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May 5th, 2015

Papa John's donates $3.8K to local VA medical center

May 5, 2015

Papa John’s Pizza had its grand opening Thursday of last week and wasted no time in integrating itself into the community by showing support for the local Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

On Saturday, the store held a military appreciation day, offering a 20 percent discount to all active duty military and military veterans.

The military discount was welcomed by those who qualified and the proceeds for the day went to the local VA Medical Center to help with its programs designed to help the local veterans.

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

May 4th

HC musicians to finish week-long tour with concert Tuesday

May 4, 2015

Howard College music students maybe looking a little bleary-eyed lately. They’ve been busy touring around parts of Texas lately.
On Monday, April 27, the group of choir, band and percussion musicians headed out on the road to make eight performances in four days, a part educational lesson and part recruitment tour.
One thing we are really stressing to our students is the performance aspects,” said Ethen Wills, Howard College professor of music. “At the end of our day we sit down with them and talk about it. ‘Good job, but what can we do, how do we grow from this.”

BSI Facebook video a hit

May 4, 2015

Anyone in the media business knows children doing cute things is golden.
Throw in a few creative young adults with multi-media knowledge and add some energetic educators into the mix and there is not enough room at Fort Knox to hold all that gold.
Administrators at Big Spring Intermediate School learned that fact Tuesday, April 26, after they uploaded a cute music video to Facebook created to pump up the students before STAAR testing commenced.

May 2nd

Firefighters fill the boots during MDA fundraiser

May 2, 2015

Firefighters wear some big boots, and on Saturday, they were hoping to fill them up with money.

“Fill the Boot” is an annual fundraiser that firefighters all over the United States participate in to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

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

BSHS choirs nab 2 sweepstakes awards

May 2, 2015

The awards keep stacking up at Big Spring High School.

The Big Spring High School varsity choir — Meistersingers — and Men’s Choir each walked away from the UIL Regional Concert and Sight Reading contest held at Midland Lee High School with Sweepstakes awards.

“We are very excited and proud of the students,” said Beth Spence, high school assistant choir director.

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

May 1st

Quartet qualify for UIL state meet

May 1, 2015

Four Big Spring High School students will need to make arrangements to take their final exams early because they will be representing the school at the University Interscholastic League State Tournament.

Kacie Marvin, Amber Monks, Ethan Morlion and Alexess Sosa qualified for the state tournament by placing in the top three of their respective disciplines at the UIL regional tournament held recently on the Texas Tech campus.

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

Man arrested; stolen property recovered

May 1, 2015

A 26-year-old Big Spring man was in custody Wednesday after police recovered approximately $15,000 worth of stolen property at a home in the 500 block of N.E. 8th Street.

On Wednesday evening, investigators with the Big Spring Police Department detective division and narcotics unit executed a search warrant at 501 N.E. Eighth St, according to a news release from the police department.

April 30th

Papa John's to help veterans Saturday

April 30, 2015

Buy a pizza, help a veteran.

Area residents will be able to patronize a new Big Spring business and help active duty military and veterans at the same time Saturday.

Officials with Papa John’s Pizza, which celebrates its grand opening at the mini-mall next to Wal-Mart Supercenter today, said they will hold a Veteran’s Appreciation Day event from 10 a.m. until midnight Saturday.

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

BSISD memorial tree dedication Friday

April 30, 2015

Big Spring Independent School District will hold a community memorial tree dedication at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Blakenship Field to honor three students who died while enrolled at the high school.

Donations of a tree and a memorial plaque were given to the school district earlier this year to honor former students Shelley Lopez (Class of 2017), Lynn Davis (Class of 1982), and Dave Thomas (Class of 1970). Shelley Lopez’ and Lynn Davis’ tree and plaque sets were donated by their families. Members of the Class of 1970 donated the tree and plaque set for Dave Thomas.

April 29th

Alcohol proposal gaining support

April 29, 2015

No drinking allowed — not yet, anyway.

While a plan to allow alcohol consumption in the city’s smaller neighborhood parks remains tabled for now, support for the idea is definitely picking up steam.

During their Tuesday meeting, Big Spring City Council members discovered overwhelming support for a proposal to allow alcohol consumption at the La Familia Pavilion at Andries Park in north Big Spring.

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

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