October 4th, 2014
Ahra â€śJeanâ€ť McKendree, 78, of Hot Springs, Ark., passed away Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. She was born March 30, 1936, in Corinth, Miss., to H.K. and Jennie Mae (Hearn) Steen.
Jean was raised in Tyronza, Ark., where she graduated high school. She was a member of First Baptist Church, was a worthy matron of the Eastern Star, was president of the Ladies Club and was a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed golfing and playing cards at Hot Springs Country Club and bowling in the Central Bowling League. Jean was loved by many and will be dearly missed.
Call it door to door campaigning.
Saying the only way to get to know the people of Texas on a closer level is to make personal appearances, Democratic attorney general candidate Sam Houston made a tour of Big Spring recently.
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To be sure, when the final buzzer sounded on Friday night in front of a large homecoming crowd at Memorial Stadium, Big Spring High School head football coach Phillip Ritchey was anything but pleased with his teamâ€™s 43-42 loss to the Andrews Mustangs.
Ritchey, however, wasnâ€™t prepared to scream the sky was falling, or that the Steers were a product of smoke and mirrors.
Karina Alvarado and Dakota Jones were named BSHS Homecoming queen and king during halftime activities at Friday's ballgame in Memorial Stadium.
Youâ€™ll have to forgive the Andrews Junior High School head coaches if they happened to search their bus several extra times prior to leaving Big Spring on Thursday night to make sure C.J. Harris and Isaac Murillo were hiding somewhere. To be sure, they saw all of the two they wanted.
The Big Spring High School Lady Steers can go a long way into putting themselves in the driverâ€™s seat in the District 2-4A volleyball race on Saturday with a win over Levelland. They can also pretty much guarantee themselves a postseason playoff berth at the same time.
The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is making preparations to give a hearty pat on the back for area farmers and agriculture workers whose hard work feed and clothe our county.
â€śCome out and see who will be awarded Ag Producer and Ag Business of the Year,â€ť said Debbye ValVerde, Chamber executive director. â€śThe appreciation luncheon is meant to show our community and the chamberâ€™s support and say thank you to our area agriculture businesses and farmers for what they do for our community.â€ť
Voter registration for the November general election ends Monday, Howard County election officials said.
On Nov. 4, Texas voters will decide a wide variety of congressional, state and county races.
Persons interested in registering to vote in the election have until 5 p.m. Monday to do so, County Election Administrator Saundra Bloom said.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.
Lynn C. Hise, 85, of Fort Worth, formerly of Big Spring, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Fort Worth. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Funeral Home with interment at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring.
Lynn was born Dec. 4, 1928, in Falfurrias, Texas, to Luther and Lockey Shuford Hise. He married Mary Nell Gates June 1, 1951.
A community bonfire is set to fire up Steer spirit as part of several activities planned for the 2014 Big Spring High School homecoming festivities.
The bonfire will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday by the old Anderson Kindergarten building located on Airbase Road near the Howard County Fair Barns. Predicted high for that day will be in the low 80s and lows in the low 50s.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of the Herald.