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March 9th, 2015

Autopsy expected to be performed today on Big Spring man struck by train

March 9, 2015

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office is hoping an autopsy schedule this morning on a 35-year-old, whose body was struck by a train east of Big Spring Friday morning, will shed some light on the on-going investigation.
— See today's Big Spring Herald for more coverage.

Vaping ban on tab at city council meeting

March 9, 2015

Is a cigarette a cigarette, regardless if it’s electronic in nature or chock-full of tobacco?
When the Big Spring City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at 307 E. Fourth, it will consider extending the city’s public smoking ban to include electronic vaping devices, otherwise known as electronic cigarettes.
For more on this - see today's Big Spring Herald.

FISD board of trustees to cancel May 9 election

March 9, 2015

Trustees with Forsan Independent School District are expected to cancel its May 9 election when they meet tonight. For more information on this story - see today's Big Spring Herald.

March 7th

Army proposes to stage training exercise in this area

March 7, 2015

War games — make that “unconventional” war games — are coming to this area later this year.

During their 10 a.m. meeting Monday, Howard County Commissioners will hear a presentation on plans by the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Command to hold a training exercise in the Crossroads area from July to September.

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

Autopsy ordered in Big Spring man's death

March 7, 2015

An autopsy has been ordered in the death of 35-year-old Roy Cervantes, whose body was struck by a train east of Big Spring Friday morning.

According Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker, emergency personnel were called to the railroad tracks east of North FM 700 at approximately 8 a.m. in response to a train/pedestrian accident.

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

March 6th

Vechicle inspection stickers phased out with new program

March 6, 2015

Say goodbye to the sticker.

This month, state motor vehicle officials began the transition to having just one sticker for vehicle inspection and registration, and vehicle owners will follow two steps to get their one sticker.

Beginning last Sunday, Texas stopped issuing vehicle inspection stickers and changed to a “Two Steps, One Sticker” inspection and registration program. Under the new system, Texas vehicle owners will need to pass inspection prior to renewing their registration. The familiar blue-bordered registration sticker will serve as proof of both inspection and registration.

Gem and Mineral Show starts Saturday

March 6, 2015

The Annual Gem and Mineral show will kick off Saturday, March 7 at the Howard County Fair Grounds.

According to Lola Lamb, Howard County Prospector’s Club secretary/treasurer, there will be dealers from Lubbock, Big Spring, Midland, and a variety of other places bringing in merchandise from all over.

“They will have rough rocks, smooth rocks and gems from ordinary stones to precious gems for sale.” said Lamb.

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

Relay for Life fundraiser Saturday

March 6, 2015

It’s starting to look like Relay time.

Teams participating in the Glasscock-Howard County Relay for Life fundraiser will be at the Spring Town Plaza Mall Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise funds and awareness about cancer research.

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

March 5th

Texas Nationalist Movement rally Saturday

March 5, 2015

To commemorate Texas Independence Day, members of the Texas Nationalist Movement will read the original Texas Declaration of Independence on the Howard County courthouse steps Saturday.

CISD talent show Monday

March 5, 2015

COAHOMA — Bring on the spotlight and roll out the red carpet, it’s almost show time for the Coahoma Independent School District.

The annual CISD talent show is set for Monday, featuring the creative artistry of students and facility as well as a time to tour the district’s three campuses and enjoy a pancake supper, all while supporting a local community service organization.

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