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June 21st, 2014

Coahoma ISD dealing with enrollment boom

June 21, 2014

COAHOMA — It's probably not because of all the recent rain, but Coahoma schools have yielded a bumper crop of elementary students in the last few years.

An increase in enrollment at the elementary prompted trustees with the Coahoma Independent School District to approve the addition of two new teaching positions at their June meeting held Tuesday.

“Our elementary school has grown quite a bit,” said CISD Superintendent Dr. Amy Jacobs. “We had a grade level that we needed to create an addition classroom.”

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

June 19th

Guzman indicted on murder charge

June 19, 2014

Tuesday, a Lubbock grand jury indicted a man on a murder charge who allegedly killed his wife in Lubbock and dumped her body in Big Spring.

According to court documents, Epifano Guzman, 44, has admitted to strangling his wife, Rachel Guzman, to death during an argument in their Lubbock County residence. The argument stemmed over a pending indecency with a child charge he was facing in Big Spring, he told investigators.

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

Blood drive Friday

June 19, 2014

A blood drive is set Friday at the city of Big Spring Council Chambers.

The city of Big Spring will host the blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Council Chambers, 307 E. Fourth. Call Stacie King at 264-2347 to schedule an appointment.

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

June 18th

Big Spring to honor Dobbs, rodeo legend

June 18, 2014

For most of the rodeo world, Quail Dobbs was a bullfighter and rodeo clown who everyone adored.

For folks in Howard County, he was just Quail: a family member, a friend and man of the community. Dobbs died this past January at the age of 72, leaving behind his wife, Judy; daughter, Stephanie Rotan; a son, Coley Dobbs; and four grandchildren.

His life will be honored during each of the three performances of the Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo, set for 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Big Spring Rodeo Bowl.

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

Texas Plains Trail board to convene here

June 18, 2014

Tourism and Texas history are on the agenda when Texas Plains Trail region board members hold their meeting Thursday at the Hotel Settles.

“The Texas Plains Trail is one of 10 regions in the state under the umbrella of the Texas Historical Commission,” said Debbie Wegman, Texas Plains Trail board president and Big Spring Area Conventions and Visitors Bureau director.

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

June 17th

Old Settlers Reunion to take less formal approach this year

June 17, 2014

The emphasis will be more on the “reunion” part of the annual Howard-Glasscock Old Settlers’ Reunion this year.

A less formal, more low-key reunion will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Heritage Museum.

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

Critical blood drive slated 10 to 2 Friday

June 17, 2014

According to representatives with the United Blood Services (UBS), the O-Negative blood supply for the area is at a dangerously low level.

The city of Big Spring will be hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, in Council Chambers 307 E. Fourth. Call Stacie King at 264-2347 to schedule an appointment. 

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

June 16th

City offers education incentive to workers

June 16, 2014

The city of Big Spring is willing to give a helping hand to employees looking to further their education.

Recently, the city council gave its blessing to a plan in which employees wishing to take college course pertinent to their careers are eligible to receive financial help in the form of reimbursements and cash advances from the city.

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

June 14th

Flag Day

June 14, 2014

HERALD photo/Lyndel Moody

Saturday, June 14, is a special day for Americans. Flag Day — the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 — was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30, 1916. This Betsy Ross flag above, now on loan and on display to the Heritage Museum, was crafted in 1970 by local resident Mamie Lee Dodds. It is completely hand sewn.

OCT plans Big Spring Meet and Greet

June 14, 2014

Howard County residents unfamiliar with Texas' open carry law will have an opportunity to be educated in a special event Saturday at Heart of the City Park.
Open Carry Texas: Big Spring Meet and Greet is to get under way at 10 a.m.

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

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