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July 11th, 2014

Reliever route gets funding

July 11, 2014

Officials for the Ports to Plains Alliance announced Thursday funding for the northern portion of the Highway 87 reliever route has been secured, a step many people thought would not happen for decades.

“This is huge,” said Gloria McDonald, a member of the Ports to Plains Alliance. “We didn’t think we would get the northern portion for probably 20 years or if ever because we weren’t sure funding was going to be available.”

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

Firefighters quell blaze in neighborhood

July 11, 2014

A grass fire Thursday afternoon created several tense moments for home owners in a residential area tucked quietly in from Wasson Road.

“I came outside to let my dog out and saw something burning,”said Jessica Harman, who was house-sitting her mother’s residence in the 2700 block of Clayton Street. “Within like ten minutes it had come all the way down and I could see bright, dark flames. Ashes were falling.”

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

July 10th

Firefighters battling wildfire; homes threatened

July 10, 2014

C-City State Park to host kayaking class this weekend

July 10, 2014

COLORADO CITY — Lake Colorado City State Park is putting on a guided kayaking program to teach the basic skills of kayaking and to provide an opportunity to get out on the lake.

Park Superintendent Kyle O’Haver has three workshops available Saturday. The park is providing the kayaks and life vests; however, those who want to can bring their own and join in — just let park officials know as overall class sizes are limited. The program lasts 1-½ hours and will go over basic equipment, safety on the water, maneuvering skills and a follow the leader guided trip.

Aggie auction to tee off Saturday

July 10, 2014

You don’t have to be an Aggie to love the annual Aggie Auction.

The event, sponsored by the Howard County A&M Club, will be held Saturday at Big Spring Country Club, and organizers said it will offer something to appeal to just about everyone, not just fans of a certain land-grant university at College Station.

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

July 9th

Ginners upset over ‘master plan’

July 9, 2014

Count at least two people who don’t like what Big Spring’s “road map to the future” is envisioning for the community’s future.

Big Spring’s city council passed two sections of the city’s comprehensive master plan during their Tuesday night meeting, laying out a guideline to how the community will deal with possible growth at the airport and north of town over the course of the next 20 or 30 years.

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

Wreck victim identified as Abilene man

July 9, 2014

An Abilene man was killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday in Martin County on Interstate 20 near mile marker 161.

According to DPS officials, 29-year-old David M. Fruhling of Abilene was pronounced dead by Martin County Justice of the Peace Jarrell Hedrick at 8:55 p.m. Saturday at the scene of the accident. His body was taken to Nalley-Pickle & Welch in Big Spring.

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

July 8th

Former HC All-American killed

July 8, 2014

The Howard College baseball program lost one of its prized former members over the weekend as former All-American standout Elliot Richoux died while celebrating the Independence Day holiday at Lake Conroe on July 4.

Richoux, who was just days from celebrating his 22nd birthday, drowned after jumping off a dock while celebrating the July 4th holiday on Friday.

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

Kid’s (and adult) triathlon takes off Saturday

July 8, 2014

Anyone who has ever thought or dreamed about running a triathlon has chance to “dip his or her toes” in the sport when the Big Spring Kid’s Triathlon takes off this Saturday.

Don’t let the event title fool you, the triathlon is open to every age, and is geared to first-time competitors to the sport.

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

July 7th

Coahoma Freedom Parade 2014

July 7, 2014

HERALD photos/Andreia Medlin
The Freedom Parade and celebration was a colorful affair held in downtown Coahoma Saturday. Parade marshals were veterans Gary Cunningham, Manuel Holguin, Zac Lindsey and Alvin Luce. The late Quail Dobbs, world-famous rodeo clown, former justice of the peace and mainstay of the Coahoma Kindergarten Rodeo, was honored in the parade with three young men in costumes similar to what Dobbs often wore in the arena.

 

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