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November 26th, 2014

Pot package leads to indictment

November 26, 2014

For many, FedEx packages bring joy. For one local man, however, it brought criminal charges.

Dontae Renell Carr, 33, of Big Spring faces felony marijuana possession charges after he was one of 24 people indicted during this week’s session of the Howard County Grand Jury.

District Attorney Hardy L. Wilkerson said Carr was the alleged recipient of a FedEx package containing almost a pound of marijuana.

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

November 25th

Schools, offices prepare to close

November 25, 2014

Area public schools will get a jump on the Thanksgiving holidays starting today.

Coahoma, Forsan, and Big Spring schools will close their doors at the end of today for a five-day holiday. Administration offices will also be closed. Howard County public schools will resume classes Monday.

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

Howard College thanks local CVB for art gift grant

November 25, 2014

An expression of appreciation for the Big Spring Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and for the important role art plays in tourism, was made by Howard College trustees at their meeting Monday.

In August, a grant was given to the Howard College Art Department by the Big Spring Convention and Visitors Bureau to fund raku workshops for both HC students and the public.

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

November 24th

Daisy Mae 'Sue' Frances Bird

November 24, 2014

Daisy Mae “Sue” 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.

Joyful Season draws hundreds

November 24, 2014

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.

HERALD photo/Lyndel Moody

SMMC to provide insurance information

November 24, 2014

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.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the rest of the story.

November 22nd

CRMWD outlook rosier than in past years

November 22, 2014

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 district’s operations and capabilities.

The update was upbeat.

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

Operation Christmas Child donation deadline Sunday

November 22, 2014

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.

“(Donations) are pouring in right now,” said Allan Johnson of Allan’s Furniture, the local collection point for Operation Christmas Child located at 202 Scurry. “We are right at 700 boxes now and our big donations haven’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.”

Alton Ray 'Al' Bagwell

November 22, 2014

Alton Ray “Al” 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.

Sands advances to state quarterfinals

November 22, 2014

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.

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