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September 10th

9/11 ceremony set Thursday to honor fallen

September 10, 2014

A ceremony to honor and remember those who lost their lives during the terroristic attacks on the United States Sept. 11, 2001, and for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country in the fight against terror, will be held this week.

A 9/11 Memorial at the Spring Town Plaza will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday inside the mall by the yellow ribbon display near Sears. Last year, the annual event drew more than 400 people to the service, which is presented by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 47 and the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department.

City budget hearing Thursday

September 10, 2014

City residents will get a chance to sound off on the proposed budget and tax rate for FY 2015 when the Big Spring City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth.

City leaders have proposed a budget featuring a tax rate of 86.5043 cents per $100 property valuation, which is the same rate as the expiring budget. Because of a huge jump in property valuations, however, the rate is projected to bring in $826,000 more in revenue than it did last year.

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

September 9th

County to start roadwork

September 9, 2014

Howard County crews are going to start preparing area roads ready for state-financed repair, even though it is unclear at this time whether the state finances will be available.

During their Monday meeting, commissioners approved $400,000 in shoulder-widening work to be performed by county crews in preparation for a multi-million dollar repair project that has been on the books for the last several months.

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

PD: Chickens beaten to death

September 9, 2014

Police are working to determine who bludgeoned to death as many as a dozen chickens at the Big Spring Animal Shelter last week.

According to a Big Spring PD press release, a kennel worker discovered several deceased chickens in an enclosed area of the shelter when she reported to work at 8 a.m. Friday.

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

September 8th

Museum officials to make case for endowments during Saturday event

September 8, 2014

Heritage Museum are making a pitch to potential donors, and they’re using some of West Texas’ finest wines in the process.

The museum will host a wine tasting from 5-7 p.m. Saturday to kick off its annual endowment campaign. Representatives from Llano Estacado Winery in Lubbock will be on hand serving samples of their products and several local artists will display their work.

Museum Curator Tammy Schrecengost said the endowment campaign will help the facility, which has been hit hard by the loss of grant money, become more self-sustaining.

September 6th

College board to adopt new budget

September 6, 2014

Howard College trustees are primed to approve a new tax rate which will bring in roughly $300,000 in additional revenue during the coming fiscal year.
Following Friday's public hearing on the proposed rate of 17.7 cents per $100 valuation, college trustees have scheduled a meeting for 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15 to formally adopt the new levy.

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

Annual triathlon held here

September 6, 2014

Comanche Warriors wait patiently before beginning the swimming portion of the annual triathlon held early Saturday at Comanche Trail Park. The event included a 500-meter swim, 18-mile bicycle ride and a 3-mile run.

HERALD photo/Andreia Medlin

September 5th

City council passes rezoning of property

September 5, 2014

Big Spring’s city council unanimously approved a rezoning ordinance which will allow development of 29 acres adjacent to Comanche Trail Lake into an addition featuring residences, restaurants and a hotel during a special meeting Thursday evening.

No timetable has been set for development of the area, located in the vicinity of Highway 87 and Village Road, to begin, but it will feature apartments and other residences, assisted living, a 3-to-5 story hotel and a pair of restaurants.

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

Not surprisingly, VA Medical Center looking for health care professionals

September 5, 2014

For anyone who needs a job, the VA Medical Center is hiring.

Physicians, nurses, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses aides and volunteers are all needed. VAMC officials at a town hall meeting held Thursday evening addressed this and other issues that have plagued the Big Spring VA for many years.

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

September 4th

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away

September 4, 2014

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away
The 81-year-old comedy icon has died

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