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September 12th, 2014

Water rates could go down for some

September 12, 2014

Not everybody’s water bills are going to increase — some will even go down a bit.

The Big Spring City Council Thursday unanimously approved new water usage rates that will offer a little bit of relief to low -and fixed-income households.

The city is passing along a recent 6 percent increase from the Colorado River Municipal Water District to customers, but not everybody will see that increase reflected in their monthly bills.

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

BSISD enrollment up 147 students from a year ago

September 12, 2014

Big Spring schools are feeling growing pains.

Superintendent Chris Wigington informed board members Thursday night that district enrollment is up 147 students compared to this time last year.

Washington Elementary has the distinct honor for the second year in a row of having the largest student population of all the elementary schools with more than 600 enrolled, according to numbers given out by Wigington.

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

Bill Tune

September 12, 2014

Bill Tune, 88, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Ivins officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Saturday in Garrett Hall at First United Methodist Church from 1 p.m. until service time.

Bill was born June 15, 1926, in O'Donnell, Texas and married Mary Jo Box, Sept. 13, 1947, in Stanton, Texas.

September 11th

City: Food vendors may not be safe

September 11, 2014

Big Spring city officials are warning residents to be cautious when buying food from street vendors.

City Fire Marshal Carl Condray said an increasing number of calls expressing concerns about street vendors have been received by his office.

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

Art association will celebrate anniversary Saturday at museum

September 11, 2014

Two Big Spring institutions will join together for “An Evening of Wine and Art,” Saturday.

The Big Spring Art Association (BSAA), to celebrate its 60th anniversary, is partnering with the Heritage Museum’s Endowment Campaign kick-off with a joint reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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

Rae Nell Best

September 11, 2014

Rae Nell Best, 85, of Coahoma, died Monday Sept. 8, 2014 at her daughter’s home in Grape Creek, Texas. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers & Smith Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Coahoma Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Big Spring.

Rae Nell was born on April 8, 1929 in Otis Chalk, Texas to Doris and Alvin “A.C.” Hale. She married Valcus “Bill” Best in 1949.

Tommie Freeman

September 11, 2014

Tommie Freeman, 59, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at his residence. A memorial service will be held Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at 3 p.m. in the Myers & Smith Chapel. Chaplain Cherise Felty will officiate.

Tommie was born Jan. 20, 1955, in Levelland, Texas to Retha and Leo Freeman. He came to Big Spring from Levelland in 1980. He was a master mechanic and welder in the oilfield.

He is survived by his mother, Retha Southwood of Big Spring; one sister, Diane Dow of Carlsbad, N.M.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts and uncles.

Bill Tune

September 11, 2014

Bill Tune, 88, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in a local nursing home. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.

September 10th

9/11 ceremony set Thursday to honor fallen

September 10, 2014

A ceremony to honor and remember those who lost their lives during the terroristic attacks on the United States Sept. 11, 2001, and for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country in the fight against terror, will be held this week.

A 9/11 Memorial at the Spring Town Plaza will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday inside the mall by the yellow ribbon display near Sears. Last year, the annual event drew more than 400 people to the service, which is presented by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 47 and the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department.

City budget hearing Thursday

September 10, 2014

City residents will get a chance to sound off on the proposed budget and tax rate for FY 2015 when the Big Spring City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth.

City leaders have proposed a budget featuring a tax rate of 86.5043 cents per $100 property valuation, which is the same rate as the expiring budget. Because of a huge jump in property valuations, however, the rate is projected to bring in $826,000 more in revenue than it did last year.

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

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