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February 2nd, 2014

I'ts Ground Hog Day

February 2, 2014

By ANDREIA MEDLIN
Staff Writer
“They used to pull the hog out, and they used to eat it.”
The people of the little town of Punxsutawney, Pa., aren't so cynical as the fictional weatherman/reporter portrayed by Bill Murray in the iconic movie Ground Hog Day. Every year for the past 128 years, on Feb. 2, thousands of people crowd into Gobbler's Knob in the wee hours of the morning and anxiously await the appearance of their beloved seer of seers, prognosticator of prognosticators, Punxsutawney Phil.
And this year was no different.

February 1st

City rescinds boil-water advisory

February 1, 2014

It's safe to drink the water.

The city of Big Spring's boil-water advisory, which was instituted Wednesday, has been rescinded, officials confirmed.

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

VAMC monitoring bacteria levels

February 1, 2014

Officials at the local VA Medical Center are keeping a watchful eye on patients after “unacceptable” levels of harmful bacteria were detected at the hospital.

The presence of “legionella” bacteria, which is the cause of a type of pneumonia, was detected in some of the underutilized faucets within the medical center during recent environmental testing, Community Relations Director Iva Jo Hanslik said in a news release.

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

5 spellers heading to regional bee

February 1, 2014

Five Big Spring primary students are heading to the Regional Spelling Bee after being crowned the best speller in their individual school.

“Big Spring ISD is very proud of our spelling champions,” said Robin Ritchey, Big Spring Independent School District spelling bee coordinator. “All their hard work and practice paid off this week. I want to thank all the students, parents and teachers who helped make this year's contest great.”

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

January 31st

Former Midland mayor facing off against Seliger

January 31, 2014

Former Midland Mayor Mike Cannon was in Big Spring Thursday campaigning for the state senate District 31 race. He is competing against incumbent Kel Seliger of Amarillo in the Republican primary.

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

January 30th

Incumbents to seek terms on college board

January 30, 2014

Incumbents for the Howard County Junior College District didn’t let the preverbal grass grow under their feet when it came to filing candidacy papers for the May election.

Dr. John Freeman, Marie Ethridge, Adrian Calvio and Dr. Charles Warren filed Wednesday — the first day to file as a candidate — for their intent to seek another term on the college board.

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

Furr's closes doors; shopping center may take its place

January 30, 2014

Furr’s Family Dining is no more in Big Spring.

The popular cafeteria-style restaurant shut its doors Sunday evening and will not be reopening.

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

January 29th

City posts boil-water notice

January 29, 2014

Tuesday's water line break near the city treatment plant caused more than inconvenience to residents — it caused a health hazard.

Big Spring officials issued a “boil water” advisory to city residents Tuesday afternoon, saying the water was unsafe to consume.

Interim Public Works Director Johnny Womack said Tuesday's water main break, which occurred next to the city water treatment plant on Virginia Street, forced pressure levels below state-mandated levels.

City council to parked cars: Get off our lawns

January 29, 2014

Get that car off your lawn.

Fed up with what they call eyesores, Big Spring City Council members expressed overwhelming support during their Tuesday meeting for tougher codes to force residents to rid their front yards of parked vehicles.

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

January 28th

Dr. Sparks’ contract extended

January 28, 2014

Extension of the college president’s contract and updates on existing projects were on tap at the Howard County Junior College District’s Board of Trustees meeting Monday.

Trustees began the meeting early by entering into executive session to evaluate the performance of college president Dr. Cheryl Sparks, who has served in the role for the past 22 years. She received another positive nod from trustees, who voted to extend her contract two years.

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

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