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College officials tout new SimDental Center

January 27, 2015

Thanks to a gift from a long-time benefactor, Howard College officials say they have a dental hygiene program that’s second to none.

The college unveiled its F. Marie Hall SimDental Center, which essentially replaces nervous, fidgety human patients with compliant, computerized simulations, to much fanfare Monday morning.

Speaking of fanfare, officials directed plenty at Hall, who has lent her largesse several times to the college in the past, helping to finance projects such as the arts center which bears her family’s name.

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

Election on city council agenda

January 26, 2015

Big Spring’s City Council is expected to approve establishing May 9 as the date for this year’s municipal elections when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.

Three council seats will be up for election this year — District 2, currently held by Carmen Harbour, District 4, held by Bobby McDonald and District 6, in which Marvin Boyd is the incumbent. None of the three have indicated whether they will seek re-election.

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

Police probe Friday shooting

January 26, 2015

Big Spring police are investigating a Friday night shooting that left a local teenager in serious condition.

Police responded to 1606 Kentucky at about 11:40 p.m. Friday in reference to a shooting, a BSPD news release stated.

The initial report from the victim, prior to her transfer to Lubbock, indicated that she accidentally shot herself while handling a handgun.

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

Commissioners to hear plan to rename stretch of I-20

January 24, 2015

Howard County commissioners will hear from an area law enforcement official who wants to rename a stretch of Interstate 20 after two fallen state troopers when they meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the county courthouse’s third floor courtroom.

Charles Hall, a constable from Midland, is garnering support to rename a portion of I-20 east of Salem Road after former Department of Public Safety Troopers Troy Hogue and Jimmy Parks, Big Spring residents who were killed in the line of duty.

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

Chamber banquet Tuesday

January 24, 2015

The suspense is gathering as the recipients of the Big Spring Man and Woman of the Year will be revealed Tuesday night at the annual Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce banquet.

“We are so excited to announce the names of the Man and Woman of the Year recipients,” said Debbye ValVerde, Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce executive director. “Our nomination committee thoughtfully and carefully weighed the acts of work each of the nominees have given throughout the years. All the nominees deserve recognition for the countless hours and contributions they have given to our community."

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