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July 10th, 2014

Firefighters battling wildfire; homes threatened

July 10, 2014

C-City State Park to host kayaking class this weekend

July 10, 2014

COLORADO CITY — Lake Colorado City State Park is putting on a guided kayaking program to teach the basic skills of kayaking and to provide an opportunity to get out on the lake.

Park Superintendent Kyle O’Haver has three workshops available Saturday. The park is providing the kayaks and life vests; however, those who want to can bring their own and join in — just let park officials know as overall class sizes are limited. The program lasts 1-½ hours and will go over basic equipment, safety on the water, maneuvering skills and a follow the leader guided trip.

Aggie auction to tee off Saturday

July 10, 2014

You don’t have to be an Aggie to love the annual Aggie Auction.

The event, sponsored by the Howard County A&M Club, will be held Saturday at Big Spring Country Club, and organizers said it will offer something to appeal to just about everyone, not just fans of a certain land-grant university at College Station.

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

Chester Coffman

July 10, 2014

Chester Coffman, 94, of Big Spring, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel with Walter McCall, pastor of Vincent Baptist Church, officiating.

Bobbi J. Hooper

July 10, 2014

Bobbi J. Hooper, 80, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014, at Myers & Smith Chapel with Dr. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Wesley Charles Carroll Jr.

July 10, 2014

Wesley Charles Carroll Jr., of Lago Vista, Texas, went to be with the Lord on July 2, 2014. Wes was born May 17, 1942, in Big Spring, Texas, and lived there until moving to Lago Vista eight years ago with his wife, Genie. Wes worked at Sid Richardson Carbon Company for 31 years and retired from the position of Lead Lab Technician in 2004.

For much of his life, Wes enjoyed woodworking and made many beautiful pieces of furniture and household objects for his home, friends and family. He was also very athletic and enjoyed playing golf, even passing on this love to his grandson.

July 9th

Ginners upset over ‘master plan’

July 9, 2014

Count at least two people who don’t like what Big Spring’s “road map to the future” is envisioning for the community’s future.

Big Spring’s city council passed two sections of the city’s comprehensive master plan during their Tuesday night meeting, laying out a guideline to how the community will deal with possible growth at the airport and north of town over the course of the next 20 or 30 years.

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

Wreck victim identified as Abilene man

July 9, 2014

An Abilene man was killed in a two-vehicle accident Saturday in Martin County on Interstate 20 near mile marker 161.

According to DPS officials, 29-year-old David M. Fruhling of Abilene was pronounced dead by Martin County Justice of the Peace Jarrell Hedrick at 8:55 p.m. Saturday at the scene of the accident. His body was taken to Nalley-Pickle & Welch in Big Spring.

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

Mary Ellen (Werthe) Pope

July 9, 2014

Mary Ellen (Werthe) Pope, of Big Spring, Texas has gone to be with the Lord. At the age of 88, she made her peaceful journey on July 5, 2014. She was born in Tulsa, Okla. on February 28, 1926, and moved to Big Spring from Mauldin, S.C., where she resided for nearly 40 years. She was a long-standing member of the Mauldin United Methodist Church.

Chester Coffman

July 9, 2014

Chester Coffman, 94, of Big Spring, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Park Peace Chapel.

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