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March 1st, 2014

More than 2,000 cast early ballots

March 1, 2014

More than 2,000 Howard County voters cast early ballots for Tuesday’s primary elections, officials said.

By the end of early voting Friday, 2,015 people — 12.18 percent of the county’s registered voters — had cast ballots, County Elections Administrator Saundra Bloom said. That figure included 319 mail-in ballots.

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

February 28th

Annual warrant roundup is Saturday

February 28, 2014

Jail may be an unwelcome option for some area residents unless they pay off outstanding warrants at the Howard County justice of the peace and Big Spring municipal court offices.

The JP offices in Big Spring will hold their annual warrant roundup starting Saturday, giving people who have been lax in paying off traffic tickets and other Class C misdemeanors one last chance to avoid jail time for their misdeeds.

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

Prospectors plan mineral show for Saturday and Sunday here

February 28, 2014

The Big Spring Prospectors Club will polish up its annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show Saturday and Sunday in the Howard County Fair Barns. It’s the 45th anniversary of the show.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 10 to 5 Sunday.

Admission is free.

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

February 27th

Aggravated robbery charged after man allegedly steals car

February 27, 2014

Aggravated robbery charges have been filed against a man who police say stole a car from a local business, led officers on a high speed pursuit, and fled into an employee-filled business before giving himself up.

Michael Brandon Fossee, 29, is in custody in the Howard County Detention Center following a lunchtime rampage Wednesday that could have turned deadly.

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

February 26th

Council approves amended parking ordinance

February 26, 2014

Concerned about implementation costs, the Big Spring City Council Tuesday approved an amended version of an ordinance banning parked cars from the front yards of residences.

By a 6-1 vote, the council gave final approval to the ordinance (Marcus Fernandez cast the only nay vote).

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

No takers for council races

February 26, 2014

The upcoming city council elections appear to be short on challengers.

With the end of candidate filing looming, only two candidates — both incumbents — have filed for the May municipal elections.

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

February 25th

County transportation advisory board named

February 25, 2014

Howard County officials are setting into motion plans to obtain millions of dollars in grant money to help repair area roads.

During their Monday meeting, county commissioners set the bureaucratic machinery in motion for the county to apply to the Texas Department of Transportation for grant money to help repair county roads damaged by heavy oilfield-related traffic.

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

Early voting going well at courthouse

February 25, 2014

More than 1,000 voters have cast early ballots in advance of the March 4 state and county primary election, officials said.

On Monday, 152 ballots were cast, bring early voting totals to 1,024. That figure represents 6.19 percent of the registered voters in Howard County, Election Administrator Saundra Bloom said.

February 24th

BSFD looks to institute fee system

February 24, 2014

Big Spring Fire Department officials are asking the Big Spring City Council’s help in recouping some of their costs for emergency calls.

The council will consider instituting a fee system for certain services rendered by the fire department when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers on East Third Street.

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

Candidate filing pace glacial for schools

February 24, 2014

Candidates jumping into area school board trustee races increased by zero last week.

Less than one week is left to file an intent to run for a public school or Howard College board seat. Filing ends Friday.

So far, only two races have garnered any competition.

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

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