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With the recommendation of city staff, the Big Spring City Council has repealed the city ordinance banning animal tethering in an effort to reduce the number of loose dogs in Big Spring, but that doesn't let pet owners off the hook so to speak when it comes to keeping an animal outside the home.

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The 2022 Ports-to-Plains Conference was very successful.  Not only was the conference sold out, but also, the venue of the Hotel Settles and the speakers were great. Thank you to each attendee and speaker for adding to the success.

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The Howard County Master Gardeners held their regular meeting Tuesday at their location on W. 4th St., with about 20 people in attendance.

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Bowing to the wisdom of the state of Texas, the Big Spring City Council repealed a city ordinance which had banned the tethering of dogs outdoors in the city. 

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Every day, 22 veterans take their own lives.  That’s 22 too many.  At least that’s what a local gym thinks, so they are doing something about it.  On Saturday, October 1st, WesTex Fitness is holding their 3rd annual 22-mile ruck to raise awareness of veteran suicide.

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During their meeting Monday, Howard County Junior College Board trustees approved resolutions accepting several grants and donations, including a resolution recognizing the Lee and Dorothy Straley family for their support. 

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Are you a singer? Were you in choir in high school, or do you sing in your church choir? Maybe you just really like the way you sound singing in the shower. Big Spring High School Choir Director Gershom Garcia might just have an opportunity for you.

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The motors were running, the kickstands raised and the support rolled in as Bikes Across Big Spring, hosted by Star Dodge, rallied riders for the fourth year in a row. This is the second year that D.A.V. Chapter 47 has been the recipient funds raised during the event. There were almost 80 ri…

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 The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today began the sixth annual ApprenticeshipTexas Conference to connect employers, workforce development professionals, and educational institutions with the latest information and resources available to build and grow apprenticeship programs that strengt…

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The Howard County Commissioners Court will meet Monday Sept. 26, at the Howard County Court House, 300 S. Main in the  2nd Floor Judge's Conference Room at 3:30 p.m.

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The Howard County Junior College District Board of Trustees, the governing body of Howard College and the SouthWest College of the Deaf, will consider several gift and grant initiatives when they meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Fireplace Room at Howard College's Student Union Building.

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The statewide gas price average in Texas is $3.15 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is three cents less than on this day last week and is 33 cents more per gallon compared to this day last year. Of the major metropolitan areas sur…

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Coahoma High School has announced the 2022 Homecoming Court, which features five seniors nominated by their peers.

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Vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children in the nation, so the Texas Department of Transportation is reminding parents that one of the most important things they can do to protect children is to properly install and use a car seat. The National Highway Traffic Safety Admin…

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Rev up the engines, get your poker face ready, and be prepared to take on the opportunity to support local veterans. Bikes Across Big Spring is returning to Big Spring for another year. For the second year in a row, the monies raised will benefit the local Chapter 47 Disabled American Vetera…

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Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 18-24, and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding drivers to make sure your young passengers are secured properly in order to save lives.

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As another Texas summer with record-breaking heat ends and the beginning of the Fall season approaches, many people will be looking to get out and enjoy themselves at various events across the state. Residents may be planning on watching their favorite sports team compete this season or atte…

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It's just about time to make sure our local lake is clean and beautiful. The event is Love Our Lake, sponsored by Keep Big Spring Beautiful, and it's taking place October 4 at 6 p.m.

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Howard County residents enjoyed the annual Howard County Fair this past weekend. The event included the carnival, a petting zoo, more than 80 vendors, goat roping, games, dances, and live entertainment Black Hawk, Dueling Pianos, and a Mullet Competition.

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Symphony wows audience in season’s first show

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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz spoke at Big Spring’s Settles Hotel Friday morning in support of the Ports-To-Plains initiative, which will see Big Spring’s U.S. Highway 87 become a portion of Interstate 27, which will stretch from Canada to Mexico over the coming years. Above left, Cruz speaks about …

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Garden City Elementary School,, part of the Glasscock County Independent School District, is one of 31 Texas schools named a “National Blue Ribbon School” for 2022.

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Something old, something new and a whole lot of tradition is coming back with the Howard County Fair this weekend. Young and old alike will have a reason to attend; baked goods, photography exhibits, arts and crafts, tons of shopping, car shows and live music is just the tip of the iceberg.  

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Keep Big Spring Beautiful met Tuesday, Sept. 9, at Howard College. 

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Young and old alike will have a reason to attend the Howard CountyFair; baked goods, tons of shopping, car shows and live music is just the tip of the iceberg.

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The Big Spring City Council held its regular meeting Tuesday at the Council Chambers at 307 Nolan. Following the invocation, the public was given an opportunity to speak on any topic, but none came forward at that time. 

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Robert Rios from Big Spring held a small tribute on this year’s 9/11 at the Big Spring YMCA.  Rios, along with Jake Hernandez, Josh Nightingale, and Anthony Black did a 110-story stair climb in full gear. The 110-story stair climb is a way to honor the FDNY first responders that made that ex…

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There are no words that will ever fully express the right amount of gratitude that is owed for the sacrifices that have led to our freedom. An opportunity does exist though for that appreciation to be extended as the D.A.V. Chapter of Big Spring hosts the ninth annual Dove Hunt closing cerem…

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The Howard County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting on Monday Sept. 12 in the Howard County Courtroom on the third floor of the courthouse.The meeting began as usual with Howard County Judge Kathryn Wise- man leading the court in reciting both the U.S. And Texas pledges. After the…

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Editor’s note: The following press re- lease regarding the Big Spring Symphony Orchestra’s 2022-23 concert season was provided by the Big Spring Symphony Association.The Big Spring Symphony Association (BSSA) has announced its plans for the upcoming 2022-2023 Concert Season. BSSA is celebrat…

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The 16th annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony at the Plaza was held Sunday afternoon.  The Community gathered to give honor to local military men and women who have lost their lives in battle since 9/11/2001.

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The Howard County Commissioners will meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the third-floor courtroom of the Howard County Courthouse, 300 S. Main St. The meeting will follow a workshop at 2:30 p.m., which will be held in the second-floor Judge's Conference Room.

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LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, died Thursday after 70 years on the throne. She was 96.

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Today Merriam-Webster announced the addition of 370 new words and meanings to its iconic dictionary. Some of these new terms, like shrinkflation and metaverse, have recently been in the news; others, like yeet and janky, are more lighthearted. All have met the dictionary’s criteria by demons…

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On Thursday, Texas Secretary of State John Scott released the first installment of 'SOS 101,' a series of videos educating voters about election administration in Texas ahead of the November 8, 2022 General Election. In the first SOS 101 video, Secretary Scott provides an overview of the vot…

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