April 10th, 2015
Despite the rumors, officials say Big Spring schools are not going to close anytime soon.
â€śFirst and foremost, Big Spring ISD schools are not closing down at the end of this year,â€ť Heidi Wagner, Big Spring ISD director of school improvement, told school board trustees at their monthly meeting Thursday night. â€śI know that rumor mill is out there. Iâ€™ve been on the phone with TEA (Texas Education Agency) this week. Iâ€™ve talked with themâ€¦.they know what we are doing. They know we have a good plan in place. They are there to support us. They donâ€™t want to shut us down.â€ť
At least 50 booths will be open to provide information on healthy living at the 2015 Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Health Fair Saturday.
The fair begins at 8 a.m. on floor of the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum with booths providing information, blood pressure checks, glucose and pulse oxygen checks and demonstrations scheduled through out the event. The fair ends at noon.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.
An update on a 2013 lawsuit filed against Big Spring ISD by owners of a residence near Goliad Elementary School is at the top of the agenda for district trustees when they meet tonight at 5:15 p.m. in the high school board room.
Take Keep Big Spring Beautiful, Keep Texas Beautiful and Donâ€™t Mess with Texas, mix them all together, and you have the annual Big Spring Trash Off day.
The Trash Off, organizers said, is a chance for citizens, business and organizations to show their pride and â€śClean it up Big Spring.â€ť
Saturday will be the big day of trash picking. Those who signed up in advance will be able to enjoy hot dogs, chips and drinks between noon and 1 p.m. at the Heart of the City Park, located across from the courthouse.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.
The SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf (SWCID) is throwing a party called SWCIDFest and everyone is invited. This event is in honor of the schoolâ€™s 35th anniversary of being a part of Howard College and the surrounding community.
The theme is â€śHand in Hand: bringing communities together.â€ť
â€śWe live here, we work here, we are apart of this community. A lot of people here do not know about the school, and we would just like to bring awareness to everyoneâ€ť said Karen Bearden, an interpreter and member of the SWCIDFest committee.
The period to register to vote in the May 9 Howard County municipal and school district elections is almost over.
Thursday is the cutoff for constituents who are new to the county or have moved residences since the last election in order to participate in the May elections. Registration is being taken at the Howard County Electionâ€™s office.
However, applications to receive a ballot by mail will continue to be taken at the electionâ€™s office until 5 p.m. April 30. To request an application, call Brooke Wells at 432-264-2273.
The Big Spring Symphony Association has found itself in dire financial straights and is requesting donations from the community if it hopes to have a 2015-2016 season, according to the associationâ€™s president.
â€śRight now if the worst comes, we will have to cancel the season,â€ť said Suzanne Markwell, symphony president. â€śOnce you do that it is hard to get it going again. We see symphonies going belly-up, and we donâ€™t want to do that.â€ť
Duke's freshmen lead them to the national title.
Paint the District 2-4A boysâ€™ golf trophy black and gold.
Paced by strong performances by Sam Harris and Nolan Otto, the Big Spring High School boysâ€™ team won the district team competition in easy fashion after final-round competition in Big Spring.
The Steers won the title in convincing fashion, shooting a team total 1002 over the three rounds to best second-place Snyder by 27 strokes. Sweetwater was third with a team score of 1061.
For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.
Healthy living will be on the minds of many this weekend as runners and walkers gather at the top of the Big Spring State park in an effort to master the mountain.
â€śLotâ€™s of races give finishers medals but only one says youâ€™ve mastered the mountain. There still is time to get yours,â€ť said Craig Felty of Permian Basin Event, a company that organizes walks and runs throughout the year to promote healthy living.
- See more on this story in today's Big Spring Herald.