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BSHS champs at UIL academics meet

April 18, 2015

A new district did not pose any problems for the Big Spring High School UIL Academic team who put on a dominating performance at the 2-4A UIL District Academic Meet clinching the 2015 district 2-4A Academic Championship.

“In spite of the negative reports from the media and some community comments lately like ‘nothing good ever comes out of Big Spring High School,’ our students stepped up and won the district UIL Academic Championship,” said Mike Ritchey, high school principal. “I am so proud of our students who overcame the negative attention. This is a sweet victory for our school.”

Powwow ticket sales brisk

April 18, 2015

Last year more than 3,000 tickets were sold to the annual Powwow of Big Spring.

When you consider that children 12 and younger are admitted free, this year’s Dorothy Garrett Coliseum should be a popular place to be next weekend when the 2015 Intertribal Powwow begins.

The Powwow begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, with gourd dancing followed by the grand entry and intertribal dancing at 12:30 p.m. A dinner break will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. when dancing resumes. The powwow will end for the day at 10 p.m.

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

Let's dance: Powwow returns April 25-26

April 17, 2015

The Powwow Committee of Big Spring will host its 11th annual powwow April 25-26. This year’s event will once again be an intertribal powwow.

Powwow Committee Vice President Randy McKinney said an intertribal powwow is one where dancers of all nations and dance styles dance together.

“It is a wonderful sight to see so many dancers together. Men and women, dancers of all ages all in the sacred circle together,” McKinney added.

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

Council backs I-27 extension effort

April 16, 2015

For years, the idea of Big Spring sitting at the intersection of two busy interstate highways has brought visions of increased commerce to many civic leaders, and they are determined not to let that dream die.

Community leaders are making a renewed push to convince state transportation officials to extend Interstate 27 south from Lubbock to Big Spring, something they say would reap significant financial rewards for this area.

Tickets to state hospital gala going quickly

April 16, 2015

A limited number of Cars, Stars and Handlebars tickets are available for this week for Saturday’s fund-raiser at the Big Spring Country Club.

“I wouldn’t wait until the last minute,” longtime chairman Stacy Barr said. “We still have tickets left, but the last few days they go very quickly. And once they’re sold, they’re sold. ”

“We are unable to print any additional tickets.”

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

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