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January 17th, 2015

AT&T service to county disrupted when cable cut

January 17, 2015

Service was restored for most AT&T customers in Howard County and surrounding areas Friday night after service was disrupted for most of the day.

According to a media report, the outage was caused when utility workers inadvertently cut a phone line.

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

Students qualify for regional science fair

January 17, 2015

Fifty-nine Big Spring ISD students have qualified to advance to the 2015 Permian Basin Regional Science Fair.

On Friday, awards were given out to students who placed first through third at their individual campus and to the overall winners of each elementary school.

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

The Best Diet Tips & Tricks for a Healthy New Year

January 17, 2015

The most common New Year Resolution is to lose weight and get fit. Fitness and nutrition expert John Basedow offers his best diet tips and tricks, including 'smart shopping,' controlling portion size, selecting natural foods, home cooking and packing 'take home plates' when eating out, so you to make this year your best ever.

January 16th

Trustee Kennedy to seek new term

January 16, 2015

Tony Kennedy, Big Spring Independent School District trustee, confirmed he will file paperwork to run for another term.

Kennedy has served as a board trustee for District 4 since 2003.

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

School district hires new No. 2 man

January 16, 2015

Chris Wigington, superintendent of Big Spring ISD, didn’t have far to go to find someone to serve temporarily as his second-in-command.

In fact, he only had to go a little less than 40 miles to the east.

Trustees with the Big Spring Independent School District approved the hiring of Jim White Thursday night.

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

2015 Oscar nominations announced

January 16, 2015

Neil Patrick Harris will host the Academy Awards on February 22 and the list of who will be nominated for an Oscar has been announced. Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman lead the nominations list with nine each. Meryl Streep nabbed her 19th nomination, and Bradley Cooper earned his third consecutive acting nod. Four Brits were nominated this year in the Best Acting categories, Felicity Jones has been nominated along with fellow British actress Rosamund Pike and Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch.

January 15th

Chili cook-off set for Jan. 31

January 15, 2015

Chili cooks are needed for the 13th Annual Fraternal Order of Eagles Chili Cook-off Jan. 31 at the Eagles Lodge benefiting the West Texas Center’s Children in Need Fund.

The fund was established in 2001 and assists with the financial needs of children receiving mental health services from West Texas Centers.

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

Woman apprehended after high-speed chase

January 15, 2015

A Virginia woman led law enforcement on a 10-minute vehicle chase Wednesday night in an attempt to stop her heading the wrong way on Interstate 20.

According to Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker, the woman — whose name is not being released — was finally pulled over by law enforcement after traveling west in the Interstate 20 east bound lanes. Reports came in about 5:30 p.m. of a driver heading at a high rate of speed the wrong way with witnesses estimating the driver speeding at excess of 100 miles per hour.

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

January 13th

United Way reports uptick from last year

January 13, 2015

The allocation committee for the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County headed into session Monday night with a little more funding to distribute to the area agencies than last year, according to United Way officials.

“We ended the campaign with about $305,0000 which is a little more than last year,” said Sandy Stewart, executive director for the local United Way campaign. “Of course, we would have loved to have made our goal of $330,000, but we are humbled by the donations."

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

BSPD accepting applications for citizens' academy

January 13, 2015

The Big Spring Police Department is accepting applications for the Citizens Police Academy Class to begin in May 2015.

“The CPA is 30 hour program intended to enhance understanding and cooperation between the citizens of Big Spring and Howard County and the personnel of the Big Spring Police Department,” said Brian Gordon, administrative lieutenant of the BSPD.

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

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