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October 22nd, 2013
A light turnout Monday marked the first day of early voting in Howard County for the Nov. 5 constitutional amendments election.
âWe've had eight so far,â said Howard County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom, commenting on the first four hours of voting Monday. âThis is strictly for the constitutional amendments.â
So far, 13 people have cast early ballots for the state-wide election which will decided nine constitutional amendments. Early voting continues through Nov 1. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at the election office in the Howard County Courthouse.
Big Spring City Council members will consider a proposed rate increase by Atmos Energy when they meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers 307 E. Fourth.
Atmos officials have proposed increasing the natural gas company's rates by 18.41 percent for residential customers and 4.24 percent for commercial entities in the company's West Texas division, which includes Big Spring, Midland, Odessa, Lubbock, Amarillo and several other municipalities. If approved, this will increase the company's revenue by more than $12 million annually.
H-E-B is giving area kids a chance to satisfy their artistic side, sweet tooth and love of Halloween, all at the same time. As an added bonus, they'll be giving to a good cause.
The grocery store will be the site of a âpumpkin patchâ decorating event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.
Gale Pittman, who heads up the store's bakery, said the produce department will line up pumpkins along the Lancaster Street side of the store. Children can then purchase and decorate a pumpkin for $3.48, with the proceeds going to the local United Way.
Fathers got to spend some quality carving time with their children at Washington Elementary Friday.
The school's âPumpkins With Popâ event annually brings fathers to the campus to spend time with their kindergarten-age kids in a classroom setting, then try their hands at the latest jack o' lantern designs.
Everything is turning up pumpkins at Berea Baptist Church at 4204 Wasson Road. Pastor John McCullough and Jen Hollingsworth, event coordinator, pose in the patch Thursday afternoon, opening day for the holiday event. The patch will continue through Oct.31 â Monday through Saturday, noon until 8 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. â and offers a variety of child-friendly activities at no charge. For a full schedule, visit bereabigspring.com and click on the pumpkin patch link at the top of the page.
A Big Spring High School student was arrested for allegedly detailing how he intended to harm or kill Big Spring ISD personnel and students.
Michael Wayne Peterson, 17, 1104.5 Lancaster is free on $1,500 bail after being arrested on a charge of terroristic threat earlier this week.
Big Spring Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Tony Everett said the incident began at about 4 p.m. Tuesday when a journal containing âdisturbing informationâ was found on a BSISD school bus.
As the principal of Big Spring Junior High School, Dalia Benavides serves as the school's strict disciplinarian and leader. When it came down to seeing through on a promise, she kissed a pig.
BSJHS held its annual Pink-Out rally Thursday afternoon, a breast cancer awareness event and school pep rally to energize junior steer athletes in their game against Snyder held later that night.
Leaves are changing and a chill is in the air â not to mention coughs, runny noses and sneezes. Fall is here, and with it comes the advent of flu season, which means itâs time to get your annual flu immunization.
Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious cases can result in hospitalization or death.
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish. Now let's sing!
The Big Spring High School theater and choir departments are breaking out âThe Seussâ this weekend for their production of âSeussical the Musical.â
A Stanton man remains in custody after being charged with murder in the early Monday shooting death of 26-year-old Carlos Guerrero,
Sean Smith, 22, of 417 N. College in Stanton, is in custody at the Howard County Law Enforcement Center this morning in lieu of $850,000 bond, officials said.
Smith was charged with murder in the shooting death of Guerrero, which occurred shortly after midnight Monday.