November 24th, 2014
Daisy Mae â€śSueâ€ť Frances Bird, 80, died peacefully from this life on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab Center with family at her side.
Sue was born Feb. 20, 1934, to Glenn David and Viola Mae Bailey Bird at Matador, Texas. She grew up on the Bird Ranch East of Roaring Springs with her two brothers.
She later moved to Madill, Okla., and that is where she made her home for 35 years. She was the secretary for the Marshall County Commissioners and retired in 2002. After her retirement she moved to Big Spring, Texas, to be closer to family.
Vendor Vicki Davis, left, of Clyde speaks with Kim Janshen who looks over some of the jewelry Davis brought. The Hardware Store & Courtyard located downtown was filled with shoppers looking for the perfect gift or a good deal Saturday during a Joyful Season. The event drew vendors from around the area.
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The second enrollment wave for affordable health insurance available on the Health Insurance Marketplace is underway and for those having trouble understanding the ins and outs, Scenic Mountain Medical Center wants to help.
At 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, SMMC will hold an information session at North Side Community Center.
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Wetter weather and increased capability have Colorado River Municipal Water District officials feeling a lot more confident about supplying their customer cities compared to this time last year.
CRMWD invited representatives from its member and customer cities to a recent board meeting to receive an update on the water districtâ€™s operations and capabilities.
The update was upbeat.
For more of this story, read Sunday's edition of the Herald.
Donations for Operation Christmas Child continue to flow in but the deadline to send a gift-laden shoe box to children across the world is quickly approaching.
â€ś(Donations) are pouring in right now,â€ť said Allan Johnson of Allanâ€™s Furniture, the local collection point for Operation Christmas Child located at 202 Scurry. â€śWe are right at 700 boxes now and our big donations havenâ€™t come in. We have several churches that bring in 500 boxes or more, so I think we are going to bust our 2,000 donations from last year.â€ť
Alton Ray â€śAlâ€ť Bagwell, 89, of Stephenville, formerly of Big Spring, went to be with his Lord Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, after a short illness. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment followed at Hillside Memorial Gardens in Snyder, Texas.
Backed by a 48-22 run in the second half, Sands rallied to claim a wild 72-60 victory over the Blackwell Hornets in the regional round of the Class A six-man state playoffs.
With the win, Sands advances to face Loraine in the state quarterfinals. The game will be played at 6:30 p.m. next Saturday in Robert Lee.
ODESSA â€“ The Andrews Mustangs beat the Big Spring Steers in everything this high school football season. Andrews was the first team to win 10 games. They were the first to celebrate a win of Homecoming night. And on Friday night in front of a large crowd at Ratliff Stadium, the Mustangs were the first team to make it to basketball season.
Nathan Schneider and a rejuvenated Steers defense made sure of that with a gutsy performance en route to leading Big Spring to stunning 48-34 victory in an area playoff showdown.
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Three men have been booked into the Howard County Detention Center on murder charges stemming from a shooting in Midland earlier this month.
The three â€” 24-year-old Tysone Demetrius Barker, 23-year-old Michael Anthony Gomez and 21-year-old Cruz Gutierrez â€” are each being held on $1 million bond.
The three Big Spring residents now face murder charges in connection with the Nov. 10 homicide of 27-year-old Humberto Joshua Ramos.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.