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August 19th, 2014

Gas prices continue downward slide

August 19, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.

This compares with the national average that has increased 2.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.49/g, according to gasoline price website

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

E.D. 'Wimp' Holcomb

August 19, 2014

E.D. "Wimp" Holcomb, 81, of Big Spring, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in a Lubbock hospital. Services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

August 18th

Big 12

August 18, 2014

VIDEO: College Football Preview: Breaking down the Big 12

Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples and Pete Thamel analyze the Big 12 entering the 2014 season.

Raises, landfill, CPS fees top county projects

August 18, 2014

Howard County commissioners are leaning toward a new budget that features pay raises for all employees, $500,000 for the county's share of landfill costs and a sharp increase in attorney fees for Child Protective Services cases.

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

Ouida 'Penny' Copeland

August 18, 2014

Ouida “Penny” Copeland, 84, of Big Spring died Sunday in a Midland, Texas, nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Patsy Charles Chancy

August 18, 2014

Patsy Charles Chancy, 74, of Big Spring, Texas, died Saturday, Aug.16, 2014, in a local hospital. Vigil services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
She was born Jan. 5, 1940, in San Diego, Texas. She moved to Lamesa in 1959 from Alice, Texas, and had worked as a bus driver for the Lamesa Independent School District. She moved to Big Spring in 1988.

Jerline Pauline Halfmann

August 18, 2014

Jerline Pauline Halfmann, 92, of Amarillo,Texas, formerly of Big Spring, Texas, passed away Saturday, Aug.16, 2014, at the Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home in Amarillo. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at the Nalley Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the funeral home.

Ruthie Murphree

August 18, 2014

Ruthie Murphree, 44, of Big Spring, Texas, died Wednesday Aug. 13, 2014, in Temple. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Olive Memorial Park with Pastor Michael Willard of Cornerstone Covenant Church officiating.
She was born to Patty and Maurice Sides on Nov. 11, 1969, in Odessa, Texas. Ruthie loved life, family and especially loved her children. She loved her Savior and knew she was saved.

August 16th

Water, sanitation rates rise under proposed city budget

August 16, 2014

Water and sanitation fees for local residents would increase under the city of Big Spring’s proposed budget for FY 2015.

City Manager Todd Darden and his staff have recommended a budget that includes a 6 percent increase in water bills and a $3.60 monthly hike in sanitation fees for residential customers.

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

College tax rate draws no comment from public

August 16, 2014

A public hearing over the proposed 2015 tax rate for Howard College drew no interest from the community Friday.

This is the first of two required hearings Howard College trustees are required to have before final adoption of the new rate of 17.3457 cents per $100 valuation. That is a 3-cent decrease from last year, but college officials hope to bring in about $400,000 more in tax revenue.

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

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