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September 30th, 2014

Junior Hinojos

September 30, 2014

Junior Hinojos, 58, of Coahoma died Thursday Sept. 25, 2014 at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

September 29th

Contests draw crowds to Howard County Fair

September 29, 2014

It was cuteness overload Saturday at the Howard County Fair with enough to melt even the most aged and cynical reporter's heart.
Both the popular Kountry's Kids contest and the pet contest drew a decent crowd to the entertainment tent to watch children ages 5 and younger strut in their finest country clothes and later for dogs (no age limit enforced) standing patiently by, somewhat bewildered while owners proudly showed off their pets.

For the rest of the story, pick up a copy of the Herald.

Maria T. Lopez

September 29, 2014

Maria T. Lopez, 78, of Garden City, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Lynn C. Hise

September 29, 2014

Lynn C. Hise, 85, of Granbury, formerly of Big Spring, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. in a Fort Worth hospice facility. His services are pending with Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury with local services pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Verna Mae Ashford

September 29, 2014

Verna Mae Ashford of Big Spring, Texas, went home to be with the Lord Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center at the age of 81 years old. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial following at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

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.

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