The Daily Press Big Spring Herald | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-01-27T12:35:01-05:00 officials tout new SimDental Center2015-01-27T12:35:01-05:002015-01-27T12:35:01-05:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThe 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.Big Spring, TXNo author availableCollege officials tout new SimDental CenterBig Spring on city council agenda2015-01-26T14:48:32-05:002015-01-26T14:48:32-05:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThree 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.Big Spring, TXNo author availableElection on city council agendaBig Spring probe Friday shooting2015-01-26T14:47:04-05:002015-01-26T14:47:04-05:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldPolice 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.Big Spring, TXNo author availablePolice probe Friday shootingBig Spring to hear plan to rename stretch of I-202015-01-24T13:33:02-05:002015-01-24T13:33:02-05:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldCharles 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.Big Spring, TXNo author availableCommissioners to hear plan to rename stretch of I-20Big Spring banquet Tuesday2015-01-24T13:31:33-05:002015-01-24T13:31:33-05:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring Herald“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."Big Spring, TXNo author availableChamber banquet TuesdayBig Spring OF THE DAY: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football stars2015-01-24T09:16:52-05:002015-01-24T09:16:52-05:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring Herald<script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Big Spring, TXNo author availableVIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football starsBig Spring dedicates SimDental Center2015-01-23T11:44:43-05:002015-01-23T11:44:43-05:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThe ceremony will be held at the SimDental Center on the first floor of the Horace Garrett Center on the campus of Howard College.“We are so excited about the simulation center and what this will mean for the future of our dental hygiene program,” said Dr. Cheryl T. Sparks, President of Howard College. “And we are so grateful to Marie Hall for her vision and development of the center.”Big Spring, TXNo author availableCollege dedicates SimDental CenterBig Spring tax deadline Feb. 22015-01-23T11:43:03-05:002015-01-23T11:43:03-05:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldHomeowners have until Feb. 2 (Jan. 31, the traditional deadline, falls on a Saturday) to pay their tax bills without penalties or interest, said Diane Carter, Howard County tax assessor/collector.Big Spring, TXNo author availableProperty tax deadline Feb. 2Big Spring escape injury in fire2015-01-22T13:58:29-05:002015-01-22T13:58:29-05:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldAccording to Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan, the department received a call of a structure fire around 2:30 p.m.“Upon arrival, we found a mattress was on fire in one of the bedrooms,” Sullivan said. “We quickly knocked down the fire on the mattress and dragged it outside."Big Spring, TXNo author availableResidents escape injury in fireBig Spring weather on the way2015-01-21T13:23:48-05:002015-01-21T13:23:48-05:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldColder weather has returned to the area behind a cold front that moved through earlier today, a NWS new release stated. Rain is expected to develop during the afternoon Wednesday with highs in the 40s and 50s. Colder air will move in tonight and rain is expected to change to snow across Snorthern parts of the Permian Basin. The rain/snow line will gradually move southeast Thursday.Big Spring, TXNo author availableWintry weather on the wayBig Spring