Archive - Jul 16, 2013
A 56-year-old New Mexico woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle crash on State Highway 176 Tuesday morning after law enforcement officials say the vehicle she was traveling in rolled several times.
Evangelina Ontiveros, 56, of Eunice, N.M., was pronounced dead at the scene by Howard County Justice of the Peace Quail Dobbs at approximately 9:30 a.m. Law enforcement officials said she was the only passenger in the vehicle not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
For the complete story, see Wednesday's edition of the Herald.
Anyone can tell you there's a housing shortage in this area, but nowhere is it more keenly felt than in the public school districts.
The recent oilfield-fueled hiring boom has brought lots of people into this area, but it has also dried up the list of available housing, and officials at Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan school districts all agree it is hampering their efforts to hire new employees.
Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker and newly retired Big Spring Police Department Chief Lonnie Smith got a hefty nod from local officials on both sides of the city and county lines Monday afternoon, as the two were honored with commemorative plaques at the Troy M. Hogue Law Enforcement Center.
On July 12, 2013, DeNeise Bennett Coates departed this world to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Everyone was touched by her contagious laugh, big heart and willingness to always do for others.
DeNeise was born June 19, 1973, in Big Spring, Texas, to Eugene "Bo" Bennett and the late Linda Bennett. She grew up and attended school in Coahoma, Texas.
DeNeise was self employed. She had a love for her family that was like no other. Her kids were the light of her life. She was an avid Coahoma Bulldog football fan and also had a passion for NASCAR.
Frances Faye Vinson Hobbs, 81, of Big Spring died Sunday, July 14, 2013, in a Lubbock hospice facility. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the Family Faith Victory Center with Brother Neil Hall officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at the funeral home.
She was born April 15, 1932, in Hatchel, Texas, and married Johnnie A. Hobbs Jr. on Aug. 14, 1948, in Big Spring, Texas.
Carlos Humphrey, 84, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in a Lubbock hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.