The Daily Press Big Spring Herald | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-05-06T13:09:13-04:00 strikes Luther area; no injuries reported2015-05-06T13:09:13-04:002015-05-06T13:09:13-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring Herald“I was trying to figure out which way to go because I was about to leave my house,” said Kennemer, who lives about 3 miles east the Luther community. “They say don’t get in your vehicle, but I was ready to head the other way, fast.”A storm front blew in Tuesday afternoon, dumping heavy rain and causing severe flooding, much of it north of Howard County, and spinning off a tornado which, thanks to a a storm chaser crew from the Weather Channel, was broadcast live on national television. Unofficially, two weather spotters reported the tornado touch down about 3:30 p.m. The tornado was on the ground for approximately 28 minutes, according to an official with the National Weather Service in Midland. Crews were out assessing damage, if any, found in the tornado’s path, the official said.Big Spring, TXNo author availableTornado strikes Luther area; no injuries reportedBig Spring Dollar General store to hold grand opening Saturday2015-05-06T13:05:31-04:002015-05-06T13:05:31-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldNew stores seem to be popping up everywhere.On Saturday, Dollar General will host a grand opening of its newest location in Big Spring at 2305 Wasson Road. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and store employees will offer free prizes and special deals, according to a news release from the store’s corporate office in Goodlettsville, Tenn.Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways, the release states.Big Spring, TXNo author availableNew Dollar General store to hold grand opening SaturdayBig Spring threat moves Relay for Life indoors2015-05-06T13:03:40-04:002015-05-06T13:03:40-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThe threat of stormy weather has forced officials to relocated Relay for Life, which takes place this Friday evening from 6 p.m. until midnight, from Blankenship Field to Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on the Howard College campus.Although the locale has changed, the schedule of events for this year’s Relay is unchanged, officials said.Big Spring, TXNo author availableRain threat moves Relay for Life indoorsBig Spring last day of early voting for May 9 election2015-05-05T11:33:30-04:002015-05-05T11:33:30-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldAccording to Howard County Election Administer Saundra Bloom, 97 votes were cast by end of day Friday.Early voting wraps up today at 7 p.m. on the first floor of the Howard County Courthouse for Big Spring and Coahoma city and school board elections.Election Day is Saturday.Big Spring, TXNo author availableToday last day of early voting for May 9 electionBig Spring John's donates $3.8K to local VA medical center2015-05-05T11:31:05-04:002015-05-05T11:31:05-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldOn Saturday, the store held a military appreciation day, offering a 20 percent discount to all active duty military and military veterans. The military discount was welcomed by those who qualified and the proceeds for the day went to the local VA Medical Center to help with its programs designed to help the local veterans.Big Spring, TXNo author availablePapa John's donates $3.8K to local VA medical centerBig Spring musicians to finish week-long tour with concert Tuesday2015-05-04T12:14:55-04:002015-05-04T12:14:55-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldOn Monday, April 27, the group of choir, band and percussion musicians headed out on the road to make eight performances in four days, a part educational lesson and part recruitment tour.One thing we are really stressing to our students is the performance aspects,” said Ethen Wills, Howard College professor of music. “At the end of our day we sit down with them and talk about it. ‘Good job, but what can we do, how do we grow from this.”The college musicians kicked off the tour with their first performance at Goliad Elementary School in Big Spring and then headed to Stanton for the second. On Tuesday, they performed at Big Spring High School. Other stops included performances at Colorado City and Breckenridge ISD before stopping off at the University of North Texas campus to catch a performance of Beethoven Symphony No. 9 “0 Ode to Joy.” The group was also scheduled to performed at a few public schools in Fort Worth and to see a performance of the musical Newsies at the Windspear Opera House before heading back to West Texas.The tour wraps up with a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hall Center for the Arts on the Howard College campus, 1001 Birdwell. Admission is $5 for the general public and $2 for college students and faculty.Big Spring, TXBY LYNDEL MOODY Staff WriterHC musicians to finish week-long tour with concert TuesdayBig Spring Facebook video a hit 2015-05-04T11:57:44-04:002015-05-04T11:57:44-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThrow in a few creative young adults with multi-media knowledge and add some energetic educators into the mix and there is not enough room at Fort Knox to hold all that gold.Administrators at Big Spring Intermediate School learned that fact Tuesday, April 26, after they uploaded a cute music video to Facebook created to pump up the students before STAAR testing commenced. By the next day, the video — “We put the STAAR test in its Place” — had received nearly 59,000 views and shared across the social media site more than a 1,000 times.Big Spring, TXLyndel MoodyBSI Facebook video a hit Big Spring fill the boots during MDA fundraiser2015-05-02T14:36:13-04:002015-05-02T14:36:13-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring Herald“Fill the Boot” is an annual fundraiser that firefighters all over the United States participate in to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).Big Spring, TXNo author availableFirefighters fill the boots during MDA fundraiserBig Spring choirs nab 2 sweepstakes awards2015-05-02T14:34:02-04:002015-05-02T14:34:02-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThe Big Spring High School varsity choir — Meistersingers — and Men’s Choir each walked away from the UIL Regional Concert and Sight Reading contest held at Midland Lee High School with Sweepstakes awards.“We are very excited and proud of the students,” said Beth Spence, high school assistant choir director.Big Spring, TXNo author availableBSHS choirs nab 2 sweepstakes awardsBig Spring qualify for UIL state meet2015-05-01T15:31:24-04:002015-05-01T15:31:24-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldKacie Marvin, Amber Monks, Ethan Morlion and Alexess Sosa qualified for the state tournament by placing in the top three of their respective disciplines at the UIL regional tournament held recently on the Texas Tech campus.Big Spring, TXNo author availableQuartet qualify for UIL state meetBig Spring