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August 26th, 2014

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.

David James Green

August 26, 2014

David James Green, 47, of San Antonio, formerly of Big Spring, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in a San Antonio nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring with the Rev. Ken McIntosh, pastor of First Christian Church, officiating.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

August 25th

Council to consider removal of EDC board

August 25, 2014

A tug of war which has developed between the Big Spring City Council and the Economic Development Council Board of Directors may have reached its breaking point.

When the city council meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, it will consider the possible removal and replacement of EDC board members.

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

Gas prices continue downward slide

August 25, 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.

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