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October 21st

College theater department to present ‘Steel Magnolias'

October 21, 2014

The Howard College Theater Department’s production of “Steel Magnolias” is set to take the stage Thursday night.

“I encourage everyone to come to the play,” said Nathan Jacobs, Howard College theater director. “There is something for everyone to enjoy.”

The production will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Hall Center for the Arts, located on the Howard College Campus, 1001 Birdwell Lane. Tickets are $5 and $3 for students with a valid ID. For more information, call Jacobs at 264-5648.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

October 20th

Saturday wreck claims Midland man

October 20, 2014

A late Saturday evening accident west of Big Spring claimed the life of a Midland man.

Alfred B. Tochterman III, 34, died from injuries sustained when his pickup collided with a tractor-trailer driven by Clint Faulkner of Big Spring at about 10:45 p.m. Saturday on State Highway 176 five miles east of Lenorah.

For more of this story, read Monday's edition of the Herald.

Big Spring, Forsan bands earn top rating at marching contest

October 20, 2014

It proved to be a tough day for bands competing in the UIL Region 6 Marching contest Saturday as judges particular in the Class 2-3A divisions were very sparing in awarding top ratings.

However, Howard County schools fared well for the most part with two earning a Division I rating and a third earning Division II for their marching routines.

For more of this story, read Monday's edition of the Herald.

October 18th

Friends of Library sale begins

October 18, 2014

October 17th

Annual Angel Tree signups continue at Salvation Army

October 17, 2014

There’s still time for families to apply for the Salvation Army’s annual Angel Tree program.

The SA will accept applications for the annual Christmas gift program through Oct. 30, officials said.

The Angel Tree program annually provides Christmas gifts for qualifying children and seniors. Applicants are screened through interviews at the local Salvation Army office, located at 811 W. Fifth St.

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

Chess enthusiast to hold exhibition at mall Saturday

October 17, 2014

Shawn Adams plans on doing the unthinkable.

This Saturday at the Spring Town Mall beginning at 2 p.m. he will play chess with 20 people.

“Simultaneously.”

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

October 16th

DAV to hold annual fund-raiser this weekend

October 16, 2014

Members of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will be out Friday and Saturday in front of Walmart for the organization’s annual Forget-Me-Not Drive.

“We will be at the front doors beginning at 8 a.m. until late,” said Ed Meiser, DAV Chapter 47 commander. “Members will be accepting donations, and we will be handing out plastic blue, Forget-Me-Not flowers.”

The drive is an annual fund-raiser for the veterans group with the proceeds used to help area veterans, Meiser said.

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

October 15th

Council: No grooming pets, people at home

October 15, 2014

Big Spring’s City Council has nixed a proposed ordinance which would allow beauticians and pet groomers to work out of their homes.

Council members rejected the ordinance by a 4-3 vote after lengthy debate during their Tuesday night meeting. Raul Marquez Jr., Bobby McDonald, Raul Benavides and Marvin Boyd voted against the measure, while it was supported by Mayor Larry McLellan, Carmen Harbour and Justin Myers.

The ordinance would have allowed licensed beauty salon operators and pet groomers to operate the businesses from home under certain circumstances.

McDaniel named to fill vacant EDC seat

October 15, 2014

Local businesswoman Kay McDaniel has been named the newest member of the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors.

McDaniel was selected for the post from among 11 candidates by the Big Spring City Council during its Tuesday evening meeting.

She replaces Larry Rodgers, former CEO of Scenic Mountain Medical Center, who is relocating to the College Station area. She will serve on the EDC board until the end of September 2017.

For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.

October 14th

State hospital to celebrate 75 years

October 14, 2014

Big Spring State Hospital will celebrate its 75th anniversary Wednesday with a public reception and ceremony reflecting on how the hospital has evolved since it opened in 1939.

The ceremony — “Paving Pathways to Recovery” — begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Allred Building Auditorium.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

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