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November 5th

Fitzgibbons rolls over opponent in JP race

November 5, 2014

Even an unfortunate re-appearance of the election computer gremlins couldn’t take the shine off Robert Fitzgibbons’ evening.

Fitzgibbons, a long-time officer with the Big Spring Police Department, handily won election to the Precinct 1, Place 2 Justice of the Peace position for Howard County in general election returns Tuesday evening.

Rick Perry speaks out on Abbott victory

November 5, 2014

VIDEO: Governor Rick Perry speaks on Greg Abbott's win
Governor Rick Perry speaks on the future of the Republican Party in Texas, at Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater where Republican nominee for Governor Greg Abbott's 2014 Texas Victory Election Night party is being held.

November 4th

Fitzgibbons outpolls Leal in JP race

November 5, 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

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