Archive - 2013
With prayer, song and food, Howard County gave thanks to its veterans Monday.
This year's Veteran's Day Ceremony â€” co-hosted by Howard College and the local VA Medical Center at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum â€” provided a solemn and sincere forum for Howard County residents to say thanks to those who have served in the military.
â€śFrom Bunker Hill to Baghdad, we are their beneficiaries,â€ť ceremony emcee John Fisher said of the debt owed to our veterans.
VAMC Chief of Staff Dr. Raul Zambrano, the event's featured speaker, tried to put that debt into perspective.
Danny Smith, Sr., 66, of Vincent, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Vincent Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter McCall officiating. He will be buried in Vincent Cemetery with Military Honors.
Marchie Elevenie Settles, 88, of Big Spring, died Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in a local nursing home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at the Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel in Big Spring with Bishop Carl Condray officiating.
Marchie was born March 11, 1925, in Saint Jo, Texas, to Charles Wesley Dunford Oliver and Willie Bernice James, and married Burr Lea Settles November 7, 1947, in Fredericksburg, Texas. He preceded her in death Nov.6, 1999.
Atmos Energy's proposed rate hike probably won't be going into effect as soon as the company would like.
When Big Spring's City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, it will consider an emergency resolution suspending the Nov. 22 effective date of Atmos' proposed rate increase.
Atmos recently filed a proposed rate hike with the state railroad commission which, if approved, would increase the company's annual revenue by $12 million.
An appointment to the 911 Communications District board of directors is expected to highlight a routine meeting of the Howard County Commissioners Court Tuesday.
The meeting will convene at 10 a.m. Tuesday on the third floor of the county courthouse.
Howard County has two representatives, each of whom serve two-year terms, on the board. Also, the cities of Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan all name representatives to the body.
Danny Smith Sr., 66, of Vincent, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Marchie O. Settles, 88, of Big Spring, diedÂ Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in a local nursing home. Funeral services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory.
St. Mary's Epsicopal Church will host its 12th Annual St. Andrews Day Celebration this Sunday.
Featured professional performers are Pipers E.J. Jones, Doug Frobese, Richard Kean and drummer Stephen Cameron.
All four musicians have competed on the international level, including at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, on multiple occasions.
At 7 p.m., The bagpipers will enter St. Maryâ€™s playing â€śHighland Cathedralâ€ť and â€śAmazing Graceâ€ť and will play a medley of traditional Scottish tunes as part of the service. The service concludes with a drum solo by Cameron.
â€śIt's absolutely free!â€ť
Newly appointed Herald general manager Rick Nunez wants everyone to know there are absolutely no fees to enter the Herald's 28th Annual Christmas Parade.
â€śWe've had more and more entries as we get closer to the deadline,â€ť said Nunez, â€śBut there is still plenty of time to enter and it's free to enter. There are no fees at all.â€ť
â€śThe deadline is Nov. 15, to enter a float to be judged,â€ť Nunez said, â€śThe parade will be held Dec. 7, and we welcome all entries.â€ť