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Reply Tom James
12:04 PM on September 19, 2015 

I was born in Big Spring in 1947 and moved away when I was 6 yoa after my father died, Thomas James. One of the things I've kept through the years is a bood "Big Spring" by Shine Phillips, 1946. I've always been proud of being a Texan and enjoyed reading through your HCTHP.  Good job.

Reply Terry Mitchell
7:37 PM on June 6, 2014 

Try again. Climbed signal mountain when I was nine with my older brother in 1962. We parked at Moss Creek/lake snuck over the fence and walked and climbed. The last few feet at the top were not easy. Found a hole approx. 12 ft. deep with a wood ladder in it but way too rotten to use. At the bottom of the hole near the ladder was a lantern (glass globe intact) but the hole was such we didn't risk going down. The view was awesome and became hooked on exploring ever since.

I miss Melvin's hamburgers, the Wagon wheels mini-pitchers of beer, and O'dells BBQ in "Jones Valley" (took the sauce receipe to his grave, damnit), riding my horse in the parade, hunting blue quail and cottontail, and the winter arrival of the thousands of Sandhill Cranes. Thanks for the website.

Reply Terry Mitchell
6:44 PM on June 6, 2014 
Reply John Lovelace
11:44 AM on April 23, 2014 

Spent time in Big Spring during my tour of duty in the Air Force.  It was a real culture shock when I first rolled into town but after a while it kind of grows on you.  Do you still have the rattle snake round up?

Reply Dalton Ray Phillips
10:03 AM on November 12, 2013 

Very interesting website. I will be back to spend some time browsing.

Reply Meg Brooks
5:54 PM on October 24, 2013 

My father was James Edward Brooks, born in Big Spring in 1928 and his father was James Thomas Brooks.  Just trying to find more information about them.

Reply Chelsea McCullough
10:13 AM on September 26, 2013 

Hi Doyle!

Reply cindy loden
9:07 AM on July 28, 2013 

I need help trying to locate my husbands dad that was living in big springs texas in 1972 and was dating his mom nancie loden .(Clay Danner) ,he was deployed then she found out she was pregnant he never new. notify by email with any information . please help I have tried but no luck Thank you Cindy Loden

 

 

 

Reply Eddie Jordan
4:55 PM on May 19, 2013 

 I was born in Big Spring Texas in 1945, I moved to Oklahoma with my Mom and Dad IN 1963.  I miss Big Spring very much. Viva Texas

Reply Angela Hodnett Solis
8:21 PM on October 16, 2012 

So excited to find your website!  Look forward to reading every word.....