Archive - News Article
May 22nd, 2012
Howard County commissioners moved one step closer to hiring a new road and bridge administrator during a special meeting Monday morning, as the court looks to fill the position, which has been open since late March.
Commissioners met Monday in executive session to discuss two candidates, both of which County Judge Mark Barr described as extremely well qualified.
Goodbyes and hellos will figuratively highlight this monthâ€™s Howard College trusteesâ€™ meeting.
Trustees are expected to accept the resignation of Provost Javier Flores and greet his replacement when they meet in the Tumbleweed Room at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
West Texas residents got a celestial treat late Sunday evening as an annular solar eclipse created a ring of fire in the sky that could be seen all over the Panhandle Region.
According to scientists, the next annular solar eclipse visible in the United States wonâ€™t be seen until 2023.
Hundreds of Crossroads residents lined the mountainside street at the Big Spring State Parkâ€™s Scenic Mountain to watch the eclipse. Many called the spectacle a â€śonce in a lifetime event,â€ť spending time with loved ones.
Because of problems with our press, today's edition of the Herald will be delivered between two and three hours later than normal. We apologize to our readers for the inconvenience.
The Big Spring City Council will meet Tuesday night to canvass the results of the May 12 municipal election, which will officially get the ball rolling on the $13 million overhaul of the municipality's water and wastewater facilities utilizing economic development funding approved by voters.
The council is expected to consider emergency reading of an ordinance canvassing the results of the election during the meeting, including the race for the District 4 seat on the council and the controversial 4B sales tax project voters approved by a whopping 71 percent margin.
Get ready to cook-off at Hangar 25 Air Museum.
The Flightline Cookbook Cook-off has been rescheduled for Memorial Day. Each entry must be a dish from the â€śCooking with Hangar 25â€ť cookbook.
â€śThis is a great way to promote our cookbook and participate in the community,â€ť Genevieve Stockburger, museum administrator, said.
This will be the first time a cook-off has been held at the hangar, but Stockburger said she feels it is something fun, entertaining and beneficial to the community and the museum.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ KRYSTAL KAY HENDERSON, 26, of 400 N.E. 11th St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for failure to identify as a fugitive â€“ giving false information, no driver's license â€“ when unlicensed, driving while license invalid, failure to maintain financial responsibility and failure to appear (three counts).
â€˘ JESUS TORRES RAMIREZ, 51, of 503 Young St., was arrested Sunday on warrants for assault by contact and two warrants from other agencies.
HERALD photo/Amanda Moreno
Participants in Run for the Wall conduct a wreath laying ceremony Saturday morning at the Big Spring Vietnam Memorial. The group of bikers took off from California and will end up at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Early voting in this yearâ€™s political party primaries remained slow this week, as the first week at the polls came to a close Friday with slightly more than 500 ballots cast in Howard County.
Balloting started slow with just 86 ballots â€” including both Republican and Democratic polls â€” cast at the polls Monday and another 92 tallied in mail-in ballots, according to County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom.
Workforce training at Howard College has been underway for quite some time and seems to be continuing to do well, local officials said this past week.
Jimmy Hobdy, director of workforce training at Howard College, presented an update regarding the program during a meeting of the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation.
â€śWe are serving the community through this program in different aspects we didnâ€™t perceive,â€ť Hobdy said.