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December 26th

County day in Austin deadline nears

December 26, 2014

The deadline to order shirts for Howard County Day at the state Capitol is fast approaching.

The specially-designed, black Howard County shirt costs $29 and the deadline to order one in time for the biennial event is Jan. 7. Orders are being taken at the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce building, 215 W. Third St.

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

The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers

December 26, 2014

When the holiday celebration is over you don't have to let the good taste go to waste! There are a few creative ways to recreate new tasty dishes with remaining food. Here are some tips and tricks to makeover holiday leftovers.

December 24th

Festival of Lights goal in sight

December 24, 2014

They’re coming in from all over to see the Festival of Lights.

The 18th edition of the Festival of Lights is attracting visitors at a record pace so far, and its busiest days are still ahead, longtime Director Pat Simmons said.

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

December 23rd

Bid OK’d to tear down show barns

December 23, 2014

The old show barns at the Howard County fairgrounds are about to go the way of the dodo bird.

During their Monday meeting, county commissioners approved a $25,000 bid for the demolition of the three show barns adjacent to the main fair building in west Big Spring.

Commissioners awarded the bid to M. Hastey Construction of Plainview.

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

Holiday closings approach

December 23, 2014

City and county employees will receive a four-plus day weekend to observe the Christmas holidays.

Howard County offices will close at noon Christmas Eve, Wednesday, and stay closed until 8 a.m. Monday morning, Dec. 29.

On Christmas Eve, city of Big Spring offices will close at 3 p.m. and not reopen until 8 a.m., Monday, Dec. 29.

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

December 22nd

Salvation Army distributes toys

December 22, 2014

HERALD photo/Lyndel Moody

The Salvation Army distributed Angel Tree gifts Saturday at the Spring Town Plaza. This year, the SA campaign received donations for 580 children and seniors. Pictured are front row, David Tidwell; back row, left, Christie Larson, SA board member; Trev Larson; Timothy Larson; Cynthia Salazar, who was picking up gifts for her children; SA Capt. Missy Romack; and Breanna Cordero, SA volunteer.

Enrollment up at Coahoma ISD

December 22, 2014

Student enrollment continues to trend upward in the Coahoma Independent School District, school board trustees learned during their monthly meeting held last week.
According to Dr. Amy Jacobs, Coahoma ISD superintendent, 888 students were enrolled in the district at the end of November, an increase of 20 from the same time last year.

December 20th

Thomas, Perry honored for volunteer service to VAMC

December 20, 2014

Two Big Spring VA Medical Center volunteers received a warm thank you for their years of service.
Dean Thomas and Gerald Perry received Quilts of Valor in recognition of their service to veterans.
Thomas served as a chaplain at the local VAMC for many years before retiring, but still volunteers his service to the chaplain’s department, while Perry travels from Odessa at least once a week to help transport veterans to and from doctor’s appointments in the VAMC’s service area.
The quilts were sewn by Kathy McFarland and Lois Cunningham.

See More in Sunday's Big Spring Herald.

Commissioners to meet Monday

December 20, 2014

Howard County commissioners are expected to decide the final fate of the old show barns at the fairgrounds when they hold their final meeting of the year at 10 a.m. Monday on the third floor of the county courthouse.
Commissioners recently decided to advertise for bids to demolish most of the show barns at the fairgrounds, located adjacent to the Big Spring Rodeo Bowl.
The metal buildings, constructed in the mid to late 1950s, were rarely used outside of some annual stock shows, and even those have relocated to other venues, Howard County Judge Mark Barr said.

December 19th

Man, Woman of Year nominations accepted

December 19, 2014

ber of Commerce Man and Woman of theYear is about to honor those who make a lasting difference in the community and are chosen from nominations by Chamber members.

“If you know someone who should be recognized for their work in the community but you are not a Chamber member, please call me anyway,” said Debbye ValVerde, Chamber executive director.

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

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