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May 4th, 2015

BSI Facebook video a hit

May 4, 2015

Anyone in the media business knows children doing cute things is golden.
Throw in a few creative young adults with multi-media knowledge and add some energetic educators into the mix and there is not enough room at Fort Knox to hold all that gold.
Administrators at Big Spring Intermediate School learned that fact Tuesday, April 26, after they uploaded a cute music video to Facebook created to pump up the students before STAAR testing commenced.

May 2nd

Firefighters fill the boots during MDA fundraiser

May 2, 2015

Firefighters wear some big boots, and on Saturday, they were hoping to fill them up with money.

“Fill the Boot” is an annual fundraiser that firefighters all over the United States participate in to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

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

BSHS choirs nab 2 sweepstakes awards

May 2, 2015

The awards keep stacking up at Big Spring High School.

The Big Spring High School varsity choir — Meistersingers — and Men’s Choir each walked away from the UIL Regional Concert and Sight Reading contest held at Midland Lee High School with Sweepstakes awards.

“We are very excited and proud of the students,” said Beth Spence, high school assistant choir director.

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

May 1st

Quartet qualify for UIL state meet

May 1, 2015

Four Big Spring High School students will need to make arrangements to take their final exams early because they will be representing the school at the University Interscholastic League State Tournament.

Kacie Marvin, Amber Monks, Ethan Morlion and Alexess Sosa qualified for the state tournament by placing in the top three of their respective disciplines at the UIL regional tournament held recently on the Texas Tech campus.

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

Man arrested; stolen property recovered

May 1, 2015

A 26-year-old Big Spring man was in custody Wednesday after police recovered approximately $15,000 worth of stolen property at a home in the 500 block of N.E. 8th Street.

On Wednesday evening, investigators with the Big Spring Police Department detective division and narcotics unit executed a search warrant at 501 N.E. Eighth St, according to a news release from the police department.

April 30th

Papa John's to help veterans Saturday

April 30, 2015

Buy a pizza, help a veteran.

Area residents will be able to patronize a new Big Spring business and help active duty military and veterans at the same time Saturday.

Officials with Papa John’s Pizza, which celebrates its grand opening at the mini-mall next to Wal-Mart Supercenter today, said they will hold a Veteran’s Appreciation Day event from 10 a.m. until midnight Saturday.

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

BSISD memorial tree dedication Friday

April 30, 2015

Big Spring Independent School District will hold a community memorial tree dedication at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Blakenship Field to honor three students who died while enrolled at the high school.

Donations of a tree and a memorial plaque were given to the school district earlier this year to honor former students Shelley Lopez (Class of 2017), Lynn Davis (Class of 1982), and Dave Thomas (Class of 1970). Shelley Lopez’ and Lynn Davis’ tree and plaque sets were donated by their families. Members of the Class of 1970 donated the tree and plaque set for Dave Thomas.

April 29th

Alcohol proposal gaining support

April 29, 2015

No drinking allowed — not yet, anyway.

While a plan to allow alcohol consumption in the city’s smaller neighborhood parks remains tabled for now, support for the idea is definitely picking up steam.

During their Tuesday meeting, Big Spring City Council members discovered overwhelming support for a proposal to allow alcohol consumption at the La Familia Pavilion at Andries Park in north Big Spring.

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

Council restricts pets at amphitheater

April 29, 2015

More pilots are welcome at city owned property — pets, not so much.

Big Spring’s City Council took action Tuesday night which cleared the way for more airplane hangar space at the local airport, while also declaring a piece of city property off-limits to animals.

In the past, pets have been allowed at the city amphitheater during community activities such as Pops in the Parks, but that’s about to change.

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

Program targets first-year college students

April 29, 2015

In hopes of creating an enhanced experience for first time college students, Howard College officials are designing a new program they hope will provide opportunities to help those students become more engaged and focused on education.

Cindy Smith, Howard College director of effectiveness and information, gave an overview of LEADS (Learn, Experience, Achieve, Define, Success) Your Way to college trustees Monday afternoon.

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

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