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Allen Joe Darden

July 31, 2014

Allen Joe Darden, 49, of Luther, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at his residence. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Doug Shelley, pastor of East Side Baptist Church, officiating.

He was born June 29, 1965, in Big Spring to Joe and Johnnie Darden. He married Sherry Cravens in 1987. He worked all of his life on the drilling rigs. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church and was a lifetime member of Howard County.

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July 31, 2014

July 30th

Juveniles arrested for church fire

July 30, 2014

Two juveniles have been arrested in connection with a Tuesday fire that heavily damaged the Sand Springs First Baptist Church.

The juveniles, whose names were not released because of their ages, had been previously detained by the Howard County Sheriffs Office and are now charged with arson in connection with the fire, which occurred in the 8500 block of N. Service Road in Sand Springs.

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

Forsan's Rhodes receives Bandmasters award

July 30, 2014

FORSAN — Forsan band director Jim Rhodes has been named a recipient of the 2014 Meritorious Achievement Award by the Texas Bandmasters Association.

“Jim has such a magnetic personality that students as well as faculty and parents are drawn to him and his drive for success and that has paid off in huge ways for Forsan ISD,” said Superintendent Randy Johnson. “He is a big part of the success that we have year in and year out."

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

Joe Don Womack

July 30, 2014

Joe Don Womack, born Feb. 26, 1932, passed away July 26. He is survived by his wife, Carole, son Randy Womack of Austin Texas; daughter, Patti Gary and husband John of Grapevine, Texas; son, Tony Womack and wife Karie of McLean, Va.; five grandchildren,; and a great-grandson.

Raised in Fort Worth, he graduated from Amon Carter Riverside High School and was an avid alumnus of Texas A&M University, Class of 1953.

Allen Darden

July 30, 2014

Allen Darden, 49, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

July 29th

County OKs pact with Invenergy

July 29, 2014

Howard County commissioners have helped clear the way for another wind turbine plant to be located in this area.

During their Monday meeting, commissioners approved a Payment In Lieu Of Taxes (PILOT) agreement with Invenergy LLC, a renewable and natural gas energy company based in Chicago that has plans to construct a 67-turbine wind farm in the northwest portion of the county.

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

Fire, possibly arson, destroys area church

July 29, 2014

Big Spring Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services and the Big Spring Police Department Crime Scene Unit responded to the Sand Springs First Baptist Church, located at Exit 186 I-20 Service Rd. early today.

Fire Chief Craig Ferguson reported there were no injuries and no one was inside the church at the time of the fire.

Fire Marshal Carl Condray said arson is suspected and that several fires were set.

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

Lucille 'Lu' Norris

July 29, 2014

Lucille "Lu" Norris, 82, of Big Spring, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Midway Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Binnix, pastor, and the Rev. Marvin Hale, pastor of the Northside Baptist Church in Santa Anna, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Joe Don Womack

July 29, 2014

Joe Don Womack, born Feb. 26, 1932, passed away July 26. he is survived by his wife Carole, son Randy Womack of Austin Texas; daughter, Patti Gary and husband John of Grapevine, Texas; son, Tony Womack and wife Karie of McLean, Va.; grandchildren, Grayson Gary, Hilary Gary, Casey Womack, Ellie Womack, Audrey Womack; and great-grandson Ayden.

Raised in Fort Worth, he graduated from Amon Carter Riverside High School and was an avid alumnus of Texas A&M University, Class of 1953.

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