Big Spring is a city in and the county seat of Howard County, Texas, United States, at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 87 and Interstate 20. With a population of 25,233 at the 2000 census, it is the largest city between Midland to the west, Abilene to the east, Lubbock to the north, and San Angelo to the south.
Origin of the name "Big Spring"
The area's "big spring", long dry but recently modified to draw water from Comanche Trail Lake, was of major importance to all life in the surrounding area. In the early-1840s, it was the center of a territorial dispute between Comanche and Pawnee tribes, and has been a major watering hole for wildlife and prehistoric man in this semi-arid area. Early military scouting reports and pioneer accounts describe the water as cold, clear, and dependable; the spring pool was approximately 15 feet deep, with the overflow going only a short distance down the draw before it sank beneath the surface. The spring has mistakenly been described in other writings as being located in Sulphur Draw. It is actually located to the south, near the top of a small, rugged, unnamed draw running eastwards from the spring, and is itself a tributary to Beal's Creek, the name given to Sulphur Draw as it flows into, through, and past the city of Big Spring.
Big Spring's economy is primarily based on agriculture (with cotton as the primary crop) and petroleum production and refining. Public-sector institutions such as Howard College, a federal prison, and a VA hospital are also major employers in the area. Other noted large-scale employers in Big Spring are HEB, Wal-Mart, and ALON USA (the oil refinery; headquarters are in Dallas and is owned by an Israeli firm).
The median income for a household in the city was $28,257, and the median income for a family was $35,448. Males had a median income of $27,636 versus $21,863 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,119. About 17.1% of families and 22.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.0% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over.
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Heavenly Hook-Ups - Category: Hair Salons - 809 East 4th Street
Big Spring, TX 79720 (432) 263-4878
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
African American Research - Clarance Hartfield - Category: Services - P.O. Box 614 Big Spring, TX 79721 (432) 267-1806 - email@example.com
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Al's & Son Bar-B-Q - Category: Bar-B-Q - 1810 S Gregg St
Big Spring, TX 79720 (432) 267-8921
Big John's Feed Lot - Category: Barbeque - 802 W 3rd St.
Big Spring, TX 79720 (432) 263-3178
Gill's Gold-N-Crisp Fried Chicken - Category: Chicken - 2100 S Gregg St
Big Spring, TX 79720 (432) 263-4391
Hog Heaven BBQ - Category: Barbeque - 4009 Old State Highway 80
Big Spring, TX 79720 (432) 517-4391
Texas Cajun Cafe - Category: Cajun/Creole - 802 W Interstate 20
Big Spring, TX 79720 (432) 264-7686
CITY VIDEO CONNECTION
Big Spring Texas YMCA Zumba - Instructor Elvira Conner.
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