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November 4th, 2014

Fire destroys local home

November 4, 2014

“Improper disposal of barbecue ashes” has been determined as the cause for a fire Sunday which destroyed a residence on South Lancaster.

According to a report from the Big Spring Fire Department, at approximately 12:34 p.m. Sunday, BSPD responded to a two-story structure fire in the 400 block of South Lancaster with five units and 15 crew members.

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

Kenny Scott

November 4, 2014

Kenny Scott, age 58, passed away this past Sunday around 2:42 a.m., after an 11-year battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at College Baptist Church, Big Spring, with Bro. Ken McMeans and Bro. Jim Wilkerson officiating. Graveside service will follow at Trinity Memorial Park, Big Spring. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Rodriguez, Pollard sign college deals

November 4, 2014

For Julianna Rodriguez and Erin Pollard, the seven-year volleyball itch probably won’t be ending any time too soon – especially if the Western Texas College Lady Wranglers have their way.
Rodriguez and Pollard, two key pieces to the Big Spring High School Lady Steers’ run to the Class 3A state volleyball tournament a year ago, officially extended their volleyball careers on Monday afternoon when they signed letters of intent to play for the Lady Westerners.

Darren Zitterkopf

November 4, 2014

Darren Zitterkopf, 49, of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel.

He was born April 9, 1965, in Merkel to Jacquelyn “Jackie” and Johnny Zitterkopf. He grew up at Coahoma. He graduated from Coahoma High School, Howard College, and Hardin Simmons.

Oscar “Popo” Valencia

November 4, 2014

Oscar “Popo” Valencia, 59, of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

He was born July 7, 1955, in Brownfield, Texas to Bernarda and Sabino Valencia. He married Carolyn Rodriguez on June 8, 1974, in Big Spring. He drove trucks for Park Fuels. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and was a lifetime resident of Big Spring.

Royann (Ann) Fritzler

November 4, 2014

Royann (Ann) Fritzler went to be with Jesus Saturday evening, Nov. 1, 2014, at her home in Comanche, Texas, after succumbing to dementia and Parkinson's. Her remains will be cremated and scattered on Lake Brownwood, Texas.

Manuel Lopez

November 4, 2014

Manuel Lopez, 72, of Sparenberg, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.

November 3rd

Lady Steers to face Pampa in playoff opener

November 3, 2014

The Big Spring High School Lady Steers will face the Pampa Lady Harvester in the first round of the Class 4A state volleyball playoffs. The game will be played at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesay at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview.

Kenny Scott

November 3, 2014

Kenny Scott, 58, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at the College Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ken McMeans officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park, Big Spring.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home..

Kenny was born Dec. 3, 1955, in Big Spring and married Helen Ray June 14, 1976.

He was a Sunday School teacher and deacon at College Baptist Church.

Darren Zitterkopf

November 3, 2014

Darren Zitterkopf, 49, of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

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