July 19th, 2014
Big Spring police are asking for citizensâ€™ help in apprehending an armed robbery suspect.
Big Spring Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Tony Everett said officers are searching for man who allegedly robbed clerks at the Fast Stop convenience store at gunpoint Thursday afternoon.
For more of this story, read Sunday's edition of the Herald.
Valentin Corralez, 76, of Big Spring, died Thursday July 17, 2014, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Vigil services will be 7 p.m. Sunday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial following at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
He was born Dec. 16, 1937, in Cuchillo Parado, Chihuahua Mexico. He was a Catholic. He had worked for Clay and Lee Harris and more recently at Shroyer Motor Company. He married Margarita Mora in 1977.
Kenneth (Ken) Ray Large passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014, while surrounded by his family after a lengthy battle with cancer. Ken was born Aug. 14, 1932 to Obie and Cora Large in Leakey, Texas.
Jana Carter-Hector, 57, of Big Spring, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Tom Koger officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Nell Marie "Mama Nell" Coots, 97, of Stanton, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, in a Stanton nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
Nell was born Dec. 27, 1916 in Johnson Station, Miss. and married J. W. Coots Feb. 8, 1941, in Big Spring. He preceded her in death June 25, 1985. She worked in the cafeteria at Kentwood Elementary. She loved cooking, baking, traveling and being with her grandchildren.
An elderly Big Spring woman was robbed, sexually assaulted, stabbed and left for dead on the side of a road early Thursday morning.
Big Spring police and Texas Rangers are looking for the suspect, described only as a 5-foot, 7-inch to 6-foot Hispanic male who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt at the time.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.
Trustees with the Big Spring Independent School District set the tax rate at $1.4495 per $100 valuation Thursday night, keeping the rate relatively the same as last year.
That rate â€” which will not be formally adopted until August â€” breaks down to $1.1195 per $100 property valuation for maintenance and operation and 33 cents for debt service. A public hearing on the tax rate will be held in conjunction with the boardâ€™s regular August meeting on the 14th. Formal adoption of both the budget and tax rate will be held later that month on the 24th.
Barzie Ray Fletcher passed away June 29 at the House of Hope. He was 87 years old â€” born Aug. 11, 1926.
He was born in Coahoma, Texas, to the late Carl and Velma Fletcher. He was preceded in death by a sister, a brother and one daughter, Judy Lyn Creel.
Jana Carter-Hector, 57, of Big Spring, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Tom Koger, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
Kenneth (Ken) Ray Large passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Obie and Cora Large of Big Spring, Texas; his sister, Helen Large Thrailkill of Stanton, Texas; wife, Barbara Large of Odessa, Texas; and daughter, Kimberly Large Carnes of Midland, Texas