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Our day in Austin: Final day to register is Monday

January 29, 2011

Howard County residents will get one last chance to take advantage of a chartered bus going to the state capitol Feb. 9 for Howard County Day at the State Capitol, as the deadline to sign up has been moved to Monday at 5 p.m.

Area residents wanting to avoid the long drive to Austin have until the end of the business day Monday to sign up for a special chartered bus making the trip, according to Teresa Darden, executive assistant with the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation.

“We're asking everyone to register at the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce, regardless of how they are getting there or when they are leaving,” said Darden. “The deadline to pay for a bus ticket or to order a lunch is Monday. If you're not taking the bus but want to have a box lunch waiting for you, it's $10.”

According to Darden, the chartered bus will leave the east parking lot at Howard College's Dorothy Garrett Coliseum at 4:30 a.m.

“It's $40 to take the bus, and that includes transportation to and from the capitol and lunch while we're there,” Darden said. “Food and drinks on the bus will be the responsibility of those traveling, and on the way back we'll be stopping off at Coopers Barbecue, which will be Dutch treat. We expect to arrive back at Howard College at approximately 11 p.m.”

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