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April 24th

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.”

18 indicted during grand jury session

April 21, 2014

The following individuals were indicted during the most recent session of the Howard County Grand Jury:

• Sherry Burchett, 34, 2609 Carleton, tampering with a governmental record (third degree felony).
• Lisa Ann Curry, 37, Robert Lee, possession of a controlled substance (state jail felony).
• John Flores Jr., 49, county detention center, evading arrest with a previous conviction (state jail felony).
• Stanley Lynn Fraley, 50, county detention center, two counts of burglary of a habitation (enhanced to first degree felony) and two counts of forgery (enhanced to third degree felony).

April 19th

Forsan kids hunt for eggs

April 19, 2014

Public hearing on city master plan set Monday

April 19, 2014

Big Spring city officials are ready to unveil their vision for the community's next 25 years, and they want to hear from you about it.
The city's Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee will host a public meeting to discuss the community's master plan at 6 p.m. Monday in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on the Howard College campus.

For the entire article, pick up a copy of Sunday's Herald.

Job Fair scheduled Tuesday

April 19, 2014

Employers still have time to sign up for a both at the Job Fair set for early next week.
“We are encouraging employers who are interested in participating to call us on Monday,” said Debbye ValVerde, Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce executive director.
The Job Fair will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum East Room, 1001 Birdwell Lane.

For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of Sunday's edition.

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