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July 12th, 2014

Fireworks start grass fire, officials say

July 12, 2014

A grass fire Thursday afternoon that threatened some residential houses was caused by children playing with fireworks, according to Big Spring Fire Department officials.

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July 12, 2014

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Council caps water service out of city limits

July 12, 2014

The city of Big Spring is limiting the number of customers living outside the city limits who receive water service.
During their Tuesday meeting, the city council approved an ordinance that effectively put a cap on the number of residents outside Big Spring's city limits who receive water from municipal sources.

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Warren Willborn

July 12, 2014

Warren Willborn, 74, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at his residence. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born Nov. 3, 1939, in Big Spring and was a lifelong resident. He had worked as a ginner, an auto mechanic and a welder.

July 11th

Reliever route gets funding

July 11, 2014

Officials for the Ports to Plains Alliance announced Thursday funding for the northern portion of the Highway 87 reliever route has been secured, a step many people thought would not happen for decades.

“This is huge,” said Gloria McDonald, a member of the Ports to Plains Alliance. “We didn’t think we would get the northern portion for probably 20 years or if ever because we weren’t sure funding was going to be available.”

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

Firefighters quell blaze in neighborhood

July 11, 2014

A grass fire Thursday afternoon created several tense moments for home owners in a residential area tucked quietly in from Wasson Road.

“I came outside to let my dog out and saw something burning,”said Jessica Harman, who was house-sitting her mother’s residence in the 2700 block of Clayton Street. “Within like ten minutes it had come all the way down and I could see bright, dark flames. Ashes were falling.”

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

Lawrence Thomas (Tommy) Aberegg

July 11, 2014

Lawrence Thomas (Tommy) Aberegg left his earthly home to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Visitation with the family will be held at the Piersall – Benton Funeral Home on Friday, July 11, from 5-6:30 p.m. A service honoring his life will be conducted on Saturday, July 12, at 10 a.m. at Piersall-Benton Funeral Home in Abilene, Texas. Burial will take place Monday, July 14, at 9 a.m. at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Abilene, Texas.

Coy Ray Nelson

July 11, 2014

Coy Ray Nelson, age 64, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Weatherford, Texas.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014, from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service will be Monday, July 14, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel.

Coy was born Dec.12, 1949, to C.A. and Valta Wheeler Nelson in Big Spring. Texas. He was a longtime resident of Weatherford. Coy worked as an electrical foreman for the city of Weatherford.

Burrel Gene Justice

July 11, 2014

Burrel Gene Justice, 82, of Odessa passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Madison Medical Resort in Odessa. He was born March 3, 1932, in Ralston, Okla., to Fred and Maudie Justice. He was a retired plant operator.

Warren Willborn

July 11, 2014

Warren Willborn, 74, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.

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