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Archive - 2014

September 10th

Rae Nell Best

September 10, 2014

Rae Nell Best, 85, of Coahoma, died Monday Sept. 8, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Grape Creek, Texas. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Myers & Smith Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Coahoma Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Big Spring.

Tommie Freeman

September 10, 2014

Tommie Freeman, 59, of Big Spring died Tuesday Sept. 9, 2014, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.

September 9th

County to start roadwork

September 9, 2014

Howard County crews are going to start preparing area roads ready for state-financed repair, even though it is unclear at this time whether the state finances will be available.

During their Monday meeting, commissioners approved $400,000 in shoulder-widening work to be performed by county crews in preparation for a multi-million dollar repair project that has been on the books for the last several months.

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

PD: Chickens beaten to death

September 9, 2014

Police are working to determine who bludgeoned to death as many as a dozen chickens at the Big Spring Animal Shelter last week.

According to a Big Spring PD press release, a kennel worker discovered several deceased chickens in an enclosed area of the shelter when she reported to work at 8 a.m. Friday.

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

Arlene Hartin

September 9, 2014

Arlene Hartin, 77, of Big Spring, died Sunday Sept. 7, 2014, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial following at Mount Olive Memorial Park. Officiating will be Randy Cotton, Joey Bacon and Derek Looney.

Rae Nell Best

September 9, 2014

Rae Nell Best, 85, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at her daughter's home in Grape Creek. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

September 8th

Museum officials to make case for endowments during Saturday event

September 8, 2014

Heritage Museum are making a pitch to potential donors, and they’re using some of West Texas’ finest wines in the process.

The museum will host a wine tasting from 5-7 p.m. Saturday to kick off its annual endowment campaign. Representatives from Llano Estacado Winery in Lubbock will be on hand serving samples of their products and several local artists will display their work.

Museum Curator Tammy Schrecengost said the endowment campaign will help the facility, which has been hit hard by the loss of grant money, become more self-sustaining.

Bettye Gainus

September 8, 2014

Bettye Gainus, 83, of Big Spring died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating.

She was born June 25, 1931, in Waxahachie, Texas to Ellie and Alton Bearden. She worked in the accounting department at Webb Air Force Base and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Arlene Hartin

September 8, 2014

Arlene Hartin, 77, of Big Spring died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. 

September 6th

College board to adopt new budget

September 6, 2014

Howard College trustees are primed to approve a new tax rate which will bring in roughly $300,000 in additional revenue during the coming fiscal year.
Following Friday's public hearing on the proposed rate of 17.7 cents per $100 valuation, college trustees have scheduled a meeting for 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15 to formally adopt the new levy.

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