October 30th, 2014
As early voting for the Nov. 4 general election enters its final days, ballot totals are lagging behind recent trends, officials said.
Through Wednesday, 1,781 people had cast early ballots for the general election. Election Administrator Saundra Bloom said 1,333 people have voted in person, while 448 mail-in ballots have been received.
Friday is the final day of early voting for the general election. Today, Bloomâ€™s office on the first floor of the county courthouse will be open until 7 p.m. for people wishing to vote.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.
Joe â€śSnake Eyesâ€ť Martinez, 57, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at his residence. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Larry Rose, 58, of Midland died Oct. 26, 2014, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Private family services will be at a later date.
Larry was born Sept. 10, 1956, in El Paso. He was a masonry contractor and an avid bowler. He lived most of his life in Abilene. He came to Big Spring in 1997, moving to Midland in 2005. He married Pattie Hill on October 20, 2001, in Las Vegas.
Leslie B. Clemons, 82 of Temple died Oct. 19, 2014, at his residence. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Pastor Holston Banks, pastor of Shiloh House of Praise, officiating.
He was born to father, Virgil B. Clemons and mother Jeraline Campbell Facey on July 4, 1933, in Gillette, Texas. Both parents preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his sister Obie Lee Allen in 1996, nephew Wayne Clemons in 1991 and his brother Leroy Clemons in 2013.
The Big Spring High School Lady Steers know they are in the playoffs ... they just don't know who they will be playing in the first round of the postseason.
The District 2-4A runner-up, Big Spring will face the loser of the District 1-4A "play-in" game in the first round. Dalhart and Pampa are scheduled to play for the No. 3 seed in the District 1-4A race on Saturday at noon.
Big Spring finished the regular season at 19-19.
Oh Romeo! Where the heck are you?
The first production of the year for the Big Spring High School theater department â€” â€śEvening of Culture, Faith Country IIâ€ť by Mark Landon Smith â€” is not going to be a work of Shakespeare, but then, itâ€™s not supposed to be.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.
Don Statham, 71, of Big Spring died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, and Pastor Derrick Looney, pastor of Spring Creek Fellowship, officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Frank M. Vela Jr., 78, of Big Spring, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at his residence. Graveside services were 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Frank was born March 18, 1936, in Big Spring and married Jane Olguin, Oc. 10, 1957.
He was an appliance repairman who used his skills to help those in need.
Sherry Smith McMurray, 68, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at her home at Lake Leon, in Eastland, Texas. Services will be held at Lake Leon Baptist Church, 2601 F.M. 2214, Lake Leon Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014.
Lunch was served at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. with viewing and visitation from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.. Funeral service was 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Followed by burial at Staff Cemetery. Services provided by Edwards Funeral Home of Eastland, Tx.
Joe Martinez, 57, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Oc. 28, 2014, at his residence. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial at Mt. Olive Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com