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August 23rd, 2014

James B. (Sonny) Hicks

August 23, 2014

James B. (Sonny) Hicks passed away Aug. 18, 2014, in the home of Jessie and Daniel Cavazos in Harlingen, Texas. James had battled poor health for months.
At James' request, there will be no formal service. His remains are to be cremated and released on the beaches of South Padre Island. James was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Big Spring, Texas, to Gladys and Jim Hicks. He was raised in Forsan, Texas, and upon graduation from Howard Payne College was ordained as a Baptist minister.

Rafael 'Ralph' Lopez III

August 23, 2014

Rafael “Ralph” Lopez III, 55, of Big Spring, died Wednesday Aug. 20, 2014, at his residence. Private family services will be a later date.
Ralph was born in Edinberg, Texas, to Olga and Rafael Lopez Feb. 12, 1959. He spent most of his life in Big Spring. He was a Catholic. He attended Big Spring schools. He had worked for the city of Big Spring, gins and, most recently, roofing.

Ouida 'Penny' Copeland

August 23, 2014

Ouida "Penny" Copeland, 84, of Midland, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in a Midland nursing home. Family memorial services will be held at a later date.
Ouida was born Jan. 3, 1930, in De Kalb, Texas, and married Charles Copeland Jan. 14, 1951, in Lovington, N.M. He preceded her in death in November 1994.
She and her husband, who was in the oilfield, had lived in several places, including Texas and Africa.

Iona M. Hardison

August 23, 2014

Iona M. Hardison, 91, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel with Pastor Andy Miller officiating.

August 22nd

Luther Kelley

August 22, 2014

Luther Kelley, 93, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel.

Rafael Lopez III

August 22, 2014

Rafael Lopez III, 55, of Big Spring, died Wednesday August 20, 2014 at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.

Names released of pair killed in oil field accident

August 22, 2014

WESTBROOK — The identification of two men who were killed in an oilfield-related accident in Mitchell county have been released by the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office.

Harvey Ray McKinney, 35, and Laban Michael Robokoff, 24, both of the Midland/Odessa area and both employees of Midland-based Rayco of Midland, died after being electrocuted when their truck came into a contact with a power line, according to Mitchell County Sheriff Patrick Toombs.

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

Forsan ISD trustees slate hearing on tax rate, budget

August 22, 2014

FORSAN — The public has a chance to voice an opinion on the proposed 2014-2015 budget and tax rate rate before trustees with the Forsan Independent School District consider final adoption of the items.

A public forum on the issue has been set for 6 p.m. Monday at the Fosan ISD boardroom, 411 W. Sixth, Forsan.

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

Coahoma, Forsan to begin ‘14 with ‘Bowl’ for bragging rights

August 22, 2014

For many years, the Coahoma and Forsan football teams did the unthinkable – they decided the “Battle for Howard County” outside of the county’s boundaries.
That won’t be the case this year.

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