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November 3rd

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.

October 29th

BSHS drama department to stage farcical take on Shakespeare classic

October 29, 2014

Oh Romeo! Where the heck are you?

The first production of the year for the Big Spring High School theater department — “Evening of Culture, Faith Country II” by Mark Landon Smith — is not going to be a work of Shakespeare, but then, it’s not supposed to be.

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

October 28th

Officials mull jail expansion

October 28, 2014

Officials are eyeing possible expansion of the Howard County Jail.

During their Monday meeting, county commissioners discussed seeking a “variance” from the state jail commission which would be the first step toward expanding the jail by as many as 12 beds.

Howard County’s jail, while relatively new, is getting crowded. The 96-bed facility has been near capacity at several times the past few months, and officials don’t see a likely decrease in the number of prisoners at the jail anytime soon.

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

Commissioners consider speed limit for county road

October 28, 2014

A speed limit likely is in store for a Howard County road.

County commissioners reacted favorably during their Monday meeting to a request by County Engineer Brian Klinksiek to post a 35-mph speed limit on Oil Mill Road, a horseshoe-shaped street that connects State Highway 176 with the north service road of Interstate 20.

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

October 27th

It's on to state contest for BSHS marching band

October 27, 2014

Moving on up.

The Big Spring High School Steer Band is heading to state competition in San Antonio.

Band students earned one of three spots at area competition Saturday held in Lowery Field in Lubbock competing against a large field of 4A schools.

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

Council eyes plastic bag restrictions

October 27, 2014

Are plastic bags an endangered species in Big Spring?

Big Spring City Council members will discuss regulating the use of plastic bags when they meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth.

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

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