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January 9th, 2015

Property tax deadline looms

January 9, 2015

One of January’s colder realities (in a figurative sense, anyway) is that property owners need to pay their tax bills by the end of the month.

Homeowners have until Feb. 2 (Jan. 31, the traditional deadline, falls on a Saturday) to pay their tax bills without penalties or interest, said Diane Carter, Howard County tax assessor/collector.

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

TxDOT urges caution on roads

January 9, 2015

ABILENE — In preparation for this week’s expected winter weather, TxDOT’s Abilene district, which includes Big Spring and Howard County, is pre-treating priority roadways in an effort to reduce potential ice accumulation that could cause hazardous driving conditions.

Priority roadways are identified based on traffic type and volume, and include Interstate 20 throughout the district.

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

January 7th

WTC offering mental health first aid course

January 7, 2015

West Texas Centers and Howard College are offering a Mental Health First Aid training session to people who are interested in knowing how to respond to people in a mental health crisis.

This class will be offered January 20th from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Howard College Warren Center, Big Spring campus. An hour will be set aside for lunch. Lunch will not be provided. To register, contact the Howard College Registrar’s Office at 264-5072.

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

Silver Wings Ball set for Saturday

January 7, 2015

Tickets are rapidly disappearing for the first black-tie event in Big Spring this year.

By Tuesday morning, only 40 tickets were left for the Silver Wings Ball, a semi-formal affair held annually to benefit the Hangar 25 Air Museum, according to Amber Stokes, museum director.

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

January 6th

Gas price plunge continues

January 6, 2015

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 6.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.97 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 7.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.19 a gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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

AARP tax aid on tap

January 6, 2015

Although the infamous April 15 Tax Day is more than four months away, volunteers with the local AARP tax assistance program are already preparing for what maybe an interesting season.

This year is the first time the penalty for the Affordable Care Act kicks in. Taxpayers who did not have medical coverage in the past year will have to pay a penalty that may impact their tax refund. How it will is still a question.

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

January 5th

BSISD's Ferrell, 58, dies

January 5, 2015

Big Spring ISD administration and staff are morning the loss of one of their own today.

Daniel A. “Danny” Ferrell, the district’s assistant superintendent, died Sunday night at a Martin County hospital after a short illness. Ferell has served the district since 2009.

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

January 3rd

Downed power line causes Forsan to go dark

January 3, 2015

The sun finally came out Saturday, but the immediate outlook was anything but bright for some Howard County residents.

Sunshine was a welcome sight to West Texas this morning after cold, wintery weather left freezing precipitation and streets slick and icy.

However, the cold front didn’t give up without a fight as freezing rain fell last night, adding more ice in the trees and on power lines. That caused a different kind of problem for area emergency personnel who had been busy responding to automobile wrecks the last few days.

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January 2nd

Weather to remain cold for now

January 2, 2015

The sun will come out, but not tomorrow.

According to the National Weather Service in Midland, residents may start to see some relief from the freezing rain and slick streets by mid-Saturday but near freezing weather is still expected to stick around for several days.

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

 

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