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February 27th, 2015

Wintry weather forces closures

February 27, 2015

Because of poor road conditions brought on by icy weather, the following closures have been announced for today:

• Big Spring ISD

• Coahoma ISD

• Forsan ISD

• Howard College

In addition, city of Big Spring and Howard County offices will not open until 10 a.m., officials announced.

February 26th

Seliger files performance based tuition bill

February 26, 2015

State Senator Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) filed SB 778, which will curb rising tuition by tying any increases to performance-based metrics.

Seliger said the result of the new bill would be to raise the value of postsecondary education by incentivizing high graduation rates, persistence, and a shorter time to degree among all students. In short, SB 778 holds Texas public universities accountable by requiring institutions to earn the right to increase tuition beyond inflation.

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

Howard College homecoming tonight

February 26, 2015

Howard College officials are hoping alumni will be “back in black” for this year’s homecoming celebration.

The college will celebrate Homecoming 2015 tonight as as the college’s basketball teams host Western Texas College.

Activities will take place in Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on the college campus. Women tip off at 5:45 p.m. and the men will follow at 7:45 p.m.

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

Museum launches membership drive

February 26, 2015

The Heritage Museum will kick off its 2015 membership campaign tonight with a casual come and go reception at the museum.

“We are very thankful for our members and major donors such as the generous grant we received from the Dora Roberts Foundation this year,” said Tammy Schrecengost, museum curator. “Their continued support helps to preserve the history of Big Spring and Howard County for future generations.”

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

February 25th

Candidates begin filling out election ballot spots

February 25, 2015

Time is quickly running out for residents considering a run at a city council or school board trustee position to place their name on the May 9 ballot.

The deadline to file candidacy paperwork is 5 p.m. Friday in order to have a name on the official election ballot.

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

Trailer home consumed by blaze

February 25, 2015

A travel trailer was a destroyed and a family dog was lost after a fire ripped through the vehicle Tuesday parked at a Sand Springs residence.

At approximately 9:40 a.m. on Tuesday, volunteer firefighters and Big Spring emergency service responders were called to the scene of a travel trailer on fire in the back yard of a residence located at 103 Collins Road, just off of Salem Rd. and North Outer Rd. I-20.

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

Council reverses course on rezoning request

February 25, 2015

The Big Spring City Council said, “not so fast” to a local homeowner wishing to change the zoning designation on his property.

During their Tuesday meeting, the council reversed an earlier decision to allow a change in the zoning of property at 906 Birdwell from single-family to multi-family designation, thus sinking the owner’s plan to use the residence as a tri-plex.

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

February 24th

DPS: Icy roads to blame for fatalities

February 24, 2015

Icy road conditions in Martin and Howard counties played a part in the death of three people in the past few days, according to Texas Department of Public Safety officials.

According to a DPS release, a two-vehicle accident, occurring around 10 p.m. Sunday night about two miles south of Big Spring on Highway 87, resulted in the death of two people.

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

Speech and debate teams qualify for national tournaments

February 24, 2015

This past weekend, the Big Spring High School Speech and Debate team had six students qualify for the National Speech and Debate Association National Meet. The team also saw nine students qualify for the National Catholic Forensic Association Grand National Meet.

“We are overwhelmed by the efforts of our team this year,” Coach Jennifer Adams stated “Having six students qualify for the NSDA National Meet is a huge accomplishment in itself, but being able to qualify nine to a second national meet is beyond our expectations.”

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

February 23rd

Arctic cold front blasts area

February 23, 2015

Old Man Winter isn’t done with us yet.

An arctic cold front pushed through the Crossroads Sunday, bringing with it freezing temperatures and a mixture of freezing rain and sleet, forcing most area schools to close their doors today.

Conditions are expected to remain frigid throughout today, with a high temperature expected to only reach 25.

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

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