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May 15th, 2014

VA clinics to get federal audit

May 15, 2014

Recent concerns over the use of alleged “secret waiting lists” have prompted Secretary Eric Shinseki of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to send out audit teams to clinics in the VA Medical Center, and that includes the West Texas VA Heealth Care System in Big Spring.

With warmer weather, TxDOT touts cycle safety

May 15, 2014

State officials want to make roads safer for motorcycle riders.

In an effort to reverse a 5-percent year-over-year increase in motorcycle crash fatalities, the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its month-long “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign. The campaign, which started Thursday, coincides with the first day of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

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

May 14th

As developers wait, city ponders water, sewer lines, zoning for northern sector

May 14, 2014

The northern sector, the northwest corridor — whatever you want to call it, it is a place of great interest to both developers and Big Spring city officials.

The sector, which covers a roughly fan-shaped area spreading west and south from Highway 87 to Interstate 20, was a central topic of discussion during Tuesday’s meeting of the Big Spring City Council.

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

City keeping eyes out for water thieves

May 14, 2014

Theft of water service is becoming a cause of concern in Big Spring, and city officials are taking steps to put a halt to the practice.

During their Tuesday meeting, city council members passed the first reading of a new ordinance authorizing a wide range of fines for anyone who tampers with their water service within the city limits.

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

May 13th

Run to the Wall to rumble through Big Spring Saturday

May 13, 2014

Big Spring takes its role Saturday in the annual Run for the Wall motorcycle ride enroute to Washington, D.C. to support the nation’s veterans, both living and deceased.

Hundreds of motorcycle riders will enter Big Spring from the west side, head south on FM 700 to the Vietnam Memorial to lay a wreath and say a prayer or two. The annual event begins each year with cyclists heading from California across the nation, picking up more riders along the way, before arriving in Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day eve.

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

Child development funds made available to college

May 13, 2014

Howard College will receive $75,000 of the $325,000 awarded to area colleges from the Permain Basin Workforce Development Board for scholarships aimed at improving child care in Texas.

The Workforce Development Board held a joint press conference in Midland with representatives from Howard, Midland and Odessa colleges to announce the grant.

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

May 12th

Council will consider temporary halt to building permits

May 12, 2014

Big Spring City Council will consider putting a temporary halt to building permits in the city's northern corridor when it convenes at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth.

For the entire story, pick up a copy of Monday's Herald.

Incumbents defeated

May 12, 2014

It was “out with the old, in with the new” in the Big Spring City Council elections Saturday, as challengers ousted incumbents in both races.

For the entire article, pick up a copy of Monday's Herald.

May 10th

Voters oust city council incumbents

May 10, 2014

Big Spring voters decided a change was in order Saturday as they denied incumbents Marcus Fernandez and Glen Carrigan a second term on the Big Spring City Council.

In District 1, newcomer Raul Marquez Jr. defeated Fernandez by a 86-67 margin, while former Economic Development Corp. board president Justin Myers defeated Carrigan by more than 100 votes in the District 3 race.

Both Marquez and Myers will be installed on the council when it meets Tuesday.

BSISD kindergarten orientation Moday

May 10, 2014

Big Spring ISD will hold an orientation Monday for students entering kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year.

“The purpose is to introduce incoming students, parents and families to the Big Spring ISD steer way,” said Heidi Wagner, director of school improvement. “It will be an opportunity to meet and greet the school staff and learn the BSISD expectations and procedures for kindergarten students.”

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

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