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September 23rd

EDC officers elected

September 23, 2014

In a meeting that took little more than 15 minutes, the new Big Spring Economic Development board members got acquainted, elected officers and approved the long controversial agenda action item of policy and procedures.

Overall, the director and new board members seemed ready to take care of business and move forward.
Even the circumstance of not having a board president took little more than a suggestion from EDC Director Terry Wegman to get the ball rolling.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

Despite rains, fire safety vital

September 23, 2014

Recent rainfall has helped to diminish the the threat of wildfires in the area but firefighter officials caution the public to stay diligent when it comes to fire safety.

“We are in the best shape we’ve been in probably the last 10 years right now for not having any wildfires, but when this dries out, we’ve got maybe 30 to 40 days and then it looks like this year we are going to hit a quick freeze,” said Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan. “After that freeze, all this high fuel is going to die. Anytime you burn, you need to be careful.”

Dorothy Leffler

September 23, 2014

Dorothy Leffler, 69, of Big Spring died Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Robert Baeza

September 23, 2014

Robert Baeza, 67, of Big Spring, died Saturday Sept. 20, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

He was born to Paz and Manuel Baeza on Aug. 26, 1947, in Marfa, Texas. He married Margarita “Margie” Rodriguez in Big Spring in 1964. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He worked for Pollard Chevrolet and Cadillac for 39 years.

Jolanda Salazar Flores

September 23, 2014

Jolanda Salazar Flores, 57, of Big Spring, died Friday Sept. 19, 2014, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She will lie in state Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel.

She was born in Libertyville, Ill. on Dec. 9, 1956, to Patsy and Albert Salazar. She was a longtime resident of Big Spring. She married Victor Flores in Big Spring in 1986. She was an active volunteer for the Holy Trinity Catholic Church Food Bank. She loved taking care of her babies and family. She also loved to cook.

LaVera Alexander

September 23, 2014

LaVera Alexander, 94, of San Angelo, formerly of Big Spring, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at The Springs Alzheimer's Special Care Center in San Angelo. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring with her son, Jim Alexander, officiating.

LaVera was born July 10, 1920, in Hugo, Okla. to Fred and Annie Mae (Stewart) Hawkins and married Mack Gregory Alexander May 23, 1940, in Roscoe, Texas, where she grew up. Mack preceded her in death July 1, 1986.

Maria Heredia Olivarez

September 23, 2014

Maria Heredia Olivarez, 70, died Aug. 31, 2014, at her residence in Lamesa. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Big Spring. A meal will be offered in the church hall after the service.

She was born Jan. 15, 1944, in Knott and married Francisco Olivarez.

September 22nd

Rains give huge boost to Lake Thomas

September 22, 2014

The silver lining behind all the dark clouds that have hovered over the area the past week is that water — lots and lots of water — is pouring into Colorado River Municipal Water District reservoirs.

Rainfall associated with the remnants of a Pacific hurricane dumped more than 10 inches of rain over parts of this area during the past week, and a lot of that precipitation is finding its way into Lake J.B. Thomas, the oldest and driest of CRMWD’s reservoirs.

Odder Johnson

September 22, 2014

Odder Johnson 91, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Holston Banks officiating. Burial will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park with military honors. He will be in state Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

He was born Oct. 6, 1922, in Henderson, Texas to Nora and Amos Johnson. He worked for the city of Big Spring. After retirement, he worked for Safeway in Dallas. He was a member of Mt. Bethel Baptist Church.

Robert Baeza

September 22, 2014

Robert Baeza, 67, of Big Spring, died Saturday Sept. 21, 2014 at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.

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