Archive - 2013
Ed Kerley, 87, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in a San Angelo hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.Â
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at the funeral home.
Ed was born September 15, 1925, in Cumberland County, Tenn. and married Barbara Brewster Aug. 9, 1958, in Seminole, Texas. She preceded him in death Jan. 1, 2004.
Edna "Tincy" Perry, 91, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in a local nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at the City of Levelland Cemetery, Levelland, Texas.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at the funeral home.
She was born April 14, 1922, in Bug Tussle, Texas, and married Frank C. Perry June 23, 1946, in Plainview, Texas. He preceded her in death Dec. 22, 1994, after 48 years of marriage.
The Steer band lines up behind the a Big Spring Police Department cruiser as the parade begins its route in front of the high school.
HERALD photo/Andreia Medlin
Big Spring High School celebrated homecoming Friday with naming Roy Gomez as king and Valerie Goodblanket as queen during the halftime show of the Steersâ€™ football game with San Angelo Lakeview.
HERALD photo/Tony Claxton (www.claxtonphotography.com)
Mariska Jacolby Huckabee, a girl, was born Sept. 11, 2013, at 8:03 p.m. She weighed 5 pounds 7 ounces and was 18 inches long.
She is the daughter of Sheri Walsh and Marty Huckabee of Big Spring. Maternal grandparents are Linda and Bill Zimmer of Phoenix, Ariz. Paternal grandparents are Richard Huckabee of Big Spring and Teresa Adams of Lake Isabella, Calif.
Mariska's siblings are Mariah Walsh, Mackenzie Walsh, Analicia Huckabee and Daisy Herrera.
Clifton (Gene) Woodard and Nora L. Woodard of Decatur, Ala., celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with a trip to their hometown of Big Spring.
Clifton was born in Cullman, Ala., and was stationed at Webb Air Force Base. Nora was born in Monahans, Texas. The couple met at â€śThe Big M Drive-in.â€ť
The couple live in Alabama and are both retired. They are members of the Church of Christ. His hobbies include flying and old cars. Her hobbies include shopping at thrift stores, reading and said, â€śWhatever he enjoys, I am there.â€ť
Bookworms, beware: Nirvana is fast approaching.
Final preparations are being made for the Friends of the Library's annual book sale, which will begin Thursday at the Howard County Library.
Hardcover and paperback books in a wide range of categories ranging from science fiction to westerns to how-to publications, will be on sale. And the nicest thing is, they won't break your pocketbook, either.
Current hardcover fiction and non-fiction less than a year old will sell for $5, while older copies will cost $4. Paperbacks will cost you between 50 cents and $1, depending on size and age.
LUBBOCK, Texas â€” Jacob Ray Albarado, 20, of Big Spring, Texas, was sentenced Friday morning by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 10 years in federal prison and a 15-year term of supervised release, following his guilty plea in June 2013 to one count of possession of child pornography.
U.S. Attorney Sarah R. SaldaĂ±a of the Northern District of Texas made theannouncement.
Albarado has been in custody since his arrest in March 2013 on a federal indictment alleging possession and production of child pornography and attempted enticement of a child.
It was â€śdouble your troubleâ€ť for Big Spring residents and city work crews alike Thursday, as two major water transmission lines broke, leaving many residences and businesses without water and forcing local schools to dismiss classes early.
The first water break occurred on 10th Street next to Big Spring High School when a 20-inch line ruptured at approximately 3:30 a.m. Thursday. Roughly six hours later, another 20-inch line, this one located at Eighth and Baylor, broke as well.
Those of us who are old enough remember where we were and what we were doing the fateful day of Sept. 11, 2001.
A day that would change all of our lives and the lives of our progeny. Security has taken up residence in almost every nook and cranny of our lives and the feeling that our shores were secure is long gone.
But as guest speaker, Mike Meinen, U.S. Army OIF, said at the 9/11 Memorial At The Plaza Wednesday, â€śAmericans do not cower or bow down to her enemy,â€ť Meinen commented. â€śThat quality is rare in the citizens of other countries.â€ť