The Daily Press Big Spring Herald | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-12-17T12:31:54-05:00 United Way nears $330,000 goal2014-12-17T12:31:10-05:002014-12-17T12:30:36-05:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThe United Way of Big Spring and Howard County is only 12 percent away from achieving its $330,000 goal for the 2014 campaign. “We still have the potential to make our goal,” said Sandy Stewart, United Way executive director. “We set our goal each year based on what our agencies need to be able to provide their services. Our figures are based on real numbers.”Big Spring, TXNo author availableLocal United Way nears $330,000 goalBig Spring of Lights aglow again2014-12-17T12:31:54-05:002014-12-17T12:29:12-05:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldMore than 2,700 people have visited during the first two nights of the 18th Christmas season event, which annually attracts thousands to Comanche Trail Park.Festival of Lights will be on display until Dec. 31, according to officials.Big Spring, TXNo author availableFestival of Lights aglow againBig Spring to get some much-needed housing2014-12-16T12:21:31-05:002014-12-16T12:21:31-05:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldDuring their Monday meeting, college trustees approved a plan officials hope will soon result in three housing “pods” being constructed at SWCID.Each of the three pods will consist of five 900-square-foot cottages, which will each house a family, or four students, College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks said.Big Spring, TXNo author availableSWCID to get some much-needed housingBig Spring transmission tower to be demolished Friday2014-12-16T12:19:19-05:002014-12-16T12:19:19-05:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThe tower, the last vestige of the TV station that served Big Spring for more than 20 years, will come down Friday morning in a demolition that will feature no explosions and very little drama, officials say.Big Spring, TXNo author availableKWAB transmission tower to be demolished FridayBig Spring prices continue to plunge2014-12-15T10:45:41-05:002014-12-15T10:45:41-05:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThis compares with the national average that has fallen 8.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.57 a gallon, according to gasoline price website Spring, TXNo author availableGas prices continue to plungeBig Spring gets thumbs up from audit panel2014-12-13T11:30:28-05:002014-12-13T11:30:28-05:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldBack in June, the Big Spring VA's audit results revealed that the hospital was ranked last for patient wait times for those trying to make primary care appointments. The facility was also suspected of being deceptive, or using secret waiting lists, for patients.Big Spring, TXNo author availableVA gets thumbs up from audit panelBig Spring you spare a quarter?2014-12-13T11:24:46-05:002014-12-13T11:24:46-05:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring Herald“Everybody has a quarter in their pocket,” Buffone said with his no nonsense, Pennsylvanian accent. “I want everybody to send in a quarter to St. Jude's Hospital under Kitten Run 2, so we get the credit for it. This is not about stars asking the public for $19 a month. I need it form the American working people. Everyone has a quarter in their pocket.”Big Spring, TXNo author availableCan you spare a quarter?Big Spring Christmas concert set Saturday2014-12-12T11:40:16-05:002014-12-12T11:40:16-05:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldSymphony supporters, local parishioners, their families and friends will find familiar talent at the annual show, which begins at 7:30 p.m.Big Spring, TXNo author availableSymphony Christmas concert set SaturdayBig Spring sets Saturday fundraiser2014-12-12T11:38:46-05:002014-12-12T11:38:46-05:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldShe recently attended Education in Action Leadership Camp and following its completion, was asked to sit on the council. As an ambassador for Education in Action, Moore is required to choose a project to support. But one was just not enough for the young girl as she has more than one charities she cares about.Big Spring, TXNo author availableYoungster sets Saturday fundraiserBig Spring to take reins at SMMC2014-12-11T14:31:08-05:002014-12-11T14:31:08-05:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldKrabill was previously chief operating officer of San Angelo Community Medical Center for the past five years, a 171-bed hospital in San Angelo, Texas, where she also served as interim CEO. She has worked in various roles over her 13-year healthcare career, beginning on the clinical side as a licensed physical therapist assistant and quickly progressing into leadership positions of increasing responsibility.Big Spring, TXNo author availableKrabill to take reins at SMMCBig Spring