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November 28th

Museum unveils Christmas tree forest

November 28, 2014

The downstairs lobby of the Heritage Museum has been transformed into a forest of Christmas Trees for the holiday season.

“It’s been an incredible response from the community this year,” said Tammy Schrecengost, museum curator. “We are really excited to have all this participation and interest in both the Christmas Tree Forest and the museum.”

Conrad Byrl Alexander

November 28, 2014

Former Big Spring resident Conrad Byrl Alexander, 77, of Austin, Texas, passed away at home on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease.
He was born Feb. 28, 1937, in Lamesa, Texas to Vernon and Lela Alexander.

Donna McIntosh

November 28, 2014

Donna McIntosh, 78, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Pastor Elwin Collom, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, officiating.

John Wentz

November 28, 2014

John Wentz, 77, of Big Spring, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at his residence. Private family services will be at a later date. Interment will be at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene.

He was born Aug. 7, 1937, in Crawford, Neb. to Nellie Gertrude (Tindol) and Jack Joseph Wentz. He married July Tucker on Nov. 26, 1969 in California. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served for 16 years including Korea and Vietnam. After the Navy, he worked as an auto mechanic. He came to Big Spring in 1991 from Montgomery, La.

Peggy Garner

November 28, 2014

Peggy Garner, 64, of Big Spring died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

November 26th

Toy drive continues at Chamber

November 26, 2014

Most Big Spring residents have a lot to be thankful for but for some, life is a struggle. That’s especially true for younger ones, who can be facing a bleak Christmas.

Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce wants to help. And the best way for that to happen is for the public to help them.

“We really need your help. Howard County has a lot of children who might not have a happy Christmas unless people like you give from the heart,” said Debbye ValVerde, Chamber executive director.

Pot package leads to indictment

November 26, 2014

For many, FedEx packages bring joy. For one local man, however, it brought criminal charges.

Dontae Renell Carr, 33, of Big Spring faces felony marijuana possession charges after he was one of 24 people indicted during this week’s session of the Howard County Grand Jury.

District Attorney Hardy L. Wilkerson said Carr was the alleged recipient of a FedEx package containing almost a pound of marijuana.

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

November 25th

Schools, offices prepare to close

November 25, 2014

Area public schools will get a jump on the Thanksgiving holidays starting today.

Coahoma, Forsan, and Big Spring schools will close their doors at the end of today for a five-day holiday. Administration offices will also be closed. Howard County public schools will resume classes Monday.

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

Howard College thanks local CVB for art gift grant

November 25, 2014

An expression of appreciation for the Big Spring Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and for the important role art plays in tourism, was made by Howard College trustees at their meeting Monday.

In August, a grant was given to the Howard College Art Department by the Big Spring Convention and Visitors Bureau to fund raku workshops for both HC students and the public.

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

November 24th

Daisy Mae 'Sue' Frances Bird

November 24, 2014

Daisy Mae “Sue” Frances Bird, 80, died peacefully from this life on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center with family at her side.
Sue was born Feb. 20, 1934, to Glenn David and Viola Mae Bailey Bird at Matador, Texas. She grew up on the Bird Ranch East of Roaring Springs with her two brothers.
She later moved to Madill, Okla., and that is where she made her home for 35 years. She was the secretary for the Marshall County Commissioners and retired in 2002. After her retirement she moved to Big Spring, Texas, to be closer to family.

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