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September 29th, 2014

Howell (Hal) L. Boyd

September 29, 2014

Howell (Hal) L. Boyd, 84, of San Angelo, after a brief illness, went to join his Heavenly family on Sept. 26, 2014, in San Angelo, Texas.
He was born June 9, 1930, to Elmer and Iris (Howell) Boyd in Lamesa, Texas. On May 16, 1951, he married Joy Culp in Lamesa. They moved to Big Spring where Hal worked as the city manager for 11 years. Following retirement, they moved to San Angelo.

Glenn Joe Riley

September 29, 2014

Glenn Joe Riley of Garden City, Texas, died at home Sept. 27, 2014, after a short illness. Glenn Joe was born in Big Spring in 1940 but grew up in Garden City. After high school, Glenn Joe attended Howard County Junior College and then on to Texas Tech University where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering. Glenn Joe then moved to the Fort Worth area where he worked for Bell Helicopter as an electrical engineer. After retiring from Bell, he moved to Mesa, Ariz., where he began a new career as a tennis pro.

September 27th

Sex offender indicted on new charge by grand jury

September 27, 2014

A Big Spring man accused of breaking into a local home and molesting a 6-year-old girl was among several individuals indicted during this week’s session of the Howard County Grand Jury.

Paul Barnard Hildreth, 45, was indicted on the first-degree felony charge of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit indecency with a child during the grand jury’s Thursday session.

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

Humane Society, clinic, offering pet vaccinations

September 27, 2014

A large crowd of pet owners is expected to take advantage of the fourth annual, low cost vaccination clinic sponsored the Howard County Humane Society and Sierra Animal Clinic Saturday, Oct. 4.

“We welcome everyone to come out,” said Jo Stone, Humane Society coordinator. “This is good for their pets and it is a way to give back to the community.”

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

September 26th

Kelie Smoot named Howard County Fair Queen

September 26, 2014

First there were eight, then there was one. Eight beauty contestants lit up the stage in the big tent Thursday at the Howard County Fair Queen contest. Each brought her own brand of beauty, poise and personality for the three judges to choose who was most worthy.

Looks weren’t the only aspect judged as each girl was given a question to ponder and answer to the best of their ability. How they handled the subject they were given and their confidence in speaking before an audience was also a factor on who would inevitably take the Howard County Fair Queen crown.

Council approves city budget

September 26, 2014

Final approval of the 2015 tax rate and the new city budget along with a first reading of a new residential zoning district topped a lengthy city council meeting Thursday.

In what seemed like a marathon of meetings for the council members this month, the city council met for the fourth time Thursday night with only four members present — Mayor Larry McLellan, Bobby McDonald, Marvin Boyd and Justin Myers. Raul Marquez Jr., Carmen Harbour and Raul Benavides were absent.

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

Jerry McElreath

September 26, 2014

Jerry McElreath, 66, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Private family services will be held at a later date.

He was born Nov. 28, 1947, in Big Spring, Texas to Beatrice (Jones) and Marvin C. McElreath. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring, except for his nine years in the United States Army. He served two tours in Vietnam. He also lived a few years in Tucson, Arizona. He worked in construction. He was a Baptist.

He is survived by his sister Barbara Murphy and husband Dick of Big Spring; and several nieces and nephews.

BSHS frosh roll past Graham, 20-6

September 26, 2014

The Big Spring High School freshman football team put a feather in its cap on Thursday evening at Shelton Field on the campus of Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene.

Everett, BSJHS Steers improve to 2-0

September 26, 2014

Jack Everett and the Big Spring Junior High School eighth grade A team moved on step closer to perfection on Thursday evening with a dominating victory over the Monahans Loboes in front of a large crowd at Memorial Stadium.
And they did it in impressive fashion.

September 25th

Doors open for county fair tonight

September 25, 2014

The first night of the 2014 Howard County Fair will feature rides and royalty — and quite a few other things as well.

The fair opens its yearly run today from 5-10 p.m. and runs through Saturday next to the Big Spring Rodeo Bowl. Admission is $6 per person.

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

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