared to have started in the living room area and quickly spread to all other areas of the trailer home.

August 7th

2 killed in copter mishap

August 7, 2013

MARTIN COUNTY — Two men fell to their deaths Monday morning at a location in northern Martin County — approximately halfway between Big Spring and Lamesa — while working on power lines, tethered to a helicopter, according to local law enforcement officials.

David Edward Oliveira, 26, of Turlock, Calif., and Christopher Geoffrey Breed, 27, of Moscow, Idaho, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, near County Roads 4501 and 4200, according to officials with the Martin County Sheriff's Office.

College trustees OK staff, faculty raises

August 7, 2013

Howard College trustees gave tentative approval to across-the-board pay raises for district personnel during a combination budget workshop-regular meeting Tuesday.

College employees would see their annual income increase by at least $1,200 under the new budget, which will not be formally approved until Aug. 27.

Faculty can expect annual salary increases of between $1,389 and $1,857, depending on their contracts, while other employees will see significant pay raises also, College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks said.

August 6th

Hang glider championships off to great start, officials say

August 6, 2013

If it seems like the skies above Big Spring are busier than usual, it's not your imagination, as the 2013 U.S. National Hang Gliding Championship continues at the McMahon-Wrinkle Airpark.

According to U.S. National Hang Gliding organizer Belinda Boulter, with just two days under the pilots' belts, the championship is shaping up to be an amazing time for all involved.

Wednesday road closure

August 6, 2013

The following areas will be closed for crosswalk painting from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday:

• Birdwell Lane, from Harvard to Stadium.

• The intersection of Mt. Vernon and Washington streets.

All traffic will be detoured during this time period.

For more information, contact Big Spring city offices at 264-2376.

August 5th

HC trustees to consider faculty, staff raises

August 5, 2013

After having to ask employees to do more for less the past few years, Howard College trustees are looking to reverse that trend.
When trustees hold their annual budget workshop at 10 a.m. Tuesday, they will take a long, hard look at giving faculty and staff a raise for the first time in three years.

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