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May 13th, 2015

5K run/walk to honor former educators

May 13, 2015

Comanche Trail Park is going to get very colorful in the next few weeks — brilliantly colorful that is.

On May 22, the Big Spring High School Student Council will host a CFG Color Blast 5K Run/Walk in the Comanche Trail Park.

The event will honor three Big Spring employees — Coach Jim Campbell, Carol Green, and Danny Ferrell — who all died unexpectedly about mid-term within a few weeks of each other.

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

May 12th

Commissioners honor top area seniors

May 12, 2015

Howard County commissioners honored “the best of the best” area public school students during their Monday meeting.

The top male and female students from Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan high schools were recognized during the meeting.

Pct. 2 Commissioner Craig Bailey, who helped organize the ceremony, said it was a fitting way to honor the students for their accomplishments.

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

WTC to hold mental health day this month

May 12, 2015

West Texas Centers will host mental health days at each of their 15 mental health centers during the month of May in celebration of National Mental Health Month.

National Mental Health Month is held each year to address and learn more about mental health and to become familiar with early warning signs. The earlier mental illness can be addressed, the better the chance at recovery, West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith said.

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

Lopez receives scholarship from GOP club

May 12, 2015

Big Spring High School’s Sarah Lopez was the recipient of this year’s Howard County Republican Club scholarship.

The club presented Lopez with the scholarship during its Monday meeting.

Each year, the club switches between Big Spring High School, Forsan High School and the Coahoma High School when selecting recipients. This year, it was Big Spring’s turn in the rotation.

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

May 11th

Little turnover in wake of Saturday city, school elections

May 11, 2015

Change was not on the minds of Howard County voters when they headed to the polls Saturday. In all, incumbents fared well in city and school board elections.

In one of the closest elections of the night, Big Spring ISD school board candidate Kyle Carroll had a strong lead going into election day in the District 4 race. Early voting tallies placed Kyle as earning 60.44 percent of the vote over incumbent Tony Kennedy, who had 39.56 percent.

Council to revisit alcohol permitting

May 11, 2015

The Big Spring City Council will once again address the idea of allowing alcohol consumption at one of its smaller neighborhood parks when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, 307 E. Fourth St.

The council has wrangled with the idea of allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages at the Mi Familia Pavilion at Andries Park in north Big Spring for the past month.

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

May 9th

Most incumbents keep their seats in city, school board elections Saturday.

May 9, 2015

Results are for contested races:
Big Spring
City Council District 2: Carmen Harbour (I), 54; Thomas R. Padilla, 31. Harbour wins.
BSISD School District 4: Kyle Carroll, 97; Tony Kennedy (I), 114. Kennedy returns to the board.
Coahoma
At large two-seats for the city council: Jay Holt (I), 81; Brandy Manning, 79; Ronnie Dodson, (I), 33. Holt and Manning win.
CISD at-large three seats: Dicky Stone, 158; Brian Moore (I), 108; Alan Wright (I), 63; Jody Reid (I), 122; and Melissa Sanchez, 71. Stone, Moore and Reid secure seats.

Ownership change blowing in?

May 9, 2015

A change in ownership may be entering into the Big Spring refinery’s future.
In a press release, Delek U.S. Holdings Inc. announced it had entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with Alon Israel Oil Company LTD. to acquire approximately 33.7 million common stock shares, or approximately 48 percent of outstanding shares, of Alon USA Energy Inc.

— Read more about this story in today's Big Spring Herald.

More than $92,000 raised at Relay

May 9, 2015

Rain didn’t put a damper on the annual Howard-Glassscock Relay for Life Friday night.
“More than $92,000 has been raised so far and the fundraising year ends August 3 so there is still time to contribute,” said Manny Negron, Specialist for the Relay for Life. “Thank you to the community and our volunteers for their continued support for 21 years of Relay in Howard and Glasscock Counties.”

- For more on this story, see today's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

Detour: Parts of FM 2230 to be closed

May 9, 2015

On Monday, FM 2230 from FM 846 to U.S. Highway 87 near Big Spring will be closed to through traffic for bridge construction and culvert replacement.
This work is part of TxDOT’s ongoing truck relief route in the area, according to a news release from TxDOT.
Residential and school bus access to and from this area will be available from FM 846.
Through traffic should find an alternate route during this road closure. Individuals whose destination is on this stretch of roadway should be watchful of crew members and large, slow moving equipment, the news release said.

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