The Daily Press Big Spring Herald | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-04-18T12:40:36-04:00 champs at UIL academics meet2015-04-18T12:40:36-04:002015-04-18T12:40:36-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring Herald“In spite of the negative reports from the media and some community comments lately like ‘nothing good ever comes out of Big Spring High School,’ our students stepped up and won the district UIL Academic Championship,” said Mike Ritchey, high school principal. “I am so proud of our students who overcame the negative attention. This is a sweet victory for our school.”Big Spring, TXNo author availableBSHS champs at UIL academics meetBig Spring ticket sales brisk2015-04-18T12:39:03-04:002015-04-18T12:39:03-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldWhen you consider that children 12 and younger are admitted free, this year’s Dorothy Garrett Coliseum should be a popular place to be next weekend when the 2015 Intertribal Powwow begins.The Powwow begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, with gourd dancing followed by the grand entry and intertribal dancing at 12:30 p.m. A dinner break will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. when dancing resumes. The powwow will end for the day at 10 p.m.Big Spring, TXNo author availablePowwow ticket sales briskBig Spring's dance: Powwow returns April 25-262015-04-17T11:06:17-04:002015-04-17T11:06:17-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldPowwow Committee Vice President Randy McKinney said an intertribal powwow is one where dancers of all nations and dance styles dance together.“It is a wonderful sight to see so many dancers together. Men and women, dancers of all ages all in the sacred circle together,” McKinney added.Big Spring, TXNo author availableLet's dance: Powwow returns April 25-26Big Spring backs I-27 extension effort2015-04-16T12:31:58-04:002015-04-16T12:31:58-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldCommunity leaders are making a renewed push to convince state transportation officials to extend Interstate 27 south from Lubbock to Big Spring, something they say would reap significant financial rewards for this area.The Big Spring City Council was the latest group to join in the effort, unanimously passing a resolution in support of the extension and asking the Texas Department of Transportation to conduct a new feasibility study on the matter.Big Spring, TXNo author availableCouncil backs I-27 extension effortBig Spring to state hospital gala going quickly2015-04-16T12:30:12-04:002015-04-16T12:30:12-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring Herald“I wouldn’t wait until the last minute,” longtime chairman Stacy Barr said. “We still have tickets left, but the last few days they go very quickly. And once they’re sold, they’re sold. ”“We are unable to print any additional tickets.”Big Spring, TXNo author availableTickets to state hospital gala going quicklyBig Spring of Wasson Road closed beginning Friday2015-04-16T12:24:39-04:002015-04-16T12:24:39-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldAccording to officials with TxDOT, sections of Wasson Road — from Dogwood Street to Rockhouse Road — will close for traffic Friday.Big Spring, TXNo author availablePortions of Wasson Road closed beginning FridayBig Spring tables alcohol plan for Andries Park2015-04-15T11:57:45-04:002015-04-15T11:57:45-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldDuring its Tuesday meeting, Big Spring’s city council tabled an ordinance which would allow the sale and consumption of alcohol at the park’s Mi Familia Pavilion until officials receive feedback from residents in the area.Big Spring, TXNo author availableCouncil tables alcohol plan for Andries ParkBig Spring to lower private party rates at aquatic center2015-04-15T11:55:18-04:002015-04-15T11:55:18-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldTuesday evening, Big Spring’s city council unanimously approved a proposal to decrease private party fees at the aquatic center. The new fees are $200 an hour with a two-hour minimum, plus a $200 refundable deposit.Big Spring, TXNo author availableCity to lower private party rates at aquatic centerBig Spring's up! Income tax deadline is today2015-04-15T11:51:16-04:002015-04-15T11:51:16-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThe deadline to file federal income taxes is midnight tonight for taxpayers, although those who still can not make the national deadline can file an extension request as long as it is also filed by midnight.Big Spring, TXNo author availableTime's up! Income tax deadline is todayBig Spring destroys vacant school building2015-04-14T12:21:51-04:002015-04-14T12:21:51-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldVolunteer firefighters were called to a structure fire around 11:30 a.m. on Midway road by Midway RV Park.“The manager of the park was conducting a controlled burn inside the building,” said HCVFD Chief Tommy Sullivan. “He had been doing controlled burns for about a year in the buidling. That caused the flooring and the walls to dry out and the room to be filled with soot. Someone had thrown on old aerosol can and the fire exploded the can, which sprayed liquid on the walls. That was just like throwing gasoline.”Big Spring, TXNo author availableFire destroys vacant school buildingBig Spring