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April 25th, 2015

HC Trustees to consider eliminating faculty positions at the SA campus

April 25, 2015

Howard College trustees will be facing some tough choices at the district’s San Angelo campus budget as declining student enrollment and dwindling state funds are forcing faculty layoffs.
According to Howard College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks, the district’s administration will recommend cutting seven positions from next year’s budget to trustees Monday at the board meeting. Five of those positions are currently filled and those affected have been notified by district officials, Sparks said, while two others are currently vacant.

Early voting begins Monday

April 25, 2015

Three city council seats and four school district trustee positions will be chosen in the next coming weeks.
Early voting for municipal and school district board elections begins Monday for Big Spring and Coahoma residents at the Howard County Elections Office.

For more information, see today's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

I-27 resolution on tap for county commissioners

April 25, 2015

Howard County Commissioners are expected to join a growing list of agencies throwing their support behind extending Interstate 27 through this area when they meet at 10 a.m. Monday on the third floor of the county courthouse.
Since construction began on the Highway 87 reliever route, area officials have begun a push to convince the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to conduct a new feasibility study on extending I-27 south from Lubbock through Big Spring and on to San Angelo.

For more information, see today's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

April 24th

Elbow Elementary nearing the end of its educational run

April 24, 2015

It’s time to start saying goodbye before a new adventure begins for those who once and still call Elbow Elementary their school.

By summer, the long-time landmark of the Elbow community will shut its doors for the last time as a new elementary building located in Forsan will begin housing the first through fifth grade levels of Forsan ISD come August.

A community wide “Remembering Elbow Open House” is scheduled for May 2, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Elbow Elementary School.

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

11th annual powwow kicks off Saturday

April 24, 2015

Travelers from across the nation will be in Big Spring this weekend to take part in an sacred, traditional and social gathering in the Native American culture.

The 11th annual Powwow will being its two day gathering on Saturday morning with dancers from all nations expected to participate intertribal powwow.

The cost to attend is $3 for adults. Children less than 12 years old will be admitted free. The Big Spring Powwow will be held at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum located on the Howard College campus, 1001 Birdwell Lane.

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

April 23rd

Three sentenced in federal court

April 23, 2015

LUBBOCK —A former employee of the Big Spring Correctional Center was among three people sentenced in federal court for their roles in a 2013 smuggling and bribery scheme at the center.

Eva Bermea, 42, was sentenced April 17 to 36 months probation, eight months of which to be spent in home confinement, after confessing to participating in a plot to smuggle tobacco and other contraband into the prison.

Also sentenced were Jonas Cruz, 32, an inmate at the prison, and Kami Nicole Bennett, 32, a friend of Bermea.

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

BSHS students show support for ill classmate

April 23, 2015

Brooke Marshall admits she doesn’t really know every student that attends Big Spring High School. What the junior does know is something more basic: Everyone who attends the school – whether they know each other or not – share a special bond.

They are, in a way, family.

April 22nd

Pair facing drug charges

April 22, 2015

Two people are in custody for drug charges after being arrested by Big Spring police and Howard County deputies Tuesday.

Jolene Quick, 30, and Tracy Monzain Jones, 38, were initially charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, but officials said they are seeking federal charges on the duo because of firearms and methamphetamine recovered at the scene of the arrest.

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

Fifth graders changing location

April 22, 2015

Effective for the 2015-2016 school year, fifth graders will once again walk the halls of Big Spring Intermediate (BSI) School as district officials believe the student population will continue growing slightly or remain stable.

April 21st

SMMC to unveil new program

April 21, 2015

Scenic Mountain Medical Center’s Healthy YOU! program will kick off May 7 at the Big Spring County Club with a health fair will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at $40 a person or $350 for a table.

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