June 15th, 2015
Test scores will be on tap when trustees with the Big Spring Independent School District meet Tuesday night.
A report on the STAAR (State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness) results for the district is listed at the top of the board agenda. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) uses state mandated tests to gauge studentâ€™s comprehension of grade level content. Results are heavily used in deterring the academic status for a school district.
For more information, see Monday's edition of the Big Spring Herald
A Big Spring man is cooling his heels at the Howard County Detention Center this morning after his arrest on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
A $40,000 bond has been set for Johnny Joe Rodriguez Jr., 22, of 1607 Harding Street, but, as of this morning, remains in jail, according to Big Spring police officials.
For more information, see Monday's edition of the Big Spring Herald.
In more than 80 years, only a world war has stopped the Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo, so a slight chance of rain isnâ€™t likely to slow things down.
The rodeo, a local mainstay since the 1930s, will hold its 82nd edition Thursday through Saturday at the Encana Big Spring Rodeo Bowl. Gates open at 7 p.m. each night, with the grand entry scheduled for 8 p.m. Tickets at the gate are $12 for adults and $8 for children.
Read the complete article in Sunday's edition of the Big Spring Herald.
If the weather is clear, Saturday, June 20, should be a night with the stars for astronomy fans.
The Big Spring State Park along with the West Texas Amateur Astronomy Cub from Midland will host its annual Stargazing Party on top of the state park beginning at 8:30 p.m. Sunset is expected about 9 p.m.
â€śCome out and enjoy the sunset
For more information, see Sunday's edition of the Big Spring Herald.
The check is in the mail.
The Big Spring Area Community Foundation (BSACF) doled out almost $70,000 in award grants Thursday night to area organizations at its annual banquet held at the Big Spring County Club.
However because foundation president Drew Mouton had to leave town before the event, the recipients received certificates in lieu of a check. Presenter and BSACF member Jan Forsyth used the fact to enliven the crowd.
Archery, scouting skills and more were on tap this past weekend at the Lone Star District of the Buffalo Trail Council â€” Boy Scouts of America three-day summer camp.
Cub Scout Pack 305 member Zachary Conner, a youth of few words, loves scouts because â€śyou get to do archery.â€ť
And he did at the archery range on the grounds of Camp Thomas, located off of Driver Road in Howard County. Conner was one of dozens of scouts who participated in activities included his favorite, archery, also BB guns, scouting skills, camping andmore.
Big Spring police are looking for a motoris believed responsible for the second hit-and-run incident in the city within the past week.
Shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday, Big Spring Police Department officers were dispatched to the intersection of 13th and Young streets in reference to a vehicle/pedestrian accident, a BSPD news release stated.
Service has been restored to areas impacted a by leak in the water tower that services the north side of town, according to the city of Big Spring.
On Wednesday, the city issued a press release requesting citizens north of 11th place to limit use of water while crews worked to repair the leak.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.
The Howard Cottage Child Development Center will be closing immediately in response to issues with the low water pressure in the City of Big Spring.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Minimum Standards for Child-Care Centers requires toilets be in working order (flushing) at all times during operating hours and when children are present.
"Due to the low water pressure, we are not able to assure that all toilets will remain in working order," college officials stated in a news release.
The City of Big Spring has discovered a water leak in the water tower that services the North side of town.
"We ask all citizens within the affected area, north of 11th Place, to limit the use of water. Utility crews are working diligently to resolve the problem," officials said in a news release. "We regret any inconvenience and request your patience while we work towards repair.