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March 23rd, 2015

Vaping back on the agenda for city council

March 23, 2015

Proponents of electronic cigarettes will have one last chance to convince the Big Spring City Council not to outlaw the practice in public places.
The council will consider the second and final reading of an ordinance banning the use of electronic vaping devices — more commonly known as electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes — in public places when they meet in council chambers at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

For more details - see today's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

Veterans home to host annual Easter egg hunt

March 23, 2015

The Easter Bunny will have some help this year by way of the veterans and staff at the Lamun-Lusk Sanchez Veterans Home.
On Saturday from 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m., the veterans home will be hosting its annual community-wide easter egg hunt.
For more details, see today's Big Spring Herald.

March 21st

Suspect accused of driving truck through Social Security office

March 21, 2015

A Big Spring man has been charged for allegedly driving his truck into the Social Security office Thursday evening.

Dustin Riley, 25, faces multiple charges for his alleged role in the incident, which occurred shortly before 8:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of East Marcy.

That evening, Big Spring Police Department officers were dispatched to a vehicle crash at the Social Security Administration office.

County eyes grant program

March 21, 2015

Discussion of a possible grant application will highlight a routine Howard County commissioners’ meeting, scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday in the third-floor courtroom of the county courthouse.

County commissioners are considering applying for the grant, which would be issued through the Texas Department of State Health Services, to help “reduce the impact of potentially preventable hospitalizations,” the meeting agenda states.

The two-year grant would be worth approximately $189,000.

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

HC drama students earn recognition

March 21, 2015

Howard College theater students returned from state competition recently toting much heavier luggage than they packed for the trip.

The cast and crew earns several honors at the 2015 TCCSTA (Texas Community College Speech and Theater Association) festival held at Lone Star College in Kingwood.

“The students did very well with the play,” said Nathan Jacobs, Howard College theater professor. “It was a challenging piece.”

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

March 20th

Truck rams Social Security office; 1 injured

March 20, 2015

One person was transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center for unknown injuries after a Dodge Ram 4x4 pickup slammed into the Society Security office at a high rate of speed.

According to area media reports, the incident occurred before 9 p.m. Thursday. The driver of the pick up fled on foot after the crash and left one person inside the vehicle, according to media reports.

He was suspected to be intoxicated, Big Spring police told Radio Station KBST.

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

Donations received for Memory Tree project

March 20, 2015

As a way of creating a living monument, Big Spring ISD has received three donations for its Memory Tree Walk Project in honor of students who died while enrolled at Big Spring High School.

“Former students Shelley Lopez (Class of 2017), Lynn Davis (Class of 1982), and Dave Thomas (Class of 1970) will each be honored at a tree dedication ceremony at Blankenship Field on Friday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m.,” said George Bancroft, BSISD community relations coordinator.

March 19th

Hoops, Dreams & Goals set for March 27

March 19, 2015

Teams from across West Texas will compete March 27 in this year’s 11th Annual Hoops, Dreams and Goals Basketball Tournament at Howard College’s Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

“The country may have March Madness that they love and embrace, but at West Texas Centers, we have our own version of March Madness, and that’s ‘Hoops, Dreams and Goals,’” West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith said.

Rescheduled regional bee set for Saturday

March 19, 2015

Reschedule, R-E-S-C-H-E-D-U-L-E, Reschedule.

Barring more heavy snow or ice, the 28th annual Midland-Reporter Telegram Spelling Bee will be held at 10 a.m. this Saturday with five Big Spring ISD students competing against students from across the region.
The competition was originally scheduled for Feb. 28 but inclement weather prompted a reschedule.

March 18th

SWCID approaches milestone

March 18, 2015

This year, in April, the SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) will celebrate its 35th anniversary. In honor of the anniversary, and to raise awareness for the school, there will be a “SCWIDFEST” with lots of free activities so that people of the community have a chance to explore the campus and bond with the faculty and students.

This year’s theme is “Hand in hand: bringing communities together.”

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