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Elbow Elementary nearing the end of its educational run

April 24, 2015

It’s time to start saying goodbye before a new adventure begins for those who once and still call Elbow Elementary their school.

By summer, the long-time landmark of the Elbow community will shut its doors for the last time as a new elementary building located in Forsan will begin housing the first through fifth grade levels of Forsan ISD come August.

A community wide “Remembering Elbow Open House” is scheduled for May 2, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Elbow Elementary School.

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

11th annual powwow kicks off Saturday

April 24, 2015

Travelers from across the nation will be in Big Spring this weekend to take part in an sacred, traditional and social gathering in the Native American culture.

The 11th annual Powwow will being its two day gathering on Saturday morning with dancers from all nations expected to participate intertribal powwow.

The cost to attend is $3 for adults. Children less than 12 years old will be admitted free. The Big Spring Powwow will be held at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum located on the Howard College campus, 1001 Birdwell Lane.

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

Three sentenced in federal court

April 23, 2015

LUBBOCK —A former employee of the Big Spring Correctional Center was among three people sentenced in federal court for their roles in a 2013 smuggling and bribery scheme at the center.

Eva Bermea, 42, was sentenced April 17 to 36 months probation, eight months of which to be spent in home confinement, after confessing to participating in a plot to smuggle tobacco and other contraband into the prison.

Also sentenced were Jonas Cruz, 32, an inmate at the prison, and Kami Nicole Bennett, 32, a friend of Bermea.

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

BSHS students show support for ill classmate

April 23, 2015

Brooke Marshall admits she doesn’t really know every student that attends Big Spring High School. What the junior does know is something more basic: Everyone who attends the school – whether they know each other or not – share a special bond.

They are, in a way, family.

Pair facing drug charges

April 22, 2015

Two people are in custody for drug charges after being arrested by Big Spring police and Howard County deputies Tuesday.

Jolene Quick, 30, and Tracy Monzain Jones, 38, were initially charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, but officials said they are seeking federal charges on the duo because of firearms and methamphetamine recovered at the scene of the arrest.

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

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