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October 11th

Patricia 'Patty' Howell

October 11, 2013

Patricia "Patty" Howell, 55, of Big Spring, Texas died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at her residence. Funeral services will be at p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating.

She was born Sept. 30, 1958, in Miami, Fla. She was a homemaker, a Baptist, and a lifetime resident of Big Spring.

October 10th

Voter ID help offered

October 10, 2013

Officials with the Texas Secretary of State's office will be in Big Spring next week to provide help for people needing to obtain a voter identification card.

The Secretary of State, in conjunction with the Department of Public Safety, will set up two mobile stations to help people obtain an Election Identification Certificate free of charge, Howard County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom said.

More than 600 vendors are expected in Stanton for Trade Days

October 10, 2013

STANTON — Sold out!

Old Sorehead Trade Days, which takes place this weekend, isn’t sold out in terms of wares, antiques, handcrafted items and food (don’t forget the corn dogs, kettle corn, turkey legs and funnel cakes) of course. But if you’re a vendor looking for a place to do some business, you’ll have to go on down the road. With 615 vendors already signed up for what organizers call ”the best little show in West Texas” Stanton will definitely be bustin’ at the seams.

Add in 30,000 expected visitors over the show’s two-day run, and this town of 2,700 will swell indeed.

Margaret 'Peg' Myrick Downing

October 10, 2013

Margaret "Peg" Myrick Downing passed away after a short illness in a Bedford hospital on Oct. 5, 2013, at the age of 76.

She moved to Big Spring in 1959 and spent many of her years there as director of St. Mary's Episcopal School. She worked the last 25 years with Anglican Church of America, even serving as secretary to the Bishop of the worldwide church.

She was involved in the creation of her current church parish and was looking forward to obtaining a church building of their own.

Mary Lawdermilk Davidson

October 10, 2013

Mary Lawdermilk Davidson, 68, of Big Spring, Texas died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at her residence. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.

Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com

William A. Belew

October 10, 2013

William A. Belew, 71, of Lamesa, Texas died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in a Lubbock, Texas hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Dr. Stan Blevins, officiating. Interment will follow at Ackerly Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at the funeral home.
Bill was born May 24, 1942, in Scranton, Texas and married Martha Smith Jan. 24, 1969 in Lamesa. She preceded him in death Oct. 14, 2003. Bill has been in the water well business for over 35 years.

Patricia 'Patty' Howell

October 10, 2013

Patricia "Patty" Howell, 55, of Big Spring, Texas died Wednesday Oct. 9, 2013 at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Vivian Kerr

October 10, 2013

Vivian Kerr, 53, of Big Spring, Texas died Wednesday Oct. 9, 2013 at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.


October 9th

Former Steers honored at Sun Bowl

October 9, 2013

EL PASO — Three former Big Spring football players were among those honored recently at the 50-year anniversary of the Sun Bowl — the University of Texas at El Paso's venue and also where Jack Ed Irons, Jerry Tucker and Dexter Pate played collegiate football. Except five decades ago, it was known as Texas Western University.

While at Big Spring, the trio were all captains of the football squad. They played baseball together and led what Irons descibed as a very close-knit Steer team back in 1961.

Dunnam reception Thursday

October 9, 2013

Big Spring State Hospital Superintendent Lorie Dunnam will be formally introduced to the public Thursday during an afternoon reception for hospital employees and invited guests.

The reception will be from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Big Spring State Hospital’s Allred Building Auditorium. A short recognition ceremony will be at 3:15 p.m.

Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Dr. David Lakey named Dunnam the superintendent of Big Spring State Hospital, effective Sept. 1.

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