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July 8th, 2015

Clinic welcomes new staff

July 8, 2015

Faces are changing at Family Medical Center and the family is growing.

In the past year, five new providers have joined the FMC group. In recognition of the growth, FMC and Scenic Mountain Medical Center (SMMC) will host a Meet and Greet reception July 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the SMMC lobby.

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

July 7th

Youth group mixes good deeds, good times

July 7, 2015

While most children are spending their summer at home watching TV and playing video games, there is a group of kids spending two days a week serving others.

Kids with Purpose is a youth group at the First United Methodist Church of Big Spring doing various community activities this summer. It is an eight-week program that meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

July 6th

Rains leave drilling rig stranded in middle of temporary pond

July 6, 2015

Apparently the old saying is true: oil and water — or in this case, an oil rig and water — don’t mix.

A storm front that produced severe flooding in parts of the Permian Basin last week also left an oil rig located in north Howard County mostly submerged, according to one long-time Knott community resident.

“It’s going to be months and months before they can get to that rig,” said Robert Rivera.

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

July 4th

VIDEO: Great Fireworks Shows Across the U.S.

July 4, 2015

Looking to catch an amazing fireworks show this weekend? Here are some tips on shows to check out.

Pops huge success

July 4, 2015

The night’s sky was lit with colorful bursts of exploding fireworks Friday wowing the crowd attending the 18th annual Pops in the Park patriotic concert and fireworks display at the Big Spring Amphitheater.
“This was a successful pops,” said Debbye ValVerde, Pops in the Park committee member. “I feel like the fireworks were bigger and better. Those were awesome fireworks this year. I feel like everyone enjoyed the show and the amphitheater was packed.”

Cooking up some burgers for a good cause

July 4, 2015

Spring of Faith Cooking Team spent a busy Friday evening taking care of long lines of people waiting to taste the teams hamburger and special smoky fries.
The team was one of several vendors hawking food or novelty items at the annual Pops in the Park patriotic concert and fireworks display.
Reneah and James Statham are in charge of the Spring of Faith Cooking team which goes around to different events throughout the year to raise money for their ministry.

Andrews Hwy to get receive facelift

July 4, 2015

A Howard County road will be receiving a facelift Monday when Price Construction commences an $8.7 million, multi-month project.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, crews will begin work on state highway 176 from the Martin County line to approximately one mile east of FM 2599 near Big Spring. The highway is also known locally as Andrew’s Highway.

Read more in Sunday's issue of the Big Spring herald

July 2nd

Pops parking to be at a premium

July 2, 2015

Those coming late to the annual Pops in the Park Fourth of July celebration this Friday may want to bring along a pair of good walking shoes. You are going to need them.

According Big Spring Police Lt. Brian Gordon, early traffic will be directed to the Russ McEwen Water Park parking lot on event day, which is the closest of the six designated parking spaces to the Big Spring Amphitheater located in the Comanche Trail Park.

Pops in the Park schedule of events

July 2, 2015

FRIDAY
5 p.m. Gates open at the Amphitheater
5 p.m. Food and novelty booths open
6 p.m. Pre-show performance by Donny Green & Los Greengos
7:45 p.m. Welcome and announcements — Jim Clements, emcee
8 p.m. Symphony and flag ceremony
8:15 p.m. Flyover CAF
9:15 p.m. Video presentation recognizing serviceman and woman
9:30 p.m. Fireworks display

July 1st

Coahoma Freedom Parade Saturday

July 1, 2015

Freedom will be on parade in Coahoma this weekend.

Saturday is the annual Coahoma Freedom Parade.

“The parade is to celebrate freedom and honor our veterans and current military,” said Lori Martinez, parade coordinator. “We have our grand marshals and our citizen of the year picked out and we usually have a good turn out of participants. Anyone who wants to be in the parade can show up at the Coahoama High School football field by 9 a.m. We will be judging the floats and different categories and awarding ‘best patriotic’ before the parade starts.”

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