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September 8th, 2014

Museum officials to make case for endowments during Saturday event

September 8, 2014

Heritage Museum are making a pitch to potential donors, and they’re using some of West Texas’ finest wines in the process.

The museum will host a wine tasting from 5-7 p.m. Saturday to kick off its annual endowment campaign. Representatives from Llano Estacado Winery in Lubbock will be on hand serving samples of their products and several local artists will display their work.

Museum Curator Tammy Schrecengost said the endowment campaign will help the facility, which has been hit hard by the loss of grant money, become more self-sustaining.

September 6th

College board to adopt new budget

September 6, 2014

Howard College trustees are primed to approve a new tax rate which will bring in roughly $300,000 in additional revenue during the coming fiscal year.
Following Friday's public hearing on the proposed rate of 17.7 cents per $100 valuation, college trustees have scheduled a meeting for 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15 to formally adopt the new levy.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the entire story.

Annual triathlon held here

September 6, 2014

Comanche Warriors wait patiently before beginning the swimming portion of the annual triathlon held early Saturday at Comanche Trail Park. The event included a 500-meter swim, 18-mile bicycle ride and a 3-mile run.

HERALD photo/Andreia Medlin

September 5th

City council passes rezoning of property

September 5, 2014

Big Spring’s city council unanimously approved a rezoning ordinance which will allow development of 29 acres adjacent to Comanche Trail Lake into an addition featuring residences, restaurants and a hotel during a special meeting Thursday evening.

No timetable has been set for development of the area, located in the vicinity of Highway 87 and Village Road, to begin, but it will feature apartments and other residences, assisted living, a 3-to-5 story hotel and a pair of restaurants.

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

Not surprisingly, VA Medical Center looking for health care professionals

September 5, 2014

For anyone who needs a job, the VA Medical Center is hiring.

Physicians, nurses, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses aides and volunteers are all needed. VAMC officials at a town hall meeting held Thursday evening addressed this and other issues that have plagued the Big Spring VA for many years.

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

September 4th

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away

September 4, 2014

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away
The 81-year-old comedy icon has died

VA employees come to aid of food bank

September 4, 2014

Isaiah 58 Food Bank received tons of help — literally — from the local VA Medical Center.

Staff from the VAMC capped off their annual canned food drive Wednesday by donating more than 5,000 pounds of food items to Isaiah 58.

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

Tickets available for United Way fundraiser

September 4, 2014

For 70 years, United Way of Big Spring and Howard County has offered a helping hand to agencies which provide us a helping hand, and now they’re asking for our help, as well.

The United Way’s 70th annual campaign begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at Big Spring Country Club with its annual Boots and Bling Kick-off, an event which will offer attendees food, entertainment and a chance to earn some nice prizes, as well — all while helping the various agencies supported by UW.

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

September 3rd

VIDEO: Michael Sam Signed to Cowboys' Practice Squad

September 3, 2014

VIDEO: Michael Sam Signed to Cowboys' Practice Squad
Michael Sam's second chance will be with the Dallas Cowboys. Coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that the league's first openly gay player will be added to the practice roster. (Sept. 3)

Officers arrest 5 on Lorilla

September 3, 2014

Five individuals, including one considered armed and dangerous, were apprehended early this morning as officers executed a search warrant at 713 Lorilla.

The Big Spring Police Department and Howard County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team participated in the search warrant, which was the result of an investigation conducted by the BSPD narcotics unit. According to a press release, police had “received information of drug sales and the probable location of Theodore Rios,” who was wanted for parole violation and considered armed and dangerous.

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