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Texas gas prices have fallen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.84/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 13,114 stations. Gas prices in Texas are 5.3 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 55.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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The petitions for recall for Mayor Shannon Thomason were officially certified by City Secretary Don Moore on Aug. 7 (Friday), 2020. The City Secretary along with Howard County Election Administrator Jodi Duck and three of her staff met, discussed the process and Moore served as witness to th…

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President Donald Trump held a press conference Saturday afternoon and signed four Executive Orders that are offering relief to the nation as the coronavirus pandemic continues. 

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AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers the annual sales tax holiday for certain clothing items, footwear, backpacks and school supplies is scheduled for this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9.

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For the week of August 3, 2020, the City of Big Spring and Howard County officials were notified of nineteen (19) new positive test results for COVID-19.  To date, Howard County and Big Spring have had a total of 161 positive COVID-19 cases. This week, there was a decrease in the number of a…

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On August 6, 2020, Howard County officials were notified of two deaths attributed to COVID-19, a 77-year-old male and an 89-year-old male.  Both individuals were diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this week and have succumbed to the illness.

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Tuesday afternoon, on 6th Street near Little Caesar's, a car appeared to have driven into the construction hole that has been present the past couple of weeks. At the time there appeared to be no injuries related. Law enforcement and EMS were arriving on scene around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

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Firefighters from across the state are battling the still-growing, human-caused Mays Fire in San Saba and McCulloch Counties. The fire ignited on Aug. 1, approximately 16 miles east of Brady, Texas, as the result of an individual parking and idling their vehicle over tall, dry grass. The fir…

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The tradition continues this year as Walmart and The Salvation Army are teaming up once again to provide new school supplies to local children in need during the second annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign event at Walmart this weekend - Aug. 7-8, during Tax-Free Weekend.

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According to a report issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety, a pedestrian fatality crash occurred last Thursday in Howard County, near mile marker 188 just 9 miles east of Big Spring.

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Moss Creek Lake will be closed today, Monday, August 3, 2020.  Roads at the lake are muddy and inaccessible at this time due to overnight rain. 

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Star Dodge partnered with The H.O.P.E. Foundation to help prepare Big Spring ISD teachers as they prepare to welcome students back into a new school year.  

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More than 10 boutiques, hairdressers, and restaurants have joined forces to host Main Street Food Drive, which will benefit the local Salvation Army.

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement:“On the flight back from Odessa, I told President Trump that West Texas’ greatest contribution isn’t food, fuel and fiber, it’s our faith in God,” said Arrington.“Over 100 ladies from Lubbock, who pray regularl…

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Friday afternoon, a notification went out to Forsan ISD parents informing them of an altered start date for the upcoming school year. The original start date was set at Aug. 10 and has been pushed back until Aug. 13. According to Superintendent Randy Johnson the date has been pushed back in …

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On Tuesday July 28, 2020 at approximately 2:31pm Deputies were dispatch to Scenic Mt. Medical Center ER in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon arrival Deputies discovered that a Male Juvenile had been shot with a shotgun. 

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East 8th Street and East 9th Street will be closed between Nolan Street and Goliad Street starting today, July 29, 2020, until further notice. The closures are "out of an abundance of caution," due to scheduled demolition of a portion of the Hall-Bennett Clinic. The road closures will remain…

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City of Big Spring and Howard County officials continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in Howard County and Big Spring. We rely on the Texas Department of State Health services (DSHS) to provide us with new patient data daily. This data has been difficult for emergency management to obtai…

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On July 23, 2020, the City of Big Spring and Howard County officials were notified of nine (9) new positive test results for COVID-19. These individuals are isolating at home and are currently exhibiting mild symptoms, such as headache, low-grade fever and a cough. These new cases have been …

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AUSTIN — With the Texas economy slowly awakening from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9.The law exempts sales tax on quali…

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On July 22, 2020, the City of Big Spring and Howard County officials were notified of three (3) new positive test results for COVID-19.  

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The UIL has released the start dates for the Fall Season. 

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On July 20, 2020, at approximately 10:00 A.M., a Green in color 1994 Jeep Cherokee and a 12’ Silver single axel Tractor Supply trailer containing wood panels were reported stolen from the 1800 block of Donley.  At approximately 11:20 A.M., the complainant had located his trailer and wood pan…

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On July 20, 2020, the City of Big Spring and Howard County officials were notified of four (4) new positive test results for COVID-19 over the weekend.  The individuals are from one family and are all isolated at home. These new cases have been determined to be community spread.

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According to our media partners at KBYG, Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker said a report of a stolen vehicle was issued prior to Monday's vehicle pursuit which took Deputies, BSPD and DPS officers through Big Spring. 

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On July 17, 2020, the City of Big Spring and Howard County officials were notified of four (4) new positive test results for COVID-19 since yesterday. Three of the individuals are isolated at home and are currently exhibiting mild symptoms, such as headache, low-grade fever and a cough. Thes…

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On July 16, 2020, the City of Big Spring and Howard County officials were notified a 90-year-old male patient positive for COVID-19 had been admitted to the hospital. The patient was a resident of Howard County. 

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On July 16, 2020, the City of Big Spring and Howard County officials were notified of ONE (1) new positive test results for COVID-19 since yesterday. The individual is isolated at home and is currently exhibiting mild symptoms, such as headache, low-grade fever and a cough. This new case has…

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On Wednesday July 15, 2020 at approximately 8:42p.m., Deputies were dispatched to the 1500 Blk of East Hwy 350 in reference to two subjects being shot. Upon arrival Deputies contacted the complainant, a 73 - year- old male who advised that he heard noises at the back of his property.

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On July 15, 2020, the City of Big Spring and Howard County officials were notified of eight (8) new positive test results for COVID-19 over the weekend.  The individuals are isolating at home and are currently exhibiting mild symptoms, such as headache, low-grade fever and a cough. These new…

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On July 14, 2020, the Howard County Fair Association held a lengthy meeting to discuss the upcoming 2020 Howard County Fair.  

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The Democratic Runoff Election took place Tuesday. The Unofficial totals are as follows, as reported by the Howard County Elections office: 

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Large/Bulk item pickup for District 1 is set for Wednesday, July 15. Those in District 1 who are wanting to take advantage of the program should have their items placed on the curb no later than 7 a.m. City crews will be picking up items throughout the day and will only pick up items that ar…

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The Big Spring YMCA is now offering an opportunity for the youth to get out and enjoy a little outdoor activity, in the evening hours. Starting Tuesday night, the Big Spring YMCA will be opening the water slides in the evening.

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On July 13, 2020, the City of Big Spring and Howard County officials were notified of nine (9) new positive test results for COVID-19 over the weekend.  The individuals are isolating at home and are currently exhibiting mild symptoms, such as headache and low-grade fever. These new cases hav…

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Due to an incident that occurred in Comanche Trail Park on the evening of Monday, July 13, 2020: Comanche Trail Park, Comanche Trail Park Golf Course, Russ McEwen Family Aquatic Center, and the Senior Center will be closed for the remainder of the evening and will continue to be closed on Tu…

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Bryan, TX- Each year since the 1940s, pecans growers across the state send in their pecans to be judged by variety in hopes to win a Grand Champion award. “The Texas Pecan Show begins at a county or multi-county level where the pecan samples are initially graded and judged.  From there the w…

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On July 10, 2020, the City of Big Spring and Howard County officials were notified of six (6) new positive test results for COVID-19.  The individuals are isolating at home and are currently exhibiting mild symptoms, such as headache and low-grade fever. These new cases have been determined …

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Virtual reality, zoom meetings, and other new forms of technology have been gaining traction this year as the nation battles against the coronavirus pandemic. While many events thus far have been cancelled, Relay For Life of Glasscock and Howard County is moving forward ... virtually. A virt…

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The Howard County Commissioners will convene for a regular meeting on Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom at the Howard County Courthouse. A budget workshop will take place before the meeting at 1 p.m.

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The Fourth of July kicked off with the traditional Highland Parade. Spectators lined the streets to watch as the patriotic themed wagons, bicycles,  golf cars and more passed by.  

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The Big Spring YMCA has issued the following  Community Update:

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This weekend is the Fourth of July and many businesses will be closed to observe the holiday on Friday. Below is a list of office and business closures in Howard County:

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