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July 11th, 2015

DPS urges safe driving during latest campaign

July 11, 2015

According the the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), more than 5,000 traffic accident occurred in the Permian Basin in 2014 resulting in 429 fatalities.

With oil production expected to ramp up throughout the summer, TxDOT is promoting its “Be Safe, Drive Smart” in the Permian Basin region.

July 10th

A&M club auction Saturday

July 10, 2015

A few rounds of golf and then a spirited auction are in the works for the Howard County A&M Club this weekend. The 16th annual Jerry Forsythe golf scramble and auction will be taking place Saturday at the Big Spring Country Club.

“The golf tournament is $400 for a four-man team and will end around noon,” explains Chris Olson, president of the Howard County A&M Club. “Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m. and then we will begin the auction at 7. You do not have to play golf to attend the auction and you do not have to attend the auction to play golf.”

July 9th

Oncor reps warn of scam

July 9, 2015

Officials at Oncor are warning the public of a possible scam occurring in the area involving the misrepresentation of the company.

“We have been notified that there seems to be a couple of scams going on in our area involving Oncor,” said Jim Clements, Oncor Area Manager. “Someone claiming to be Oncor employees are calling customers telling them they have an overdue bill and if they don’t make an online payment the power will be shut off to their home or business. In other areas they are going door to door asking for personal information to help them get cheaper electric rates.”

Summers on the Green finale Saturday

July 9, 2015

The final film for the Summers on the Green outdoor movie and entertainment series will feature the American cinema classic “American Graffiti.”

The last of the three-part outdoor movies series will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday on the Hotel Settles lawn.

July 8th

Firefighters rescue motorist stranded for more than 12 hours

July 8, 2015

Howard County Volunteer Firefighters were called out Tuesday afternoon to help rescue a man stranded in his vehicle among high, running water on a county road in the Knott Community.

A storm front blew into the Permain Basin late Monday and early Tuesday morning causing severe flooding in several areas including the cities of Lamesa and Abilene and washed out several county roads in northern Howard County.

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

Museum plans summer art camp

July 8, 2015

Signups for a two-week summer art camp for children and youth are now being taken at the Heritage Museum.

The camp is a series of six classes each designed for a specific age group ranging from pre-kindergarten to high school age, according to art instructor Terri Chaney. Each class cost $45 to participate which includes all major art supplies. Enrollment is limited to 15 students per class.

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

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.

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