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May 2nd, 2014

BSHS band headed to state competition

May 2, 2014

Members of the Big Spring High School honor band will participate in the University Interscholastic League wind ensemble contest this weekend in Austin.

This is the third time the Big Spring band has attended the contest, made up of the best public school bands in the state. According to band director Rocky Harris, to qualify the band must first earn a Division I rating at its regional UIL contest then submit an application to the state competition.

The contest is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Saturday and Big Spring will perform at 9:30 a.m.

May 1st

Students gear for contests

May 1, 2014

A number of Howard County public school students will be exercising their brains this weekend when they compete at various University Interscholastic League Regional academic meets.

Students earned their shot at the competition after qualifying at district meets held last month.

Big Spring High School will send 10 representatives. Competition is held at the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock on Friday and Saturday.

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

Cinco de Mayo celebration slated here Friday, Saturday

May 1, 2014

A large crowd is expected to descend on Big Spring for the weekend as the North Side Movement is preparing to host its first Cinco de Mayo festival at the Howard County Fair Barns.

The event will be held Friday and Saturday and is co-sponsored by Budwieser and Pepsico. Admission charge is $5 for those age 12 and older. Doors open on Friday at 5 p.m. and musical performances continue to midnight. The festivities resume Saturday at 11 a.m. and end at midnight.

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

April 30th

American Legion post to host fajita cook-off

April 30, 2014

Lovers of all things fajitas are expected to congregate at the American Legion Post No. 506 Saturday.

The post’s 10th annual fajita cook-off is scheduled for Saturday morning and offers a little something for folks on both ends of the fajita-loving spectrum.

For more information, call 263-2084.

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

Historic highway made its way through Big Spring

April 30, 2014

Once known as the “Broadway of America” and now just forgotten stretches of roads, the Bankhead Highway was the first intercontinental, all weather highway built at the turn of the last century during a movement that would transformed the country’s transportation system.

“The Bankhead Highway, I think, is the most significant highway in America that nobody has heard of,” said Dan L. Smith, author of “Texas Highway No. 1, The Bankhead Highway in Texas.”

April 29th

Sharyland restores power after wreck

April 29, 2014

GREENWOOD — An 18-wheel water haulter flipped and struck a transmission tower along Highway 158 early Monday evening, causing approximately 8,000 Sharyland Utilities residential and business customers to be without power for more than an hour.

According to Sharyland officials, the outage occurred about 6:50 p.m.

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

HC trustees approve modest tuition hike

April 29, 2014

Students attending Howard College next semester will have to pay a little more per class hour as trustees with the Howard County Junior College District slightly increased across the board tuition rates Monday.

April 28th

Council tables proposed street changes

April 28, 2014

A plan to covert a section of Second and Lancaster streets near Gregg into one-way traffic has been tabled for now, fueled by opposition from some businesses in the area.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the rest of the story.

April 26th

TxDOT breaks ground on Hwy. 87 reliever route

April 26, 2014

A ground-breaking ceremony for the largest construction project in the history of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Abilene District to date — the US 87 Truck Relief Route — was held Friday at the Hangar 25 Air Museum.

Local, state and federal dignitaries celebrated the moment by speaking of the project’s history, economical importance and the collaborative effort by West Texas communities to bring the bypass to fruition. Yet, of all the eloquent words spoken at the podium Friday morning, one long-time advocate of the Ports-to-Plains trade corridor said it best.

County finalizing road repair projects

April 26, 2014

Howard County commissioners are close to finalizing plans for a multi-million dollar road renovation which, if all goes well, will begin this summer.

When they meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the county courthouse, commissioners will finalize an agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation which will clear the way for that state agency to provide almost $4 million in grant money for county road repair.

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

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