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October 30th, 2014

Lady Steers wait to find out who playoff foe will be

October 30, 2014

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.

October 29th

BSHS drama department to stage farcical take on Shakespeare classic

October 29, 2014

Oh Romeo! Where the heck are you?

The first production of the year for the Big Spring High School theater department — “Evening of Culture, Faith Country II” by Mark Landon Smith — is not going to be a work of Shakespeare, but then, it’s not supposed to be.

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

Don Statham

October 29, 2014

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

October 29, 2014

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

October 29, 2014

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

October 29, 2014

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

October 28th

Officials mull jail expansion

October 28, 2014

Officials are eyeing possible expansion of the Howard County Jail.

During their Monday meeting, county commissioners discussed seeking a “variance” from the state jail commission which would be the first step toward expanding the jail by as many as 12 beds.

Howard County’s jail, while relatively new, is getting crowded. The 96-bed facility has been near capacity at several times the past few months, and officials don’t see a likely decrease in the number of prisoners at the jail anytime soon.

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

Commissioners consider speed limit for county road

October 28, 2014

A speed limit likely is in store for a Howard County road.

County commissioners reacted favorably during their Monday meeting to a request by County Engineer Brian Klinksiek to post a 35-mph speed limit on Oil Mill Road, a horseshoe-shaped street that connects State Highway 176 with the north service road of Interstate 20.

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

Simon T. Correa Jr.

October 28, 2014

Simon T. Correa Jr., 60, of Big Spring, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. Vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Don Statham

October 28, 2014

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 Derrick Looney, pastor of Spring Creek Fellowship, officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

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