August 25th, 2014
Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 2.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.24 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.
This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.43 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
For more of this story, read Monday's edition of the Herald.
David Green, 47, of San Antonio, formerly of Big Spring, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 in a San Antonio hospital. Funeral services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory.
The SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf Lady Rattlers will write a new page in Howard County athletic history tomorrow night. They will bring collegiate volleyball action to the Crossroads. The Lady Rattlers will take to the SWCID Activity Center at 6 p.m. for their first-ever game.
The Big Spring High School Lady Steers did exactly what they wanted at the Granbury Classic on Saturday. They played volleyball. Unfortunately for the Lady Steers, the end result probably wasnât what they had hoped for.
Raul Sanchez and Jonathan Granados take advantage of the mild weather to wash their cars Saturday.
Keep Big Spring Beautiful volunteers Angie and KâLeigh Williams pick up trash at Comanche Trail Lake during Clean The Lake Day early Saturday.
HERALD photo/Andreia Medlin
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas â Karla Denise Lepard passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church of Colleyville on Sunday at 3 p.m.. Visitation was Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home. Burial is Monday at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring, Texas, at 3 p.m.
James B. (Sonny) Hicks passed away Aug. 18, 2014, in the home of Jessie and Daniel Cavazos in Harlingen, Texas. James had battled poor health for months.
At James' request, there will be no formal service. His remains are to be cremated and released on the beaches of South Padre Island. James was born Oct. 4, 1930, in Big Spring, Texas, to Gladys and Jim Hicks. He was raised in Forsan, Texas, and upon graduation from Howard Payne College was ordained as a Baptist minister.
Rafael âRalphâ Lopez III, 55, of Big Spring, died Wednesday Aug. 20, 2014, at his residence. Private family services will be a later date.
Ralph was born in Edinberg, Texas, to Olga and Rafael Lopez Feb. 12, 1959. He spent most of his life in Big Spring. He was a Catholic. He attended Big Spring schools. He had worked for the city of Big Spring, gins and, most recently, roofing.
Ouida "Penny" Copeland, 84, of Midland, died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in a Midland nursing home. Family memorial services will be held at a later date.
Ouida was born Jan. 3, 1930, in De Kalb, Texas, and married Charles Copeland Jan. 14, 1951, in Lovington, N.M. He preceded her in death in November 1994.
She and her husband, who was in the oilfield, had lived in several places, including Texas and Africa.