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August 27th, 2014

Daury Cockrell Booth

August 27, 2014

Daury Cockrell Booth, 78, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Clean sweep: Council removes EDC board of directors

August 27, 2014

Faced with what they described as a drastic situation at the local Economic Development Corporation, the Big Spring City Council devised an equally drastic solution.

In an emotionally charged council chamber Tuesday evening, the council voted by a 5-to-2 margin to remove the EDC board of directors — Don Avant, Nati Saldivar, Frances Hobbs, Jim DePauw and Scott MacKenzie.

Mayor Larry McLellan was joined by council members Raul Marquez Jr., Justin Myers, Bobby McDonald and Raul Benavides in voting to oust the board, while Carmen Harbour and Marvin Boyd voted against the action.

Council raises trash collection fees

August 27, 2014

An unfortunate fact Big Spring residents are only too aware of is that trash costs money — and it’s about to get even more expensive.

Spurred on by the need to pay for a new landfill, Big Spring City Council members approved new trash collection rates by a 6-to-1 vote during their Tuesday night meeting. Marvin Boyd was the only council member who voted against the measure.

Lady Steers fall to Frenship

August 27, 2014

The Big Spring High School Steers suffered a tough 3-0 setback to the Frenship Lady Tigers in Lubbock on Tuesday evening in non-district volleyball action.

August 26th

City council fires EDC board

August 26, 2014

Citing a "dysfunctional" atmosphere at the Big Spring Economic Development Corporation, the local city council voted 5-2 Tuesday evening to remove the EDC's board of directors.

Mayor Larry McLellan was joined by council members Justin Myers, Raul Marquez Jr., Bobby McDonald and Raul Benavides in voting to oust the EDC board, while Carmen Harbour and Marvin Boyd voted against the action.

McLellan said city officials will accept applications for the EDC board over the next few weeks. He hopes to have a new board in place sometime in late September.

College art department receives Raku art supplies

August 26, 2014

Through a generous donation by Big Spring resident Woodie Fowler, the Howard College Art Department received various ceramics art supplies totaling about $350-$400 in molds, greenware and bisqueware. The items will be used for the Raku workshops scheduled for the fall and spring semesters.

County recalculates tax rate, sets hearings

August 26, 2014

Blame it on the computers.

Howard County commissioners were forced to refigure the county’s proposed tax rate for the new fiscal year Monday morning and the main culprit, it turned out, was faulty software.

A glitch in the computer system at the county tax appraisal district resulted in incorrect information being passed on to the area’s taxing entities, forcing all of them to go back to the drawing board and determine new tax rates for the coming 12 months.

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

Roger Avant

August 26, 2014

Roger Avant, 78, of Palestine, formerly of Big Spring, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at the Family Faith Center in Big Spring with Pastor Sam Segundo officiating.

He was born July 3, 1936, in Lamesa, Texas and married Oma Pennington Oct. 3, 1954, in Lamesa, Texas.
Roger owned Kwikie Grocery, which he opened in 1960 and operated until 2013, when he retired.

Darrell D. Fellows

August 26, 2014

Darrell D. Fellows, 79, of Midland, passed away Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel in Midland.

Linda Dykes

August 26, 2014

Linda Dykes, 67, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in a Houston hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the Mt. Olive Memorial Park Chapel.

She was born Feb. 20, 1947, in Big Spring, Texas and married Gerald Dykes in 1997.

Linda had worked as a dietician at the Big Spring Veterans Administration Medical Center, the Big Spring State Hospital and at Mountain View Lodge.

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