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Archive - 2014

May 12th

Floyd William (Bill) Parsons Jr.

May 12, 2014

Floyd William (Bill) Parsons Jr., a 1959 graduate of Big Spring High School, died May 1, at the age of 73 while hiking in a remote area of the Sonoran Desert he loved near Tucson, Ariz.
A graduate of the University of Arkansas, he served from 1964-66 in the Peace Corps in Bolivia and two years in the Teacher Corps in Rio Grande City, Texas. He later taught at the New York Institute of Photography and took freelance photos at the 1969 Woodstock rock festival, which he sold to The New York Times, Rolling Stone magazine and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Dorrace Williams

May 12, 2014

Dorrace Williams, 89, of Big Spring died Sunday, May 11, 2014, in San Angelo, Texas. The family will receive friends from noon until 1 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial will be Wednesday at the Cheetham Cemetery at Sheridan, Texas. 

May 10th

Voters oust city council incumbents

May 10, 2014

Big Spring voters decided a change was in order Saturday as they denied incumbents Marcus Fernandez and Glen Carrigan a second term on the Big Spring City Council.

In District 1, newcomer Raul Marquez Jr. defeated Fernandez by a 86-67 margin, while former Economic Development Corp. board president Justin Myers defeated Carrigan by more than 100 votes in the District 3 race.

Both Marquez and Myers will be installed on the council when it meets Tuesday.

BSISD kindergarten orientation Moday

May 10, 2014

Big Spring ISD will hold an orientation Monday for students entering kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year.

“The purpose is to introduce incoming students, parents and families to the Big Spring ISD steer way,” said Heidi Wagner, director of school improvement. “It will be an opportunity to meet and greet the school staff and learn the BSISD expectations and procedures for kindergarten students.”

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

Howard College officials slate academic-based summer camp

May 10, 2014

Slots are still open for the Howard College STEM summer camp program.

“The purpose of the camp is to expose students to an array of STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said Lenny Christo, Howard College activity director for e-START grant.

The three-day camp is tailored for upcoming high school sophomores and juniors and will be held on the San Angelo campus June 5-7 and the Big Spring campus June 12-14. Registration deadline is May 16 and the camps are limited to only 20 students for each session.

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

Joan Barber Gainey

May 10, 2014

Joan Barber Gainey, 80, of Big Spring, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, at the First Baptist Church Chapel with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor, officiating. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Colorado City Cemetery, Colorado City, Texas.

The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 4, 1933, in Colorado City, Texas and married Harold Gainey Sept. 14, 1951, in Westbrook, Texas.

Joe Kerby

May 10, 2014

Joe "Old_Horse" Kerby, 67, of Sand Springs, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, in an Odessa hospital. Funeral services will be held at a later date.

He was born July 17, 1946, in Big Spring, Texas and married Jan Kerby Aug. 16, 1978, in Big Spring.
He was a lifelong resident of Big Spring and had worked for L.G. Nix Dirt Company for 28 years and Chapman Construction for 15 years. He also owned and operated Kerby Construction.

May 9th

Postal food drive set here Saturday

May 9, 2014

Saturday, you can help the local U.S. Post Office and the National Association of Letter Carriers fight hunger.

The carriers’ annual “Fill a Bag — Feed a Family” canned food drive will be held Saturday and participating requires little if any effort on the part of local residents, officials said.

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

Polls open Saturday in municipal, school elections

May 9, 2014

Voters will head to the polls Saturday to determine their municipal and school district representatives.

Races for the Big Spring City Council, as well as Howard College, Big Spring and Coahoma school boards will be decided.

Information released by the Howard County Elections Administrator’s office shows that 753 people cast early ballots for these elections.

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

Joe Kerby

May 9, 2014

Joe Kerby, 67, of Big Spring, died Thursday, May 8, 2014 in an Odessa hospital. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

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