August 11th, 2014
Joe Fierro Rodriguez came into this world on August 27, 1941. He went home to be with the Lord on August 4, 2014.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Denton, TX.
Joe was born in Big Spring, TX to Cecilia Tiero and Louis Rodriguez.
He is preceded in death by his grandmother Eugenia Fierro and grandfather Pedro Fierro, Big Spring, TX, brother Willie Menchaca, Albuquerque, NM and brother Carlos Fierro, Big Spring, TX.
Geraldine Stroud, 84, of Stanton, died Monday Aug. 11, 2014 at her residence. . Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.
Bonnie Birmelin, 53. of Big Spring, died Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Midland. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
George Gamage Sr., 68, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Alfred Ray Lang, 62, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Accountability ratings released by the Texas Education Agency Friday shows academic improvement in the Big Spring public schools but as a whole the Big Spring Independent School District is still rated â€śimprovement required.â€ť
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Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in 118th District Court in the trial of Leroy Zubiate, who is accused of shooting and seriously wounding a Big Spring man last November.
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Rob Shive, 62, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Shine of Coahoma, Texas, passed away Aug. 3, 2014 in Warsaw, Poland. Services are pending.
When the subject is salaries, the city of Big Spring will never be able to compete with the oil field sector, but that hasnâ€™t stopped officials from trying to be as competitive as they can.
During the past 12 months, salaries for city employees have jumped more than 10 percent and will increase even more if the city council approves the proposed FY 2015 budget presented earlier this week.
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