Carmen Harbour

City Council
Title: Council Member - District 2
Phone: 432-264-2401
Carmen Harbour

Carmen Moreno Harbour was born in Big Spring, raised in Borden County, and attended Borden County ISD in Gail, Texas. She graduated from Borden High School and attended Howard Junior College where she earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Business.

Councilwoman Harbour worked for the Howard College Adult Basic Education Program teaching English as a second language both at the college and at GEO, formerly the Interstate 30 Correctional Facility. She also taught other programs including basic guitar and basic sign language. She has worked at the Big Spring State Hospital, the Texas Department of Human Services and Permian Oil. She was employed in the Administration Office of the Big Spring ISD for sixteen years before moving to Abilene and attending Hardin Simmons University. While in Abilene, she earned a degree in Speech Pathology with a minor in Psychology and Deaf Education, worked at the Abilene State School Infirmary, and Abilene ISD as an interpreter and instructor in the Early Childhood Program.

Upon returning to Big Spring in 2010, Councilwoman Harbour began working for the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf as the Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs and the Financial Aid Coordinator. She worked for an additional year with the Big Spring ISD before retiring in May 2011.

Volunteer Work

Councilwoman Harbour has worked with the American Heart Association for twenty years, three of which she spent serving as an officer. She is a chartered member and has served as an officer for the Hispanic Women for Progress. She is the President of the Secretarial Association's Big Spring chapter. She is actively involved with:
  • Big Spring Herald Advisory Board
  • Crime Stoppers of Big Spring
  • Howard County Sheriff's Posse and Rescue Unit
  • Howard County Youth Horseman
  • Lion's Club
  • YMCA Board of Directors
She is a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish where she serves as a council officer and a youth minister. She is also active with the St. Vincent de Paul organization.


She is married to Jerry L. Harbour and they share four sons, Aron, Brandon, Bryan and Chad, as well as thirteen grandchildren. 

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