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August 26th

Time to get your ducks in a row

August 26, 2013

It's the last week to purchase a duck entry for the Second Quacker Challenge, which takes place at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Russ McEwen Family Aquatic Center.
Cost is $5 for each duck entry, or $45 for 10 ducks. Participants can purchase an entry at KBST, Western Bank, United Way, First Christian Church, Great Scott! T-shirts and the Howard County Library. Also, duck entries will be sold beginning at 3 p.m. at the aquatic center for those who want to watch the race.

Back to class

August 26, 2013

HERALD photo/Steve Reagan
Crossing guard Delfina Rocha shepherds students across the street in front of Goliad Elementary this morning. Today was the first day of school in Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan.

Lady Steers take 5-of-7 at Granbury

August 26, 2013

GRANBURY — The Lady Steers began their weekend tournament with a loss to Mansfield Summit on Friday, but then won their next five-of-six matches to take third place in the Silver Division.

Big Spring is gearing up for a tough District 4-3A schedule which includes Abilene Wylie and Monahans, both highly touted teams along with BSHS.

Big Spring Head Volleyball Coach Lynn Osborne believes there are no teams you can take lightly once district play begins.

She schedules as many larger schools and fiercely competitive opponents as possible to prepare her players for what lies ahead.

August 24th

Lewis' Celebrate Golden Anniversary

August 24, 2013

Susan Zack and Bob Lewis were married August 26, 1963 in El Paso, Texas. They met and have lived in
Big Spring most of their married life. 
Together they've built a successful business, become vital members of the community, raised a family and their friendship and partnership continue to thrive.
The couple recently celebrated their Golden Anniversary on a cruise with their sons Kevin and BZ and their families.

Silver – Haired Legislature elects Pat J. Porter as Speaker

August 24, 2013

Pat J. Porter, Silver – Haired Legislator for the Permian Basin area, with 99 other legislators from across Texas convened in Austin July 14 – 18, 2013 for the initial meeting of the 15th Texas Silver – Haired Legislature (TSHL).
Thirty-four new members were introduced as representatives from among the 28 Texas Area Agencies on Aging serving the state's seniors. The legal formation of the 15th TSHL was completed within the chambers of the Texas House of Representatives as all attending members were administered the formal Oath of Office by Texas Secretary of State John Steen.

Oleta M. Dower

August 24, 2013

Oleta M. Dower, 88, of Snyder, formerly of Big Spring died Thursday Aug. 22, 2013, at Snyder Oaks Nursing Center. Funeral service will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Dr. Doug Shelley officiating.
She was born Nov. 9, 1924, in Petrolia, Texas, to Emma and Ocie Wilson. She married Glenn Allen Dower in 1944 in LaCross, Wisc. She was a longtime resident of Big Spring, moving here in 1966. She moved to Snyder in 2008. She was a homemaker and was a member of Birdwell Lane Baptist Church.

Frankie Rubio Sr.

August 24, 2013

Frankie Rubio Sr., 54, of Big Spring died Thursday Aug. 22, 2013. Vigil service will be 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Marijo Walker

August 24, 2013

Marijo Walker, 72, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, in a Midland hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Calvary Callender officiating. Entombment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at the funeral home.

Rodriguez Birth

August 24, 2013

Helena Kimberly Rodriguez, a girl, was born May 10, 2013 at 5:08 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds 15.7 ounces and was 21 inches long.
She is the daughter of Samantha and David Rodriguez of Big Spring. Maternal grandparents are Becky Salgado and the late, Simon Alcantar. Paternal grandparents are the late Mary Rios and Moso Rios; and Thomas and Virginia Rodriguez.
Helena was welcomed home by big brother Brandon Robert Lee Rodriguez.

Reginald Jerome Vanderbilt

August 24, 2013

Reginald Jerome Vanderbilt, 30, departed Saturday Aug. 17, 2013. Funeral services were to be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at Myers & Smith Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
He was born on July 21, 1983, in Big Spring Texas to Rosie Vanderbilt-Francis. He attended San Angelo and Big Spring schools. He was a member of New Life Ministries COGIC. His loving, funny, happy personality will be truly missed by all who knew him. He loved children, playing musical instruments, singing and spending time with his family and friends.

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