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Archive - Apr 2014

April 12th

Two arrested in drug sting

April 12, 2014

An anonymous tip helped local police arrest two people on drug charges Friday morning.

Scotty Ray Bland, 35, and Melinda Gamboa, 37, were arrested on a second degree felony charge of delivery of a controlled substance Friday morning at Motel 6.

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

Sandra Lou Graham

April 12, 2014

Sandra Lou Graham, age 64 of Colordo City, Texas, passed away Tuesday April 8, 2014, at Mitchell County Hospital. She was born April 28, 1949, in Snyder, Texas. Her parents were Sidney Randall Bell and Mary Louise Pierce Bell. She was married to Carl Eldon Graham on Dec.31, 1999. Mrs. Graham was a retired nurse.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jamie Stinchcomb; a sister, Vickie Jo Gorrondona; and a brother, Sidney Bell.

April 11th

Health fair, run among happenings

April 11, 2014

Howard County residents have the opportunity to improve their health by attending the 32nd annual Health Fair from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday.

Organizers say it is an informative and fun way for people to find ways to live healthier lives; and it gives area health care providers a chance to showcase their services.

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

Tired of tired tires? Get a little help Saturday at landfill

April 11, 2014

You’ve heard of “Trash Free,” “Drug Free” and “Cell Free Zone.” How about helping make Big Spring “Tire Free?”

That’s exactly what Keep Big Spring Beautiful and the city are doing Saturday at the landfill.
County residents are invited to drop off old tires — up to eight at a time — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. free of charge. No commercial tire dealers will be accepted.

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

Viola Faye Smith

April 11, 2014

Viola Faye Smith, 89, of Coahoma passed away April 6, 2014. She was born Jan. 12, 1925, in Coahoma, Texas, to John and Myrtle Kerr.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, at Laurel Land Funeral Home, 6000 S R L Thornton Fwy, Dallas, Texas, with graveside services at Laurel Land Cemetery Field of Honors.

She married Colley Smith on April 4, 1954. She was married 55 years and was a longtime resident of Big Spring, Texas. Colley and Viola then resided at Log Cabin City, Texas, after Colley retired from the city of Dallas, Texas.

April 10th

Run for your health: Master the Mountain set for Saturday

April 10, 2014

The 16th annual Master the Mountain is this Saturday at 2 p.m. at Big Spring State Park.

Save time and money by registering online at permianbasinevents.com. On-site registration is $25 and closes at 1 p.m. before the race.

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

BSHS thespians to stage one-act play Friday and Saturday

April 10, 2014

The Big Spring High School theater department will present its last production of the school year when “Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play,” takes center stage this weekend at the high school auditorium.

Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the high school auditorium, 707 E. 11th Place. Admission is free to the public.

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

Raymond F. Stukel

April 10, 2014

Raymond F. Stukel, 85, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in a local hospital. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday, April11, 2014, at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor Don Rosentreter officiating.

Ray was born March 21, 1929, in Kenosha, Wis. and married Rose Fiebrantz Oct. 20, 1956, in Milwaukee, Wis..

He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953, then served in the U.S. Air Force from 1959 to 1977, retiring from Webb Air Force Base as a master sergeant. He then worked for Adobe Oil Company for 15 years before retiring to a life of church and community service.

David W. Dunckel

April 10, 2014

David W. Dunckel, 74, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in a Midland hospital. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor Don Rosentreter officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

He was born Aug. 27, 1939, in Battle Creek, Mich. and married Irma Gobrogge April 29, 1961, in Pinconning, Mich.

Vera Robertson

April 10, 2014

Vera Robertson, 81, of Big Spring died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in a local hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from to 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Vera was born July 22, 1932, in Spur, Texas and married "Buddy" Robertson Jan. 1, 1951, in Girard, Texas. He preceded her in death March 4, 2003.

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