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April 24th, 2015

Elbow Elementary nearing the end of its educational run

April 24, 2015

It’s time to start saying goodbye before a new adventure begins for those who once and still call Elbow Elementary their school.

By summer, the long-time landmark of the Elbow community will shut its doors for the last time as a new elementary building located in Forsan will begin housing the first through fifth grade levels of Forsan ISD come August.

A community wide “Remembering Elbow Open House” is scheduled for May 2, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Elbow Elementary School.

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

11th annual powwow kicks off Saturday

April 24, 2015

Travelers from across the nation will be in Big Spring this weekend to take part in an sacred, traditional and social gathering in the Native American culture.

The 11th annual Powwow will being its two day gathering on Saturday morning with dancers from all nations expected to participate intertribal powwow.

The cost to attend is $3 for adults. Children less than 12 years old will be admitted free. The Big Spring Powwow will be held at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum located on the Howard College campus, 1001 Birdwell Lane.

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

April 23rd

Three sentenced in federal court

April 23, 2015

LUBBOCK —A former employee of the Big Spring Correctional Center was among three people sentenced in federal court for their roles in a 2013 smuggling and bribery scheme at the center.

Eva Bermea, 42, was sentenced April 17 to 36 months probation, eight months of which to be spent in home confinement, after confessing to participating in a plot to smuggle tobacco and other contraband into the prison.

Also sentenced were Jonas Cruz, 32, an inmate at the prison, and Kami Nicole Bennett, 32, a friend of Bermea.

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

BSHS students show support for ill classmate

April 23, 2015

Brooke Marshall admits she doesn’t really know every student that attends Big Spring High School. What the junior does know is something more basic: Everyone who attends the school – whether they know each other or not – share a special bond.

They are, in a way, family.

April 22nd

Pair facing drug charges

April 22, 2015

Two people are in custody for drug charges after being arrested by Big Spring police and Howard County deputies Tuesday.

Jolene Quick, 30, and Tracy Monzain Jones, 38, were initially charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, but officials said they are seeking federal charges on the duo because of firearms and methamphetamine recovered at the scene of the arrest.

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

Fifth graders changing location

April 22, 2015

Effective for the 2015-2016 school year, fifth graders will once again walk the halls of Big Spring Intermediate (BSI) School as district officials believe the student population will continue growing slightly or remain stable.

April 21st

Tannehill signs with UMHB

April 21, 2015

The question was never “if” Tobyn Tannehill would play college football. The youngest son of Big Spring’s Tim and Cheryl Tannehill always knew he was going to sign to play at the next level. Thus, the question was “where” the Steers’ record-setting quarterback would sign.
The world found out on Monday afternoon – The University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton.

SMMC to unveil new program

April 21, 2015

Scenic Mountain Medical Center’s Healthy YOU! program will kick off May 7 at the Big Spring County Club with a health fair will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at $40 a person or $350 for a table.

April 20th

Early voting begins April 27 for municipal, school elections

April 20, 2015

Early voting in municipal and school district elections begin in a week.
Ballots can be caste for Big Spring and Coahoma city and school district races on Monday, April 27 through Tuesday, May 5, at the election office located on the first floor of the Howard County Courthouse.
Voting will be held during normal business hours. Extended voting hours will be held on Thursday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 5 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m both days.

For more information, see today's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

BSISD memorial tree dedication set for May 1

April 20, 2015

A tree dedication ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, at Blankenship Field. The trees will serve as a living monument honoring Big Spring High School students who died while still enrolled at the school.
This year, former students Shelley Lopez (Class of 2017), Lynn Davis (Class of 1982), and Dave Thomas (Class of 1970) will be honored.

For more information, see today's edition of the Big Spring Herald

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