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September 2nd

City, county to host public hearings

September 2, 2014

There will be a whole lotta public hearings going on over the coming days.

Forced by a software glitch to reshuffle their tax rate and budget adoption schedules, the city of Big Spring and Howard County will hold several public hearings to give area residents a chance to provide their input.

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

September 1st

/burglary suspect indicted

September 1, 2014

A Big Spring man accused of participating in a June robbery has been indicted by the Howard County Grand Jury.

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

August 30th

Applications sought for new EDC directors

August 30, 2014

The city of Big Spring wants you — for the Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors, that is.

Less than 48 hours after the city council ousted the EDC board, city officials were already getting the word out in a hunt for replacement directors. And the clock is ticking — replacements need to be in place by the end of September.

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

‘Across Worlds’ presentation kicks off HC Speaker Series

August 30, 2014

Howard College will kick off the year with its first Foundation Speaker Series “Across Worlds — A Tale of Two Lives of Adventure.”

The presentation is by Jeff Salz and Alepho Deng and will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Hall Center for the Arts on the campus of Howard College. The Howard County Foundation Speaker Series is co-sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank.

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

August 29th

United Way prepares for kick off

August 29, 2014

The United Way of Big Spring and Howard County is gearing up for the 70th annual Boots & Bling campaign kick off which will be taking place at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Big Spring Country Club.

“We finished last year’s campaign strong and we are ready to jump into the 2015 campaign just as strong,” said Larry Rodgers, United Way of Big Spring and Howard County president. “Big Spring and Howard County have always offered us great support during the campaign and we have no doubt this year will be the same.”

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

BSISD board approves 5 percent raise

August 29, 2014

Employees with the Big Spring Independent School district will have a little extra cash in their paycheck this year.

The board of trustees voted Thursday night to approve a budget that includes a 3 percent raise for all employees plus 2 percent more for teachers and non-contractual, at-will staff.

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

August 28th

Leadership Big Spring deadline extended

August 28, 2014

Although the formal deadline to register for this fall’s Leadership Big Spring has passed, officials will still accept applications for a few more days.

As of this morning, 12 people have signed up for LBS, a nine-month class (the group meets once a month) that gives applicants a better understanding of the inner workings of this community.

Applications will be accepted until Sept. 8. Cost is $400 for chamber members and $600 for non-members.

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

Museum plans local fundraiser in September

August 28, 2014

Art and wine. A tremendous combination.

Looking at art and appreciating it can be a little mentally taxing at times. But with a glass of good wine and fellow art connoisseurs as company can make looking at art a lot more fun. On Sept. 13, the Heritage Museum invites everyone to attend the 2014 Endowment Campaign kick-off.

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

August 27th

VIDEO: Big 12 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Montage

August 27, 2014

VIDEO: Big 12 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Montage
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised nearly $80 million over the last month. These viral videos have been sweeping Big 12 campuses, as administrators and coaches have been heavily involved in raising awareness and money.

Clean sweep: Council removes EDC board of directors

August 27, 2014

Faced with what they described as a drastic situation at the local Economic Development Corporation, the Big Spring City Council devised an equally drastic solution.

In an emotionally charged council chamber Tuesday evening, the council voted by a 5-to-2 margin to remove the EDC board of directors — Don Avant, Nati Saldivar, Frances Hobbs, Jim DePauw and Scott MacKenzie.

Mayor Larry McLellan was joined by council members Raul Marquez Jr., Justin Myers, Bobby McDonald and Raul Benavides in voting to oust the board, while Carmen Harbour and Marvin Boyd voted against the action.

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