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October 24th, 2014

Harrison Lee Denton

October 24, 2014

ABILENE: Harrison Lee Denton, 75, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Coronado Nursing Center from complication of Alzheimer’s. A memorial gathering will be held at 11:00am Saturday October 25, 2014 at Royse City Cemetery.

Lee was born on July 29, 1939 to Mort and Alta Mary (Stallcup) Denton in Big Spring. Lee grew up in Big Spring and graduated from Big Spring High School. He worked for and retired from Cosden Refinery in Big Spring. He served in the Marine Crop reserves in Big Spring.

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October 24, 2014

Voting totals near 1K

October 24, 2014

More than 1,000 Howard County residents are expected to cast ballots by the end of the first week of early voting, officials predict.

Through Thursday, 957 people had voted early in the Nov. 4 general election. Election Administrator Saundra Bloom said 633 people voted in person, while 324 mail-in ballots were received.

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

Halloween Art Bash coming to HC

October 24, 2014

Even the ghouls like to express their creativity, but they will not be invited to the Howard College Art Department’s big Halloween Art Bash.

Or maybe, they will.

About 165 students ranging from fifth grade to high school from Howard County schools will be participating in a workshop hosted by the art department in conjunction with UTPB “Pots and Prints.”

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

Richard 'Dick' Raymond Tobias

October 24, 2014

Richard "Dick" Raymond Tobias, 81, of Brownwood, formerly of Arlington and Andrews, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring, with Larry Mathis officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

He was born June 25, 1933, in Atlantic, Iowa and married Nelda Ann Shaw July 25, 1952, in Yuma, Ariz.

Zula Thompson

October 24, 2014

Zula Thompson, 70, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in a local hospital. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.

Zula was born Dec. 25, 1943, in Big Spring, Texas and married Luther "Luke" Thompson March 3, 1972, in Lovington, N.M. He preceded her in death in May 1985.

She was very active in Alcoholics Anonymous.

Zula is survived by two daughters, DeAnne Patterson and Deena Gill; one son, James Thompson; two sisters, Wanda Jo Murphy and Sharon Spargo; and one brother, Albert Daniels.

Ruby Lee McCarty

October 24, 2014

Ruby Lee McCarty was born Oct. 31, 1933, in Mitchell County, Texas to Fredrick Emanuel and Naoma (Hayes) Carstensen. She passed away Oct. 22, 2014, in Gainesville, Texas at the age of 80.

She married George E. McCarty, was a member of Christ the Great Shepard in Sanger and, prior to its closing, she was employed at the Care Inn Nursing Home in Sanger.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; twin sisters; and five brothers, Kent Carstensen, Andrew Carstensen, Freddie Carstensen, Tommy Carstensen, and Arthur Carstensen.

Jaynet Smith Hardin

October 24, 2014

Jaynet Smith Hardin, 76, of Willow Park, formerly of Big Spring, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Burleson, Texas. Funeral services will be Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Elwin Collom, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Coahoma Cemetery. The family invites friends to join them for lunch following the service.

Lenard Dean (JR) Garrard Jr.

October 24, 2014

Lenard Dean (JR) Garrard, Jr., 47, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

October 23rd

Shooting leaves 1 wounded

October 23, 2014

Police are searching for a man believed responsible for a Wednesday evening shooting that resulted in a local man being airlifted to a Midland hospital.

Big Spring police and emergency medical service personnel responded to Northcrest Apartments, 1002 N. Main, around 9 p.m. Wednesday, in reference to a gunshot victim.

Upon arrival, officers located Alfredo Harper, 25, lying between two of the apartment’s building.

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

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