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February 24th, 2014

BSFD looks to institute fee system

February 24, 2014

Big Spring Fire Department officials are asking the Big Spring City Council’s help in recouping some of their costs for emergency calls.

The council will consider instituting a fee system for certain services rendered by the fire department when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers on East Third Street.

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

Candidate filing pace glacial for schools

February 24, 2014

Candidates jumping into area school board trustee races increased by zero last week.

Less than one week is left to file an intent to run for a public school or Howard College board seat. Filing ends Friday.

So far, only two races have garnered any competition.

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

February 22nd

American Legion serves up bbq

February 22, 2014

HERALD photo/Andreia Medlin
Where's the goat? American Legion members barbecued goat for the Saturday sale at the home of Bill Everette, right, with the assistance of other members. The prepared meat was later taken to the American Legion location on West Highway 80 where it was sold by the plate. Brian Everette is pictured at left.

Chorus rehearsals begin Tuesday

February 22, 2014

Chorus rehearsals to prepare for the next Big Spring Symphony performance “The Music of Queen,” will begin Tuesday.

Pick up a copy of the Herald to read the entire story.

February 21st

Candidates speak out at forum

February 21, 2014

A large crowd turned out Thursday night at the Dora Roberts Community Center to hear March primary candidates speak about themselves in attempt to garner votes for their campaigns.

The Meet the Candidate Forum, sponsored by the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce, Big Spring Herald, KBST and KBYG, had 100 percent participation for candidates running in Howard County races. Each candidate was given five minutes to present some background information and pitch their qualifications for the office.

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

Grand jury hands down indictments

February 21, 2014

Three people were indicted on first-degree felony drug charges during Thursday’s session of the Howard County grand jury.

Robby Carroll Atkinson, 42, Donnie Ray Schmaltz, 28, and Jesi Elain Wilkey, 28, all of Big Spring, were indicted on first degree possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver charges, said Howard County District Attorney Hardy L. Wilkerson.

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

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.

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