Archive - 2014
Four Big Spring High School students will head to Austin after qualifying for the University Interscholastic League state academic meet.
Bell Guillory earned the title of regional champion in informative extemporaneous speaking. Also qualifying were Aron Rios, who placed second in informative extemporaneous speaking; Ethan Morelion, third in Lincoln/Douglas debate and third in persuasive extemporaneous speaking; and Elana Clark, who placed third in ready writing. The regional contest was held Friday and Saturday on the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock.
Evangeline Sturm, 91, of Big Spring, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, in a local nursing home. She passed from this life to her eternal reward surrounded by a loving family and caregivers. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born April 25, 1923 in Olfen, Texas to Helena and Ferdinand Rohmfeld. She married Louis Sturm Dec. 24, 1944 in Bryan, Texas. He preceded her in death Jan. 25, 2000.
Nancy Fulgham, 73, of Big Spring died Sunday, May 04, 2014, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Tom Finnie of All Saints Anglican Church of Midland officiating.
Cecil Sherman, 48, of Big Spring, died Sunday May 4, , at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel.
He was born in Big Spring on Feb. 3, 1966 to Helen and Omer Sherman. He was a lifetime resident of Howard County. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for B & E Roustabout.
Mary Hall Jennings, 65, of Big Spring, died Monday, May 5, 2014, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.
When it comes to the high school softball playoffs, the Coahoma Bulldogettes and Forsan Lady Buffaloes are familiar names. Both have won state championships and made extended runs in the postseason in recent years. Both will be looking to add an extra page to their history books this weekend when they kick off play in the regional quarterfinal round.
The Howard College Hawks, fresh off a four-game sweep of the Odessa College Wranglers, will kick off their bid to earn a spot in the 2014 NJCAA World Series this weekend when they join eight teams in the Region V Baseball Tournament. The tournament will be played May 9-14 at the Texas Tech baseball complex.
Big Spring High School athletic parents and fans will get a chance to see their favorite athletes honored on May 16 when the school holds its annual All-Sports Banquet on May 16. The banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the BSHS cafeteria.
Howard County officials are closely watching a potential hitch in their plans to renovate area roads using state grant money.
The county is one of many in Texas participating in a program under which the Texas Department of Transportation will help defray costs of repairing county roads adversely affected by heavy oilfield traffic.
Under the program, Howard County is eligible for $3.8 million in TxDOT funds, County Judge Mark Barr said. The agency will reimburse the county for 80 percent of the costs of repair work.
Deborah Foster, a special education teacher at Washington Elementary, will end her educational career on a high note.
Last Friday, she was honored by the Masonic Staked Plains 598 Lodge with the Mirabeau B. Lamar Teacher of the Year for Excellence award at a ceremony held in the school library.
For more of this story, read Monday's edition of the Herald.