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August 13th, 2014

Bob Stewart

August 13, 2014

Bob Stewart, 81, of Big Spring, Texas, 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.

Becky Salgado

August 13, 2014

Becky Salgado, 47, of Big Spring, Texas, died Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014, at her residence.Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at

Melvin 'Wayne' Griffith

August 13, 2014

Melvin "Wayne" Griffith, 67, of Big Spring, Texas, died Monday Aug. 11, 2014, at Stanton Care Center & Rehab. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at

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August 12, 2014

No highjacking; Bricker unarmed, authorities say

August 12, 2014

While many facts about what happened during Saturday night’s fatal shooting of a Big Spring man have not been released, Howard County Sheriff Stan Parker took a few minutes Monday to explain some of the things that didn’t occur.

Attempting to clear the air of rumors surrounding the fatal shooting of Bobby Gene Bricker, Parker released some preliminary findings during a Monday news conference at the county law enforcement center.

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

New school year may mean increase in need for CASA

August 12, 2014

As summer vacation winds down, the month of August brings the coming of a new school year for many children. Unfortunately, the start of a new academic year can also lead to more child abuse or neglect reports as teachers, staff and other parents notice signs of harm that children suffered over the summer.

Geraldine L. Stroud

August 12, 2014

Geraldine L. Stroud, 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at her home in Stanton, Texas Aug. 11, 2014. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Downtown Church of Christ in Stanton with Deral McWhorter and Kendall Tomlinson, officiating on Aug. 13, 2014. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Stanton.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Gilbreath Funeral Home in Stanton.

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.

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