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June 27th, 2014

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.

Lawsuit puts roadwork on hold for now

June 25, 2014

Plans to use state money to help upgrade Howard County roads are proceeding, albeit at a much slower pace than officials anticipated.

The county is eligible for almost $4 million in grant money from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for use in rehabilitating roads adversely effected by heavy oilfield traffic.

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

Annie Pearl Cook

June 25, 2014

Annie Pearl Cook of Big Spring, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, in a Big Spring hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the First Christian Church in Big Spring with Monsignor Bernard Gully and the Rev. Ken McIntosh officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Mt. Evergreen Cemetery in Pecos.

Annie was born Feb. 26, 1934 in Ballinger, Texas and married Marion Cook in Pecos in 1952. He preceded her in death Dec. 13, 2003.

Jo Ann Grace

June 25, 2014

Jo Ann Grace, 62, of San Angelo, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at her residence.

Mrs. Grace was born Oct. 25, 1951, in Duncan, Okla.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Gutierrez Funeral Chapels/Knickerbocker. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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