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Symphony season to begin Oct. 9

September 30, 2014

Let there be music.

The Big Spring Symphony kicks off its new season with a musical event in the ballroom of the Settles Hotel Oct. 9.

The event, called “Come to the Masquerade,” begins with a reception at 6 p.m. Following dinner, the Big Spring Junior High School Choir, directed by Tara Trowbridge, will perform along with the Howard College Jazz Band directed by Dan Kiley.

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

Contests draw crowds to Howard County Fair

September 29, 2014

It was cuteness overload Saturday at the Howard County Fair with enough to melt even the most aged and cynical reporter's heart.
Both the popular Kountry's Kids contest and the pet contest drew a decent crowd to the entertainment tent to watch children ages 5 and younger strut in their finest country clothes and later for dogs (no age limit enforced) standing patiently by, somewhat bewildered while owners proudly showed off their pets.

For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of the Herald.

Sex offender indicted on new charge by grand jury

September 27, 2014

A Big Spring man accused of breaking into a local home and molesting a 6-year-old girl was among several individuals indicted during this week’s session of the Howard County Grand Jury.

Paul Barnard Hildreth, 45, was indicted on the first-degree felony charge of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit indecency with a child during the grand jury’s Thursday session.

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

Humane Society, clinic, offering pet vaccinations

September 27, 2014

A large crowd of pet owners is expected to take advantage of the fourth annual, low cost vaccination clinic sponsored the Howard County Humane Society and Sierra Animal Clinic Saturday, Oct. 4.

“We welcome everyone to come out,” said Jo Stone, Humane Society coordinator. “This is good for their pets and it is a way to give back to the community.”

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

Kelie Smoot named Howard County Fair Queen

September 26, 2014

First there were eight, then there was one. Eight beauty contestants lit up the stage in the big tent Thursday at the Howard County Fair Queen contest. Each brought her own brand of beauty, poise and personality for the three judges to choose who was most worthy.

Looks weren’t the only aspect judged as each girl was given a question to ponder and answer to the best of their ability. How they handled the subject they were given and their confidence in speaking before an audience was also a factor on who would inevitably take the Howard County Fair Queen crown.

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