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June 28th, 2014

Robert (Bob) D. Kiser

June 28, 2014

Robert (Bob) D. Kiser, 84 of Fort Worth, formerly of Abilene and Sand Springs, Texas
died Thursday, June 26, 2014 in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Bob will lay in state at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 U.S. Hwy 277 S., Abilene, Texas, from 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2014.

June 27th

TEA monitor: Reputation plagues BSISD

June 27, 2014

Big Spring Independent School District has a reputation problem, according to the Texas Education Agency monitor assigned to the district.

Happy holidays (but don’t drink and drive)

June 27, 2014

While county residents will be out celebrating the July 4 festivities, Howard County Sheriff’s Deputies will be on the roads to crack down on drunk driving.

“We want everyone to have reason to celebrate this holiday season,” said Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker. “But that means that drivers need to arrange for a safe and sober ride home.”

The enforcement period runs from June 27 to July 7.

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

Geraldine Lewis

June 27, 2014

Geraldine Lewis, 95, of Midland, formerly of Big Spring, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in a Midland nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring with the Rev. Bob Porterfield officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Big Spring.

Geraldine was born Jan. 29, 1919, in Annona, Texas and married Alton Lewis Feb. 22, 1936, in Ackerly, Texas. He preceded her in death Feb. 6, 1983.

Daryle Ed Coates

June 27, 2014

Daryle Ed Coates, 60, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in a Stanton hospital. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

He was born September 20, 1953 in Big Spring, Texas. He was a lifelong resident of Big Spring and Howard County and graduated from Coahoma High School in 1972. His passion was cooking and serving the Wounded Warriors.

June 26th

SMMC faces possible Medicare sanctions

June 26, 2014

Scenic Mountain Medical Center is one of more than 750 hospitals nationwide which have been targeted for potential Medicare sanctions because of unacceptably high rates of care-related infections.

Starting in October, SMMC could possibly lose 1 percent of its Medicare payments as a results of the infection finding by the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program, which was created by federal law in 2010.

Electrical short sparks blaze at mobile home

June 26, 2014

A Howard County man lost his mobile home after an apparent electrical shortage sparked a fast-moving, early morning fire.

Firefighters responded to a call shortly after midnight Wednesday morning of a fire at a residence on South Anderson Road, said Howard County Volunteer Fire Chief Tommy Sullivan.

“Through the investigation, we think the fire was most likely caused by an electrical shortage,” Sullivan said.

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

Geraldine Lewis

June 26, 2014

Geraldine Lewis, 95, of Midland, formerly of Big Spring, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in a Midland nursing home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park in Big Spring with the Rev. Bob Porterfield officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Big Spring.

Geraldine was born Jan. 29, 1919, in Annona, Texas and married Alton Lewis Feb. 22, 1936 in Ackerly, Texas. He preceded her in death Feb. 6, 1983.

Daryle Ed Coates

June 26, 2014

Daryle Ed Coates, 60, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in a Stanton hospital. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

He was born Sept. 20, 1953 in Big Spring, Texas. He was a lifelong resident of Big Spring and Howard County and graduated from Coahoma High School in 1972. His passion was cooking and serving the Wounded Warriors.

June 25th

Council members ponder ‘wish lists’ for fiscal year

June 25, 2014

Big Spring City Council members shared their wish lists for the upcoming budget cycle Tuesday and, not surprisingly, infrastructure improvements were at or near the top of everybody’s agendas.

Toward the end of their Tuesday meeting, council members were granted the opportunity to discuss their budget priorities for the coming fiscal year and they talked about a wide variety of subjects, including beautification, traffic safety and improving the quality of life for local residents.

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