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Archive - 2014

February 11th

Rena 'Bo' McCoy

February 11, 2014

Rena “Bo” McCoy, 76, of Big Spring, Texas, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, in Brownfield, Texas. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Myers & Smith Chapel, with the Rev. Holston Banks officiating.

Guinn inks with Hardin-Simmons

February 11, 2014

For the last four seasons, Kelsie Guinn has been the face of the Big Spring High School Lady Steers’ golf program. On Monday afternoon, she became the face of another.
Guinn became the latest Big Spring senior to sign to play collegiately next fall on Monday afternoon when she inked a deal to play golf next season at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. Guinn signed the scholarship in front of a large gathering of her family, friends and classmates in the BSHS foyer.

Pappajohn, Roberson shine in golf opener

February 11, 2014

Mikey Pappajohn and the Big Spring High Steers boys’ golf team battled their way to a fourth-place finish at the 2014 Big Spring Golf Tournament, which was held Saturday at the Big Spring Country Club.

Big Spring to begin playoff run against Fabens tonight

February 11, 2014

Big Spring will kick off its quest to notch a postseason victory this evening when they face off with the Fabens Lady Wildcats in the bi-district round of the high school girls’ basketball playoffs. The two teams are set to tip-off beginning at 6 p.m. in the Pecos High School gym.

February 10th

Council considers parking ordinance

February 10, 2014

The Big Spring City Council is expected to “put some teeth” in an ordinance banning parked cars on front yards when it holds its regular bi-weekly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.

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

Challengers scarce in school board elections

February 10, 2014

And they’re off ... well, not really.

Candidates filing their intent to run for an area school board or Howard College trustee position have been non-existent unless they were already an incumbent.

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

George William 'Bill' Cottom

February 10, 2014

George William “Bill” Cottom, age 71, of Brady, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Abilene, Texas.

He was born Feb. 19, 1942 in Enid, Okla. to George William Cottom II and Norma Kay (Lovely) Cottom. He graduated high school in Enid, Okla. He had lived in Brady since 1988. He married Reta Mae Tubbs on Sept. 10, 1986 in Brady. He was a heavy equipment operator for more than 30 years, working many of those years for Weaver Construction of Snyder. He was a Methodist.

Thomas Vernon Swafford

February 10, 2014

Thomas Vernon Swafford, 91, of Midland, formerly of Big Spring, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in a Midland nursing home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Vernon was born April 10, 1922, in Marshall, Texas. He was a driller in the 1940s and drove a transport truck for the next 40 years. He also owned a small ranch in Paradise, Texas.

Melba L. Soles

February 10, 2014

Melba L. Soles, 92, of Hot Springs, Ark., formally of Big Spring, passed away in Hot Springs on Friday, Feb. 8, 2014. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel, with burial at Trinity Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

J.O. Chapman

February 10, 2014

J.O. Chapman, 90, of Big Spring, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.

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