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December 9th

BSHS presents ‘Christmas Carol’ Thursday to public

December 9, 2014

The Big Spring High School’s top actors will tackle a timeless Christmas classic in their next production “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens.

“This is a radio version so there will not be any scenery or costumes but we will have sound effects,” said Chelsea Prettyman, high school theater teacher. “The actors are going to have to play several different parts and will have to change up their voices to fit the part they are playing.

A public performance will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, at the high school auditorium, 707 E. 11th Place. There is no admission fee.

Carolyn Simpson Rebber

December 9, 2014

Funeral services for Carolyn Simpson Rebber of Lamesa will be held Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Lamesa with Pastor Alan Korinek officiating. Interment will follow in O’Donnell Cemetery under the direction of Branon Funeral Home. Carolyn, age 69, went to be with her heavenly father Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Lamesa.

Billy Ray Wells

December 9, 2014

Billy Ray Wells, 40, of Midland, Texas died on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Belvue Church of Christ, located at 611 Carroll St., Stanton, Texas 79782. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Stanton, Texas.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at the Gilbreath Funeral Home, 209 North St. Charles , Stanton, Texas.

Billy was born Jan. 11, 1974 in Andrews, Texas.

December 8th

First United Methodist Church Living Christmas Tree

December 8, 2014

James E. Beaird

December 8, 2014

James E. Beaird, 84, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in a local hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park with Rivers Francis officiating.
He was born April 15, 1930, in Caddo, Okla., and married Frances Joyce Bryant June 14, 1967, in Breckenridge, Texas.

Ruben Anthony Gonzales Sr.

December 8, 2014

Ruben Anthony Gonzales Sr., 31, of Big Spring died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in an automobile accident in Dawson County. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. tonight in the Lady of Guadalupe Parish Hall at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park. 
Ruben was born June 13, 1983, in Big Spring, Texas, to Maria (Brito) and Jose R. Gonzales. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was a driller for Patterson Drilling Company.

Stevan Valencia Jr.

December 8, 2014

Stevan Valencia Jr. 34, of Big Spring died Thursday, Dec, 4, 2014, in an automobile accident in Dawson County. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. tonight in the Lady of Guadalupe Parish Hall at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park. 
Stevan was born Nov. 26, 1980, in Big Spring, Texas, to Delma (Hinojos) and Estevan Valencia Sr. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring and a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He was a driller for Robinson Drilling.

Four Big Spring residents killed

December 8, 2014

Four Big Spring residents were killed in a pair of tragic vehicle accidents that occurred Thursday and Saturday.

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

December 6th

Herald Community Christmas Parade results

December 6, 2014

Here are judging results from Saturday's Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade:

BEST IN SHOW

1. Marcy Elementary Student Council
2. (tie) Parkplace Retirement Living and Freda's Trucking
3. ALON USA

BEST USE OF LIGHTING

1. Freda's Trucking
2. ALON USA
3. Marcy Elementary Student Council

BEST INTERPRETATION OF PARADE THEME

1. (tie) Mary Elementary Student Council and ALON USA
2. Braelyn's Treasures
3. Parkplace Retirement Living

BEST COSTUMING

1. Parkplace Retirement Living
2. (tie) Howard College and Marcy Elementary Student Council
3. Freda's Trucking

TxDOT touts ‘Sober Ride’ campaign

December 6, 2014

As holiday festivities get into full swing, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers to stay safe and sober when traveling to and from parties and other celebrations.

“We want drivers to have fun over the holidays, but more importantly, we want them to celebrate responsibly,” said TxDOT Executive Director Lt. Gen Joe Weber, USMC (Ret). “Make a sober ride part of your plans and don’t let one bad choice ruin the holidays for you and your family.”

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