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May 24th

Primary runoff election Tuesday

May 24, 2014

Howard County voters will head to the polls Tuesday to finalize the respective political parties’ nominees for the November general election.

Tuesday’s election features a variety of state and county runoff races, officials said.

Of local interest, the Republican nominee will be selected in two Howard County justice of the peace race. In Precinct 1, Place 2, Robert Fitzgibbons, the leading vote-getter in the March primary, faces former Howard County Sheriff Dale Walker, while Phillip Reid and Connie Shaw vie for Precinct 2 JP nod.

Coahoma High School names top two grads

May 24, 2014

COAHOMA — Savannah Neff and Shayla Martin are the top students of the 2014 Coahoma High School graduating class.

Neff, the daughter of Clay and Cindy Smith and David Neff, is the class valedictorian. She will graduate with a 4.0 GPA and will attend Texas Tech University where she will pursue a bachelor’s degree in animal science. She plans to attend Texas A&M University for post graduate work and become a veterinarian.

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

May 23rd

Splash-In Saturday

May 23, 2014

Summer is almost here!

The city of Big Spring will kick off the summer season this weekend by holding the annual Splash-In at the Russ McEwen Family Aquatic Center.

The Splash-In is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Entrance to the pool is free for one day only, said Johnny Womack, city public works director.

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

VMC hosting vet ceremony Monday morning

May 23, 2014

The Vietnam Memorial Committee will hold a brief ceremony on Memorial Day to honor all U.S. veterans who have given their lives in the service of their county.

“This is one day out of the whole year that is to honor those who have given all for us, for our freedom, for our county in the past 200 years, and we asked to take just a moment to honor and remember those heros who gave the ultimate sacrifice,” said Don Boling, a member of the memorial committee and U.S. Marine veteran.

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

May 22nd

Water availability adequate — for now

May 22, 2014

Despite a seemingly never-ending drought, Colorado River Municipal Water District officials say they don’t anticipate any decrease in deliveries — for now.

Drought conditions which have now dragged on for the past few years have caused a drastic shrinkage in the district’s surface water assets. Lake Ivie, the largest of CRMWD’s reservoirs, is currently at 11 percent capacity, while Lakes Spence and Thomas are both below 3 percent of capacity.

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

Early voting ends Friday

May 22, 2014

Howard County residents have two more days to cast early ballots in the May 27 state and county primary runoff election.

Through Tuesday, 218 people have voted early, officials said. Early voting continues until 5 p.m. Friday at the county elections administrator’s office, located on the first floor of the county courthouse.

For more of this story, read Thursday's Herald

May 21st

EDC agrees to help fund northside infrastructure

May 21, 2014

The Big Spring Economic Development Corporation on Tuesday agreed to help fund utility infrastructure in the northwest quadrant of the city in the amount of $1 million, plus or minus $700,000.

Salvation Army Family Store to open Thursday

May 21, 2014

The Salvation Army Family Store in Big Spring, located at 503 Lamesa Highway, will be reopened at 9 a.m. Thursday,

“The store has been recently remodeled and we are excited to resume service to the community by providing gently used items at a great value,” said Lt. Jeremiah Romack, the Salvation Army officer in Big Spring.

Everyone is invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m.

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

May 20th

Murder suspect surrenders

May 20, 2014

A suspect in Sunday’s shooting that left one man dead and another seriously wounded has surrendered to authorities.

Nicholes Hernandez Limon, aka Nick Hernandez, 25, of Big Spring, turned himself into the Dawson County Jail in Lamesa shortly after 7 p.m. Monday, said Sgt. Tony Everett, Big Spring Police Department public information officer.

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

HC trustees approve bid for dental lab renovation

May 20, 2014

The Howard College board of trustees on Monday approved a $154,858 bid from Basic IDIQ of San Angelo to renovate a dental hygiene lab to include a simulation lab.

This is part of a three-phase plan to enhance the growing dental hygiene program. Monies for the expansion came from a private donation from local resident Marie Hall.

“It will be similar to the nursing lab where students will be able to practice. Very few other colleges have these facilities,” said College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks.

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

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