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May 16th, 2015

Howard College, SWCID hold commencement ceremonies

May 16, 2015

Graduation season in the Crossroads has begun.

Howard County Junior College District held commencement for both Howard College and SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf, and pinning ceremonies for the nursing programs, Friday.

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

May 15th

‘Cars’ under West Texas stars on Saturday

May 15, 2015

"Cars" will be the stars in Big Spring come Saturday.

The Big Spring Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and the Hotel Settles will kick off its Summers on the Green Outdoor Movie and Entertainment Series this Saturday with a showing of Disney Pixar’s "Cars."

This past week, children have come to the Bg Spring Convention and Visitor’s Bureau to build a car out of cardboard boxes which were donated by the Bauer Headstart program, Lewis said. Children will have another chance when the event begins at 6 p.m. on the Hotel Settles lawn to create their own special car.

May 14th

Run for the Wall arrives in town Saturday

May 14, 2015

Residents on the west side of Big Spring may hear a loud rumble on Saturday morning.

Hundreds of motorcyclists and their entourages will be rolling in at 10 a.m. and making a stop at the Vietnam Memorial as part of their nationwide trip to Washington, D.C. by Memorial Day. The group will hold a small wreath laying ceremony before heading on to Colorado City and ending the day in Grand Pairie.

The walking Aggie: A&M grad crossing country to raise money for class rings

May 14, 2015

It seems for all the world like some sort of Aggie joke: Did you hear about the Aggie who walked across the country just to buy some rings?

But it’s no joke; former Texas A&M University student John Ball — class of 1978 — is roughly halfway through his trek across the United States in his quest to raise scholarship money to purchase class rings for his fellow Aggies.

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

May 13th

Council OKs booze at park proposal

May 13, 2015

The drinking lamp will soon be lit at Andries Park.

After weeks of study and discussion, the Big Spring City Council Tuesday approved a proposal to allow the consumption of alcohol at the Mi Familia Pavilion at Andries Park, located in north Big Spring.

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

Putting on a play, the homeschool way

May 13, 2015

An afternoon of cuteness and laughs awaits those who venture to the Spring Creek Mall Saturday.

Howard County homeschool students have gotten together to perform “Treasure Island.”

“Spring Creek Church has generously donated this space for our play,” said Camilla Strande, director of the play.

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

5K run/walk to honor former educators

May 13, 2015

Comanche Trail Park is going to get very colorful in the next few weeks — brilliantly colorful that is.

On May 22, the Big Spring High School Student Council will host a CFG Color Blast 5K Run/Walk in the Comanche Trail Park.

The event will honor three Big Spring employees — Coach Jim Campbell, Carol Green, and Danny Ferrell — who all died unexpectedly about mid-term within a few weeks of each other.

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

May 12th

Commissioners honor top area seniors

May 12, 2015

Howard County commissioners honored “the best of the best” area public school students during their Monday meeting.

The top male and female students from Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan high schools were recognized during the meeting.

Pct. 2 Commissioner Craig Bailey, who helped organize the ceremony, said it was a fitting way to honor the students for their accomplishments.

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

WTC to hold mental health day this month

May 12, 2015

West Texas Centers will host mental health days at each of their 15 mental health centers during the month of May in celebration of National Mental Health Month.

National Mental Health Month is held each year to address and learn more about mental health and to become familiar with early warning signs. The earlier mental illness can be addressed, the better the chance at recovery, West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith said.

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

Lopez receives scholarship from GOP club

May 12, 2015

Big Spring High School’s Sarah Lopez was the recipient of this year’s Howard County Republican Club scholarship.

The club presented Lopez with the scholarship during its Monday meeting.

Each year, the club switches between Big Spring High School, Forsan High School and the Coahoma High School when selecting recipients. This year, it was Big Spring’s turn in the rotation.

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

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