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State funding cuts force college to raise tuition rates

March 31, 2015

Facing a possible shortfall of between $700,000 and $1 million because of cuts in state funding, Howard College trustees approved tuition and fee increases Monday.

Computer problems delay print edition

March 31, 2015

Because of computer network problems, Tuesday's print edition of the Herald has been delayed. Publisher Rick Nunez said customers should expect delivery by 2 p.m.

March 30th

Natural gas rates increasing

March 30, 2015

Residential natural gas bills will rise by an average of $2 a month under an agreement reached between Atmos Energy and several West Texas cities, including Big Spring.

The agreement was reached after months of negotiation between the natural gas supplier and a consortium of 23 West Texas communities.

Atmos had originally requested a $5 million increase in what it charges West Texas communities, but the consortium was able to whittle that increase down to $4.3 million, City Human Resources Director John Medina said.

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

Officials accepting mail-in applications for May election

March 30, 2015

The Howard County Election’s Office will accept applications until the end of April to receive a ballot by mail for the May 9 municipal and school district elections.

April 30, in fact, is the deadline to turn in application. Anyone in the public wishing to apply may call Brooke Wells in the election’s office at 432-264-2273. Applications must be turned in by 5 p.m.

March 28th

Mega-region realtors meeting held at Hotel Settles Friday

March 28, 2015

When members of the Texas Association of Realtors Region 2 and 6 were considering a site for their annual 2015 convention, it was a no-brainer — the Settles Hotel.
Apparently these realtors know a good piece of real-estate when they see it.

Rodeo... kindergarten style

March 28, 2015

The Coahoma kindergartners were in fine form on Friday morning as they participated in the 37th annual Kindergarten Rodeo. The rodeo is now officially referred to as the Quail Dobbs Legacy Coahoma Kindergarten Rodeo after rodeo clown and Coahoma community leader Quail Dobbs.

Read more in Sunday's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

American pickers duo heads to West Texas

March 28, 2015

You could have a gold mine sitting out in your garage.
Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their crew from the History Channel’s American Pickers are headed to West Texas to pick through any valuables and not so valuables. The documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking.'

For more of this story - see Sunday's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

March 27th

Welcome home program for Vietnam vets set for American Legion post

March 27, 2015

Big Spring’s American Legion Post 506 in conjunction with West Texas VA Health Care System cordially invites all Vietnam veterans to a Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran’s program and dinner.

The program will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at the American Legion Post, 3203 W. Highway 80, Big Spring.

A RSVP is welcomed but not required. Please contact the Office of Community Relations at the West Texas VA Health Care System, 432-264-4824.

KBSB plans city-wide cleaning effort for April 11

March 27, 2015

The time for Spring cleaning is right around the corner, and Big Spring is no exception.

This year’s Big Spring city clean-up will take place April 11.

“I know that the 11th is going to be a busy day with all of the events taking place, but Keep Texas Beautiful is who selects the date.” said Lisa Brooks, president of Keep Big Spring Beautiful. “We are hoping that the businesses, organizations, and people who participated last year will be back out there helping again.”

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

Easter egg hunts on tap this weekend

March 27, 2015

Egg hunters: On your mark, get set ...

The Easter Bunny will be busy this weekend, as a pair of large-scale egg hunts are scheduled in Big Spring.
On Saturday from 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m., the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans home will its its annual community-wide Easter egg hunt.

“There will be hot dogs cooked by David Ortiz and Adrian Viera, and live music.” said Michelle Rodriguez, activities director.

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

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