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July 22nd, 2015

Tandem hang gliding to be offered at August event

July 22, 2015

It is almost time to soar like an eagle.

With the 2015 Hang Gliding National Competition set for Aug. 2-8, the community will once again get a chance to soar above Big Spring using tandem hang gliding.

The tandem hang gliding rides are offered in the morning and evenings during the competition, weather permitting. The rider will be paired with an experienced and certified tandem instructor and use a heavy duty hang glider designed for tandem use so that it can compensate for the weight.

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

EDC board voices support for I-27 expansion

July 22, 2015

The Economic Development Corporation of Big Spring board members inked their names to a resolution Tuesday night backing the commission of feasibility study to consider the expansion of Interstate 27 down through the city via Highway 87.

With passing the resolution, EDC board members joined several other major local entities including the Big Spring City Council, Big Spring ISD, Howard College and Howard County Commissioners in the show of support to make the study happen.

July 21st

Life's a (tea) party for the Mad Hatters

July 21, 2015

You don’t have to be mad to be a Mad Hatter, but a hat is more or less mandatory.

This small group gathers on the third Monday of each month to wear hats, drink tea (and other refreshments), have their nails done and enjoy a luncheon where they can visit and reminisce.

“The ladies like the hats and we get to spend time visiting and having fun,” said Sherry Hodnett, Volunteer Director with Home Hospice.

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

Volunteers raise almost $2K for Adopt a Military Hero program

July 21, 2015

On Saturday, city and county leaders volunteered their evening to raise money to show American military personnel their appreciation and support.

Volunteers with the Howard County Adopt a Military Hero were at Sonic Drive-In, along with Mayor Larry McLellan, Chief Craig Ferguson and the Big Spring Fire Department, Chief Chad Williams and the Big Spring Police Department, the Howard County Sheriff’s Department and McGruff the Crime Dog.

July 20th

EDC board to mull I-27 resolution

July 20, 2015

Board members on the Big Spring Economic Development Committee will consider joining other area entities in a show of support to expand Interstate 27 through the Howard County when they meet Tuesday.

On the agenda for Tuesdays meeting, board members will consider approving a resolution to support a new feasibility study designating U.S. Highway 87 to Interstate 27. This will bring the interstate down from Amarillo through Big Spring by way of the 87 Truck Reliever Route now being built by TxDOT contractors.

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

July 18th

Changing the world one lemonade at a time

July 18, 2015

Logan Henry is all smiles as he runs his lemonade stand to raise money that he donates to Isaiah 58 which helps local residents in need receive food. This is the third year Logan has set up a lemonde stand to raise fund for the local charity. For more information visit his Facebook page, loganslemonadestand.

(HERALD Photos/Julie Bass)

Midland traffic accident takes life of Big Spring man

July 18, 2015

A Big Spring man was killed Friday afternoon following a three-vehicle accident in Midland County.
Jody Wayne Swinney, 52, of Big Spring was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Joe Matlock at the scene of the accident, according to a Department of Public Safety news release.

For the complete story, see Sunday's edition of the Big Spring Herald

CMTA summer camp signups now underway

July 18, 2015

Registration for the second Children’s Miracle Theater for the Arts two-week summer theater camp are now being held, however, space is limited, according to the program’s president Sharon Rich.
“We have lots of kids back for the summer,” Rich said. “We’ve already had a few sign up and space is limited. We also have Autumn Alton back as the teacher. The kids really loved her last year. She is lots of fun and is very energetic.”

See Sunday's edition of the Big Spring Herald for the rest of the article.

Good Neighbor run benefits Relay for Life

July 18, 2015

On Saturday, runners of every level signed up and lined up to participate in the Adrian Calvio State Farm Good Neighbor run.
“State Farm is health conscious, and we thought that this would be a fun way to give back to the community,” said State Farm agent Adrian Calvio ,who organized the run.

Read the full article in Sunday's Big Spring Herald

July 17th

Truck, train collide

July 17, 2015

An 18-wheeler and train collided Thursday afternoon in Howard County.

The incident occurred near FM 818 and the south service road of Interstate 20.

Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker told local radio station KBYG that two people received non-life threatening injuries as a result of the accident.

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

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