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August 29th, 2015
In case you missed it, here were some of the stories covered in Sunday's Herald:
â€¢ Never forget: For Vietnam veteran Mike Tarpley, the 9/11 memorial is a way to honor those from this area who have died during the war against terrorism.
â€¢ A Buffalo stampede: In the annual Howard County Bowl Friday, everything went right for the Forsan Buffaloes in their 53-26 victory over Coahoma.
â€¢ Red ink: Forsan ISD trustees adopted a deficit budget for the coming fiscal year.
Mike Tarpley drapes a U.S. Marine Corp flag over the photo of PFC Chad Metcalf this morning in preparations for the 9/11 memorial service. All nine photos that hang on a wall in Spring Town Plaza, casualties in the war on terror, received a flag. The flags will be removed during the memorial service which will be 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11.
Big Spring ISD trustees approved a 5 cent hike to the tax rate in a 5-1 vote this evening.
The new tax rate will be $1.42 per $100 valuation for maintenance and operation expenses and debt service but will draw less revenue in than last year.
Voting for the increase were Jeff Brorman, Irene Rodriguez, Chad Wash, Tony Kennedy, and Maria Padilla. Trustee Fabian Serrano was absent from the meeting.
DPS are reporting a 23-year-old male was killed in a one-vehicle accident eight miles north of Big Spring.
Justice of the Peace Robert Fitzgibbons pronounced Jacob Kyle Cantu of Coleman dead at the scene of the accident Wednesday night.
Low water pressure caused by a 20-inch main break is forcing both Big Spring High School and Howard Cottage to close for the day.
According to George Bancroft, BSISD community relations coordinator, only the high school campus is closed today because of the water issue.
"All other campuses in the Big Spring ISD are open and conducting business as usual," he said. "District officials will communicate with the Texas Education Agency to determine if or when it will be necessary for students to make-up the lost instructional time."
In case you missed it, here are some of the stories covered in the weekend edition of the Herald:
â€¢ Shooting victim serious but stable â€” Eladio Zubiate, 39, of Big Spring, is in serious but stable condition in a Lubbock hospital after suffering multiple gunshot wounds Friday morning.
â€¢ Budget matters â€” Howard College and Howard County officials are expected to approve budgets for the upcoming school year. What will this mean for your tax bill?
Big Spring ISD Meet the Teacher night for all elementary campuses is tonight from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
The McEwen Family Aquatic Center will be overrun with ducks Saturday â€” hundreds of plastic ducks.
Not to worry, though, this friendly invasion is for a good cause â€” the Greater Big Spring Rotary Club's annual duck race will raise money for the Isaiah 58 food bank and other local charities.
And if the duck you purchase is one of those "trapped" during Saturday's race, you could win, also.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's Herald.