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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/HowardCo…

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The Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (H.R. 2617) passed the U.S. Senate on Thursday, December 22, 2022 and the U.S. House on Friday, December 23, 2022, with President Biden signing the legislation on Thursday, December 29, 2022. Included in the bill were four Community Projects b…

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Two men were killed in a three-car collision in Upton County Thursday, according to a press release issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today his agency will receive $363 million in grants from the federal government to increase access to affordable, reliable high-speed internet to more than 150,000 homes and businesses in Texas.

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Several Coahoma High School students got a close glimpse of the Texas State legislative process in action on Thursday by participating in the biennial Howard County Day at the Capitol. 

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2022 was a tremendous year for the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Interdiction for the Protection of Children (IPC) program. IPC is a human trafficking and crimes against children program that trains front-line officers to recognize indicators that a child may be a victim, at risk of vi…

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Students and faculty gathered Wednesday in the library of Big Spring Junior High School to witness the Patriot Pin awards ceremony conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2013 to the district winners, all from the school. 

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The Texas Department of Public Safety reports that three individuals were killed in West Texas fatal accidents Thursday, Friday and Saturday of last week.

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According to Garrett Morgan, owner of BelTone in Big Spring, clinics in the Permian Basin have reported an increase in hearing loss among young people in particular gamers.

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On January 19, 2023, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division (CID) conducted an Adult Prostitution Operation and Online Solicitation Operation in Midland. The goal was to target individuals seeking to exploit and victimize trafficking victims, as well as …

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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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The 118th District Grand Jury recently indicted 15 individuals on felony charges. First-degree felonies on the list included indictments for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Escape While Arrested/Confined, and Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

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The Howard County Junior College District Board of Trustees will hold its first meeting of the new year at 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Fireplace Room of the Student Union building at Howard College. Members of the public may attend the meeting in person or may listen in by telephone by calling …

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They announce to the world that this campus is the home of the Marcy Elementary School Steers in flashy black and gold livery - but that’s not all they do.

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Human trafficking - the use of force, fraud or coercion in any type of labor exploitation or commercial sex act, or when an individual under the age of 18 is involved in commercial sex - can happen to anyone, anywhere. It occurs in every state, every day and often goes unnoticed by those in …

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A mobile home wreck claimed the life of its driver last week near Balmorhea in Reeves County.

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According to an announcement by the City of Big Spring, all lanes of Martin Luther King Boulevard from the entrance of Scenic Mountain Medical Center east to Abrams Street will be closed to through traffic today. 

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A new year has started and the Big Spring Chapter 47 Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V) is ready to serve local veterans in a multitude of ways.

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The Big Spring Rotary Club started off the year with student recognitions at their weekly meetings. This month, the club recognized area sophomores who have been going above and beyond.

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The bags will be flying on Saturday, Jan. 28 with hopes of raising some funds for the Freshman and Junior Class. The first ever Forsan Cornhole Tournament has been set and registration is open to the community.

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Before the start of the Lady Hawks game Thursday night, Howard College recognized and honored the late John Weeks.

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In the spirit of solidarity commemorating the birth of civil right activist the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a group of about 50 people set out on foot down Martin Luther King Boulevard from the parking lot of Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral home Monday evening. Many were singing spiritual h…

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Editor's note: The Big Spring Herald received the following statement from Howard County, who received it from the National Weather Service:

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Editor's note: This story was originally run in the Herald's sister newspaper, the Borger News-Herald.At approximately 10:15 a.m., Tuesday, the Borger News-Herald received reports from citizens of an explosion and fire in the area of Johnson Tank Farm off of SH 136 between Stinnett and Borger.

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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/HowardCo…

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A Moment in History 

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The Howard County Junior Livestock Association held its annual livestock show last week, and on Saturday held the culminating Buyer's Barbecue Luncheon, followed by presentation of awards and the annual Premium Auction. 

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Big Spring schools recognized and showed appreciation for their local school board members during the BSISD School Board meeting Thursday evening. Each school board member received a gift from Kentwood Pre-K and DAEP, and each board member received a gift basket from a local school. Big Spri…

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Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and schools and government offices will be closed in recognition and honor of the civil rights leader.

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Dust off your grand attire and get ready for a night of fun. Tickets are on sale for the 2023 Silver Wings Ball, which will be held Feb.18, at 6 p.m. at Hotel Settles. The theme is Casino Night, and will include several gaming tables which guests can play for a chance to earn prizes.

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Election preparations will be on the agenda at the Big Spring ISD School Board meeting this evening. The school board will meet at 5:15 p.m. in the Board Room at Big Spring High School, 707 E. 11th Place.

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Mt. Bethel Baptist Church invites Howard and the surrounding counties to join them in commemorating the life and the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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A measure seeking to prohibit open carry of firearms at Big Spring City Council meetings, but allow concealed carry by licensed citizens, was defeated at Tuesday evening's council meeting. 

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Forsan Junior High sent numerous teams to compete at the UIL District Meet on Dec. 8, 2022. The competition took place in Reagan County, before the holiday break. There were three other schools competing against Forsan including Sterling City, Reagan County and Water Valley.

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The Howard County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting Monday on the third floor of the Howard County Court house following a workshop and tour of the court house to determine any issues that need to be addressed. “It’s looking good, it’s looking better,” said Johnson.

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Big Spring High School Speech and Debate Team captain Harper Duran placed fifth at the University Interscholastic League 4A Congressional Debate State Tournament held recently on the campus of the University of Texas and the Texas State capitol.  

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