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August 12th, 2014

Betty Lou Smith Miller

August 12, 2014

Betty Lou Smith Miller, of Conroe, Texas, formerly of Big Spring, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Conroe. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.
She was born May 10, 1932, in Mitchell County, Texas to Walter E. Smith and Lula Mae Slaton. Betty married Richard Miller Nov. 9, 1953 in Carlsbad, N.M.

Bonnie Birmelin

August 12, 2014

Bonnie Birmelin, 53, of Big Spring, died Saturday Aug. 9, 2014, in Midland. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Mona Lue Tonn of Spring Tabernacle Ministries will be officiating.

She was born Feb. 16, 1961, to Sue and Fred Birmelin in Mansfield, Ohio. She had been a resident of Big Spring for more than 40 years. She was a painter and had worked as a truck driver for Western Container. Most recently, she worked as an associate for Wal Mart.

Meliton A. 'Lingo' Viera

August 12, 2014

Meliton A. “Lingo” Viera Jr., 50, of Big Spring, died Sunday Aug. 10, 2014, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Central Baptist Church with burial following at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at http://www.myersandsmith.com/

Joyce Ditto

August 12, 2014

Joyce Ditto, 86, of Big Spring, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in a local nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.

August 11th

McCamey main jailed on murder charge

August 11, 2014

A man who allegedly shot and killed a Big Spring resident he said had stolen his mother’s vehicle has been charged with murder.

James Keck, 24, of McCamey, was arrested following Saturday’s fatal shooting of Bobby Gene Bricker, authorities said.

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

Taxes top city agenda

August 11, 2014

Big Spring’s city council will take another step toward firming up a tax rate for the new fiscal year when they meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth St.

At last week’s budget work session, staff proposed a new tax rate of 86.6 cents per $100 valuation, which is almost identical to the rate the city levied under the current budget. Because of a big jump in property valuations, however, the new rate is expected to bring in $826,000 in additional revenue in the next fiscal year.

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

Budget tops Forsan ISD agenda

August 11, 2014

FORSAN — It's crunch time for trustees with the Forsan Independent School District — number crunching time that is.

Board members will meet at 7 p.m. Monday to pour over numbers in the proposed budget and 2015 tax rate.

According to FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson, who was still hammering out the details Friday, officials expect to deliver a tight but balanced budget to trustees based on the same maintenance and operation rate of $1.04 per $100 per valuation. Johnson said he didn't have a figure yet for the district's debt service rate but expected it to be less than last year.

Larry Dale Steward

August 11, 2014

STEPHENVILLE – Larry Dale Steward, 69, passed away Friday, Aug.1, 2014. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Lacy Funeral Home.

Larry was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 2, 1945. He married Frances (Faye) Samorez on May 14, 1974, in Des Moines, Iowa. He was an Air Force veteran and retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons after 22 years. Larry served as a volunteer with the American Red Cross for several years. He moved to Stephenville, Texas, in Aug. of 2013.

Joe Fierro Rodriguez

August 11, 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

August 11, 2014

Geraldine Stroud, 84, of Stanton, died Monday Aug. 11, 2014 at her residence. . Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.

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