June 28th, 2014
Philexis Jackson lent her big voice Friday night to kick off the 12th annual Funtastic Fourth in downtown Big Spring.
The 14-year-old from Las Vegas belted out the national anthem on stage early Friday evening as part of the opening ceremonies, which included the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department color guard and the Young Marines, both presenting colors.
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Thanks to a last-minute infusion of cash, the show will most definitely go on.
Preparations are almost complete for the 17th annual Pops in the Park celebration, which will be held July 3 at the Comanche Trail Park amphitheater.
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Jessie "Jack" Glaze, 95, of Tarzan, Texas died Friday, June 27, 2014, in a Midland hospital, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Downtown Church of Christ in Stanton, Texas. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland.
The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton.
"Jack" was born February 25, 1919, to George W. and Mary (Neville) Robertson in Grimes County. She married Joe Lee Glaze March 14, 1936 in Midland. He preceded her in death January 26, 1991.
Robert (Bob) D. Kiser, 84 of Fort Worth, formerly of Abilene and Sand Springs, Texas
died Thursday, June 26, 2014 in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Bob will lay in state at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 U.S. Hwy 277 S., Abilene, Texas, from 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2014.
Big Spring Independent School District has a reputation problem, according to the Texas Education Agency monitor assigned to the district.
While county residents will be out celebrating the July 4 festivities, Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Deputies will be on the roads to crack down on drunk driving.
â€śWe want everyone to have reason to celebrate this holiday season,â€ť said Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker. â€śBut that means that drivers need to arrange for a safe and sober ride home.â€ť
The enforcement period runs from June 27 to July 7.
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Geraldine Lewis, 95, of Midland, formerly of Big Spring, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in a Midland nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring with the Rev. Bob Porterfield officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Big Spring.
Geraldine was born Jan. 29, 1919, in Annona, Texas and married Alton Lewis Feb. 22, 1936, in Ackerly, Texas. He preceded her in death Feb. 6, 1983.
Daryle Ed Coates, 60, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in a Stanton hospital. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
He was born September 20, 1953 in Big Spring, Texas. He was a lifelong resident of Big Spring and Howard County and graduated from Coahoma High School in 1972. His passion was cooking and serving the Wounded Warriors.
Scenic Mountain Medical Center is one of more than 750 hospitals nationwide which have been targeted for potential Medicare sanctions because of unacceptably high rates of care-related infections.
Starting in October, SMMC could possibly lose 1 percent of its Medicare payments as a results of the infection finding by the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program, which was created by federal law in 2010.
A Howard County man lost his mobile home after an apparent electrical shortage sparked a fast-moving, early morning fire.
Firefighters responded to a call shortly after midnight Wednesday morning of a fire at a residence on South Anderson Road, said Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan.
â€śThrough the investigation, we think the fire was most likely caused by an electrical shortage,â€ť Sullivan said.
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