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October 30th, 2013
Below is a list of supervised â€śsafe stopsâ€ť children can enjoy on Thursday, Oct. 31.
â€˘ H-E-B Grocery Store, 2000 Gregg, 5-8 p.m. Hot dogs, soft drinks and H-E-Buddy.
â€˘ Spring Creek Fellowship, Harvest Event, 5-7 p.m. at Spring Town Plaza.Â Free games and food.
â€˘ Monster Mash Festival and Trunk or Treat, St. Thomas Hall, 605 N. Main, 5-9 p.m., music and treats, games and prizes, 18-foot centipede, sponsored by the North Side Movement.
â€˘ Sequia Tubing Testers, 4014 Parkway, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
â€˘ Marcy House, 2301 Wasson Road, 5:30 p.m.-?
During their regular board of trustees meeting Monday, Howard College officials announced plans that will be taking their well-known dental hygiene program a step further, thanks in great part to a generous donation from Marie Hall.
The gift will fund three phases of development that will include support for a dental faculty chair and a dental assisting faculty chair, faculty development and student support services, a simulation lab, extended online education courses, and satellite clinical sites.
While implementation of a three-phase plan to enhance the dental hygiene program at Howard College dominated trusteesâ€™ attention Monday, the board addressed other issues as well, including enrollment.
Student enrollment is down 9 percent district wide, said college officials, who presented certified fall enrollment numbers. Contact hours â€” numbers the state uses to determine funding â€” Big Spring, Lamesa and San Angelo campus saw an 11 percent drop while the SouthWest Institute for the Deaf showed a 3 percent increase.
And the band plays on.
Forsan High School Band steps on to state while the Coahoma High School ended it's marching contest season Saturday.
Earning top honors at Area Class 1A contest, Forsan qualified for its eighth consecutive trip to University Interscholastic League (UIL) state contest under the leadership of band director of Jim Rhodes. The band placed first in the finals held in Ratliff Stadium, Odessa.
Coahoma band had a little further to go â€” Amarillo â€” for Class 2A Area competition.
It's amazing what you can create with nothing more than a knife, a piece of a wood and the right attitude.
That's the message the Mustang Draw Woodcarvers Club will be spreading when they host their annual Show and Sale starting Monday at the Dora Roberts Community Center.
The annual event serves as both a showcase of club members' talents and a teaching experience. On one hand, the public will get a chance to view some of the finest wood carvings to be found in this area. On the other, they can try their hand at the craft themselves.
Trustees with the Big Spring Independent School District are clearly satisfied with the performance of Interim Superintendent Chris Wigington and are ready to continue with his leadership for some time.
The Big Spring Refinery held its annual emergency response drill Thursday morning which involved a plethora of state, local and national agencies.
â€śItâ€™s an annual emergency response drill we have as part of our obligations with the Texas Railroad Commission since we have underground storage wells,â€ť said Randy Hillman, general manager of logistics at Alon USA Big Spring Refinery and a member of the incident command team. â€śItâ€™s a great way for us, Alon and for the community to be involved and train in the event of a real emergency,â€ť
The second verse was the same as the first.
After plenty of impassioned â€” and sometimes heated â€” debate during their Tuesday meeting, the Big Spring City Council once again voted against raising the garbage collection fees for local residents and businesses.
The same four council members who voted down the measure in September â€” Marcus Fernandez, Carmen Harbour, Glen Carrigan and Marvin Boyd â€” voted against the rate hike, while Mayor Larry McLellan was joined by Bobby McDonald and Raul Benavides is supporting the increase.
Take the â€śinterimâ€ť off of Chad Williams' job title.
Big Spring City Manager Todd Darden announced Tuesday that Williams was selected over two other finalists to be the new chief of the Big Spring Police Department.
Williams has been serving as interim chief of the department since Lonnie Smith's resignation earlier this year.
He and fellow BSPD lieutenants Lance Telchik and Robert Fitzgibbons were the three finalists for the position, Darden said.
Howard County officials have decided that maybe road access permits arenâ€™t such a good idea, after all.
Faced with the threat of litigation from oil businesses and other commercial entities, commissioners voted unanimously Monday to rescind a recently approved road access permit program.
Earlier this year, commissioners approved a $4,500 fee for commercial interests wishing to build driveways and other access points onto county roads. After several business concerns complained that the fee was excessive, commissioners later reduced the fee to $2,500.