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Archive - 2014

February 19th

Toka Van

February 19, 2014

Toka Van, 39, of Big Spring died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at her residence. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel.

She was born Jan. 6, 1975 to Betty Tate and Ronald Van in Phoenix, Ariz.

She worked as a restaurant manager, spending most of her life in Big Spring. She was a member of Mount Bethel Baptist Church.

Yolanda 'Landy' Ramirez Lara

February 19, 2014

Yolanda "Landy" Ramirez Lara, 69, of Big Spring, formerly of Brownsville, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at her daughter's house in Brownsville. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Big Spring. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park in Big Spring.

She was born June 11, 1944, in Big Spring and married Benito Lara July 1, 1960, in Big Spring.

Oceal McMillan

February 19, 2014

Oceal McMillan, 92, of Big Spring, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at Parkview Nursing and Rehab. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel. Pastor Tom Lassiter of Crestview Baptist Church will be officiating.

Jerald R. Wilson

February 19, 2014

Jerald R. Wilson, of Kerrville, passed away on Feb. 15, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born in Andrews, Texas to H.T. and Wilma Wilson on May 4, 1935. He married Linda Diggs on July 1, 1968, in Big Spring, Texas.

He attended Andrews High School. Jerald graduated from Sul Ross University. He was a teacher for Big Spring Independent School District for 38 years. He was involved in the Big Spring Prospectors Club.

Jerald is preceded in death by his brother, Corky Wilson; and his twin brother, James “Jimmy” R. Wilson.

Leo Edward Frank

February 19, 2014

Leo Edward Frank, 93, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 in a local hospital. By Leo's request, no services are planned.

Leo was born April 21, 1920, in Rib Lake, Wisc., and married Alberta Sherrell March 17, 1946, in Loraine, Texas. She preceded him in death Oct. 14, 2008. Leo was an aircraft engine mechanic instructor and was stationed at Webb Air Force Base in Big Spring.

Big Spring rolls to big bi-district win over Eagles

February 19, 2014

ODESSA – Big Spring High School head coach Ian Ritchey admitted he wasn’t sure what to expect from his team prior to their first-round playoff game against the Pecos Eagles on Tuesday. Would the team that upset Monahans show up, or would it be the team that was furious about losing its last two games of the regular season

Forsan roams past Morton

February 19, 2014

The Forsan High School Buffaloes added another gold ball to their trophy case on Tuesday evening with a rousing 68-60 victory over the Morton Indians in the first round of the Class A, Division I state playoffs.

Lady Steers pound out 7-3 win over Levelland

February 19, 2014

Valerie Goodblanket delivered a pair of clutch hits and the Big Spring High School Lady Steers turned in a solid outing on Tuesday evening en route to claiming a 7-3 win over the Levelland Loboettes at the BSISD Softball Complex.

February 18th

FISD breaks ground on elementary

February 18, 2014

FORSAN — Officials with the Forsan Independent School District officially turned over ground Monday at the site of the new elementary school.

“This is huge for Forsan ISD. By the time we get done with the construction of the elementary and some of the remodel work of the secondary campus, our facilities will look completely different from what they do right now,” said Randy Johnson, superintendent, following the official ground-breaking ceremony which drew a large crowd and several Howard County officials to the event.

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

Early voting begins

February 18, 2014

Time to vote!

Early voting for the March state and county primary elections began today and runs through Feb. 28 at the county courthouse, said Howard County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom.

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

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