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Big Spring has long been known as the crossroads of western Texas. The ancient spring for which the town was named attracted prehistoric people, Amerinds, Spaniards, Mexicans and Anglos. When the town was officially formed around 1880, it consisted of canvas dwellings and a noticeable predominance of saloons.

Large mercantile stores were gradually established to supply regional ranches. The Texas & Pacific Railroad was routed through town and hauled in materials of all kinds, taking away cars full of cattle and buffalo bones for eastern markets. Railway workers contributed much to the thriving metropolis.

Two major highways were eventually constructed, and prosperity continued. Fine hotels went up to accommodate commercial travelers and tourists from around the world. Soon, the discovery of oil throughout Howard County allowed the economy to thrive. At this point, even the Depression could not slow Big Spring's growth... or at least, it seemed to have less of an impact here than elsewhere.


In the early twentieth century major deposits of oil and gas were discovered in what is known as the Permian Basin, an area 250 miles wide and 300 miles long that includes 17 counties in West Texas. The discovery of these deposits led the region to become the headquarters for the oil and gas industry, with hundreds of millions of dollars invested in refineries, infrastructure and pipelines. Total oil production for the Permian Basin surpassed 14.9 billion barrels in 1993, and continues to be a booming industry in Big Spring.

With 10 public schools and 1 private school, Big Spring offers a wide variety of educational options and keeps its class sizes low so that teachers can give more individualized attention.


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In the early twentieth century major deposits of oil and gas were discovered in what is known as the Permian Basin, an area 250 miles wide and 300 miles long that includes 17 counties in West Texas. The discovery of these deposits led the region to become the headquarters for the oil and gas industry, with hundreds of millions of dollars invested in refineries, infrastructure and pipelines. Total oil production for the Permian Basin surpassed 14.9 billion barrels in 1993, and continues to be a booming industry in Big Spring.

With 10 public schools and 1 private school, Big Spring offers a wide variety of educational options and keeps its class sizes low so that teachers can give more individualized attention.


The Comanche Trail Municipal Golf Course is open 7 days a week and is the only rolling hill course in west Texas.

Big Spring is a warm city, reaching an average high of 94 degrees in July and dropping to an average low of 29 degrees in January. Precipitation is rare. The monthly rainfall average is 1.5 inches. Annual snowfall averages 4 inches. Taste the outdoor flavor of the southwest by making your next home in Big Spring. From the top of the mountain to the bottom of the lake, we've got what you're looking for.




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