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August 7th, 2014

James 'Jim' Reese

August 7, 2014

James “Jim” Reese, 83, of Big Spring, died Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in a Midland hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
Jim was born in Leaky, Texas, on Dec. 23, 1930, to James and Ruby Hill Reese. He lived in Leaky until the age of 16 when the family moved to Camp Mystic, a girls’ camp in Hunt, Texas. He lived there until Sept. 13, 1948.

August 6th

Water Main Break at 10th and Owens

August 6, 2014

Water System Repair
The City of Big Spring has experienced a large 20” main break located near 10th & Owens which will affect many citizens within the City. We have staff on site and they will remain on site until service is restored late this evening. You may experience some inconveniences such as no water, low water pressure, dirty water, or additional air in the water, etc.

Border control, VA reform key town hall topics

August 6, 2014

Border security topped a wide range of topics during Randy Neugebauer’s “listening tour of West Texas,” which made a stop in Big Spring Tuesday.

Neugebauer (R-Lubbock), Big Spring’s U.S. Congressional representative, hosted the town hall meeting meeting at Howard College.

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

Proposed city budget promises good things for residents, businesses

August 6, 2014

Big Spring city officials are proposing an increase in their tax levy for the next fiscal year, but they promise residents will get a good bang for their buck.

During the city council’s annual budget work, City Manager Todd Darden and his staff proposed a budget featuring a tax rate of 86.5043 cents per $100 property valuation, which is the same rate as the expiring budget. Because of a huge jump in property valuations, however, the rate is projected to bring in $826,000 more in revenue than it did last year.

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

James 'Jim' Reese

August 6, 2014

James “Jim” Reese, 83, of Big Spring, died Monday, August 4, 2014 in a Midland hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, August 7, 2014 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

Jim was born in Leaky, Texas, December 23, 1930 to James and Ruby Hill Reese. He lived in Leaky until the age of 16 when the family moved to Camp Mystic, a girls’ camp in Hunt, Texas. He lived there until September 13, 1948.

Averill Hale Badgett

August 6, 2014

Averill Hale Badgett “MaMaw,” 90, of Andrews, passed away Monday, Aug.4, 2014. The family will receive friends Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at Alamo Heights Baptist Church in Midland. Burial will follow at Resthaven North in Midland.

Joseph LaMartina

August 6, 2014

Joseph LaMartina, 89, died Saturday at home in Garden City. He was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Brooklyn, N.Y. to Thomas and Josephine LaMartina, who came to America from Sicily, Italy, through Ellis Island. Joe had eight brothers and sisters who were all first generation Americans.

Paul Merrell

August 6, 2014

Paul Merrell, 61, of Big Spring, died Saturday Aug. 2, 2014. Private family services will be at a later date.

He was born to Angela Elizabeth and Henry Floyd Merrell in Big Spring March 13, 1953. He married Tina Rotenberry in Big Spring in November 1976. He was a lifetime resident of Big Spring. He worked all his life as a roughneck in the oilfield.

He is survived by his daughter Melissa Merrell of Midland, Texas; one sister Elizabeth Rasmus of Atlanta, Ga., and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother David Merrell.

Fabian Rio, Jr.

August 6, 2014

Fabian Rios, Jr., 18, of Big Spring, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Lubbock, Texas. Vigil services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.
He was born Aug. 26, 1995, in Odessa, Texas and attended Big Spring schools.

Codine 'Dena' Bollinger Walden

August 6, 2014

Codine “Dena” Bollinger Walden, 97, died Saturday in a Lubbock nursing home. Due to family illnesses, funeral services have been postponed until 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.

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