November 28th, 2014
Many Howard Countians were thankful this week for good food and family. Some, however, were just thankful for the recent warm spell weâve been experiencing.
The warmer weather wonât last for long, and those who are not prepared will have a tough time of it â without your help.
The Salvation Army is asking the public for heaters, electric blankets, blankets and coats, which will be donated to those who need them the most.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.
The downstairs lobby of the Heritage Museum has been transformed into a forest of Christmas Trees for the holiday season.
âItâs been an incredible response from the community this year,â said Tammy Schrecengost, museum curator. âWe are really excited to have all this participation and interest in both the Christmas Tree Forest and the museum.â
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 Parkinsonâs disease.
He was born Feb. 28, 1937, in Lamesa, Texas to Vernon and Lela Alexander.
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, 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, 64, of Big Spring died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, in Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Most Big Spring residents have a lot to be thankful for but for some, life is a struggle. Thatâs 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.
âWe 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,â said Debbye ValVerde, Chamber executive director.
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 weekâs 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.
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.