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March 8th, 2014

Runoff recount? Possibly

March 8, 2014

As of now, there will be no recount of votes in the Coahoma justice of the peace election, but that may change in the coming days.
In the tightest of the locally-contested race in Tuesday's primary election, one vote made Linda Halfmann the odd woman out in the race to name the Republican nominees for the Precinct 2 justice of the peace. Connie Shaw and Phillip Reid earned spots in the May 27 runoff by garnering 216 and 130 votes, respectively, while Halfmann was third with 129 votes.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the rest of the story.

March 7th

With federal aid, BSPD puts bad boys behind bars

March 7, 2014

Utilizing federal resources, the Big Spring Police Department has successfully investigated a number of high-profile cases, to include the sales of narcotics, firearms violations and child pornography cases over the past two years.

From January 2012 to the present, BSPD has worked with federal agencies, Homeland Security out of San Angelo and ATF out of Lubbock, to provide services to the citizens of Big Spring.

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

Unexplained fire burns eight acres

March 7, 2014

It’s a good time for a burn ban.

As Howard County heads into the windy days of March, a reminder of the necessity of a recently approved burn ban kept volunteer firefighters busy for parts of Wednesday and Thursday.

The fire, located northeast of Big Spring just off N. FM 700 close to Sandy Draw, first flared around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

March 6th

Kiwanis pancake supper Friday

March 6, 2014

Forget what the clock says — Friday evening will be breakfast time.

The Kiwanis Club of Big Spring’s annual Pancake Supper, the club’s major fundraiser of the year, is expected to draw hundreds to Howard College’s cafeteria from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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

Relay kickoff Saturday

March 6, 2014

Something good is cooking at the Spring Town Mall.

The Relay for Life committee will hold a kick off cook-off Saturday to jump start the annual fund-raising event for the American Cancer Society.

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

March 5th

Wiseman, Bailey notch GOP primary victories

March 5, 2014

There will be a change at the top of Howard County government next year.

Kathryn Wiseman and Craig Bailey bested incumbents to earn Republican Party nominations for Howard County Judge and Precinct 2 county commissioner, respectively, in Tuesday's primary election.

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

Computer woes lead to delays in receiving results

March 5, 2014

Call it the Glitch That Tried to Steal the Election.

Computer problems turned Election Night in Howard County into a long, arduous affair for Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom and her staff Tuesday.

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

March 4th

Where to vote today

March 4, 2014

Where to vote in today’s primary elections:

• Precincts 11, 12, 12A, 13, 14, 16, 103, 104 and 105 — road and bridge office at 1000 N. San Antonio in Big Spring.
• Precincts 24, 25, 26, 205 and 208 — Spring Town Plaza, 1801 E. FM 700 in Big Spring.
• Precincts 32, 33, 34, 35 and 304 — First Baptist Church at 705 W. FM 700 in Big Spring.
• Precincts 42, 45, 46, 404 and 405 — Dorothy Garrett Coliseum, 1001 Birdwell on the Howard College campus.
• Precincts 408 and 409 — First Baptist Church in Sand Springs, 8517 N. Service Road, Sand Springs.

Fishing tournament postponed

March 4, 2014

The Big Spring Herald has been informed that Saturday's youth fishing tournament, sponsored by the Greater Big Spring Rotary Club, has been postponed until March 22.

March 3rd

Kinky visits Big Spring

March 3, 2014

Texas Agriculture Commissioner candidate Kinky Friedman made a stop in downtown Big Spring on Sunday to solicit votes before election day. Friedman. author, humorist and musician, is urging the legalization of marijuana in the state. Pictured from left are Ramon Holguin, owner of iThink 219, campaign manager Rania Batrice and Friedman

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