Archive - Mar 23, 2013
Howard County commissioners are slated to meet Monday morning with the possible purchase of a new county-wide software system topping the agenda.
The software â€” produced by Tyler Technologies, the same company the county has used since 1992 â€” could cost the county between $500,000 and $600,000, according to County Judge Mark Barr.
Despite the steep price tag, Barr said the government body is in a situation where it will have to act soon.
If most people had the kind of year Jackie Bibby's gone through, they'd seriously consider changing professions.
Then again, most people wouldn't be a snake handler in the first place.
By any measure, Bibby, a world-record holder in several snake-handling categories, has had a very rough past 12 months, the low point coming last September when a bite from a 6-foot-long rattlesnake ended up costing him most of his right leg.
A funeral service for Donna Jo Hedges, 54, of Big Spring will be held Monday, March 25, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Crestview Baptist Church with Gerald Parsons officiating. Burial will follow in Lamesa Memorial Park under the direction of Branon Funeral Home.
Donna passed away Thursday March 23, 2013, in Big Spring. She was born Dec. 7, 1958, in San Angelo to Thomas Ray and Nita (Sikes) Mathis. She married Mark Hedges on Oct. 28, 2006, in Big Spring. Donnaâ€™s grandchildren were her pride and joy and she cherished each minute spent with them. She loved to travel as often as possible.
Janie Harrison (Mrs. Rayford) has known for many years about a small cemetery north of Big Spring because her father had told her about it when she was in high school.
He showed her the small fenced area and said, â€śI want you to know about this so that it wonâ€™t be forgotten. We donâ€™t know who is buried here.â€ť
He called it the Phillips Cemetery because the Phillips family had owned the land at one time. The McCauleys owned the land before the Phillips family and Craig Ingram is the present owner, his father having purchased it from the Phillips.