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We need your ideas for Profiles 2011

February 16, 2011

The Herald is looking for a few good men ... and women. Make that a lot of good men and women. And make that not just good men and women, but interesting men and women.

A day for love (and dread)

February 10, 2011


Love is in the air.

At least, that's what society says when it comes to Valentine's Day.
It seems as it gets closer, more red starts appearing. Stores start stocking their shelves with Valentine's Day cards, teddy bears, chocolates, flowers and many more “expressions of love.”

Valentine's Day comes around every year and star-crossed love birds tend to pop up everywhere and the not so star-crossed go into hiding.
Depending on which side of the fence one is on, Feb. 14 is either the most anticipated or the most dreaded day.

Planning a great Super Bowl party?

February 3, 2011

Whether you are a football fan or not, the Super Bowl is reason enough for getting together and having a good time. For fans, it's a special occasion — no matter what two teams are playing. For football widows — and you know what we mean if you are one — it's a time of celebration because it's the final game of the season.

Slow down!

February 1, 2011

We don’t know why it is that bad weather brings out the worst in drivers, but it seems that it always does. Some people just don’t understand that when there is water, snow or ice on the road, it is prudent to slow down.

We all know there was snow on the ground this morning and if you were listening to your radio, you knew conditions were poor enough that public schools in the area canceled classes. Despite the obvious, law enforcement personnel and EMS were literally making their way from one accident to another.

Who says there's nothing to do here?

January 27, 2011

It's boom time in Big Spring, that time of the year where Howard County folks can pretty much plan on having some sort of entertainment venue going on every weekend, and sometimes during the week.

For instance, most of our readers are aware by now that the Healthy Woman second anniversary celebration is today at Dora Roberts Community Center. Sponsored by Scenic Mountain Medical Center, the “Wild About Healthy Woman” gala begins at 4:30 p.m. with a health expo, followed by a meal at 6:30 p.m., and features the wit of well-known speaker Linda Smartt.

Calling all losers

January 26, 2011

Ready for a new challenge? Or maybe you made a New Year's resolution to lose weight, but really haven't gotten started on what seems a monument as task yet? That's a couple of questions we're beginning to ask at this time every year.

And it seems like we've always got the same answer ...

Chances are you're not alone.

But we here at the Herald, in cooperation with Serenity Spa, may be able to offer a little added incentive.

Remember, we want your letters

January 25, 2011

It’s the so-called “dead of winter,” and, although nobody’s going to be snowed in very often in these parts, there’s not much of anything better to do on a really cold day that sit down and enjoy a good book or read the day’s newspaper.

What’s more, there’s still quite a bit going on these days in our community and we here at the Herald want to take this opportunity to remind our readers that we welcome your letters to the editor and want to publish them in the paper.

Media ethics sometimes lacking

January 23, 2011


As the search for 13-year-old Hailey Dunn of Colorado City gets ready to move into its fourth week, tensions within the small West Texas town and outlying communities continue to grow.

And within those tensions are numerous rumors, miscommunications, false claims and bald face lies, growing like a cancerous tumor in the heart of a Lone Star region best known for its ability to pull together and protect its own.

Get registered for Howard County Day at Capitol

January 23, 2011

It’s time for another Howard County Day at the State Capitol, a chance for our community to put its best foot forward in front of our elected representatives and their colleagues, and the deadline is rapidly approaching for those who want to join the group riding to Austin on a chartered bus.

The trip to Austin is scheduled for Feb. 9, that’s about a month earlier than the trip two years ago. And that means now is the time to get a spot reserved on the bus. The deadline to make reservations is Friday.

Proposed state budget borders on insanity

January 20, 2011

All right, enough already! Texas' Republican leaders have vowed they won't be raising taxes, even though the state is facing a $15 billion revenue shortfall that some say will be more like $27 billion. Instead, the preliminary spending plan submitted to the Texas House on Tuesday calls for all sorts of new fees, designed to raise millions.

Oh, yes, there's also going to be a lot of cutting — like a proposed $5 billion cut to public schools!

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