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Archive - 2014

August 25th

SWCID set to kick off volleyball program

August 25, 2014

The SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Lady Rattlers will write a new page in Howard County athletic history tomorrow night. They will bring collegiate volleyball action to the Crossroads. The Lady Rattlers will take to the SWCID Activity Center at 6 p.m. for their first-ever game.

Big Spring spikers make strong showing at Granbury tournament

August 25, 2014

The Big Spring High School Lady Steers did exactly what they wanted at the Granbury Classic on Saturday. They played volleyball. Unfortunately for the Lady Steers, the end result probably wasn’t what they had hoped for.

August 23rd

Taking a bath

August 23, 2014

Raul Sanchez and Jonathan Granados take advantage of the mild weather to wash their cars Saturday.

Cleaning up the lake

August 23, 2014

Keep Big Spring Beautiful volunteers Angie and K’Leigh Williams pick up trash at Comanche Trail Lake during Clean The Lake Day early Saturday.

HERALD photo/Andreia Medlin

Karla Denise Lepard

August 23, 2014

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas — Karla Denise Lepard passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church of Colleyville on Sunday at 3 p.m.. Visitation was Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial is Monday at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, Texas, at 3 p.m.

James B. (Sonny) Hicks

August 23, 2014

James B. (Sonny) Hicks passed away Aug. 18, 2014, in the home of Jessie and Daniel Cavazos in Harlingen, Texas. James had battled poor health for months.
At James' request, there will be no formal service. His remains are to be cremated and released on the beaches of South Padre Island. James was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Big Spring, Texas, to Gladys and Jim Hicks. He was raised in Forsan, Texas, and upon graduation from Howard Payne College was ordained as a Baptist minister.

Rafael 'Ralph' Lopez III

August 23, 2014

Rafael “Ralph” Lopez III, 55, of Big Spring, died Wednesday Aug. 20, 2014, at his residence. Private family services will be a later date.
Ralph was born in Edinberg, Texas, to Olga and Rafael Lopez Feb. 12, 1959. He spent most of his life in Big Spring. He was a Catholic. He attended Big Spring schools. He had worked for the city of Big Spring, gins and, most recently, roofing.

Ouida 'Penny' Copeland

August 23, 2014

Ouida "Penny" Copeland, 84, of Midland, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in a Midland nursing home. Family memorial services will be held at a later date.
Ouida was born Jan. 3, 1930, in De Kalb, Texas, and married Charles Copeland Jan. 14, 1951, in Lovington, N.M. He preceded her in death in November 1994.
She and her husband, who was in the oilfield, had lived in several places, including Texas and Africa.

Iona M. Hardison

August 23, 2014

Iona M. Hardison, 91, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel with Pastor Andy Miller officiating.

August 22nd

Luther Kelley

August 22, 2014

Luther Kelley, 93, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel.

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