The Daily Press Big Spring Herald | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-04-27T11:25:56-04:00 prices increase by average of 5 cents in past week2015-04-27T11:25:56-04:002015-04-27T11:25:56-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThis compares with the national average that has increased 8.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.54 a gallon, according to gasoline price website Spring, TXNo author availableGas prices increase by average of 5 cents in past weekBig Spring abuse awareness activities on tap2015-04-27T11:21:51-04:002015-04-27T11:21:51-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldA balloon release ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday on the Scenic Mountain Medical Center lawn. In addition to the balloon release the different agencies — Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), High Sky Children’s Ranch, Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA), Child Protective Services, Howard County Child Welfare Board, Department of Family Services, Victim’s Services and Scenic Mountain Medical Center — will have information booths set up, the mayor will be on hand to read a proclamation and BBVA Compass Bank will be providing free hot dogs to the first 100 people.Big Spring, TXNo author availableChild abuse awareness activities on tapBig Spring Trustees to consider eliminating faculty positions at the SA campus2015-04-25T12:51:25-04:002015-04-25T12:51:25-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldAccording to Howard College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks, the district’s administration will recommend cutting seven positions from next year’s budget to trustees Monday at the board meeting. Five of those positions are currently filled and those affected have been notified by district officials, Sparks said, while two others are currently vacant.For more information, see today's edition of the Big Spring Herald.Big Spring, TXNo author availableHC Trustees to consider eliminating faculty positions at the SA campusBig Spring voting begins Monday2015-04-25T12:48:16-04:002015-04-25T12:48:16-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldEarly voting for municipal and school district board elections begins Monday for Big Spring and Coahoma residents at the Howard County Elections Office.Big Spring, TXBY LYNDEL MOODY Staff WriterEarly voting begins MondayBig Spring resolution on tap for county commissioners2015-04-25T12:46:04-04:002015-04-25T12:46:04-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldSince construction began on the Highway 87 reliever route, area officials have begun a push to convince the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to conduct a new feasibility study on extending I-27 south from Lubbock through Big Spring and on to San Angelo.Big Spring, TXSteve ReaganI-27 resolution on tap for county commissionersBig Spring Elementary nearing the end of its educational run2015-04-24T12:14:36-04:002015-04-24T12:14:36-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldBy summer, the long-time landmark of the Elbow community will shut its doors for the last time as a new elementary building located in Forsan will begin housing the first through fifth grade levels of Forsan ISD come August.A community wide “Remembering Elbow Open House” is scheduled for May 2, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Elbow Elementary School.Big Spring, TXNo author availableElbow Elementary nearing the end of its educational runBig Spring annual powwow kicks off Saturday2015-04-24T12:10:20-04:002015-04-24T12:10:20-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThe 11th annual Powwow will being its two day gathering on Saturday morning with dancers from all nations expected to participate intertribal powwow.The cost to attend is $3 for adults. Children less than 12 years old will be admitted free. The Big Spring Powwow will be held at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum located on the Howard College campus, 1001 Birdwell Lane.Big Spring, TXNo author available11th annual powwow kicks off SaturdayBig Spring sentenced in federal court2015-04-23T12:10:13-04:002015-04-23T12:10:13-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldEva Bermea, 42, was sentenced April 17 to 36 months probation, eight months of which to be spent in home confinement, after confessing to participating in a plot to smuggle tobacco and other contraband into the prison.Also sentenced were Jonas Cruz, 32, an inmate at the prison, and Kami Nicole Bennett, 32, a friend of Bermea.Big Spring, TXNo author availableThree sentenced in federal courtBig Spring students show support for ill classmate2015-04-23T12:08:16-04:002015-04-23T12:08:16-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThey are, in a way, family.Thus, it made Marshall proud to see her classmates turn out in full force earlier this week to help one of their own during a special “Briana Night” at Lady Steers Park. Members of the BSHS Student Council, along with members of the community, put “family” first by holding a fund-raiser for Briana Mendoza during the high school softball team’s showdown with rival Snyder.Big Spring, TXNo author availableBSHS students show support for ill classmateBig Spring facing drug charges2015-04-22T12:21:09-04:002015-04-22T12:21:09-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldJolene Quick, 30, and Tracy Monzain Jones, 38, were initially charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, but officials said they are seeking federal charges on the duo because of firearms and methamphetamine recovered at the scene of the arrest.Big Spring, TXNo author availablePair facing drug chargesBig Spring