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April 28th

Council tables proposed street changes

April 28, 2014

A plan to covert a section of Second and Lancaster streets near Gregg into one-way traffic has been tabled for now, fueled by opposition from some businesses in the area.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the rest of the story.

April 26th

TxDOT breaks ground on Hwy. 87 reliever route

April 26, 2014

A ground-breaking ceremony for the largest construction project in the history of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Abilene District to date — the US 87 Truck Relief Route — was held Friday at the Hangar 25 Air Museum.

Local, state and federal dignitaries celebrated the moment by speaking of the project’s history, economical importance and the collaborative effort by West Texas communities to bring the bypass to fruition. Yet, of all the eloquent words spoken at the podium Friday morning, one long-time advocate of the Ports-to-Plains trade corridor said it best.

County finalizing road repair projects

April 26, 2014

Howard County commissioners are close to finalizing plans for a multi-million dollar road renovation which, if all goes well, will begin this summer.

When they meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the county courthouse, commissioners will finalize an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation which will clear the way for that state agency to provide almost $4 million in grant money for county road repair.

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

April 24th

Council puts stamp on city pay increases

April 24, 2014

Big Spring city employees will have slightly wider than normal smiles on their faces when they get their first paychecks in June.

City council members put the final touches on a 6 percent across-the-board pay raises for all city employees by formally approving a revised pay schedule for police officers and firefighters during their Tuesday meeting.

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

BSISD officials warn of possible scam

April 24, 2014

Officials with Big Spring Independent School District have issued a warning concerning impostors soliciting advertisement for the supposed purpose of raising funds for the school district.

“It’s come to our attention that there are organizations contacting area businesses to solicit advertisements on Big Spring Steer themed T-shirts, posters, plastic footballs and similar items,” said Chris Wigington, BSISD superintendent, in a written statement. “These organizations are portraying that their fundraising activities are endorsed by the school district.”

April 23rd

Historic Bankhead Highway subject of book signing at Heritage Museum

April 23, 2014

A historical part of Texas road infrastructure will be at the forefront of conversation Saturday when Dan L. Smith, author of “The Bankhead Highway in Texas,” appears at a book signing and lecture at the Heritage Museum.

Music to highlight Cinco de Mayo festivities

April 23, 2014

Get ready, it’s almost Cinco de Mayo time.

A number of bands are expected to perform for the two-day Cinco de Mayo festivities, sponsored by the North Side Movement and co-sponsored by Budwieser and Pepsico.

April 22nd

City master plan draws little interest

April 22, 2014

Fewer than 200 people took up the city of Big Spring’s invitation to help craft its master plan for the next 25 years.

A crowd estimated at 150 attended a public meeting of the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum to provide their input as to how they’d like the city to evolve in the coming years.

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

Dance concert sets 2-day run at Hall Center

April 22, 2014

Howard College Department of Dance will hold its annual Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Hall Center for the Arts.

This year’s show is titled, “The World in Our Own Back Yard” and features some historic ethnic dances from around the world and contemporary dances which show the influence of America’s immigrated cultures.

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

April 21st

Dignitaries to attend relief route ceremony

April 21, 2014

Dignitaries will descend on Big Spring Friday as the The Texas Department of Transportation, city of Big Spring and the 
Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the US 87 Truck Relief Route.

“This is an extremely important moment,” said Bill Crooker, a former long-time county commissioner and member of the Ports-to-Plains committee. “We have been members of the Ports-to-Plains since 1999, and we feel that is a valuable asset to be on the Ports-to-Plains route. This bypass will help relieve truck traffic in downtown Big Spring.”

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