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Archive - 2014

May 15th

VA clinics to get federal audit

May 15, 2014

Recent concerns over the use of alleged “secret waiting lists” have prompted Secretary Eric Shinseki of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to send out audit teams to clinics in the VA Medical Center, and that includes the West Texas VA Heealth Care System in Big Spring.

With warmer weather, TxDOT touts cycle safety

May 15, 2014

State officials want to make roads safer for motorcycle riders.

In an effort to reverse a 5-percent year-over-year increase in motorcycle crash fatalities, the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its month-long “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign. The campaign, which started Thursday, coincides with the first day of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

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

Shirley Jean Rhea

May 15, 2014

Shirley Jean Rhea, 68, of Odessa, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring.

She was born Oct. 20, 1945, in Wichita Falls, Texas and married Morris Rhea July 13, 1991, in Odessa. He preceded her in death Feb. 26, 2007.

She was a hairdresser and loved raising children. She was a longtime owner of Cassidy's Hideaway,.

Phyllis Evans

May 15, 2014

Phyllis Evans, 88, of Stanton, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Greenwood, Texas. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, at the Evergreen Cemetery Chapel in Stanton.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Gilbreath Funeral Home.

She was born April 17, 1926, to Arthur William Howard and Margaret Mabel Goffin Howard in The Grange, Langley, England. Phyllis moved to Stanton in the early 1940s after marrying R. A. Evans of Stanton, who preceded her in death.

May 14th

As developers wait, city ponders water, sewer lines, zoning for northern sector

May 14, 2014

The northern sector, the northwest corridor — whatever you want to call it, it is a place of great interest to both developers and Big Spring city officials.

The sector, which covers a roughly fan-shaped area spreading west and south from Highway 87 to Interstate 20, was a central topic of discussion during Tuesday’s meeting of the Big Spring City Council.

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

City keeping eyes out for water thieves

May 14, 2014

Theft of water service is becoming a cause of concern in Big Spring, and city officials are taking steps to put a halt to the practice.

During their Tuesday meeting, city council members passed the first reading of a new ordinance authorizing a wide range of fines for anyone who tampers with their water service within the city limits.

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

Lupe Aleman 'Chita' Fierro

May 14, 2014

Lupe Aleman "Chita" Fierro, 91, of Barstow, formerly of Big Spring, Texas, died Monday, May 12, 2014, in a Pecos nursing home. Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

She was born April 6, 1923, in Big Spring and married Frank Fierro Sr. He preceded her in death April 27, 1970. She loved to garden and cook.

Benito Hilario Jr.

May 14, 2014

Benito Hilario Jr., 58, of Big Spring died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.

Shirley Jean Rhea

May 14, 2014

Shirley Jean Rhea, 68, of Odessa, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.

May 13th

Run to the Wall to rumble through Big Spring Saturday

May 13, 2014

Big Spring takes its role Saturday in the annual Run for the Wall motorcycle ride enroute to Washington, D.C. to support the nation’s veterans, both living and deceased.

Hundreds of motorcycle riders will enter Big Spring from the west side, head south on FM 700 to the Vietnam Memorial to lay a wreath and say a prayer or two. The annual event begins each year with cyclists heading from California across the nation, picking up more riders along the way, before arriving in Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day eve.

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

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