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July 29th

Salvation Army school supply drive under way

July 29, 2013

With a little less than a month left before area parents have to send their children back to school, the local Salvation Army is asking for assistance with its annual Back to School Drive.
And while the trek back to school may elicit groans about teachers and books from students, it will leave many parents in a fiscal pinch as they desperately try to pay for their children's back to school supplies, a task the Big Spring Salvation Army is hoping to step in and assist with.

A&M club's annual shootout Saturday

July 29, 2013

In a few more days, Big Spring is going to be (figuratively) crawling with Aggies.

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

While many A&M lovers expected to attend, the Shootout open to everyone, collegiate allegiance notwithstanding.

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

July 27th

Feeding the ducks

July 27, 2013

County to take a close look at budget

July 27, 2013

Howard County commissioners will meet during a special-called meeting Monday morning to begin work in-earnest on the government entity's 2013-2014 fiscal plan.
The Howard County Appraisal District released certified values this week, with Howard County seeing a slight downturn in its certified taxable values. The county saw values dip to $3,201,897,608 this year, down $248,038,790 compared to values estimated at $3,449,936,398 in 2012.

July 26th

Ten jailed on drug charges, warrants out for others

July 26, 2013

A six-month multi-agency investigation culminated Wednesday morning with the arrest of 10 Big Spring residents — and warrants being issued for several more — on various drug charges.

Officers with the Big Spring Police Department, Howard County Sheriff's Office and Department of Homeland Security were all involved in Wednesday's arrests, BSPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Tony Everett said.

Food handling classes planned through city

July 26, 2013

The city of Big Spring is ready to lend a helping hand to potential and existing restaurateurs in the Big Spring area, as the municipality gets ready to offer a number of classes to prepare them for health and sanitation inspections.

According to Big Spring Fire Marshal Carl Condray, a lack of resources for state inspectors has called for the city to step in and begin conducting inspections in the Crossroads area, with the responsibility falling to the local fire marshal's office.

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.

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