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Archive - 2014

October 15th

Sandra Roper

October 15, 2014

Sandra Roper, 62, of Richardson, formerly of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Oct. 07, 2014 at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Chapel.

Council: No grooming pets, people at home

October 15, 2014

Big Spring’s City Council has nixed a proposed ordinance which would allow beauticians and pet groomers to work out of their homes.

Council members rejected the ordinance by a 4-3 vote after lengthy debate during their Tuesday night meeting. Raul Marquez Jr., Bobby McDonald, Raul Benavides and Marvin Boyd voted against the measure, while it was supported by Mayor Larry McLellan, Carmen Harbour and Justin Myers.

The ordinance would have allowed licensed beauty salon operators and pet groomers to operate the businesses from home under certain circumstances.

McDaniel named to fill vacant EDC seat

October 15, 2014

Local businesswoman Kay McDaniel has been named the newest member of the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors.

McDaniel was selected for the post from among 11 candidates by the Big Spring City Council during its Tuesday evening meeting.

She replaces Larry Rodgers, former CEO of Scenic Mountain Medical Center, who is relocating to the College Station area. She will serve on the EDC board until the end of September 2017.

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

October 14th

State hospital to celebrate 75 years

October 14, 2014

Big Spring State Hospital will celebrate its 75th anniversary Wednesday with a public reception and ceremony reflecting on how the hospital has evolved since it opened in 1939.

The ceremony — “Paving Pathways to Recovery” — begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Allred Building Auditorium.

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

Seliger town hall meeting Oct. 22

October 14, 2014

Sen. Kel Seliger continues making his way fhrough the Panhandle, South Plains and Permian Basin in preparation for the 84th Texas Legislature that convenes in January.

Seliger, from Amarillo, narrowly defeated fellow Republican and Midland Mayor Mike Canon in the party primaries March 4. And though he faces Libertarian Party of Texas candidate Steven Gibson in the Nov. 4 general election, no Libertarian has won — or come close to winning — a legislative seat or statewide office in Texas.

Wilbur R. Pope

October 14, 2014

Wilbur R. Pope, 84, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Rick Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park, Big Spring.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at the funeral home.
Wilbur was born July 17, 1930, in Novice, Texas and married Doris Newton, May 22, 1952, in Big Spring.

Roland E. White

October 14, 2014

Roland E. White, 65, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in a local hospital. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Ron Westbrook officiating.

The family will receive friends 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at 614 Holbert.

Roland was born Jan. 15, 1949, in Big Spring to Roland and Beatrice (Crum) White.

He was a truck driver for Key Energy where he retired. He loved football, fishing and being outdoors with his grandkids.

Ben P. Hitt

October 14, 2014

Ben P. Hitt, 80, of Big Spring, died Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in a Lubbock hospital. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Trinity Memorial Park, Big Spring.

He was born Aug. 12, 1934, in Lancaster, Texas, and married Dolores Sneed.

Ben retired from the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier. He coached Little League Baseball and was an officer for nine years. Ben was a member of East Fourth Street Baptist Church and served as a deacon. He served in the United States Army.

Tommy Green

October 14, 2014

Tommy Green, 71, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Trinity Memorial Park with Johnny Cockerham officiating.

He was born May 14, 1943, in Fort Scott, Kan. to William and Margaret Green. He was a resident of Big Spring for most of his life. He was a retired construction worker.

He is survived by three brothers, Bill Green of Warren, Mich., Jack Green of Reno, Nev. and Paul Green of Chester, Va.; and several uncles and aunts.

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