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May 6th, 2014

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.

Four qualify for UIL state meet

May 6, 2014

Four Big Spring High School students will head to Austin after qualifying for the University Interscholastic League state academic meet.

Bell Guillory earned the title of regional champion in informative extemporaneous speaking. Also qualifying were Aron Rios, who placed second in informative extemporaneous speaking; Ethan Morelion, third in Lincoln/Douglas debate and third in persuasive extemporaneous speaking; and Elana Clark, who placed third in ready writing. The regional contest was held Friday and Saturday on the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock.

May 5th

Road program in holding pattern

May 5, 2014

Howard County officials are closely watching a potential hitch in their plans to renovate area roads using state grant money.

The county is one of many in Texas participating in a program under which the Texas Department of Transportation will help defray costs of repairing county roads adversely affected by heavy oilfield traffic.
Under the program, Howard County is eligible for $3.8 million in TxDOT funds, County Judge Mark Barr said. The agency will reimburse the county for 80 percent of the costs of repair work.

BSISD top teacher honored

May 5, 2014

Deborah Foster, a special education teacher at Washington Elementary, will end her educational career on a high note.

Last Friday, she was honored by the Masonic Staked Plains 598 Lodge with the Mirabeau B. Lamar Teacher of the Year for Excellence award at a ceremony held in the school library.

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

Chorale to perform tonight at First Presbyterian

May 5, 2014

The Allegro Chorale, conducted by Dr. Cory Alexander, Director of Choral Activities at UTPB, and organist Steve Spain will be in concert Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 701 Runnels, Big Spring.

There is no admission charge. Composed of singers from Odessa, Midland and Big Spring, and based at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, the Allegro Chorale has for several years presented choral music from many cultures, in many languages and from many time periods, holding true to its guiding motto, “La Musica nos Une — Music Unites Us”

May 3rd

Refinery begins turnaround

May 3, 2014

All systems are go for the most extensive renovation project in years at Alon's Big Spring Refinery.
After a three-month delay, the refinery is set to begin its multimillion dollar turnaround, which will result in just about every major operating system at the facility receiving an upgrade.

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

BSISD sets parent/community meeting

May 3, 2014

Big Spring Independent School District officials will hold a second parent/community night Monday to discuss district plans to improve academics.
“We want the community and parents to know our plans for improving the academic performance of the students in BSISD,” said Superintendent Chris Wigington.

For the entire story, pick up a copy of the Herald.

Final dog show going on at coliseum

May 3, 2014

HERALD photo/Andreia Medlin

Getting ready to go to the show is Henry the Beagle who reluctantly submits to a bath, given by his handler Brook Ayala of Fort Worth, in preparation for the 44th annual Big Spring Kennel Club Dog Show Saturday. The show continues Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. This is the last year the dog show will be held in Big Spring having been relocated to Midland to be held in conjunction with that city's show.

May 2nd

Museum director steps down

May 2, 2014

On top of Heritage Museum’s money woes, officials there now have to deal with the departure of their long-time director.

Nancy Raney confirmed today she has stepped down after 12 years as director of the museum.

A declining membership base and loss of grant money has left the museum strapped for operating revenue. That and other responsibilities were the reasons Raney cited for leaving the facility.

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

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.

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