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February 18th

FISD breaks ground on elementary

February 18, 2014

FORSAN — Officials with the Forsan Independent School District officially turned over ground Monday at the site of the new elementary school.

“This is huge for Forsan ISD. By the time we get done with the construction of the elementary and some of the remodel work of the secondary campus, our facilities will look completely different from what they do right now,” said Randy Johnson, superintendent, following the official ground-breaking ceremony which drew a large crowd and several Howard County officials to the event.

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

Early voting begins

February 18, 2014

Time to vote!

Early voting for the March state and county primary elections began today and runs through Feb. 28 at the county courthouse, said Howard County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom.

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

February 17th

Few takers for school board races

February 17, 2014

Walk by any public school administration office and you can hear the crickets chirping — at least where it concerns candidates filing for trustee races.
Filing to run as a candidate in the Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan school board races has been light to say the least and the same for Howard College.

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

Guild fundraiser brings back the 20s

February 17, 2014

“Flappers were the original hippies,” said Karen Graves, who organized the Big Spring Symphony Guild “Music To My Heart” Valentine Brunch and Fashion Show held Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
According to Graves, costumer for the Midland Community Theater, free spirits of the 1920s pushed the boundaries of social convention. It was evident in the way they dressed.

For more, pick up a copy of the Big Spring Herald.

February 15th

Early voting starts Tuesday

February 15, 2014

Election season is here — almost.

Early voting for the March state and county primary elections will have to wait a day longer than usual, thanks to a holiday, but the polls will open Tuesday, said Howard County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom.

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

City, county offices closed for holiday Monday

February 15, 2014

The city of Big Spring will close all offices Monday, including the landfill and compost facility. Trash will not be collected Monday but emergency services (police, fire and EMS) will be staffed as normal. Emergency Utilities Department will also continue and can be contacted at 264-2392.

Howard County will also close all offices, including the courthouse and public library. The sheriff's office and county detention center will be staffed.

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

February 14th

Wigington formally seated as BSISD superintendent

February 14, 2014

Chris Wigington received an official nod from Big Spring Independent School District trustees to take over as superintendent of schools, receiving a two-and-a-half-year contract beginning Feb. 13 and running through June 2016 at a salary of $140,000 per year.

He was named as the lone finalist for the position in January and has served in the district for four years, three of those years as the secondary curriculum director and since August as the interim superintendent. He takes over a low-performing district that is under the watchful eye of the Texas Education Agency.

'Most wanted' fugitive captured

February 14, 2014

Cross a name off the “most wanted” list.

Anthony Lee Evans, who was only recently placed on the Texas Department of Public Safety's Most Wanted Fugitives' List, was apprehended without incident Thursday evening, Big Spring police officials said.

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

February 13th

Local man on DPS most wanted list

February 13, 2014

Anthony Lee Evans, who law enforcement agents say has ties to Big Spring, has been placed on the Texas Department of Public Safety Most Wanted Fugitives list.

According to the DPS, the 33-year-old Evans is a member of the Bloods gang and has a criminal history dating back to 1999, including arrests for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary of a vehicle and forgery of a financial instrument.

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

Symphony Guild fundraiser Saturday

February 13, 2014

It's not too late to obtain tickets to the Symphony Guild's “Music to My Heart” Valentine Brunch and 20's Fashion Show. The annual event will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 810 Scurry. Tickets are $15 each.

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

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