November 5th, 2014
Even an unfortunate re-appearance of the election computer gremlins couldnât take the shine off Robert Fitzgibbonsâ 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.
Oscar âPopoâ Valencia, 59, of Big Spring died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Funeral mass will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial at Mount Olive Memorial Park.
He was born July 7, 1955, in Brownfield, Texas to Bernarda and Sabino Valencia. He married Carolyn Rodriguez June 8, 1974, in Big Spring. He drove trucks for Park Fuels. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and was a lifetime resident of Big Spring.
Manuel M. Lopez, 72, passed away in Sparenberg, Texas, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel, Big Spring. Interment will follow at the Ackerly Cemetery.
He was born Jan. 7, 1942, in Edroy, Texas. He was a respected, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.
Tolbert Grisham, 87, formerly of Big Spring, passed away early Monday morning, Nov. 3, 2014. Tolbert was born March 29, 1927, in Winters, Texas. He married Billye Corley in 1947.
Tolbert was employed as an optician until 1982 at Malone and Hogan Clinic. Then Tolbert and Billye began Creative Celebrations, a wedding catering business in Big Spring.They did this for 25 years and retired, moving to North Richland Hills, Texas.
Tolbert is survived by his wife, Billye; his sister Totsie; his three children, Carla, Roger and Paige; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
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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 â Election Administrator Saundra Bloom said approximately 200 votes remain unaccounted for, but added those missing ballots would not effect the outcome of local races.
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28 New Orleans (4-4) @
10 Carolina (3-5-1)
New Orleans took over sole possession of first place in the NFC South, as running back Mark Ingram continued his strong season as he ran for 100+ yards and 2 touchdowns. The New Orleans defense was able to stymy Carolina QB Cam Newton, who was 10-28 passing for 151 yards.
22 Cleveland (5-3) vs.
17 Tampa Bay (1-7)
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 yearâs 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.
The Big Spring Junior High School seventh- and eighth-grade football games scheduled for tonight will not be played.
According to a release from the BSISD Athletic Department, the junior high's season-ending games against Brownwood were cancelled due to weather concerns.
The Steers were scheduled to have played their games in Merkel.