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On Tuesday, the Big Spring Herald received the following statement from the City of Big Spring: 

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The Forsan ISD school board will hold a regular meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Superintendent's Office, 411 W. Sixth St. in Forsan.

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The Big Spring Community Pep-Rally will now be on Monday August 22 instead of Wednesday. The pep-rally will introduce the 22-23 Steer football squads, as well as Big Spring High School Fall sports teams. The pep-rally is set to start at 7:00 PM and will be held at Memorial Stadium. The publi…

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While fake checks are often a common tactic of scammers carrying out an employment scam, Better Business Bureau has recently received information from Texas business owners that a new type of scam targeting small businesses is making rounds in multiple counties across the Lone Star State.

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New clothes, new school supplies, new haircut, new teachers and friends. It's that time of year again when our youngsters head back to school and parents breath a collective sigh. 

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AUSTIN — On Thursday, Texas Secretary of State John Scott encouraged all eligible Texas voters to make sure they are registered to vote by October 11 to participate in the upcoming November 8 General Election. 

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The Big Spring ISD school board plans to adopt a budget and set a tax rate for the 2022-23 school year when they meet at 5:15 this evening. 

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The GEO Group may be making a return to Big Spring, but not to administer state prisons locally. At Tuesday's Big Spring City Council meeting, the council approved a memorandum of understanding with GEO to administer the former Flgihtline prison facility as a center for the U.S. Immigration …

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The U.S. national average price of gas today has fallen back under the $4 mark to $3.99 per gallon for the first time since early March, according to GasBuddy, the leading fuel savings platform providing North American drivers with the most ways to save money on gas. Gas prices have declined…

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Should Big Spring City Council members be provided office space by the city? While the council under the administration of former Mayor Shannon Thomason approved a rule stating “No councilmember shall be issued a permanent or semi-permanent office in any city building,” the current council w…

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What’s better than a day in the sun flying kites? A day in the sun flying free kites, with free hot dogs for dinner and a bounce house for the kids! 

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A Moment in History

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Howard County Library is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, the computer room closes at 5:30 p.m. You may reach us at 432-264-2260 and our fax number is 432-264-2263. Please visit our website at http://howard-county.ploud.net and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HowardCoL…

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… and the race is over. The Amazing Shopping Race has come to an end; winners have been announced and prizes claimed. As participants entered the Heritage Museum on Thursday evening there was one final task for them to complete before submitting their entry. 

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Howard County Commissioners will propose a property tax rate for 2022-23, and schedule public hearings on the tax increase and the 2023 county budget when they meet Monday.

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The 10th annual Back to School celebration at Scenic Mountain Medical Center drew a crowd once again. This year, 30 vendors - organizations, families, civic clubs and businesses - joined with Scenic Mountain Medical Center and Parkview Skilled Care and Rehabilitation Center to provide school…

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The annual Back to School event took place Thursday evening at Scenic Mountain Medical Center.  More than 30 local business,  organization and community members came together to help provide school supplies to families as they prepare for a new school year. 

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The statewide gas price average in Texas is $3.64 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is 14 cents less than on this day last week and is 80 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas survey…

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A two-vehicle collision south of Midland Wednesday morning left both drivers dead, according to a press release issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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While Big Spring ISD has received a grant again this year allowing it to provide free school meals for its students, Forsan and Coahoma school districts have not. Instead, they are accepting applications for free and reduced-price meals for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. 

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Roots run deep and the foundation on which Howard County was built is a strong one. The Heritage Museum is currently featuring the "Then and Now" exhibit until September 17.

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Local first responders will be recognized during a special Quilt of Valor ceremony on Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Dora Roberts Community Center. The community is invited to help honor Big Spring Fire Department's Austin Childers; Big Spring Police Department's Samuel Mpagi; and Howard County…

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This past week, the 118th District Court Grand Jury returned indictments on 20 individuals for felonies including aggravated sexual assault of a child and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. 

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Big Spring ISO is extremely excited to announce that for the 22/23 school year, all BSISO students will be provided free lunch and breakfast. This was all made possible because BSISD administration applied for and received the following meal service option programs. Those programs are, the C…

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center and Parkview Skilled Care and Rehabilitation will be providing school supplies to children K-12 who reside in Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan. The supplies will be distributed on a first come first served basis Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and refreshments wi…

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Keep Big Spring Beautiful met Tuesday at the Howard College Cactus Room, and the big topic on the agenda was the gateway welcome monument that is to be put in place hopefully in the next few months. 

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School is right around the corner and the community back to school events are starting.  This past Friday,  the Coahoma Church of Christ held an event in the Coahoma Park to give families one more time to get outside together and get ready for school.  

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As millions of Texas children head back to school, the Texas Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to stay focused and drive safe in and around school zones and bus stops. This includes adhering to a new Texas law that requires drivers to stop and yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.

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The Coahoma Church of Christ is hosting a Back to School celebration,  at the Coahoma Park until 9 p.m. 

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Howard County Library is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; the computer room closes at 5:30 p.m. You may reach us at 432-264-2260 and our fax number is 432-264-2263. Please visit our website at http://howard-county.ploud.net and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HowardCoL…

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At a special meeting Thursday evening, the Big Spring ISD school board proposed a property tax rate for 2022-23 of 96.09 cents per $100 valuation.

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City of Big Spring offices, including those at City Hall and the City Hall Annex, will close at 4 p.m. today to allow time for quarterly pest control application. Offices will reopen at the regular time on Monday. The city apologizes for any inconvenience.

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On Wednesday, The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5313, Reese’s Law. Rep. Arrington introduced Reese’s Law in honor of Reese Hamsmith, a Lubbock toddler who passed away after ingesting a button battery in December 2020. Reese’s Law strengthens consumer safety standards for products…

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