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September 4th, 2014

VA employees come to aid of food bank

September 4, 2014

Isaiah 58 Food Bank received tons of help — literally — from the local VA Medical Center.

Staff from the VAMC capped off their annual canned food drive Wednesday by donating more than 5,000 pounds of food items to Isaiah 58.

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

Tickets available for United Way fundraiser

September 4, 2014

For 70 years, United Way of Big Spring and Howard County has offered a helping hand to agencies which provide us a helping hand, and now they’re asking for our help, as well.

The United Way’s 70th annual campaign begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at Big Spring Country Club with its annual Boots and Bling Kick-off, an event which will offer attendees food, entertainment and a chance to earn some nice prizes, as well — all while helping the various agencies supported by UW.

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

Undine Kernodle

September 4, 2014

September 3, 2014 was a bittersweet day for Undine Kernodle as she left her family on Earth to join her Savior and loved ones in Heaven. Her life will be remembered with a graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Memorial Park.

Undine was born Nov. 6, 1927 in Durham, N.C. She met her sweetheart Alan Kernodle in North Carolina but had to follow him to Big Spring for marriage and a family. She and Alan shared 62 years of marriage and were blessed with two children, both girls.

Winnie Bobo Dodson

September 4, 2014

Winnie Bobo Dodson, 74, of Coahoma, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Coahoma, with the Rev. Elwin Collum, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, and the Rev. Mark Winn, pastor of First Baptist Church of Coahoma, officiating. Burial will follow in Coahoma Cemetery.

September 3rd

VIDEO: Michael Sam Signed to Cowboys' Practice Squad

September 3, 2014

VIDEO: Michael Sam Signed to Cowboys' Practice Squad
Michael Sam's second chance will be with the Dallas Cowboys. Coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday that the league's first openly gay player will be added to the practice roster. (Sept. 3)

Officers arrest 5 on Lorilla

September 3, 2014

Five individuals, including one considered armed and dangerous, were apprehended early this morning as officers executed a search warrant at 713 Lorilla.

The Big Spring Police Department and Howard County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team participated in the search warrant, which was the result of an investigation conducted by the BSPD narcotics unit. According to a press release, police had “received information of drug sales and the probable location of Theodore Rios,” who was wanted for parole violation and considered armed and dangerous.

First reading coming on city tax rate

September 3, 2014

The Big Spring City Council will present the first of two public hearings on the proposed FY 2015 tax rate when they hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in council chambers, 307 E. Fourth.

The council was supposed to have held a public hearing on the new rate last week, but a software error at the tax appraisal district resulted in incorrect information being relayed to the various taxing entities in Howard County.

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

Winnie Bobo Dodson

September 3, 2014

Winnie Bobo Dodson, 74, of Coahoma, died Monday, Sept.1, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Coahoma with Pastor Elwin Collum, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church and Pastor Mark Winn, pastor of First Baptist Church of Coahoma, officiating. Burial will follow in Coahoma Cemetery.

Undine Kernodle

September 3, 2014

Undine Kernodle, 86, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

September 2nd

Triathlon set Saturday at Comanche Trail Park

September 2, 2014

There is still time to register for the seventh annual Comanche Warrior Triathlon, set for Saturday at Comanche Trail Lake.

The event, which will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, consists of a 500-meter swim, an 18-mile bicycle ride and a 3-mile run, event organizer Hayley Lewis said.

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