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April 11th, 2015

Five-year plan for county on tap for next commissioner’s meeting

April 11, 2015

Howard County Commissioners will continue work on a five-year plan for this area when they meet at 10 a.m. Monday on the third floor of the county courthouse.
This is the second planned workshop on the subject, County Judge Kathryn Wiseman said.

For more information, see today's Big Spring Herald

Learn how to build a home water system solely dependent on rain water

April 11, 2015

Stanton – The Permian Basin Underground Water District will host 2015 Rainwater Harvesting Presentation, A Night With Billy Kniffen, on Thursday, May 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The presentation will take place at the PBUWCD office at 708 W. St. Peter Street in Stanton, and this year’s guest speaker will be Mr. Billy Kniffen.

For more information, see today's Big Spring Herald

Social Security Office to reopen Monday at new location

April 11, 2015

It’s back to business next week for the local Social Security office — even if business will be held in a different venue.
According to Sarah Schultz-Lackey, regional communication director out of Dallas, Social Security employees will once again see clients face-to-face two days a week beginning Monday now that temporary office space has been secured.

For more information, see today's Big Spring Herald

Choate honored for distinguished service by local DADS offices

April 11, 2015

Amy Choate of Big Spring was honored Friday by the Big Spring DADS offices for her distinguished service to the aging and persons with disabilities population.
Adult Protective Services (APS) honors distinguished citizens who have provided extraordinary care and service to APS clients during the past year. Designated as the “APS Honors,” the awards are a special project of the Regions 2 and 9 staff and four volunteer boards.

See more in today's Big Spring Herald

April 10th

Woman dies from accident injuries

April 10, 2015

A 65-year-old Big Spring woman died two weeks after sustaining injuries in a two-vehicle accident in Midland County.

According to a news release by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Ushaben Patel was pronounced dead by medical officials at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.

According to the news release, four people were also injured in the crash which occurred approximately two miles east of Odessa on State Highway 191 on the night of March 22.

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

Officials say talk of closing schools unfounded

April 10, 2015

Despite the rumors, officials say Big Spring schools are not going to close anytime soon.

“First and foremost, Big Spring ISD schools are not closing down at the end of this year,” Heidi Wagner, Big Spring ISD director of school improvement, told school board trustees at their monthly meeting Thursday night. “I know that rumor mill is out there. I’ve been on the phone with TEA (Texas Education Agency) this week. I’ve talked with them….they know what we are doing. They know we have a good plan in place. They are there to support us. They don’t want to shut us down.”

Health fair Saturday

April 10, 2015

At least 50 booths will be open to provide information on healthy living at the 2015 Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Health Fair Saturday.

The fair begins at 8 a.m. on floor of the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum with booths providing information, blood pressure checks, glucose and pulse oxygen checks and demonstrations scheduled through out the event. The fair ends at noon.

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

April 9th

Lawsuit update on tap for trustee meeting

April 9, 2015

An update on a 2013 lawsuit filed against Big Spring ISD by owners of a residence near Goliad Elementary School is at the top of the agenda for district trustees when they meet tonight at 5:15 p.m. in the high school board room.

Annual Trash Off Saturday

April 9, 2015

Take Keep Big Spring Beautiful, Keep Texas Beautiful and Don’t Mess with Texas, mix them all together, and you have the annual Big Spring Trash Off day.

The Trash Off, organizers said, is a chance for citizens, business and organizations to show their pride and “Clean it up Big Spring.”

Saturday will be the big day of trash picking. Those who signed up in advance will be able to enjoy hot dogs, chips and drinks between noon and 1 p.m. at the Heart of the City Park, located across from the courthouse.

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

SWCIDFest begins Friday

April 9, 2015

The SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is throwing a party called SWCIDFest and everyone is invited. This event is in honor of the school’s 35th anniversary of being a part of Howard College and the surrounding community.

The theme is “Hand in Hand: bringing communities together.”

“We live here, we work here, we are apart of this community. A lot of people here do not know about the school, and we would just like to bring awareness to everyone” said Karen Bearden, an interpreter and member of the SWCIDFest committee.

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