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Archive - 2014

July 29th

County OKs pact with Invenergy

July 29, 2014

Howard County commissioners have helped clear the way for another wind turbine plant to be located in this area.

During their Monday meeting, commissioners approved a Payment In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOT) agreement with Invenergy LLC, a renewable and natural gas energy company based in Chicago that has plans to construct a 67-turbine wind farm in the northwest portion of the county.

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

Fire, possibly arson, destroys area church

July 29, 2014

Big Spring Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services and the Big Spring Police Department Crime Scene Unit responded to the Sand Springs First Baptist Church, located at Exit 186 I-20 Service Rd. early today.

Fire Chief Craig Ferguson reported there were no injuries and no one was inside the church at the time of the fire.

Fire Marshal Carl Condray said arson is suspected and that several fires were set.

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

Lucille 'Lu' Norris

July 29, 2014

Lucille "Lu" Norris, 82, of Big Spring, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Midway Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Binnix, pastor, and the Rev. Marvin Hale, pastor of the Northside Baptist Church in Santa Anna, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Joe Don Womack

July 29, 2014

Joe Don Womack, born Feb. 26, 1932, passed away July 26. he is survived by his wife Carole, son Randy Womack of Austin Texas; daughter, Patti Gary and husband John of Grapevine, Texas; son, Tony Womack and wife Karie of McLean, Va.; grandchildren, Grayson Gary, Hilary Gary, Casey Womack, Ellie Womack, Audrey Womack; and great-grandson Ayden.

Raised in Fort Worth, he graduated from Amon Carter Riverside High School and was an avid alumnus of Texas A&M University, Class of 1953.

July 28th

Marcia Abbott

July 28, 2014

Services for Marcia Abbott, 60, of San Angelo, will be held Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Johnson’s Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Steven Sweet of Sierra Vista United Methodist Church officiating.

Marcia was born Oct. 18, 1953 in Big Spring, Texas to Martin and Lillian Staggs. Marcia passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family.

Lucille 'Lu' Norris

July 28, 2014

Lucille “Lu” Norris, 82 of Big Spring, died Sunday in a local nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory.

Ronnie Hodges

July 28, 2014

Ronnie Hodges, 59, of Big Spring, died Friday July 25, 2014, in Lubbock. Funeral services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Ready for liftoff: Hang gliding championships begin Sunday

July 28, 2014

“Strongest, smoothest, most consistent conditions of all the major U.S. competitions. Air conditioned pilot lounge, hangar, paved runways, ice cream, water and all facilities.”

That’s how the U.S. Hang Gliding Para Gliding Association (USHPA) describes Big Spring on its website.

According to Airpark Director Jim Little, more than 60 competitors have registered for this year’s national championships, which begins Sunday, surpassing previous years.

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

Gas prices continue downward slide

July 28, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.38 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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

VIDEO — Dog passes out from joy

July 28, 2014

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