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May 7th, 2015

Rains boost lake levels

May 7, 2015

Two days of intense rainfall in Borden County has produced 14 months of additional water supply for the cities served by the Colorado Municipal Water District with more run off expected to flow in.

As of today, Lake J.B. Thomas had risen 9.89 vertical feet and gained 51,810 acre-feet of new water supplies, according to information released by the CRWMD.

CRMWD is reporting this morning that Lake Thomas is now 69.84 percent full, however, that number is still expected to change.

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

Stampede to celebrate 61st anniversary Saturday

May 7, 2015

Most dance halls come and go, but most dance halls aren’t the Stampede.

The venerable Big Spring establishment will celebrate its 61st anniversary Saturday with a special dance featuring Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys, along with special guest Jason Roberts. Doors open at 8 p.m., with the dance following from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission is $20 per person.

The Stampede first opened its doors May 8, 1954 and has been owned by the Nix family ever since.

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

May 6th

Tornado strikes Luther area; no injuries reported

May 6, 2015

When Edward Kennemur saw a tornado touch down in a field nearby his house on Tuesday, he thought two things – take a photo of the first tornado he has ever seen, and then head in the opposite direction.

“I was trying to figure out which way to go because I was about to leave my house,” said Kennemer, who lives about 3 miles east the Luther community. “They say don’t get in your vehicle, but I was ready to head the other way, fast.”

New Dollar General store to hold grand opening Saturday

May 6, 2015

The above average rainfalls must be working mightily in the Crossroads area.

New stores seem to be popping up everywhere.

On Saturday, Dollar General will host a grand opening of its newest location in Big Spring at 2305 Wasson Road. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and store employees will offer free prizes and special deals, according to a news release from the store’s corporate office in Goodlettsville, Tenn.

Rain threat moves Relay for Life indoors

May 6, 2015

Rain won’t stop Relay for Life, but it will at least move it indoors.

The threat of stormy weather has forced officials to relocated Relay for Life, which takes place this Friday evening from 6 p.m. until midnight, from Blankenship Field to Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on the Howard College campus.

Although the locale has changed, the schedule of events for this year’s Relay is unchanged, officials said.

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

May 5th

Today last day of early voting for May 9 election

May 5, 2015

Voters heading to the polls in municipal, school district races may want to bring along a dust rag. The machines may be harboring a few cobwebs lately as they haven’t seen much use this past week.

According to Howard County Election Administer Saundra Bloom, 97 votes were cast by end of day Friday.

Early voting wraps up today at 7 p.m. on the first floor of the Howard County Courthouse for Big Spring and Coahoma city and school board elections.

Election Day is Saturday.

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

Papa John's donates $3.8K to local VA medical center

May 5, 2015

Papa John’s Pizza had its grand opening Thursday of last week and wasted no time in integrating itself into the community by showing support for the local Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

On Saturday, the store held a military appreciation day, offering a 20 percent discount to all active duty military and military veterans.

The military discount was welcomed by those who qualified and the proceeds for the day went to the local VA Medical Center to help with its programs designed to help the local veterans.

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

Area softball teams to be in action this weekend

May 5, 2015

Softball fans won't have any shortage of playoff games to attend this weekend as Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan are all slated to begin three-game series in the area round.
Big Spring will face off with Andrews on Friday. Game 1 of the best-of-3 series will start at 6 p.m. Game 2 will be played in Big Spring, at noon, on Saturday. A third game, if needed, will be played 30 minutes following the conclusion of Game 2.
Forsan will open its series against Lockney on Thursday, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Lubbock Cooper High School field. The teams will play Game 2 at 5 p.m. on Friday.

May 4th

HC musicians to finish week-long tour with concert Tuesday

May 4, 2015

Howard College music students maybe looking a little bleary-eyed lately. They’ve been busy touring around parts of Texas lately.
On Monday, April 27, the group of choir, band and percussion musicians headed out on the road to make eight performances in four days, a part educational lesson and part recruitment tour.
One thing we are really stressing to our students is the performance aspects,” said Ethen Wills, Howard College professor of music. “At the end of our day we sit down with them and talk about it. ‘Good job, but what can we do, how do we grow from this.”

BSI Facebook video a hit

May 4, 2015

Anyone in the media business knows children doing cute things is golden.
Throw in a few creative young adults with multi-media knowledge and add some energetic educators into the mix and there is not enough room at Fort Knox to hold all that gold.
Administrators at Big Spring Intermediate School learned that fact Tuesday, April 26, after they uploaded a cute music video to Facebook created to pump up the students before STAAR testing commenced.

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