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February 25th, 2015

Candidates begin filling out election ballot spots

February 25, 2015

Time is quickly running out for residents considering a run at a city council or school board trustee position to place their name on the May 9 ballot.

The deadline to file candidacy paperwork is 5 p.m. Friday in order to have a name on the official election ballot.

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

Trailer home consumed by blaze

February 25, 2015

A travel trailer was a destroyed and a family dog was lost after a fire ripped through the vehicle Tuesday parked at a Sand Springs residence.

At approximately 9:40 a.m. on Tuesday, volunteer firefighters and Big Spring emergency service responders were called to the scene of a travel trailer on fire in the back yard of a residence located at 103 Collins Road, just off of Salem Rd. and North Outer Rd. I-20.

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

Council reverses course on rezoning request

February 25, 2015

The Big Spring City Council said, “not so fast” to a local homeowner wishing to change the zoning designation on his property.

During their Tuesday meeting, the council reversed an earlier decision to allow a change in the zoning of property at 906 Birdwell from single-family to multi-family designation, thus sinking the owner’s plan to use the residence as a tri-plex.

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

February 24th

DPS: Icy roads to blame for fatalities

February 24, 2015

Icy road conditions in Martin and Howard counties played a part in the death of three people in the past few days, according to Texas Department of Public Safety officials.

According to a DPS release, a two-vehicle accident, occurring around 10 p.m. Sunday night about two miles south of Big Spring on Highway 87, resulted in the death of two people.

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

Speech and debate teams qualify for national tournaments

February 24, 2015

This past weekend, the Big Spring High School Speech and Debate team had six students qualify for the National Speech and Debate Association National Meet. The team also saw nine students qualify for the National Catholic Forensic Association Grand National Meet.

“We are overwhelmed by the efforts of our team this year,” Coach Jennifer Adams stated “Having six students qualify for the NSDA National Meet is a huge accomplishment in itself, but being able to qualify nine to a second national meet is beyond our expectations.”

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

February 23rd

Arctic cold front blasts area

February 23, 2015

Old Man Winter isn’t done with us yet.

An arctic cold front pushed through the Crossroads Sunday, bringing with it freezing temperatures and a mixture of freezing rain and sleet, forcing most area schools to close their doors today.

Conditions are expected to remain frigid throughout today, with a high temperature expected to only reach 25.

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

City council eyes street projects

February 23, 2015

Big Spring city leaders hope to begin laying the groundwork for this year’s street renovation projects when the city council meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth.

Officials have about $500,000 budgeted for seal-coating work this year and hope to renovate between 5 and 10 miles of city streets this year, Public Works Director Johnny Womack said.

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

February 21st

Boys and Girls Club hosting pancake supper

February 21, 2015

Help your community by eating pancakes.

On Saturday, the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club wil host its first all-you-can-eat pancakes benefit.

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

Commissioners to consider honoring troopers

February 21, 2015

Howard County commissioners will consider a resolution renaming a portion of Interstate 20 after two fallen state troopers Monday morning.

Commissioners will meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the third floor courtroom of the county courthouse.

County Judge Kathryn Wiseman said she was approached recently by a Midland constable about an idea to rename a portion of I-20 in the county after Department of Public Safety Troopers Troy Hogue and Jimmy Parks. Both men were killed while making routine traffic stops on the interstate.

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

February 20th

None hurt in school bus wreck

February 20, 2015

No students were on a Big Spring ISD school bus when it rolled over Thursday afternoon on a county road.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the bus was headed southbound on FM 669 approximately 10 miles north of Big Spring.

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

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