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May 8th, 2015

Municipal, school elections Saturday

May 8, 2015

Howard County voters will head to the polls Saturday for municipal and school board elections.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Ballots for the Big Spring municipal and school district trustee races can be cast at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum foyer located on the Howard College campus. Coahoma city and school district constituents may vote at the Coahoma Community Center.

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

One dead in Martin County crash

May 8, 2015

A 32-year-old Abilene man died Thursday after a two-vehicle fatality in Martin County ended with both vehicles engulfed in flames.

According to Trooper Elena Viramontes, of the Texas Department of Public Safety, James Ray Alexander was pronounced dead by Martin County Justice of the Peace Pam McAnally. The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Interstate 20 just inside the Stanton city limits.

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May 8, 2015

May 7th

Rains boost lake levels

May 7, 2015

Two days of intense rainfall in Borden County has produced 14 months of additional water supply for the cities served by the Colorado Municipal Water District with more run off expected to flow in.

As of today, Lake J.B. Thomas had risen 9.89 vertical feet and gained 51,810 acre-feet of new water supplies, according to information released by the CRWMD.

CRMWD is reporting this morning that Lake Thomas is now 69.84 percent full, however, that number is still expected to change.

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

Stampede to celebrate 61st anniversary Saturday

May 7, 2015

Most dance halls come and go, but most dance halls aren’t the Stampede.

The venerable Big Spring establishment will celebrate its 61st anniversary Saturday with a special dance featuring Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys, along with special guest Jason Roberts. Doors open at 8 p.m., with the dance following from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Admission is $20 per person.

The Stampede first opened its doors May 8, 1954 and has been owned by the Nix family ever since.

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

May 6th

Tornado strikes Luther area; no injuries reported

May 6, 2015

When Edward Kennemur saw a tornado touch down in a field nearby his house on Tuesday, he thought two things – take a photo of the first tornado he has ever seen, and then head in the opposite direction.

“I was trying to figure out which way to go because I was about to leave my house,” said Kennemer, who lives about 3 miles east the Luther community. “They say don’t get in your vehicle, but I was ready to head the other way, fast.”

New Dollar General store to hold grand opening Saturday

May 6, 2015

The above average rainfalls must be working mightily in the Crossroads area.

New stores seem to be popping up everywhere.

On Saturday, Dollar General will host a grand opening of its newest location in Big Spring at 2305 Wasson Road. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and store employees will offer free prizes and special deals, according to a news release from the store’s corporate office in Goodlettsville, Tenn.

Rain threat moves Relay for Life indoors

May 6, 2015

Rain won’t stop Relay for Life, but it will at least move it indoors.

The threat of stormy weather has forced officials to relocated Relay for Life, which takes place this Friday evening from 6 p.m. until midnight, from Blankenship Field to Dorothy Garrett Coliseum on the Howard College campus.

Although the locale has changed, the schedule of events for this year’s Relay is unchanged, officials said.

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

May 5th

Today last day of early voting for May 9 election

May 5, 2015

Voters heading to the polls in municipal, school district races may want to bring along a dust rag. The machines may be harboring a few cobwebs lately as they haven’t seen much use this past week.

According to Howard County Election Administer Saundra Bloom, 97 votes were cast by end of day Friday.

Early voting wraps up today at 7 p.m. on the first floor of the Howard County Courthouse for Big Spring and Coahoma city and school board elections.

Election Day is Saturday.

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

Papa John's donates $3.8K to local VA medical center

May 5, 2015

Papa John’s Pizza had its grand opening Thursday of last week and wasted no time in integrating itself into the community by showing support for the local Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

On Saturday, the store held a military appreciation day, offering a 20 percent discount to all active duty military and military veterans.

The military discount was welcomed by those who qualified and the proceeds for the day went to the local VA Medical Center to help with its programs designed to help the local veterans.

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

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