Averette, Garcia in commissioner runoff

Staff Writer

Chad Averette and incumbent Oscar Garcia will appear in a runoff election May 24 to decide the winner of the Howard County Precinct 1 Commissioner's race.

Averette received 156 votes and Garcia netted 134 in Tuesday's primary election. Because neither candidate's total exceeded 50 percent, they will face each other in the runoff election.

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