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July 18th, 2014

Marie Nell Coots

July 18, 2014

Marie Nell Coots, 97, of Big Spring, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, in a Stanton nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.

July 17th

Breaking News

July 17, 2014

Big Spring Police are searching for an Hispanic male who allegedly sexually assaulted an elderly female, stabbing her and leaving her on the side of a roadway early this morning in Howard County.

Video: Malaysian jet crashes in Ukraine

July 17, 2014

Video: Malaysian jet crashes in Ukraine

Forsan ISD: Safe rooms are back in

July 17, 2014

FORSAN — Safe rooms will be included in each of the classrooms of the new Forsan elementary campus as trustees for the Forsan Independent School District were able to find funds to add the rooms back into the project design.

“The safe rooms will be cinderblock rooms with a concrete lid on each one,” said FISD Superintendent Randy Johnson. “They are designed to help us whether we have active shooter drills or a tornado. We will have safe spots throughout the building to help protect the kids and staff.”

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

Commission: Reliever route a priority

July 17, 2014

The Texas Transportation Commission released a statement Wednesday identifying the U.S. 87 Big Spring bypass one of the priority projects in West Texas.

The statement identifies the U.S. 87 Big Spring Bypass in Howard County and the Lamesa Southern Cross Connector from SH 349 to U.S. 87 in Dawson County as “projects, which are located on the Ports to Plains Corridor, will address downtown congestion and improve mobility.”

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

Barbara 'Barb' Hall

July 17, 2014

Barbara "Barb" Hall, 62, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in Midland. Memorial services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 18, 2014, at Life Church with Pastor Kevin Knudson officiating.

Dorothy 'Dotsy' Murray

July 17, 2014

Dorothy “Dotsy” Murray, 73, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at her residence. Memorial services and interment in family plot will be at a later date in Fort Stockton.

She was born Jan. 15, 1941, in Pecos, Texas to Lenore and Tom McKenzie. She married Jim Murray on Sept. 24, 1983. They came to Big Spring from Big Lake in 2002. She was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. She was a homemaker, an artist and loved animals. She was a friend of Bill W. for over 31 years.

Jana Carter-Hector

July 17, 2014

Jana Carter-Hector, 57, of Big Spring, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at her residence. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.

July 16th

Big Spring woman killed in pedestrian vehicle accident

July 16, 2014

A Big Spring woman died Tuesday afternoon from injuries received in a pedestrian/vehicle accident in Midland.

Officials said Barbara Hall, 62, was hit by a pickup in the parking lot of Midland Memorial Hospital around noon Tuesday, and was pronounced dead at the hospital later in the day.

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

Relay wrap-up features $10,000 donation

July 16, 2014

Call it a bittersweet moment.

Relay For Life committee members accepted a $10,000 donation in memory of one of their own Tuesday night during the group's annual wrap-up meeting.

In an emotional moment, Doug Lykken, the husband of the late Marcy Lykken, presented the $10,000 donation to the organization his wife gave so much time and effort to help succeed.

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

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