Archive - Apr 16, 2014
City of Big Spring employees are getting a raise in pay, with the possibility of even more increases in the near future.
The city council voted unanimously to approve a 6 percent, across-the-board pay increase for all city employees during a special meeting Tuesday evening.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.
Considered a â€śgo to girlâ€ť by her peers, Lacey Brown has been named recipient of Howard Collegeâ€™s 2013-2014 Presidential Award.
Brown, a wife and resident of Abilene, was one of dozens of students honored Tuesday night during the collegeâ€™s annual awards ceremony at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.The Presidential Award for Outstanding Student of the Year is the most prestigious award given to a student at Howard College. Selection is based on academic excellence, participation in student life, leadership qualities and overall college spirit.
Wilma Brooks, 66 of Stanton died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in a Midland hospital. Funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Belvue Church of Christ in Stanton. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Central time at the Portales Cemetery, Portales, N.M.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton.
Wilma was born Nov. 3, 1947 in Portales, N.M. to Jim and Freeda Vernon McBride. She married Bill Brooks Nov. 23, 1967 in Portales.
Mark Edwards, 56, of Big Spring, died Sunday March 30, 2014, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Coahoma Cemetery.
He was born to Katherine and James Edwards on Feb. 2, 1958, in Big Spring. He was a lifetime resident of Howard County. He was a long haul and oilfield truck driver until retiring in 2013 due to ill health. He was a member of East Fourth Baptist Church.
Florencia Gamboa, 97, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Devin Roberson is headed to high school golfâ€™s version of the Promised Land.
The Big Spring High School senior punched his ticket to the Class 3A state golf tournament on Thursday with a solid round on the final day of the Region I-3A Golf Championships at Shadow Hills Golf Course in Lubbock.
The Big Spring High School Lady Steers stood toe-to-toe with the Greenwood Rangerettes for three innings. Then, unfortunately, landed a knockout blow in the fourth and raced to a stunning 20-7 victory.
The Colorado High School Lady Wolves spoiled Coahoma High School Senior Night activities on Tuesday by grinding out a tough 6-4 victory.