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April 15th, 2014

College awards convocation tonight

April 15, 2014

Howard College will honor the hard work of many of its students tonight at its annual awards convocation.

“Each year we try to take time out during the busy semester and recognize our students for their hard work and dedication to their educational goals,” said Dr. Cheryl Sparks, Howard College president. “We encourage the public to join us as we reward these students and congratulate them on a job well done.”

The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum, 1001 Birdwell Lane.

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

April 14th

Master the Mountain held Saturday

April 14, 2014

HERALD photo/Andreia Medlin
Braving the heat to run for a cure. Despite temperatures in the upper 90s, more than 20 entrants participated in the 16th annual Master the Mountain 5k/10k run Saturday at the Big Spring State Park. All proceeds were donated to Relay For Life.

Deadline for filing taxes is here

April 14, 2014

Last-minute tax filers have until the end of the day Tuesday to either file their 2013 tax returns or request an extension.
According to Big Spring Postmaster Robert Fleet, those who file paper forms though mail will have until 5:25 p.m. Tuesday to get a postmark of April 15 on their envelope.

April 12th

State monitor assigned to BSISD

April 12, 2014

Trustees with the Big Spring Independent School District were introduced to Fred Liner of the Texas Education Agency placed in the district as a monitor during their monthly meeting.

The district has been under the watchful eyes of TEA because of low test scores the past several years.

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

Two arrested in drug sting

April 12, 2014

An anonymous tip helped local police arrest two people on drug charges Friday morning.

Scotty Ray Bland, 35, and Melinda Gamboa, 37, were arrested on a second degree felony charge of delivery of a controlled substance Friday morning at Motel 6.

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

April 11th

Health fair, run among happenings

April 11, 2014

Howard County residents have the opportunity to improve their health by attending the 32nd annual Health Fair from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday.

Organizers say it is an informative and fun way for people to find ways to live healthier lives; and it gives area health care providers a chance to showcase their services.

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

Tired of tired tires? Get a little help Saturday at landfill

April 11, 2014

You’ve heard of “Trash Free,” “Drug Free” and “Cell Free Zone.” How about helping make Big Spring “Tire Free?”

That’s exactly what Keep Big Spring Beautiful and the city are doing Saturday at the landfill.
County residents are invited to drop off old tires — up to eight at a time — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. free of charge. No commercial tire dealers will be accepted.

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

April 10th

Run for your health: Master the Mountain set for Saturday

April 10, 2014

The 16th annual Master the Mountain is this Saturday at 2 p.m. at Big Spring State Park.

Save time and money by registering online at permianbasinevents.com. On-site registration is $25 and closes at 1 p.m. before the race.

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

BSHS thespians to stage one-act play Friday and Saturday

April 10, 2014

The Big Spring High School theater department will present its last production of the school year when “Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play,” takes center stage this weekend at the high school auditorium.

Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the high school auditorium, 707 E. 11th Place. Admission is free to the public.

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

April 9th

City purchases property for new landfill

April 9, 2014

It’s still a few years and several million dollars away from reality, but at least Big Spring residents know where their next trash dump is going to be located.

Tuesday, The Big Spring City Council approved the purchase of 300 acres northeast of town to serve as as the new landfill once the old one reaches capacity sometime in the next five years.

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

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