October 3rd, 2014
The Big Spring High School Lady Steers can go a long way into putting themselves in the driverâ€™s seat in the District 2-4A volleyball race on Saturday with a win over Levelland. They can also pretty much guarantee themselves a postseason playoff berth at the same time.
The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is making preparations to give a hearty pat on the back for area farmers and agriculture workers whose hard work feed and clothe our county.
â€śCome out and see who will be awarded Ag Producer and Ag Business of the Year,â€ť said Debbye ValVerde, Chamber executive director. â€śThe appreciation luncheon is meant to show our community and the chamberâ€™s support and say thank you to our area agriculture businesses and farmers for what they do for our community.â€ť
Voter registration for the November general election ends Monday, Howard County election officials said.
On Nov. 4, Texas voters will decide a wide variety of congressional, state and county races.
Persons interested in registering to vote in the election have until 5 p.m. Monday to do so, County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom said.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.
Lynn C. Hise, 85, of Fort Worth, formerly of Big Spring, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Fort Worth. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Funeral Home with interment at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring.
Lynn was born Dec. 4, 1928, in Falfurrias, Texas, to Luther and Lockey Shuford Hise. He married Mary Nell Gates June 1, 1951.
A community bonfire is set to fire up Steer spirit as part of several activities planned for the 2014 Big Spring High School homecoming festivities.
The bonfire will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday by the old Anderson Kindergarten building located on Airbase Road near the Howard County Fair Barns. Predicted high for that day will be in the low 80s and lows in the low 50s.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.
Lynn C. Hise, 85, of Fort Worth, formerly of Big Spring, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Fort Worth. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Funeral Home. Interment will follow at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, officiating.
Lynn was born Dec. 4, 1928, in Falfurrias, Texas, and married Mary Nell Gates June 1, 1951.
Junior Hinojosa, 58, of Coahoma died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at his residence. Private family services will be at a later date.
He was born Jan. 9, 1956 in Roma, Texas to Eufemia and Enemencio Hinojosa Sr. He spent most of his life in Coahoma. He worked for the City of Coahoma. He had also worked as a truck driver for Price Construction and Cowboy Construction.
He is survived by one son, Austin Hinojosa and wife April of Coahoma; one daughter, Sierra Hinojosa of Big Spring; two grandchildren; one brother, Ralph Hinojosa of Coahoma; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Let there be music.
The Big Spring Symphony kicks off its new season with a musical event in the ballroom of the Settles Hotel Oct. 9.
The event, called â€śCome to the Masquerade,â€ť begins with a reception at 6 p.m. Following dinner, the Big Spring Junior High School Choir, directed by Tara Trowbridge, will perform along with the Howard College Jazz Band directed by Dan Kiley.
For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.
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.
Helen Hollis Croft, postmaster retired, passed away Sept. 25, 2014, at the age of 85. Born Sept. 9, 1929, in Duffau, Texas, Helen spent much of her childhood growing up in the Hico area with her family. Helen and her mother moved to Grand Prairie during her high school years and she graduated from Grand Prairie High School. Helen met John Croft while both were attending Tarleton College and were married on Sept. 4, 1948. John and Helen were longtime residents of the Proctor Community in Comanche County.