July 22nd, 2015
The Economic Development Corporation of Big Spring board members inked their names to a resolution Tuesday night backing the commission of feasibility study to consider the expansion of Interstate 27 down through the city via Highway 87.
With passing the resolution, EDC board members joined several other major local entities including the Big Spring City Council, Big Spring ISD, Howard College and Howard County Commissioners in the show of support to make the study happen.
You donâ€™t have to be mad to be a Mad Hatter, but a hat is more or less mandatory.
This small group gathers on the third Monday of each month to wear hats, drink tea (and other refreshments), have their nails done and enjoy a luncheon where they can visit and reminisce.
â€śThe ladies like the hats and we get to spend time visiting and having fun,â€ť said Sherry Hodnett, Volunteer Director with Home Hospice.
For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.
On Saturday, city and county leaders volunteered their evening to raise money to show American military personnel their appreciation and support.
Volunteers with the Howard County Adopt a Military Hero were at Sonic Drive-In, along with Mayor Larry McLellan, Chief Craig Ferguson and the Big Spring Fire Department, Chief Chad Williams and the Big Spring Police Department, the Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Department and McGruff the Crime Dog.
Board members on the Big Spring Economic Development Committee will consider joining other area entities in a show of support to expand Interstate 27 through the Howard County when they meet Tuesday.
On the agenda for Tuesdays meeting, board members will consider approving a resolution to support a new feasibility study designating U.S. Highway 87 to Interstate 27. This will bring the interstate down from Amarillo through Big Spring by way of the 87 Truck Reliever Route now being built by TxDOT contractors.
For more of this story, read Monday's edition of the Herald.
Logan Henry is all smiles as he runs his lemonade stand to raise money that he donates to Isaiah 58 which helps local residents in need receive food. This is the third year Logan has set up a lemonde stand to raise fund for the local charity. For more information visit his Facebook page, loganslemonadestand.
(HERALD Photos/Julie Bass)
A Big Spring man was killed Friday afternoon following a three-vehicle accident in Midland County.
Jody Wayne Swinney, 52, of Big Spring was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Joe Matlock at the scene of the accident, according to a Department of Public Safety news release.
For the complete story, see Sunday's edition of the Big Spring Herald
Registration for the second Childrenâ€™s Miracle Theater for the Arts two-week summer theater camp are now being held, however, space is limited, according to the programâ€™s president Sharon Rich.
â€śWe have lots of kids back for the summer,â€ť Rich said. â€śWeâ€™ve already had a few sign up and space is limited. We also have Autumn Alton back as the teacher. The kids really loved her last year. She is lots of fun and is very energetic.â€ť
See Sunday's edition of the Big Spring Herald for the rest of the article.
On Saturday, runners of every level signed up and lined up to participate in the Adrian Calvio State Farm Good Neighbor run.
â€śState Farm is health conscious, and we thought that this would be a fun way to give back to the community,â€ť said State Farm agent Adrian Calvio ,who organized the run.
Read the full article in Sunday's Big Spring Herald
An 18-wheeler and train collided Thursday afternoon in Howard County.
The incident occurred near FM 818 and the south service road of Interstate 20.
Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker told local radio station KBYG that two people received non-life threatening injuries as a result of the accident.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.
Elbow Creek Farmerâ€™s Market is back for the summer.
The market will be open this Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. until noon at Elbow Creek Hay and Feed Store with vendors selling a variety of fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, frozen and canned jellies and grass fed beef, according to market organizer Nancy Raney, co-owner of Elbow Creek Hay and Feed Store.
â€śEveryone is looking for a place to purchase fresh food where they know the produce is grown,â€ť Raney said. â€śMost of the crowd seems very excited to have a market like this in the county.â€ť