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August 15th, 2014

State ratings, proposed budget get look from board

August 15, 2014

Officials with the Big Spring Independent School District may not feel comfortable about whistling “Blue Skies” around campus yet, but the newest round of state accountability ratings are giving them a little more confidence that district academics is improving.

“I always say we didn’t get to where we are overnight,” Superintendent Chris Wigington said during the board of trustees meeting Thursday. “I know our teachers are doing a great job, our principals are doing a great job, the curriculum department and everybody. They are working hard, and we are heading into the right direction."

Becky Salgado

August 15, 2014

Becky Salgado, 47, of Big Spring, died Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014, at her residence. A prayer service will be held Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Pastor Kevin Knudson officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Clara Hernandez

August 15, 2014

Clara Hernandez, 92, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with Monsignor Bernard L. Gully officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Ike (Clarence) Francis Watznauer

August 15, 2014

Ike (Clarence) Francis Watznauer, 84, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at the Alive In Christ Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Ronald Dugan

August 15, 2014

Ronald Dugan, 57, of Big Spring, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.

August 14th

PD investigates armed robbery at Advantage Inn

August 14, 2014

Big Spring police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed Advantage Inn at gunpoint early this morning.

Around 4 a.m. today, police were advised a black male wearing a black hoodie entered the office of the hotel, located at 804 W. Interstate 20, displayed a handgun and demanded money.

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

Zubiate trial resumes today

August 14, 2014

Testimony resumed Thursday in 118th District Court in the trial of Leroy Zubiate, who is accused of shooting and seriously wounding a Big Spring man last November.

Zubiate, a 30-year-old New Mexico native, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the shooting, which occurred Nov. 27 in east Big Spring.

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

Bob Stewart

August 14, 2014

Bob Stewart, 81, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at Spring Creek Fellowship, with Derrick Looney and Sue Hart officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the services. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

He was born Jan. 28, 1933, in Hermleigh, Texas and married Ben Ella Milner May 14, 1954, in Joshua, Texas.

Dena Walden

August 14, 2014

Dena Walden, 97, passed away peacefully Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, under the watchful care of her family and caregivers. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. The family will receive friends following the services.

She was born on Oct. 18, 1916, in Loraine, Texas. Dena was a retail sales buyer for 16 years and faithful pastor's wife and homemaker. She loved her family and friends and delighted in laughing together.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Walden; daughter, Sondra Floyd; and three siblings.

Nita Currie

August 14, 2014

Nita Currie, 85 of Stephenville, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, in Stephenville.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel, with Phillip Boss officiating. Visitation with the Currie family will follow memorial services. Nita’s wishes were to be cremated, and her cremains will be interred at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring.

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