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August 16th, 2014

Ruthie Murphree

August 16, 2014

Ruthie Murphree, 44, of Big Spring, died Wednesday Aug. 13, 2014, in Temple. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Olive Memorial Park, with Pastor Michael Willard of Cornerstone Covenant Church officiating.

She was born to Patty and Maurice Sides on Nov. 11, 1969, in Odessa. Ruthie loved life, family and especially loved her children. She loved her Savior and knew she was saved.

Jereline Halfmann

August 16, 2014

Jereline Halfmann, 92 of Amarillo, formerly of Big Spring, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in an Amarillo nursing home. Funeral services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home and Crematory.

Ronald Dugan

August 16, 2014

Ronald L. Dugan, 57, of Big Spring, formerly of Paradise, Texas, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Big Spring. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at the Paradise Cemetery in Paradise, Texas.

Ron was born April 3, 1957, in, Olney, Texas, He was a retired painter and avid fisherman.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Paradise.

August 15th

Zubiate gets 12-year term in prison

August 15, 2014

A 118th District Court jury on Thursday sentenced Leroy Zubiate to 12 years in prison for shooting and seriously wounding a Big Spring man late last year.

The jury assessed the sentence after finding Zubiate guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the Nov. 27 shooting of Juan Diaz.

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

State ratings, proposed budget get look from board

August 15, 2014

Officials with the Big Spring Independent School District may not feel comfortable about whistling “Blue Skies” around campus yet, but the newest round of state accountability ratings are giving them a little more confidence that district academics is improving.

“I always say we didn’t get to where we are overnight,” Superintendent Chris Wigington said during the board of trustees meeting Thursday. “I know our teachers are doing a great job, our principals are doing a great job, the curriculum department and everybody. They are working hard, and we are heading into the right direction."

Becky Salgado

August 15, 2014

Becky Salgado, 47, of Big Spring, died Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014, at her residence. A prayer service will be held Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Pastor Kevin Knudson officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Olive Memorial Park.

Clara Hernandez

August 15, 2014

Clara Hernandez, 92, of Big Spring, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, with Monsignor Bernard L. Gully officiating. Burial will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Ike (Clarence) Francis Watznauer

August 15, 2014

Ike (Clarence) Francis Watznauer, 84, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at the Alive In Christ Lutheran Church. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home.

Ronald Dugan

August 15, 2014

Ronald Dugan, 57, of Big Spring, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory.

August 14th

PD investigates armed robbery at Advantage Inn

August 14, 2014

Big Spring police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed Advantage Inn at gunpoint early this morning.

Around 4 a.m. today, police were advised a black male wearing a black hoodie entered the office of the hotel, located at 804 W. Interstate 20, displayed a handgun and demanded money.

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

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