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October 9th, 2013
Howard County commissioners voted to chop off $2,000 from a recently approved road access permit during a special meeting Monday.
In August, commissioners approved a fee of $4,500 for all new access entrances which intersect county roads for commercial purposes â€” except agricultural related industries. The construction of the entrances are required to conform with county road and bridge department requirements.
Big Spring will follow a new â€śroad mapâ€ť when dealing with future growth.
During its Monday meeting, the city council voted 5-0 (Mayor Larry McLellan and Raul Benavides were absent) to authorize a comprehensive overhaul of the city's master plan, which officials said will serve as a guidepost of sorts as the city deals with growth issues brought on by the shale oil boom and other factors.
Dog and cat owners have a chance to contribute to the community and save a little money as well when the Howard County Humane Society and Sierra Animal Clinic join together to host an animal immunization clinic.
â€śWe have a great turnout for this,â€ť said Jo Stone, Humane Society coordinator. â€śWe've already had six or seven calls so far, and we've just started to advertise.â€ť
Tuesday is the deadline to purchase a ticket for the 22nd annual Ag Appreciation Day luncheon, which will be held Thursday in the G.C. Broughton Ag Complex on the Howard College campus.
Tickets, $15 each, are available at the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce, Crop Production Services, Lone Star Bank, South Plains Implement and State National Bank. The deadline to obtain tickets and reserve a seat is 3 p.m.
All area farmers and producers eat free at the appreciation luncheon; however tickets are necessary so that a head count will be available.
Annexation matters are expected to be the main topics of conversation when the Big Spring City Council holds its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.
Council members will hold a series of public hearings concerning the possible annexation and/or rezoning of property during the meeting.
When you think Christmas parade, don't forget Christmas on Main Street, a family focused event designed to enhance the season's festivities.
Christmas on Main Street is put on by the Downtown Revitalization Association and takes place â€” on Main Street, obviously â€” immediately following the Big Spring Herald Lighted Christmas Parade, set for the evening of Saturday, Dec. 7.
â€śChildren will have an opportunity to visit with Santa, get their photo taken and get a free gift,â€ť said Debbie Rupard, DRA secretary.
October is National Fire Prevention Month and the Big Spring Fire Department will be spreading the message of fire safety to this area's smallest residents.
Beginning Monday, BSFD Fire Marshal Carl Condray and others in the department will visit area elementary schools to give students practical lessons on fire safety.
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Big Spring Police Department is notifying the public that on Thursday, its animal control division captured a bat that has tested to be infected with rabies.
Other bats were captured the same week and were also sent for testing. Tests on all the other bats were confirmed negative for rabies, said Det. Sgt. Tony Everett, BSPD public information officer.
Tumbleweed Smith of Big Spring, newspaper columnist and producer of The Sound of Texas radio series, will be inducted into the Fort Worth Stockyards Trail of Fame on Oct. 26.
The organization recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the creation and preservation of the western way of life and western heritage. The program has recognized 130 individuals since its inception in 1997.
Bells will ring out across the nation this weekend in remembrance of firefighters who have died in the line of duty.
Bells Across America, a national ceremony honoring fallen firefighters, will be held locally at 10 a.m. Saturday at the entrance of First United Methodist Church.