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January 23rd, 2015

Property tax deadline Feb. 2

January 23, 2015

If you’ve been putting off paying your property tax bills until the last minute, fair warning — the last minute is almost here.

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.

January 22nd

Residents escape injury in fire

January 22, 2015

A short in an electrical blanket was the cause of fire in the 700 block of North Moss Creek Road Wednesday afternoon.

According to Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan, the department received a call of a structure fire around 2:30 p.m.

“Upon arrival, we found a mattress was on fire in one of the bedrooms,” Sullivan said. “We quickly knocked down the fire on the mattress and dragged it outside."

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

January 21st

Wintry weather on the way

January 21, 2015

The National Weather Service warns that a cold front is expected to bring rain and snow to the area starting tonight.

Colder weather has returned to the area behind a cold front that moved through earlier today, a NWS new release stated. Rain is expected to develop during the afternoon Wednesday with highs in the 40s and 50s.

Colder air will move in tonight and rain is expected to change to snow across Snorthern parts of the Permian Basin. The rain/snow line will gradually move southeast Thursday.

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

BSHS’ Morelion fifth in UIL state congress meet

January 21, 2015

Big Spring High School junior Ethan Morelion placed fifth at the Second University Interscholastic League Congressional Debate State Tournament held in Austin Jan. 13-14.

Morelion outlasted 51 other qualifiers to earn the distinction.

“I am really proud of Ethan’s accomplishment,” BSHS coach Jennifer Adams said. “Along with two other Big Spring students, he made the final round last year and he worked hard all year with the goal of placing.”

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

State EDC chief: Home is where the wealth is

January 21, 2015

Creating new wealth in the community begins on the local level.

That was part of the message from Carlton Schwab, President/CEO of the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC), who spoke at the Big Spring Economic Development board of directors meeting Tuesday night.

“It’s really a local endeavor and Big Spring has to take care of itself,” Schwab said. “The corporation here has the board and resources to do it. The state level involvement is going to change when the politicians change. You (Big Spring) just need to keep doing what you are doing.”

Defense keys Steers’ 45-33 win over Snyder

January 21, 2015

SNYDER – Everyone in the Tigers’ Den on Tuesday night knew the Big Spring High School Steers could score points. They have, after all, scored with the area’s best in each of the last two seasons.
What few expected was how dominating Big Spring would be on the defensive end of the ball.
The Steers limited Snyder to just 13 points in the second and third quarters of play and cruised to a 45-33 victory over the Tigers in a key District 2-4A showdown. As a team, Snyder managed just five baskets from the field in the first 16 minutes.

Lady Steers even 2-4A mark with 55-38 win

January 21, 2015

Batman and Robin.
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
David and the rock.
None of those teams were quite as scary as Julianna Rodriguez and Diamonique Mayes were to the Snyder Lady Tigers on Tuesday evening in the Tigers’ Den in Snyder. After all, none of the aforementioned duos had as many hits as the Lady Steers’ offensive leaders.
Rodriguez and Mayes combined for 28 points – just 14 fewer than the entire Snyder team – and August Alexander buried a pair of clutch three-point shots en route to powering Big Spring to a convincing 55-38 victory.

January 20th

Chamber banquet set for Jan. 27

January 20, 2015

The annual Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce banquet is fast approaching.

Of course,the highlight of the yearly event is the announcement of the 2014 Man and Woman of the Year which will be made at the banquet set for Jan. 27 at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.

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

January 19th

TEDC president to speak at EDC meeting on Tuesday

January 19, 2015

Carlton Schwab, President/CEO of the Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC), will give a presentation at the next Big Spring Economic Development board of directors meeting Tuesday night.
According to the TEDC website, Schwab has been the president of TEDC since 1999. Prior to that, he was the director of the development at the LBJ School of Public Affairs a the University of Texas in Austin. Also during his career, he served as a director with Deloitte Touche offices in Austin and Chicago, specializing in corporate site location analysis and economic development strategic planning.

Guest performer Elizabeth Aokia to play in Big Spring Symphony’s February concert

January 19, 2015

The Big Spring Symphony Orchestra will present its third concert of the 2014-2015 series, “Winter Love,” on Feb. 7.
Close to Valentine’s Day, the orchestra will perform works about love and romance.
Also featured will be 12-year old violin prodigy Elizabeth Aoki.

For more information, see Monday's edition of the Big Spring Herald.

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