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April 8th, 2015

Voter registration deadline for May 9 election nears

April 8, 2015

The period to register to vote in the May 9 Howard County municipal and school district elections is almost over.

Thursday is the cutoff for constituents who are new to the county or have moved residences since the last election in order to participate in the May elections. Registration is being taken at the Howard County Election’s office.

However, applications to receive a ballot by mail will continue to be taken at the election’s office until 5 p.m. April 30. To request an application, call Brooke Wells at 432-264-2273.

Symphony in financial difficulty

April 8, 2015

The Big Spring Symphony Association has found itself in dire financial straights and is requesting donations from the community if it hopes to have a 2015-2016 season, according to the association’s president.

“Right now if the worst comes, we will have to cancel the season,” said Suzanne Markwell, symphony president. “Once you do that it is hard to get it going again. We see symphonies going belly-up, and we don’t want to do that.”

April 7th

Master the Mountain set for Saturday

April 7, 2015

Healthy living will be on the minds of many this weekend as runners and walkers gather at the top of the Big Spring State park in an effort to master the mountain.
“Lot’s of races give finishers medals but only one says you’ve mastered the mountain. There still is time to get yours,” said Craig Felty of Permian Basin Event, a company that organizes walks and runs throughout the year to promote healthy living.

- See more on this story in today's Big Spring Herald.

Hot temps + hot cars = a tragedy

April 7, 2015

The car is too hot for the tot.
Within the last week, Howard County has seen temperatures in the 90s and even as high as 100 degrees. It is beginning to feel like Summer in West Texas.
With the weather getting warmer, it is important to remember the risks of leaving children and pets unattended in vehicles.

— See more in today's Big Spring Herald

April 6th

BSPD officer injuried

April 6, 2015

A Big Spring officer was injured Sunday after attempting to stop a driver of a vehicle who was recklessly driving in the parking lot of a local bar.
The officer was treated at Scenic Mountain Medical Center and later released, according to a new release from the Big Spring Police Department.

Health Fair 2015 coming Friday

April 6, 2015

Self defense demonstrations, health checks, eye screenings and a bicycle rodeo are just a few of the activities planned for the 2015 Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Health Fair.

See more in Monday's edition of the Big Spring Herald

April 4th

AARP tax help ends Monday

April 4, 2015

Tax procrastinators beware, April 15 is rapidly coming.

In fact, the AARP tax assistance program will hold one more session before they put away the calculators and store their pencils until next year.

“Monday is the last day we will offer the program,” said Ray Alexander who coordinates the AARP tax assistance program. “We will try to help as many people as we can Monday who have all their paperwork but if they walk in 5 minutes to 12 p.m., well, they will need to go somewhere else.”

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

BSHS band schedules Eastertide concert

April 4, 2015

The award-winning Big Spring High School honor band will perform for a midday, special Eastertide concert at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

Capping off a stellar year for the band program which earned awards in both marching and concert contests, the public is invited to attend the concert at 12:05 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Church, 1001 S. Goliad St.

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

April 3rd

SMMC’s ‘radKIDS’ program teaches proactive approach to child safety

April 3, 2015

Scenic Mountain Medical Center, Big Spring YMCA and Safe Kids San Angelo have partnered to bring a program designed to help children to better protect themselves to Big Spring.

Easter egg hunts on tap for weekend

April 3, 2015

All Easter eggs beware; the hunt is on.

Several community-wide Easter egg hunts will be held in Howard County Saturday.

The First Church of the Nazarene’s annual Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 11 a.m. at the Belaski Pavilion located at the Comanche Trail park. The event is free to the public and will include special guests.

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

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