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October 15th, 2014

McDaniel named to fill vacant EDC seat

October 15, 2014

Local businesswoman Kay McDaniel has been named the newest member of the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors.

McDaniel was selected for the post from among 11 candidates by the Big Spring City Council during its Tuesday evening meeting.

She replaces Larry Rodgers, former CEO of Scenic Mountain Medical Center, who is relocating to the College Station area. She will serve on the EDC board until the end of September 2017.

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

October 14th

State hospital to celebrate 75 years

October 14, 2014

Big Spring State Hospital will celebrate its 75th anniversary Wednesday with a public reception and ceremony reflecting on how the hospital has evolved since it opened in 1939.

The ceremony — “Paving Pathways to Recovery” — begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Allred Building Auditorium.

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

Seliger town hall meeting Oct. 22

October 14, 2014

Sen. Kel Seliger continues making his way fhrough the Panhandle, South Plains and Permian Basin in preparation for the 84th Texas Legislature that convenes in January.

Seliger, from Amarillo, narrowly defeated fellow Republican and Midland Mayor Mike Canon in the party primaries March 4. And though he faces Libertarian Party of Texas candidate Steven Gibson in the Nov. 4 general election, no Libertarian has won — or come close to winning — a legislative seat or statewide office in Texas.

October 13th

'70 Bites' pulls in crowd

October 13, 2014

CASA volunteers sworn in

October 13, 2014

October 11th

Big Spring State Hospital to celebrate 75th anniversary

October 11, 2014

Big Spring State Hospital will celebrate its 75th anniversary Wednesday with a public reception and ceremony reflecting on how the hospital has evolved since it opened in 1939.

The ceremony – “Paving Pathways to Recovery” - begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Allred Building Auditorium.

Northside Center provides vets with helping hand

October 11, 2014

A local organization is providing services for U.S. veterans to help them to get back on their feet.

Every Friday, a group of veterans from the Big Spring VAMC travel to the Northside Community Center (NCC) to attend classes on basic computer skills, receive legal aid counseling or just to use the center’s computer resources to check e-mail and browse the internet.

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

October 10th

Walker, Bowles family top honorees at Ag luncheon

October 10, 2014

Royce Walker and Karla and Don Bowles were the top honorees at Thursday’s annual Ag Appreciation Luncheon.

Walker was honored at the Chamber of Commerce-sponsored luncheon as the Agriculture Producer of the Year, while the Bowles, owners of Howard County Feed and Supply, were awarded as Agriculture Business of the Year.

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

Old Sorehead Trade Days return Saturday and Sunday

October 10, 2014

STANTON — The historic downtown streets of Stanton will be packed to capacity this weekend with vendors hawking what they and bargain hunters hope are the best deals in the Permian Basin.

With 620 vendors filling nine city blocks and seven buildings, Shawna Burch, Old Sorehead Trade Days executive director, said the thrice-annual event is booked solid for vendor booths.

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

October 9th

Workforce helps inmates do good while doing time

October 9, 2014

Credit should always be given where credit is due. No one deserves that more than the five men who work without pay or any guaranteed time off their sentence to keep Big Spring and its surrounding areas humming along. Often erroneously misidentified with the Federal Correctional Institute, these five men work for the Howard County Sheriff’s Workforce.

“They do everything around town,” said HCSW Sgt. John Spence who laments that they don’t get the credit they deserve for all the hard work they do.

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