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August 29th

Cliffa Jean Slate

August 29, 2013

Cliffa Jean Slate, 87, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in a local hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with Terry McDaniel officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

She was born Dec. 25, 1925, in Sweetwater, Texas and married Walter L. Slate May 5, 1945, in Big Spring, Texas.

She was a Christian.

Eloisa Arriola

August 29, 2013

Eloisa Arriola, 85, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

August 28th

Two killed on RR 33

August 28, 2013

GLASSCOCK COUNTY — Two people were killed and two injured late Monday in a three-vehicle crash about 10 miles north of Garden City.

According to traffic investigators, killed were 41-year-old Wilson “Tex” Edwards Jr., a graduate of Big Spring High School, and 30-year-old Alvis Linker of Duncan, Okla. The accident took place about 10:30 p.m. on Ranch Road 33.

Officials said the truck Edwards was driving crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a vehicle driven by 24-year-old Curtis Gaston of Big Spring. Gaston's vehicle went into the ditch and turned over.

Legislative reps update citizens on state affairs

August 28, 2013

“Water, water everywhere. Nor a drop to drink.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s  line from the “Ancient Mariner” would have been appropriate for a large part of a Town Hall Meeting held at the Hotel Settles Tuesday.

Referred to as“The best tandem in show business,” State Sen. Kel Seliger and State Rep. Drew Darby — Howard County's representatives in the state legislature — gave an optimistic recount of the 83rd Legislative session.

Tex Edwards

August 28, 2013

Wilson Connell “Tex” Edwards Jr.. of Garden City was born Dec. 22, 1971 and passed Aug. 26, 2013.

Vicki Lynn Parks

August 28, 2013

Vicki Lynn Parks, 59, passed away at her home in Colorado Springs, Colo. Aug. 23, 2013, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She is survived by her husband Robert Parks of Colorado Springs, CO; her daughter Skydria ‘Sky’ Hall and husband, Tom of Colorado Springs, Colo. and their children Dylan Williamson of Allen, Texas, Cheyenne Williamson and Callen Hall, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.; her son Jeremy Parks and wife, Jessica of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Mark A. Pattin

August 28, 2013

Mark A. Pattin, 50, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Cliffa Slate

August 28, 2013

Cliffa Slate, 87, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in a local hospital. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

August 27th

Wigington named interim superintendent

August 27, 2013

Big Spring Independent School District trustees didn't have to look far to find an interim superintendent.

Trustees emerged from a 90-minute closed session Monday to name Chris Wigington, the district's director of student services, to temporarily replace former Superintendent Steven Saldivar.

Wigington was selected from among four candidates for the position, including BSISD Assistant Superintendent Danny Ferrell and Executive Director for Personnel and Instruction Ann McClarty.

His appointment was approved by a 6-1 vote from the board — the lone dissenter was trustee Pat DeAnda.

Commissioners back away from 6-cent tax hike

August 27, 2013

Howard County property owners apparently won't be in for as big an increase in their tax bills as originally feared.

During a budget work session Monday, county commissioners decided to back away from a 6-cent increase for the upcoming fiscal year.

Instead, consensus was reached of going with the “effective” tax rate of 36 cents per $100 valuation, which would raise the same amount of revenue as last year. That figure would still represent a 3-cent increase over the current rate, officials said.

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