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September 8th, 2014

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.

Bettye Gainus

September 8, 2014

Bettye Gainus, 83, of Big Spring died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Randy Cotton, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, officiating.

She was born June 25, 1931, in Waxahachie, Texas to Ellie and Alton Bearden. She worked in the accounting department at Webb Air Force Base and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Arlene Hartin

September 8, 2014

Arlene Hartin, 77, of Big Spring died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. 

September 6th

College board to adopt new budget

September 6, 2014

Howard College trustees are primed to approve a new tax rate which will bring in roughly $300,000 in additional revenue during the coming fiscal year.
Following Friday's public hearing on the proposed rate of 17.7 cents per $100 valuation, college trustees have scheduled a meeting for 12:30 p.m. Sept. 15 to formally adopt the new levy.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the entire story.

Annual triathlon held here

September 6, 2014

Comanche Warriors wait patiently before beginning the swimming portion of the annual triathlon held early Saturday at Comanche Trail Park. The event included a 500-meter swim, 18-mile bicycle ride and a 3-mile run.

HERALD photo/Andreia Medlin

Jones’ late pick lifts helps Steers end drought against Monahans

September 6, 2014

MONAHANS – The Big Spring High School defense had every chance in the world to fold up like a cheap suit on Friday night in front of a large crowd at Estes Memorial Stadium.
Sure. At times, they were pushed around more than a lawnmower in Florida as they gave up 364 yards.
Sure. They got a little help from the officiating crew that overturned a fourth-quarter touchdown that would have given the Loboes a lead with just over 2 minutes to play.

September 5th

City council passes rezoning of property

September 5, 2014

Big Spring’s city council unanimously approved a rezoning ordinance which will allow development of 29 acres adjacent to Comanche Trail Lake into an addition featuring residences, restaurants and a hotel during a special meeting Thursday evening.

No timetable has been set for development of the area, located in the vicinity of Highway 87 and Village Road, to begin, but it will feature apartments and other residences, assisted living, a 3-to-5 story hotel and a pair of restaurants.

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

Not surprisingly, VA Medical Center looking for health care professionals

September 5, 2014

For anyone who needs a job, the VA Medical Center is hiring.

Physicians, nurses, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses aides and volunteers are all needed. VAMC officials at a town hall meeting held Thursday evening addressed this and other issues that have plagued the Big Spring VA for many years.

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

John Phillip Hamilton

September 5, 2014

John Phillip Hamilton, 83, formerly of Big Spring, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Graham. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Murray Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.

John was born Aug. 20, 1931, in Lubbock to the late Reece Burl and Georgia May (Saunders) Hamilton. He graduated from Cooper High School, Lubbock in 1948, received a BS and MA from North Texas State University, Denton and a BD and MRE from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth.

September 4th

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away

September 4, 2014

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away
The 81-year-old comedy icon has died

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