The Daily Press Big Spring Herald | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-08-29T12:29:20-04:00 Way prepares for kick off2014-08-29T12:29:20-04:002014-08-29T12:29:20-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring Herald“We finished last year’s campaign strong and we are ready to jump into the 2015 campaign just as strong,” said Larry Rodgers, United Way of Big Spring and Howard County president. “Big Spring and Howard County have always offered us great support during the campaign and we have no doubt this year will be the same.”Big Spring, TXNo author availableUnited Way prepares for kick offBig Spring board approves 5 percent raise2014-08-29T12:27:39-04:002014-08-29T12:27:39-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThe board of trustees voted Thursday night to approve a budget that includes a 3 percent raise for all employees plus 2 percent more for teachers and non-contractual, at-will staff.Big Spring, TXNo author availableBSISD board approves 5 percent raiseBig Spring Big Spring deadline extended2014-08-28T12:01:40-04:002014-08-28T12:01:40-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldAs of this morning, 12 people have signed up for LBS, a nine-month class (the group meets once a month) that gives applicants a better understanding of the inner workings of this community.Applications will be accepted until Sept. 8. Cost is $400 for chamber members and $600 for non-members.Big Spring, TXNo author availableLeadership Big Spring deadline extendedBig Spring plans local fundraiser in September2014-08-28T11:57:07-04:002014-08-28T11:57:07-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldLooking at art and appreciating it can be a little mentally taxing at times. But with a glass of good wine and fellow art connoisseurs as company can make looking at art a lot more fun. On Sept. 13, the Heritage Museum invites everyone to attend the 2014 Endowment Campaign kick-off.Big Spring, TXNo author availableMuseum plans local fundraiser in SeptemberBig Spring Big 12 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Montage2014-08-27T16:38:32-04:002014-08-27T16:38:32-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldThe ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised nearly $80 million over the last month. These viral videos have been sweeping Big 12 campuses, as administrators and coaches have been heavily involved in raising awareness and money.<script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script>Big Spring, TXNo author availableVIDEO: Big 12 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge MontageBig Spring sweep: Council removes EDC board of directors2014-08-27T11:46:43-04:002014-08-27T11:46:43-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldIn an emotionally charged council chamber Tuesday evening, the council voted by a 5-to-2 margin to remove the EDC board of directors — Don Avant, Nati Saldivar, Frances Hobbs, Jim DePauw and Scott MacKenzie. Mayor Larry McLellan was joined by council members Raul Marquez Jr., Justin Myers, Bobby McDonald and Raul Benavides in voting to oust the board, while Carmen Harbour and Marvin Boyd voted against the action.The removal is effective immediately.Big Spring, TXNo author availableClean sweep: Council removes EDC board of directorsBig Spring raises trash collection fees2014-08-27T11:44:18-04:002014-08-27T11:44:18-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldSpurred on by the need to pay for a new landfill, Big Spring City Council members approved new trash collection rates by a 6-to-1 vote during their Tuesday night meeting. Marvin Boyd was the only council member who voted against the measure.The new rates, which are expected to take effect by Oct. 1, will result in residential customers paying $3.60 more per month on their utility bills, while commercial customers will pay between $32.04 and $164.64 a month, depending on the level of service they receive from the city.Big Spring, TXNo author availableCouncil raises trash collection feesBig Spring council fires EDC board2014-08-26T20:57:41-04:002014-08-26T20:57:41-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldMayor Larry McLellan was joined by council members Justin Myers, Raul Marquez Jr., Bobby McDonald and Raul Benavides in voting to oust the EDC board, while Carmen Harbour and Marvin Boyd voted against the action.McLellan said city officials will accept applications for the EDC board over the next few weeks. He hopes to have a new board in place sometime in late September.Big Spring, TXNo author availableCity council fires EDC boardBig Spring art department receives Raku art supplies2014-08-26T14:31:28-04:002014-08-26T14:31:28-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring Herald“Mr. Fowler’s mother had been a ceramic artist and he had thought of us upon seeing our recent ceramic raku grant announcement article in the paper and hoped we could use the items,” said Stacy Slaten, Howard College assistant professor and head of the art department. “I told him that we absolutely could and I met with him and received the supplies Aug. 20.”Big Spring, TXNo author availableCollege art department receives Raku art suppliesBig Spring recalculates tax rate, sets hearings2014-08-26T14:28:34-04:002014-08-26T14:28:34-04:00Copyright 2010 Big Spring HeraldHoward County commissioners were forced to refigure the county’s proposed tax rate for the new fiscal year Monday morning and the main culprit, it turned out, was faulty software.A glitch in the computer system at the county tax appraisal district resulted in incorrect information being passed on to the area’s taxing entities, forcing all of them to go back to the drawing board and determine new tax rates for the coming 12 months.Big Spring, TXNo author availableCounty recalculates tax rate, sets hearingsBig Spring