April 21st, 2015
The question was never âifâ Tobyn Tannehill would play college football. The youngest son of Big Springâs Tim and Cheryl Tannehill always knew he was going to sign to play at the next level. Thus, the question was âwhereâ the Steersâ record-setting quarterback would sign.
The world found out on Monday afternoon â The University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton.
Scenic Mountain Medical Centerâs Healthy YOU! program will kick off May 7 at the Big Spring County Club with a health fair will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at $40 a person or $350 for a table.
Early voting in municipal and school district elections begin in a week.
Ballots can be caste for Big Spring and Coahoma city and school district races on Monday, April 27 through Tuesday, May 5, at the election office located on the first floor of the Howard County Courthouse.
Voting will be held during normal business hours. Extended voting hours will be held on Thursday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 5 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m both days.
For more information, see today's edition of the Big Spring Herald.
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
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.
âIn spite of the negative reports from the media and some community comments lately like ânothing good ever comes out of Big Spring High School,â our students stepped up and won the district UIL Academic Championship,â said Mike Ritchey, high school principal. âI am so proud of our students who overcame the negative attention. This is a sweet victory for our school.â
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 yearâs 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.
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.
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 Tuesdayâs rematch with district-leading Snyder.
The Powwow Committee of Big Spring will host its 11th annual powwow April 25-26. This yearâs 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.
âIt is a wonderful sight to see so many dancers together. Men and women, dancers of all ages all in the sacred circle together,â McKinney added.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.
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.