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April 17th, 2014

Pilots: Pump your own gas

April 17, 2014

The self-serve gas pump, long a fixture for automobile drivers, will soon be available to pilots at Big Spring Airport.

Crews began installing two 12,000-gallon fuel tanks at the airport Wednesday morning. When the project is complete, pilots of aircraft ranging from single-propellor Cessnas to business-class jets will be able to “gas ’n’ go” just as easily as their earthbound counterparts.

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

HC plans Earth Day events

April 17, 2014

Howard College students are not only learning and earning for life they are making a positive impact in the community with a diversity of projects.

As an Earth Day Project, Howard College art, biology and workforce departments are working together to collect items needed for the continued operation of the Howard County Humane Society. Assistant Professors Dr. Annie McKinnon, biology, Dr. Steven Hobbs, workforce and assistant professor of art/department head, Stacy Slaten, are collecting items for the local animal shelter.

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

Florencia Gamboa

April 17, 2014

Florencia Gamboa, 97, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

She was born Aug. 10, 1916, in Marfa, Texas and married Elias Gamboa Sr. July 9, 1931, in Big Spring. He preceded her in death Aug. 2, 1991.

She moved to Big Spring from Marfa at the age of 7 and made Big Spring her home. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Parish and the Guadalupana Society.

Big Spring could shine at area track meet

April 17, 2014

The Big Spring High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams could be in for an enjoyable day at the Area Track and Field Championships this afternoon in Pecos. The two teams head into the meet with a bevy of athletes that are favored to contend for victories in their respective events.

Forsan rallies for 5-4 win over Miles

April 17, 2014

The Forsan Buffaloes scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to complete a 5-4 come-from-behind win over the Miles Bulldogs in front of a large crowd at the Forsan ISD field.

Downing leads BSJHS netters in Sweetwater

April 17, 2014

Robbie Downing walked away from the Sweetwater Junior High School Tennis Invitational with plenty to smile about. The Big Spring standout turned in a gold-medal effort en route to winning the girls’ singles division on Thursday, April 12.

April 16th

City workers to get 6 percent raise

April 16, 2014

City of Big Spring employees are getting a raise in pay, with the possibility of even more increases in the near future.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a 6 percent, across-the-board pay increase for all city employees during a special meeting Tuesday evening.

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

Brown named top student at HC

April 16, 2014

Considered a “go to girl” by her peers, Lacey Brown has been named recipient of Howard College’s 2013-2014 Presidential Award.

Brown, a wife and resident of Abilene, was one of dozens of students honored Tuesday night during the college’s annual awards ceremony at Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.The Presidential Award for Outstanding Student of the Year is the most prestigious award given to a student at Howard College. Selection is based on academic excellence, participation in student life, leadership qualities and overall college spirit.

Wilma Brooks

April 16, 2014

Wilma Brooks, 66 of Stanton died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in a Midland hospital. Funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Belvue Church of Christ in Stanton. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Central time at the Portales Cemetery, Portales, N.M.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton.

Wilma was born Nov. 3, 1947 in Portales, N.M. to Jim and Freeda Vernon McBride. She married Bill Brooks Nov. 23, 1967 in Portales.

Mark Edwards

April 16, 2014

Mark Edwards, 56, of Big Spring, died Sunday March 30, 2014, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Coahoma Cemetery.

He was born to Katherine and James Edwards on Feb. 2, 1958, in Big Spring. He was a lifetime resident of Howard County. He was a long haul and oilfield truck driver until retiring in 2013 due to ill health. He was a member of East Fourth Baptist Church.

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