Archive - 2014
Douglas Edgar Hattenbach, 96, of Denton, formerly of Big Spring, passed away Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in Denton. He was born Nov. 6, 1918 in Edna, Texas, to Martin and Amalia â€ťMolliâ€ť Olga Ustynic Hattenbach. He married Anna Augustina Yendry on Oct. 9, 1948. She preceded him in death. He served in U.S. Army Air Force during WW II. He was awarded five Bronze Stars and a Good Conduct Medal for his service. He had retired from Webb Air Force Base.
Vada Maxwell passed away Nov. 15, 2014, at 4:58 a.m. in Monroe, N.C.
Vada was born Jan. 5, 1931, in Snowball, Ark., and lived in Big Spring for more than 50 years.
She is survived by four siblings, Norma, Sherry and Marion Rae and Leroy; her children, Billy Clayton, Danny Clayton, Ann Rogers, Rick Heckler, Jason Heckler, Missy Whitley and Teresa Harrison; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, Sherman and Rosie Hester Sullins; a brother, Dorsey; and three sisters, Geneva, Bonnie and Betty Sue.
Jerry Allen Chancy Jr., 44, of Big Spring, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in an Odessa hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
Jerry was born July 26, 1970, in Big Spring, and married Shalimar Free, Dec. 18, 2009.
He worked his whole life in the oilfield.
Although the homeless shelter still remains closed, the Big Spring Salvation Army continues to find sanctuary for people when the need arises.
Finances, employee and building maintenance issues all contributed to the decision to close the shelter a year ago, said Capt. Jeremiah Romack of the Big Spring Salvation Army, but officials are still helping people find shelter on a case by case basis.
â€śWe are still finding shelter for people but in a non-traditional means,â€ť Romack said.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.
The Heritage Museum is taking pre-orders for a new historical book providing a comprehensive record of the city of Big Spring.
â€śThis book is going to the perfect Christmas or birthday present for all those avid historical fans,â€ť said Tammy Schrecengost, Heritage Museum curator. â€śMs. Hubbard has been very meticulous in recording the history of Big Spring. Itâ€™s full of Big Spring history, newspaper clippings, old ads, photographs of the Big Spring State Hospital Campus Revue and just too much to list.â€ť
Heading into the 2014 high school volleyball season, Big Spring head coach Lynn Osborn said she believed the Lady Steers had the talent to make a serious run at the Class 4A state playoffs. The Lady Steers more than proved their coach right this fall, going 22-20 and advancing to within two games of the state tournament.
In the process, the Lady Steers made believers of every one else in the District 204A race. The proof of that came earlier this week when the coaches released the 2014 all-district selections.
Developers wishing to build apartment complexes went two-for-three at Tuesdayâ€™s Big Spring City Council meeting.
The council approved two rezoning requests to allow the construction of apartment complexes, but turned down a third application because of significant opposition from residents in the area.
The failed rezoning bid would have resulted in a 32-unit apartment building on a square block bordered by Father Delaney, Douglas, Aylesford and Seventh streets in north Big Spring. The long-abandoned Kate Morrison elementary school building currently sits at the site.
A western skirt, 10-gallon hat, snap up shirts, lined denim jackets, traditional cowboy boots â€” think Yeehaw! A Texas Christmas!
Thatâ€™s the theme for the 29th Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade, set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.
Lee Roy Findley, 90, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in Century, Fla.
He was a native of Big Spring, Texas, and a resident of Century, Fla., for most of his life. Mr. Findley was a World War II veteran, former member of Airport Baptist in Big Spring and a long-time member of the Poplar Dell Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Ruthie Hawthorne Findley; sisters, Lois Jernigan, Mary Wells and Mattie Ruth Ohlson; and brothers, Cecil Findley, Garland Findley and James Findley.
Douglas Edgar Hattenbach, 96, of Denton died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 in Denton. Services are pending with Bill DeBerry Funeral Directors.