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April 20th, 2015

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

April 18th

BSHS champs at UIL academics meet

April 18, 2015

A new district did not pose any problems for the Big Spring High School UIL Academic team who put on a dominating performance at the 2-4A UIL District Academic Meet clinching the 2015 district 2-4A Academic Championship.

“In spite of the negative reports from the media and some community comments lately like ‘nothing good ever comes out of Big Spring High School,’ our students stepped up and won the district UIL Academic Championship,” said Mike Ritchey, high school principal. “I am so proud of our students who overcame the negative attention. This is a sweet victory for our school.”

Powwow ticket sales brisk

April 18, 2015

Last year more than 3,000 tickets were sold to the annual Powwow of Big Spring.

When you consider that children 12 and younger are admitted free, this year’s Dorothy Garrett Coliseum should be a popular place to be next weekend when the 2015 Intertribal Powwow begins.

The Powwow begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, with gourd dancing followed by the grand entry and intertribal dancing at 12:30 p.m. A dinner break will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. when dancing resumes. The powwow will end for the day at 10 p.m.

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

Godwin hurls 3-hit gem at Lobos

April 18, 2015

Anthony Godwin gave the Big Spring High School Steers just what they needed on Friday night. Brilliance.
The hard-throwing left-hander limited Levelland to just three hits while leading the Steers to a 2-0 victory in front of a large crowd at Steer Park.

Aguilar, Ruiz power BS by Levelland

April 18, 2015

Jaci Aguilar and Mercedes Ruiz both came up with clutch hits on Friday afternoon and helped the Big Spring High School Steers roll to a 6-1 victory over Levelland in front of a large crowd at Lady Steer Field.
With the win, Big Spring improved to 15-4 for the season and, more importantly, kept their district title hopes alive heading into Tuesday’s rematch with district-leading Snyder.

April 17th

Let's dance: Powwow returns April 25-26

April 17, 2015

The Powwow Committee of Big Spring will host its 11th annual powwow April 25-26. This year’s event will once again be an intertribal powwow.

Powwow Committee Vice President Randy McKinney said an intertribal powwow is one where dancers of all nations and dance styles dance together.

“It is a wonderful sight to see so many dancers together. Men and women, dancers of all ages all in the sacred circle together,” McKinney added.

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

April 16th

Council backs I-27 extension effort

April 16, 2015

For years, the idea of Big Spring sitting at the intersection of two busy interstate highways has brought visions of increased commerce to many civic leaders, and they are determined not to let that dream die.

Community leaders are making a renewed push to convince state transportation officials to extend Interstate 27 south from Lubbock to Big Spring, something they say would reap significant financial rewards for this area.

Tickets to state hospital gala going quickly

April 16, 2015

A limited number of Cars, Stars and Handlebars tickets are available for this week for Saturday’s fund-raiser at the Big Spring Country Club.

“I wouldn’t wait until the last minute,” longtime chairman Stacy Barr said. “We still have tickets left, but the last few days they go very quickly. And once they’re sold, they’re sold. ”

“We are unable to print any additional tickets.”

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

Portions of Wasson Road closed beginning Friday

April 16, 2015

Parts of Wasson Road will temporarily close Friday as crews begin the next phase in the construction of a Highway 87 truck relief route overpass.

According to officials with TxDOT, sections of Wasson Road — from Dogwood Street to Rockhouse Road — will close for traffic Friday.

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

April 15th

Council tables alcohol plan for Andries Park

April 15, 2015

Andries Park in north Big Spring is still an alcohol-free area, at least for now.

During its Tuesday meeting, Big Spring’s city council tabled an ordinance which would allow the sale and consumption of alcohol at the park’s Mi Familia Pavilion until officials receive feedback from residents in the area.

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

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