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October 2nd, 2014

Voter registration deadline Monday

October 2, 2014

Voter registration for the November general election ends Monday, Howard County election officials said.

On Nov. 4, Texas voters will decide a wide variety of congressional, state and county races.

Persons interested in registering to vote in the election have until 5 p.m. Monday to do so, County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom said.

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

October 1st

Homecoming Court named for Big Spring High School

October 1, 2014

A community bonfire is set to fire up Steer spirit as part of several activities planned for the 2014 Big Spring High School homecoming festivities.

The bonfire will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday by the old Anderson Kindergarten building located on Airbase Road near the Howard County Fair Barns. Predicted high for that day will be in the low 80s and lows in the low 50s.

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

September 30th

Symphony season to begin Oct. 9

September 30, 2014

Let there be music.

The Big Spring Symphony kicks off its new season with a musical event in the ballroom of the Settles Hotel Oct. 9.

The event, called “Come to the Masquerade,” begins with a reception at 6 p.m. Following dinner, the Big Spring Junior High School Choir, directed by Tara Trowbridge, will perform along with the Howard College Jazz Band directed by Dan Kiley.

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

September 29th

Contests draw crowds to Howard County Fair

September 29, 2014

It was cuteness overload Saturday at the Howard County Fair with enough to melt even the most aged and cynical reporter's heart.
Both the popular Kountry's Kids contest and the pet contest drew a decent crowd to the entertainment tent to watch children ages 5 and younger strut in their finest country clothes and later for dogs (no age limit enforced) standing patiently by, somewhat bewildered while owners proudly showed off their pets.

For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of the Herald.

September 27th

Sex offender indicted on new charge by grand jury

September 27, 2014

A Big Spring man accused of breaking into a local home and molesting a 6-year-old girl was among several individuals indicted during this week’s session of the Howard County Grand Jury.

Paul Barnard Hildreth, 45, was indicted on the first-degree felony charge of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit indecency with a child during the grand jury’s Thursday session.

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

Humane Society, clinic, offering pet vaccinations

September 27, 2014

A large crowd of pet owners is expected to take advantage of the fourth annual, low cost vaccination clinic sponsored the Howard County Humane Society and Sierra Animal Clinic Saturday, Oct. 4.

“We welcome everyone to come out,” said Jo Stone, Humane Society coordinator. “This is good for their pets and it is a way to give back to the community.”

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

September 26th

Kelie Smoot named Howard County Fair Queen

September 26, 2014

First there were eight, then there was one. Eight beauty contestants lit up the stage in the big tent Thursday at the Howard County Fair Queen contest. Each brought her own brand of beauty, poise and personality for the three judges to choose who was most worthy.

Looks weren’t the only aspect judged as each girl was given a question to ponder and answer to the best of their ability. How they handled the subject they were given and their confidence in speaking before an audience was also a factor on who would inevitably take the Howard County Fair Queen crown.

Council approves city budget

September 26, 2014

Final approval of the 2015 tax rate and the new city budget along with a first reading of a new residential zoning district topped a lengthy city council meeting Thursday.

In what seemed like a marathon of meetings for the council members this month, the city council met for the fourth time Thursday night with only four members present — Mayor Larry McLellan, Bobby McDonald, Marvin Boyd and Justin Myers. Raul Marquez Jr., Carmen Harbour and Raul Benavides were absent.

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

September 25th

Doors open for county fair tonight

September 25, 2014

The first night of the 2014 Howard County Fair will feature rides and royalty — and quite a few other things as well.

The fair opens its yearly run today from 5-10 p.m. and runs through Saturday next to the Big Spring Rodeo Bowl. Admission is $6 per person.

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

Sepulveda steps down at Northside

September 25, 2014

Northside Community Center (NCC) Director Linda Sepulveda is stepping down in her role effective Friday, citing health reasons for her decision to leave after serving for the past four years.

“Linda has done a wonderful job and is a wonderful person to work with,” said Sylvia Miramontes, president of the NCC board. “We are going to miss her, but we know Linda has future adventures to look forward to.”

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

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