The Daily Press Big Spring Herald | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-09-01T19:21:56+00:00 registration under way2015-09-01T19:21:56+00:002015-09-01T19:21:56+00:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThe annual Comanche Warrior Triathlon — which features a 500-meter open-water swim, a 30K bike ride and 5K run — will be held in and around Comanche Trail Park Saturday.Advance registration is $60 per individual and $100 per team. Saturday registration is $70 for individuals and $130 per team.Big Spring, TXNo author availableTriathlon registration under wayBig Spring project makes for a 'fair' fundraiser2015-09-01T19:17:29+00:002015-09-01T19:17:29+00:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldBig Spring, TXNo author availableQuilt project makes for a 'fair' fundraiserBig Spring use alternate routes to avoid road construction2015-09-01T18:46:23+00:002015-09-01T18:46:23+00:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldBecause of road construction on Highway 87 south of Big Spring, Howard County Volunteer Fire Department crews to take back roads to get to fires in the southern part of the county.By taking the back roads, crews hope to avoid heavy construction in the area of South 87 and Rural Road 33, officials say.Big Spring, TXNo author availableFirefighters use alternate routes to avoid road constructionBig Spring photo of the Week2015-09-01T15:22:47+00:002015-09-01T15:22:46+00:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldBig Spring, TXNo author availableSchool photo of the WeekBig Spring for business2015-08-31T16:16:11+00:002015-08-31T16:16:11+00:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring Herald“We are very excited to have Dr. Uricchio and Dr. Beaudry joining us in Big Spring and at Scenic Mountain Medical Center,” Amanda Duforat, SMMC Marketing Manager, said. “Interventional Cardiology is a service that our community has needed and we are excited to be able to bring, not one, but two board certified interventional cardiologists, to help serve this need.”Big Spring, TXNo author availableOpen for businessBig Spring photo of the Week2015-08-31T16:13:16+00:002015-08-31T16:13:16+00:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldBig Spring, TXNo author availableGridiron photo of the WeekBig Spring's up2015-08-31T16:06:57+00:002015-08-31T16:06:57+00:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring Herald• The ninth annual 9/11 memorial service, 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11, at Spring Town Plaza. Guest Speaker is Dr. Donald May, a eye surgeon and U.S. Air Force veteran, is scheduled to be the main speaker. The annual 9/11 Memorial is sponsored by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 47 and the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department. Members of the Big Spring Fire Department will also be participating.• 8th Annual Comanche Warrior Triathlon, Saturday, Sept. 12. Online registration is now available at The cost to register is $60 per individual and $100 per team. Race day registration is $70 per individual and $130 per team.Registration will also be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 at the Dora Roberts Community Center. The race will be held at or around Comanche Trail Park. Big Spring, TXNo author availableWhat's upBig Spring Weekend That Was2015-08-29T17:17:50+00:002015-08-29T17:17:50+00:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring Herald• Never forget: For Vietnam veteran Mike Tarpley, the 9/11 memorial is a way to honor those from this area who have died during the war against terrorism.• A Buffalo stampede: In the annual Howard County Bowl Friday, everything went right for the Forsan Buffaloes in their 53-26 victory over Coahoma.• Red ink: Forsan ISD trustees adopted a deficit budget for the coming fiscal year.Big Spring, TXNo author availableThe Weekend That WasBig Spring the fallen2015-08-28T17:00:37+00:002015-08-28T16:59:57+00:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldBig Spring, TXNo author availableHonoring the fallenBig Spring OKs rate hike2015-08-28T01:56:18+00:002015-08-27T23:36:49+00:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThe new tax rate will be $1.42 per $100 valuation for maintenance and operation expenses and debt service but will draw less revenue in than last year. Voting for the increase were Jeff Brorman, Irene Rodriguez, Chad Wash, Tony Kennedy, and Maria Padilla. Trustee Fabian Serrano was absent from the meeting.Voting against the hike was Julie Harris. Following the meeting, Harris reiterated her dedication to the school district but said after visiting with her constituents she felt the financial burden to the citizens was too much in this economy.Trustees also approved a $1.4 million budget deficit for the coming fiscal year. Big Spring, TXLYNDEL MOODYBSISD OKs rate hikeBig Spring