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January 10th, 2015

Howard County Jr. Livestock Show debuts Wednesday

January 10, 2015

They’re ba-aa-aa-ck.

The 2015 Howard County Jr. Livestock Show is set to take over the G.C. Broughton Pavilion beginning Wednesday with more than 100 exhibitors showing off more than 250 entries this year.

“The Junior Livestock Show Association is dedicated to supporting the youth of Howard County,” said Nancy Raney, public relations officer for the 2015 show.

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

Sands places two on TSMCA all-state team

January 10, 2015

ACKERLY – When it comes to duos, Dayton Eddleman and Dyllan Tindol may well be the best tandem since Batman and Robin. Maybe even better because everyone knew who the two Sands High School standouts were ... and still couldn’t stop them.
As a result, Tindol and Eddleman helped carry the Mustangs to within two games of the Class A, Division II state championship game.

Ogle, Buffaloes run down Eldorado

January 10, 2015

Dalton Ogle poured in a game-high 19 points and helped power the Forsan High School Buffaloes to a thrilling 44-34 victory over Eldorado in District 8-2A basketball action on Friday.

Lamesa rallies past Lady Steers in 2-4A opener

January 10, 2015

LAMESA – For the first 16 minutes of Tuesday night’s District 2-4A opener, the Big Spring High School Lady Steers managed to fight their way through a poor shooting performance and turnovers caused by eight days of rust.
In the final 16 minutes, nothing Big Spring head coach Stacy Smalley tried could prevent the rust from allowing the Lamesa Lady Tors from grinding out a stunning 45-34 come-from-behind victory in front of their home fans.

January 9th

Things to know today

January 9, 2015

Some of the stories that will be talked about today: House Republicans are on track to pass legislation to authorize the construction of the contentious Keystone XL oil pipeline. It's still not immediately clear even within the Obama administration whether rogue hackers or other governments disrupted North Korea's networks last month. Obama administration officials are not providing any details about the proposal to give every American student two years of community college for free... no word on where the money would come to pay for it.

Property tax deadline looms

January 9, 2015

One of January’s colder realities (in a figurative sense, anyway) is that property owners need to pay their tax bills by the end of the month.

Homeowners have until Feb. 2 (Jan. 31, the traditional deadline, falls on a Saturday) to pay their tax bills without penalties or interest, said Diane Carter, Howard County tax assessor/collector.

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

TxDOT urges caution on roads

January 9, 2015

ABILENE — In preparation for this week’s expected winter weather, TxDOT’s Abilene district, which includes Big Spring and Howard County, is pre-treating priority roadways in an effort to reduce potential ice accumulation that could cause hazardous driving conditions.

Priority roadways are identified based on traffic type and volume, and include Interstate 20 throughout the district.

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

Steers' game with Fort Stockton cancelled

January 9, 2015

The Big Spring High School Steers will have to wait a few more days to return to the basketball court.
Due to inclement weather conditions in West Texas, Big Spring and Fort Stockton school officials announced on Friday morning that the non-district game scheduled for tonight had been cancelled. According to weather reports, road conditions in the area are expected to deteriorate today, creating unsafe driving conditions.
Big Spring is scheduled to return to play on Jan. 16 in Levelland.

January 8th

Hawks, Lady Hawks return to WJCAC action tonight vs. SPC

January 8, 2015

Finally!
The Howard College men’s and women’s basketball teams will return to Western Junior College Athletic Conference action for the first time in more than a month tonight when they host South Plains College in the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum. The games are scheduled to tip off at 5:45 p.m. with the women’s matchup.

January 7th

WTC offering mental health first aid course

January 7, 2015

West Texas Centers and Howard College are offering a Mental Health First Aid training session to people who are interested in knowing how to respond to people in a mental health crisis.

This class will be offered January 20th from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Howard College Warren Center, Big Spring campus. An hour will be set aside for lunch. Lunch will not be provided. To register, contact the Howard College Registrar’s Office at 264-5072.

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

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