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May 10th, 2014

Voters oust city council incumbents

May 10, 2014

Big Spring voters decided a change was in order Saturday as they denied incumbents Marcus Fernandez and Glen Carrigan a second term on the Big Spring City Council.

In District 1, newcomer Raul Marquez Jr. defeated Fernandez by a 86-67 margin, while former Economic Development Corp. board president Justin Myers defeated Carrigan by more than 100 votes in the District 3 race.

Both Marquez and Myers will be installed on the council when it meets Tuesday.

BSISD kindergarten orientation Moday

May 10, 2014

Big Spring ISD will hold an orientation Monday for students entering kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year.

“The purpose is to introduce incoming students, parents and families to the Big Spring ISD steer way,” said Heidi Wagner, director of school improvement. “It will be an opportunity to meet and greet the school staff and learn the BSISD expectations and procedures for kindergarten students.”

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

Howard College officials slate academic-based summer camp

May 10, 2014

Slots are still open for the Howard College STEM summer camp program.

“The purpose of the camp is to expose students to an array of STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said Lenny Christo, Howard College activity director for e-START grant.

The three-day camp is tailored for upcoming high school sophomores and juniors and will be held on the San Angelo campus June 5-7 and the Big Spring campus June 12-14. Registration deadline is May 16 and the camps are limited to only 20 students for each session.

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

May 9th

Postal food drive set here Saturday

May 9, 2014

Saturday, you can help the local U.S. Post Office and the National Association of Letter Carriers fight hunger.

The carriers’ annual “Fill a Bag — Feed a Family” canned food drive will be held Saturday and participating requires little if any effort on the part of local residents, officials said.

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

Polls open Saturday in municipal, school elections

May 9, 2014

Voters will head to the polls Saturday to determine their municipal and school district representatives.

Races for the Big Spring City Council, as well as Howard College, Big Spring and Coahoma school boards will be decided.

Information released by the Howard County Elections Administrator’s office shows that 753 people cast early ballots for these elections.

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

May 8th

Motorists warned: Buckle up

May 8, 2014

State officials are sending a simple and direct message to motorists later this month — buckle up or pay up.

Motorists who don’t buckle up in compliance with state seat belt laws face fines and court costs up to $200 as stepped up enforcement gets under way this month during the Texas Department of Transportation’s 13th annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign May 19 to June 1.

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

HC juried art show winners to be named

May 8, 2014

The Howard College art department will host a reception from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. today in the Hall Center of the Arts to award cash prizes for its student juried art show.

The exhibition was juried by Heritage Museum Curator Tammy Schrecengost.

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

May 7th

Word still out on relocating fifth graders

May 7, 2014

The old Goliad Intermediate School will be reopened as a sixth-grade campus for the 2014-2015 school year but Big Spring Independent School District officials are still contemplating whether to add fifth graders into the mix.

To address growing rumors, Superintendent Chris Wigington touched on the subject during Monday’s public community night meeting.

Students displaying art work at Heritage Museum

May 7, 2014

Months of work by Big Spring High School art students are now on display for a limited time at the Heritage Museum.

“Each year that my students have displayed their works, we have had a great response from the community,” said Big Spring High School art teacher Judy Tereletsky. “It is fantastic to know the people of Big Spring support the visual arts.”

The exhibition is being held in the downstairs gallery of the museum, located at 510 Scurry, for the next two weeks only.

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

May 6th

Early voting ends today

May 6, 2014

Early voting ends at 5 p.m. today for Howard County city/school board races at the Howard County Election Office located in the Howard County Courthouse.

The next time to vote will be on Saturday when polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Coahoma ISD voters will vote at the Coahoma Junior High library while voters for the Howard College, Big Spring city council and Big Spring school board trustee races will cast ballots at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. The college board race ballots will be available at both the junior high in Coahoma and the coliseum.

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