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June 18th, 2015

UBS/City blood drive Friday

June 18, 2015

We need your blood.

United Blood Services (UBS) officials have announced that the local blood supply is running low.

UBS is asking for everyone who is able to come donate blood on Friday. Staff will be at City Council Chambers located next to City Hall, 310 Nolan, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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

June 17th

ISD ‘looking better’ on state tests

June 17, 2015

Big Spring ISD officials will not release preliminary results of this year’s state mandated tests until that data becomes official in August, officials said.

During the board of trustee meeting Tuesday night, Heidi Wagner, BSISD director of school improvement, ran through STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) early test results with trustees but offered little details to the general public.

United Way names partner agencies

June 17, 2015

Fifteen community non-profit entities made the list of the 2016 United Way of Big Spring and Howard County partner agencies.

June 15th

STAAR test results at Tuesdays BSISD board of trustee meeting

June 15, 2015

Test scores will be on tap when trustees with the Big Spring Independent School District meet Tuesday night.
A report on the STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) results for the district is listed at the top of the board agenda. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) uses state mandated tests to gauge student’s comprehension of grade level content. Results are heavily used in deterring the academic status for a school district.

For more information, see Monday's edition of the Big Spring Herald

Big Spring man remains in jail after shooting

June 15, 2015

A Big Spring man is cooling his heels at the Howard County Detention Center this morning after his arrest on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
A $40,000 bond has been set for Johnny Joe Rodriguez Jr., 22, of 1607 Harding Street, but, as of this morning, remains in jail, according to Big Spring police officials.

For more information, see Monday's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

June 14th

Saddle up, folks

June 14, 2015

In more than 80 years, only a world war has stopped the Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo, so a slight chance of rain isn’t likely to slow things down.
The rodeo, a local mainstay since the 1930s, will hold its 82nd edition Thursday through Saturday at the Encana Big Spring Rodeo Bowl. Gates open at 7 p.m. each night, with the grand entry scheduled for 8 p.m. Tickets at the gate are $12 for adults and $8 for children.

Read the complete article in Sunday's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

Gaze up in wonder

June 14, 2015

If the weather is clear, Saturday, June 20, should be a night with the stars for astronomy fans.
The Big Spring State Park along with the West Texas Amateur Astronomy Cub from Midland will host its annual Stargazing Party on top of the state park beginning at 8:30 p.m. Sunset is expected about 9 p.m.
“Come out and enjoy the sunset

For more information, see Sunday's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

June 12th

BSACF awards grants, scholarships

June 12, 2015

The check is in the mail.

The Big Spring Area Community Foundation (BSACF) doled out almost $70,000 in award grants Thursday night to area organizations at its annual banquet held at the Big Spring County Club.

However because foundation president Drew Mouton had to leave town before the event, the recipients received certificates in lieu of a check. Presenter and BSACF member Jan Forsyth used the fact to enliven the crowd.

Letting it fly: Archery, more taught at Scout camp

June 12, 2015

Archery, scouting skills and more were on tap this past weekend at the Lone Star District of the Buffalo Trail Council — Boy Scouts of America three-day summer camp.

Cub Scout Pack 305 member Zachary Conner, a youth of few words, loves scouts because “you get to do archery.”

And he did at the archery range on the grounds of Camp Thomas, located off of Driver Road in Howard County. Conner was one of dozens of scouts who participated in activities included his favorite, archery, also BB guns, scouting skills, camping andmore.

June 11th

Juvenile injured in hit-and-run

June 11, 2015

Big Spring police are looking for a motoris believed responsible for the second hit-and-run incident in the city within the past week.

Shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday, Big Spring Police Department officers were dispatched to the intersection of 13th and Young streets in reference to a vehicle/pedestrian accident, a BSPD news release stated.

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