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April 30th, 2014
Once known as the â€śBroadway of Americaâ€ť 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 countryâ€™s transportation system.
â€śThe Bankhead Highway, I think, is the most significant highway in America that nobody has heard of,â€ť said Dan L. Smith, author of â€śTexas Highway No. 1, The Bankhead Highway in Texas.â€ť
GREENWOOD â€” 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.
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.
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.
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A ground-breaking ceremony for the largest construction project in the history of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Abilene District to date â€” the US 87 Truck Relief Route â€” was held Friday at the Hangar 25 Air Museum.
Local, state and federal dignitaries celebrated the moment by speaking of the projectâ€™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.
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.
Big Spring city employees will have slightly wider than normal smiles on their faces when they get their first paychecks in June.
City council members put the final touches on a 6 percent across-the-board pay raises for all city employees by formally approving a revised pay schedule for police officers and firefighters during their Tuesday meeting.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.
Officials with Big Spring Independent School District have issued a warning concerning impostors soliciting advertisement for the supposed purpose of raising funds for the school district.
â€śItâ€™s come to our attention that there are organizations contacting area businesses to solicit advertisements on Big Spring Steer themed T-shirts, posters, plastic footballs and similar items,â€ť said Chris Wigington, BSISD superintendent, in a written statement. â€śThese organizations are portraying that their fundraising activities are endorsed by the school district.â€ť
A historical part of Texas road infrastructure will be at the forefront of conversation Saturday when Dan L. Smith, author of â€śThe Bankhead Highway in Texas,â€ť appears at a book signing and lecture at the Heritage Museum.
Get ready, itâ€™s almost Cinco de Mayo time.
A number of bands are expected to perform for the two-day Cinco de Mayo festivities, sponsored by the North Side Movement and co-sponsored by Budwieser and Pepsico.