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September 10th, 2014

9/11 ceremony set Thursday to honor fallen

September 10, 2014

A ceremony to honor and remember those who lost their lives during the terroristic attacks on the United States Sept. 11, 2001, and for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country in the fight against terror, will be held this week.

A 9/11 Memorial at the Spring Town Plaza will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday inside the mall by the yellow ribbon display near Sears. Last year, the annual event drew more than 400 people to the service, which is presented by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 47 and the Howard County Volunteer Fire Department.

City budget hearing Thursday

September 10, 2014

City residents will get a chance to sound off on the proposed budget and tax rate for FY 2015 when the Big Spring City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth.

City leaders have proposed a budget featuring a tax rate of 86.5043 cents per $100 property valuation, which is the same rate as the expiring budget. Because of a huge jump in property valuations, however, the rate is projected to bring in $826,000 more in revenue than it did last year.

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

Arlene Hartin

September 10, 2014

Arlene Hartin, 77, of Big Spring, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial following at Mount Olive Memorial Park. Officiating will be Randy Cotton, Joey Bacon and Derek Looney.

Rae Nell Best

September 10, 2014

Rae Nell Best, 85, of Coahoma, died Monday Sept. 8, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Grape Creek, Texas. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Myers & Smith Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Coahoma Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Big Spring.

Tommie Freeman

September 10, 2014

Tommie Freeman, 59, of Big Spring died Tuesday Sept. 9, 2014, at his residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.

September 9th

County to start roadwork

September 9, 2014

Howard County crews are going to start preparing area roads ready for state-financed repair, even though it is unclear at this time whether the state finances will be available.

During their Monday meeting, commissioners approved $400,000 in shoulder-widening work to be performed by county crews in preparation for a multi-million dollar repair project that has been on the books for the last several months.

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

PD: Chickens beaten to death

September 9, 2014

Police are working to determine who bludgeoned to death as many as a dozen chickens at the Big Spring Animal Shelter last week.

According to a Big Spring PD press release, a kennel worker discovered several deceased chickens in an enclosed area of the shelter when she reported to work at 8 a.m. Friday.

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

Arlene Hartin

September 9, 2014

Arlene Hartin, 77, of Big Spring, died Sunday Sept. 7, 2014, at her residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with burial following at Mount Olive Memorial Park. Officiating will be Randy Cotton, Joey Bacon and Derek Looney.

Rae Nell Best

September 9, 2014

Rae Nell Best, 85, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at her daughter's home in Grape Creek. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

September 8th

Museum officials to make case for endowments during Saturday event

September 8, 2014

Heritage Museum are making a pitch to potential donors, and they’re using some of West Texas’ finest wines in the process.

The museum will host a wine tasting from 5-7 p.m. Saturday to kick off its annual endowment campaign. Representatives from Llano Estacado Winery in Lubbock will be on hand serving samples of their products and several local artists will display their work.

Museum Curator Tammy Schrecengost said the endowment campaign will help the facility, which has been hit hard by the loss of grant money, become more self-sustaining.

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