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April 7th

Trio medal at UIL one-act contest

April 7, 2014

Three Big Spring High School acting students earned honors at the UIL One Act Play competition held in Snyder Saturday, March 29.

“Unfortunately, we did not advance but brought home three acting awards,” said Tabatha Wright, high school theater teacher and director of the play. “All young men that won acting awards are first year actors. We are in a very tough district, and I believe that BSHS Theatre did a fantastic job and performed to the best of their ability.”

April 5th

Students, parents ready to come up with graduation plan

April 5, 2014

Current eighth-grade Big Spring students and their parents will begin meeting with school counselors Monday to select a graduation plan as school districts across Texas prepare to implement a new set of graduation plans for the fall of 2014.
“One of the requirements implemented through House Bill 5, is that a parent and student must sign off on the plan that they choose, so it is extremely important that parents and students plan to attend the sessions next week,” said Mike Ritchey, Big Spring High School principal. 

For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of the Herald

Stick horse rodeo keeps Quail Dobbs legacy going

April 5, 2014

COAHOMA — Competition was tough at the Quail Dobbs Legacy Coahoma Kindergarten Rodeo held Friday morning and when the last stick-bull was ridden and the final barrel race won, it was the 2014 kindergarten class that triumphed.
“It's a phenomenal event,” said Ben Clements PRCA and USTRC announcer who lent his talent to the annual event held at the Coahoma Elementary School gym.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the complete article.

April 4th

City workers repair water line break

April 4, 2014

City of Big Spring crews have repaired a water main break that resulted in restricted water use for residents Thursday.

This break, located at the intersection of Noland and 10th streets, impacted a number of city residences and businesses. City officials instituted a temporary ban is to ensure there was sufficient water for basic living necessities.

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

Volunteers look to untrash Big Spring

April 4, 2014

One key to a prettier Big Spring is quite literally in the bag.

More than 100 area residents, armed with trash bags and a desire to beautify this city, will take to the streets Saturday as part of the Texas Trash Off and Clean It Up Big Spring effort.

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

April 3rd

Water line breaks; non-essential use banned

April 3, 2014

A large water main at 10th & Nolan broke today, affecting water service to large portions of the city.

"We have staff on site and they will remain on site until service is restored," a city press release stated. "You may experience some inconveniences such as no water, low water pressure, dirty water or additional air in the water, etc."

More suspects sought in sting

April 3, 2014

Two more people have been arrested in connection with a drug sweep conducted by area law enforcement officers earlier this week.

Mark Ryerson, 26, and Thomas White, 22, were arrested on drug charges Wednesday, according to information released by the Big Spring Police Department. Ryerson was charged with possession of a controlled substance, while White was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of a dangerous drug and burglary of a habitation.

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

Rogers’ campaign brings Impeach Obama platform to Big Spring

April 3, 2014

Campaign workers for Kesha Rogers, a Larouche Democrat running for the U.S. Senate, were in Big Spring Wednesday afternoon with a message — impeach President Barak Obama.

It’s the platform Rogers has based her campaign on and quickly caught the interest of some area residents.

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

April 2nd

Kindergarten rodeo to be named after Quail Dobbs

April 2, 2014

COAHOMA — Quail Dobbs’ legacy will be alive and well Friday when the memory of the well-known professional rodeo clown and Coahoma leader is honored during the annual Coahoma kindergarten stick horse rodeo, scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in the elementary gymnasium.

“We’ve changed the name of the rodeo this year to the Quail Dobbs Legacy Coahoma Kindergarten Rodeo to honor him in this way,” said Coahoma ISD kindergarten teacher Natalie Rochelle.

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

13 locals jailed on drug charges

April 2, 2014

Tuesday was April’s Fools Day, but it was anything but a joking matter for 13 individuals arrested during the latest drug sweep conducted by area law enforcement officials.

The sweep was conducted by the Big Spring Police Department with assistance from the Howard County and Sterling County sheriff offices, Homeland Security and U.S. Marshalls.

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

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