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February 20th

Symphony takes stage Saturday

February 20, 2014

A young finalist from the famed Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and the return of a favorite guest conductor will highlight the next Big Spring Symphony performance.

John Giordano will return to Big Spring Saturday as guest conductor for the Big Spring Symphony, appearing with Fei Fei Dong, a finalist in the 2013 Van Cliburn Piano Competition, when the Symphony takes the stage at 8 p.m. in the Big Spring Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m.

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

‘Shape of Things’ will open Friday at Hall Center

February 20, 2014

“The Shape of Things,” a play by Neil LaBute, will make its debut Friday night at 8 at the Howard College Hall Center For The Arts. Tickets are still available.

The play is a combined effort of the Howard College theater and art departments. Paintings by local artist Andreia Medlin will be featured as part of the set in the play, whose subject is how far is too far when art is for art’s sake.

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

February 19th

First day of early voting 'steady,' officials say

February 19, 2014

Early voting is off to a steady start in advance of the March state and county primary elections.

There weren’t any records broken during the first day of early voting Tuesday, but County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom was encouraged by the turnout.

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

Candidate forum set for Thursday

February 19, 2014

If you plan to vote in the March primary, Thursday night at the Dora Roberts Community Center would be the time and place to meet most candidates running for county positions.

“Thanks to the candidates who have responded, we have the program set which will allow enough time for brief remarks from the candidates, followed by a period where the public can visit with them personally,” said Debbye ValVerde, Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce executive director.

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

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.

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