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November 4th

Fitzgibbons outpolls Leal in JP race

November 4, 2014

In the only locally contested election race Tuesday, Republican Robert "Bob" Fitzgibbons easily defeated Democrat Oscar Leal to earn the Precinct 1, Place 2 Justice of the Peace position in Howard County.

Unofficial results show Fitzgibbons received 2,918 votes to 635 for Leal.

Computer glitches struck the county election office for the second time this year — Election Administrator Saundra Bloom said approximately 200 votes remain unaccounted for, but added those missing ballots would not effect the outcome of local races.

Races to watch

November 4, 2014

VIDEO: The Midterm Election Races to Watch
Bloomberg -- Eurasia Group's Corey Boles, Bloomberg Business Week's Josh Green and Bloomberg's Peter Cook discuss the midterm elections with Bloomberg's Mark Crumpton on "Bottom Line."

Relay gets started on another year

November 4, 2014

The Howard-Glasscock County Relay for Life committee kicked-off the new fundraising year by holding a cook-off at the Spring Town Plaza Saturday.

And with a $162,000 goal to reach, team members will have a challenge ahead. Last year, the committee exceeded its goal of $150,000 by $11,000, Grant said. A large part of last year’s total came with a $10,000 donation from the estate of a long-time Relay For Life supporter and participant.

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

Fire destroys local home

November 4, 2014

“Improper disposal of barbecue ashes” has been determined as the cause for a fire Sunday which destroyed a residence on South Lancaster.

According to a report from the Big Spring Fire Department, at approximately 12:34 p.m. Sunday, BSPD responded to a two-story structure fire in the 400 block of South Lancaster with five units and 15 crew members.

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

November 3rd

PD investigating unattended death

November 3, 2014

Big Spring police are investigating an unattended death at in the 1000 block of N. Main.

An autopsy has been ordered in the death of Big Spring resident Darren Zitterkopf, 49, whose body was discovered shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday.

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

Polling places

November 3, 2014

Polling places for Tuesday’s general election are:

Precinct 1 — Bauer Head Start cafeteria.
Precinct 2 — Spring Town Plaza.
Precinct 3 — First Baptist Church
Precinct 4 — East Room, Garrett Coliseum
Coahoma and Sand Springs — Coahoma Community Center

November 1st

Early voter turnout low for Tuesday election

November 1, 2014

Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election finished lower than recent Howard County elections, but officials are still hopeful for a good-sized turnout when the polls open Tuesday.

Pick up a copy of Sunday's Herald for the rest of the story.

Happy Halloween!

November 1, 2014

Two-year-old Reese Berry shows off a piece of candy at the First Methodist Church safe stop Halloween Trick or Treat event. HERALD photo/Lyndel Moody

October 30th

Halloween safe stops

October 30, 2014

• 2-5 p.m., Relocation Rescue, 606 S. Gregg.
• 5:30-7:30 p.m. — Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas Veterans Home. Call 432-268-8387 for more information.
• 3-6:30 p.m. — Noah’s Pet Store, 2101 Scurry St.
• 5:30-6:30 p.m. — St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and First Christian Church Trunk or Treat, 10th and Goliad.
• 5 p.m. — Staked Plains Masonic Lodge safe stop, corner of Main and Second streets.
• 5-7 p.m. — Title Max, 1601 S. Gregg.
• 5:30-8:30 p.m. — Baptist Temple Trunk or Treat, corner of 11th and Goliad.
• 5:30-9 p.m. — Sequia Tubing Testers, 4014 Parkway St., candy and cupcakes.

Early voting ends Friday

October 30, 2014

As early voting for the Nov. 4 general election enters its final days, ballot totals are lagging behind recent trends, officials said.

Through Wednesday, 1,781 people had cast early ballots for the general election. Election Administrator Saundra Bloom said 1,333 people have voted in person, while 448 mail-in ballots have been received.

Friday is the final day of early voting for the general election. Today, Bloom’s office on the first floor of the county courthouse will be open until 7 p.m. for people wishing to vote.

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

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