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Roger Rodman was honored with a Quilt of Valor on Saturday morning,  at the Cross Road Young Marines meeting house.  

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On Friday, May 22, 2020, City crews replaced several water valves in the area of East 24th Street from Scurry Street to Runnels Street.  This required water service to be shut down over a large portion of Big Spring.  

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Coahoma Class of 2020, along with family, administration, school staff and friends, joined together - while adhering to social distancing - on Thursday afternoon to celebrate graduation. 

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Forsan seniors were able to make some memories,  snap a few photos, say goodbye to teachers and friends as they received their diploma Thursday evening.  

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We are pleased to announce the Russ McEwen Family Aquatic Center will be opening for the 2020 Season on Tuesday, June 16th. For the safety of our employees and citizens we will be implementing rules and guidelines in addition to the already set rules for the aquatic center. All rules are sub…

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On the May 19, 2020, at approximately 7:43 p.m.., officers of the Big Spring Police Department were dispatched to a robbery in the 1500 block of Chickasaw. Upon arrival it was reported that the victim, a 35 year-old-Hispanic, male, was walking to a friend’s house when a vehicle occupied by t…

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On Thursday, May 21, 2020, City crews will continue water valve replacements in the following area that could possibly interrupt water service:• East 24th Street from Scurry Street to Runnels StreetCustomers could possibly experience low water pressure and/or total water interruption while r…

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First Responders are serving on the frontline, protecting and serving our community day in and day out. This week, May 17 thorugh May 23 is National EMS Week. This week provides an opportunity to focus on showing appreciation to the brave men and women who serve their communities daily.

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BIG SPRING, TX — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jason N. Cave as the new Medical Center Director of the West Texas VA Health Care System.

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COAHOMA — Coahoma High School will hold graduation ceremonies at 4 p.m, Thursday, May 21, 2020, at the Bill Easterling Memorial Stadium, if weather permits. Alternate plans have been made in case of changes in weather or Covid-19 restrictions. 

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The City of Big Spring and Howard County Emergency Management will be “bump” testing a couple of our storm sirens today.  The test will not be a prolonged sound, but will be an “on-off” function test.  The time of the function “bump” test will be between 1:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M. 

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On Sunday May 3, 2020 Texas DSHS and the National Guard conducted community wide COVID testing in Big Spring. Seventy-one (71) people were tested.On Tuesday May 12, 2020, Howard County Emergency Management was notified of the results of those tested. All 71 individuals tested were negative f…

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On Thursday, May 14, 2020, City crews will perform water valve replacements in the following area that could possibly interrupt water service:• East 24th Street from Scurry Street to Runnels StreetCustomers could possibly experience low water pressure and/or total water interruption while re…

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Keep Big Spring Beautiful will be resuming Toasty Tuesdays this week now that warmer weather has arrived and numerous parts of the State are starting to re-open. 

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center held a prayer night for the community Saturday.  

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Volunteers with the local United Way of Big Spring and Howard County gathered Saturday morning to host Wash Your Hands and Fill your trunk. 

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Big Spring ISD is currently working on a plan to hold an outdoor graduation ceremony to honor the Class of 2020. The ISD is in the process of consulting the City and State officials to plans are in compliance with Governor Abbott's Executive Order and social distancing criteria. 

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For several weeks, City of Big Spring and HowardCounty officials have been tracking COVID-19 patient testing and the results of those tests. 

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The Big Spring Herald is thankful for community partnerships! Thank you to Shotwell for thinking of Howard County and donating sanitizer to our first responders - Big Spring Fire Department, Big Spring Police Department & Howard County Sheriff's Department - and other organizations in ou…

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On May 5, 2020, at approximately 8:30 AM, the City of Big Spring and Howard County officials were notified of a positive test result for COVID-19. The patient is 20-year-old male. This patient is currently isolated at home and is expected to recover. It has been determined that the patient a…

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On May 4, 2020, at approximately 3:30 PM, the City of Big Spring and Howard County officials were notified of a positive test result for COVID-19. The patient is 27-year-old female. This patient is currently quarantined at home and is expected to recover.

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States have begun to announce major projected budget shortfalls. Some estimates put the national total at $500 billion. The COVID-19 pandemic has not only decreased revenues, but also increased the need for state spending. The result is large gaps and looming calamity. Many states are asking…

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National Travel and Tourism Week is May 3-9, 2020.  The COVID-19 public health crisis is having an unprecedented impact on the travel industry and the entire economy.  Now more than ever, the travel and tourism community must come together, support each other and remind out country that even…

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Due to recent job and income losses around the region, Isaiah 58 Food Bank and St. Vincent de Paul program, and other area centers are seeing an increase in demand. In Big Spring, the two food programs are opening to provide services with altered hours and distribution process.

The Big Spring Water Office will close at 4 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2020, for quarterly pesticide application. This office will resume normal hours of operation on Monday, May 4, 2020. 

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The City of Big Spring has been working in conjunction with the Texas Department of State Health Services to follow the confirmed cases of COVD-19 in Big Spring and Howard County. A major part of that work is contact investigation.  Contact investigation is conducted by the Texas Department …

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The Federal Government has been rolling out different relief programs in order to provide support for small businesses during the economic shutdown. In addition to federal support, there is now a local option for small business owners. Big Spring Area Community Foundation Board of Directors …

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On April 23rd, 2020 at approximately 2:00 PM, the City of Big Spring and Howard County officials were notified of the third and fourth positive test results for COVID-19 in Howard County.  The patients are a 42 year old male and 26 year old female. The patients are currently self-isolating a…

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State National Bank of Big Spring has joined the Texas Bankers Association and its charitable arm, the Texas Bankers Foundation, in making a contribution to the West Texas Food Bank and the South Plains Food Bank, as part of the Feeding Texas network of 21 food banks that serve all 254 Texas…

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REMINDER: Even though the City has reopened city parks, please remember that playground structures and park pavilions are still closed.  This includes the use of Kidz Zone, Cotton Mize softball field, playground structures at Comanche Trail Park, ABC Park, Birdwell Park, Bert Andries Park, D…

To better serve our customers, H-E-B will expand its temporary hours of operation at stores across Texas. Starting on Monday, April 27, H-E-B stores will open at 7 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. until further notice.

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Due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty of what things will look like come July, the Pops in the Park Committee has decided to make some changes to our annual Pops in the Park event. This year the event will not be taking place at the Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater. The fireworks will still go…

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The State Park will be opening on Monday per Governor Greg Abbott's order issued Friday.  

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The City of Big Spring will be following Governor Abbott's rules to reopen State Parks and will reopen Comanche Trail Park, Comanche Trail Lake and outside parks, including Birdwell Park, ABC Park, Bert Andries Park, and Dr. Morgan Park. Pavilions and play structures will remain closed durin…

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Praise and Worship could be heard from the North, South, East and West this past Sunday as area churches took to the parking lots and held services outdoors, Drive-in style. 

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Large Item/Bulk Item Pick up for District 4 will take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. This is a free service and is an opportunity to get rid of old furniture or any other bulk items without the hassle and expense of hauling it off. It’s easy and it’s free! Just place your bulk items nea…

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