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The Howard County Junior College District board of trustees has appointed a new board member to replace Patricia Bennett, who resigned her seat this month in preparation for a move to El Paso.

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Randy Johnson, superintendent of schools for Forsan ISD, has notified the FISD School Board of his intention to retire after the 2021-2022 school year.  Mr. Johnson has served as the superintendent for 18 years.  Before accepting the role of superintendent, he served as the principal of Fors…

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Scenic Mountain Medical Center held a remembrance ceremony Saturday morning in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the tragic day.  

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We need the community’s help. The animal shelter is full, all of our animals are URGENT. We haven't experienced being this full for this long for quite some time. The reality is that our space is limited, and we're seeing more and more animals brought in through animal control - either becau…

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The City of Big Spring, family members, friends, and community members gathered together to honor Col. Jim Little on Tuesday afternoon, as he prepares to step into retirement. 

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Highland residents are joining together to make sure American soldiers know they are not forgotten, as the attacks in Afghanistan continue. Several homeowners have joined together, more specifically, to honor the 13 soldiers who recently lost their lives in one of the first Kabul Airport attacks.

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The first day of a 2-day scramble has wrapped up and the United Way is getting ready for the concert at the amphitheater this evening.  

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BIG SPRING, TEXAS— The health and safety of our patients, visitors, employees, and our community remains our top priority at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Therefore, in line with guidance provided by the CDC and the Texas State Department of Health related to COVID-19, SMMC will have visit…

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This past weekend youth in the community enjoyed one more event,  at Life Church,  before saying goodbye to Summer. There were bounce houses, games of dodge ball, and food trucks.

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The evening turned out with welcoming weather, adding to the local vendors and live music that took place in downtown Big Spring this weekend.  

Due to staffing issues, the Big Spring Senior Center will only be open for curbside meals until at least Tuesday, August 24th, 2021. The center will be closed to congregate meals for the rest of the week. To place curbside meals please contact 432-267-1628.For any questions or concerns pleas…

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AUSTIN – With the school year beginning in person for many districts across the state, the Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding the public of steps they can take to keep students and staff members safe. This includes slowing down in school zones, staying off cell phones and being a…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation Tuesday over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during some of the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coahoma ISD  announced its policy today that this school year, healthy meals will be offered every school day to all students at no cost. Typically, a student’s household must meet income eligibility requirements to qualify for free or reduced-price meals. However, the United States Departme…

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On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, crews will be working in the intersection of Goliad and East 24th Street.  All lanes of Goliad Street will be closed from the FM 700 north service road to East 24th Street until work is complete.  All traffic will be diverted around the work zone.  If you must tr…

Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, the opening of the Big Sandy Landfill has been postponed.  During a final inspection, City officials found essential components had been damaged by a lightning strike that presumably occurred over the weekend. Barring any other unforeseen events, we …

On Tuesday, July 27, 2021, crews will finish seal coating on South Goliad before beginning work in District 4 to seal coat the following areas:

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Big Spring Criminal Investigations Division Detectives and the Department of Public Safety Texas Ranger Division have been investigating the suspicious death of Maria Soto Hispanic/Female 46 years of age. On the 21st of July 2021 Detectives developed probable cause to have a warrant issued f…

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On the 21th of July 2021 at approximately 12:40 A.M., Big Spring Police Department officers and Big Spring Fire/EMS were dispatched to the 1100 blk Lloyd in reference to an unresponsive female victim.  Upon arrival officers and EMS found the female subject to be Maria Soto Hispanic/Female 46…

Scenic Mountain Medical Center will have 1st and 2nd doses available at a drive-thru clinic on Thursday, July 22, from 3pm to 6pm. The drive-thru clinic will take place at Whatley Plaza (North Driveway Entrance on Martin Luther King Blvd) located at 1601 W. 11th Place in Big Spring, Texas.

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On July 19, 2021, crews will be seal coating streets on Pickens Avenue and move into the Baylor Boulevard area later this afternoon. To complete the project more efficiently, the public is asked to remove ALL vehicles from specified roadways. Citizens are advised that vehicles will need to b…

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Howard Stewart, Comanche Trail Golf Course Manager, passed away on July 15, 2021. To allow our employees to attend funeral services for Howard, the Comanche Trail Golf Course Pro Shop will be closed from 10 AM to 12 noon on Monday, July 19, 2021. We apologize for any inconvenience.We ask the…

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The second round of Summer Shopping Extravaganza took place this past Thursday.  

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On Thursday, July 15, 2021, utility crews will be working on Goliad Street. Both northbound lanes of Goliad from FM 700 to East 23rd Street will be closed to thru traffic while work is completed. Travelers will be detoured around the work zone. We apologize for any inconvenience and ask for …

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There has been a lot of discussion regarding the roll-out waste containers and why the City is moving from the 3-yard dumpsters in the alley to front yard roll-out containers. We would like to explain the City’s position and why this conversion is necessary. City Staff and City Council take …

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The race is on … the Amazing Shopping Race that is. The race begins today and is brought to you by the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce. Participants will have until Aug. 4 to complete the tasks placed before them.

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Howard College is focused on building careers, installing knowledge to help further one's education, and that is being extended to the Howard County youth this summer as the Virtual Kid's College is gearing up.  Virtual Kids College is open for kids in 1st Grade through 4th Grade and STEM Ki…

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Beginning on Thursday, July 8, 2021, utility crews will begin repairing water lines on the west side of Big Spring. Residents on Andree Street to Anna Street from West 7th to West 9th will experience low to no water pressure while water lines are repaired.

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Date: To: From: Re:PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTJuly 2, 2021Media OutletsTodd Darden, City ManagerCity Offices Closing Early for the Independence Day HolidayCity of Big Spring offices will close at 4 PM on Friday, July 2, 2021, for the Independence Day holiday. All City of Big Spring offices w…

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be increasing the number of Texas Highway Patrol Troopers on the road from Friday, July 2, through Monday, July 5, as part of Operation CARE (Crash Awareness Reduction and Effort) and Operation Holiday. DPS Troopers will be on the roa…

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The Russ McEwen Family Aquatic Center will be closed on Saturday, July 3rd in preparation for Pops in the Park on Saturday, July 3rd. The aquatic center will be open from 1pm-6pm on Sunday, July 4th and will be closed for private parties only on Monday, July 5th. The center will open for reg…

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Due to a disruption of a water transmission line, customers on the north and west sides of town will experience low to no water pressure while repairs are made. We appreciate your patience and cooperation in this matter. If you have questions, please contact the office of Shane Bowles, Publi…

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Community members gathered at the Heritage Museum to take a trip back in time to 1976. 

The City of Big Spring will be distributing fans to those in need on Friday, June 25, 2021. We will be at City Council Chambers located at 307 East 4th Street from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon, while supplies last. Supplies are limited and fans will be distributed on a first come, first served basi…

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To serve and meet the needs of local veterans is the main focus and mission for the DAV Chapter 47 in Big Spring.  The support which is extended throughout the year,  in many ways,  is made possible through the community partnerships that have been formed over the years.  

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The Big Spring Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo will be wrapping up tonight at the rodeo arena,  followed by the Rodeo Dance featuring Randy Rogers Band.  

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