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May 29th, 2014

BSHS graduation scheduled Friday

May 29, 2014

Big Spring High School will hold commencement ceremonies for the 2014 graduating class at 8 p.m. Friday at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum, 1001 Birdwell Lane.

Tulsi Patel is the valedictorian and Brianna Kight is the salutatorian.

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

John Phillip Wilson

May 29, 2014

John Phillip Wilson died Friday, May 23, 2014, in a local hospital. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the First Baptist Church Chapel with the Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Michael Dale Preston

May 29, 2014

Memorial services for Michael Dale Preston, 30, of Levelland, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at Parkway Drive Baptist Church, 2913 E. 2nd St. in Lubbock.

He passed away Friday, May 16, 2014.

He was born May 4, 1984, in Lamesa.

He had worked in the oil fields for the last 11 years. His favorite pasttimes included family gatherings, singing and watching the Texas Rangers.

Daley Carrasco Franco

May 29, 2014

Daley Carrasco Franco, 40, of Odessa, formerly of Big Spring, died May 25, 2014, in Ector County. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the Myers & Smith Chapel with Antonio Ibarra officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

He was born to Maria Elena and Jose Franco on May 2, 1974 in Pecos, Texas. He spent most of his life in Van Horn. He was a Catholic. He worked in the oil field as a welder.

May 28th

Fitzgibbons, Shaw win party runoffs

May 28, 2014

Next stop, November.

Bob Fitzgibbons and Connie Shaw were victorious in the two Howard County races in Tuesday’s primary runoff election, winning the Republican nomination in their respective justice of the peace races.

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

Storms take their toll

May 28, 2014

Lupe Brito and her family spent her Monday night riding out the raging storm in the closet of their house in the 3900 block of East Highway 350.

Lupe describes seeing what sounds like a tornado funnel forming in the large open field across from her home and the wind sounding as a deep, pulsating roar. Rain and hail hit the windows as the family huddled in the closet, Lupe said.

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

Gilbert 'Aggie' Turner

May 28, 2014

Gilbert “Aggie” Turner, 76, of Bangs, Texas, passed away at his home on Sunday, May 25, 2014. A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church of Bangs 2 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014. Pat Ray will officiate the services.

Reynaldo 'Rey' Juarez

May 28, 2014

Reynaldo “Rey” Juarez, 46, of Big Spring died Friday 24, 2014, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Daley Carrasco Franco

May 28, 2014

Daley Carrasco Franco, 40, of Odessa died Friday, May 24, 2014, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

May 27th

Super cell storms sweep area

May 27, 2014

All that rain this area received during the weekend? That was just the warm-up act.

A pair of “super cell” storm systems swept through Howard and Glasscock counties Monday, spawning tornadoes, high wind and hail while dumping a great deal of rain on an area already soaked by three days of precipitation.

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

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