Thousands of Big Springers were treated to a a mix of patriotism and holiday spirit during Saturday's 25th Annual Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade.
Despite blustery, cool weather, crowds lined Gregg and Scurry streets to view the more than 40 entries that constituted the lineup for this year's event.
â€śThings went great,â€ť Herald Publisher Ron Midkiff said. â€śThe entries were really top-notch. I say this every year, but I really believe this was the most successful Christmas parade yet.â€ť
Women wishing to enter the job market can find a helping hand in that regard.
Spring For Siloam, a 12-week program designed to help women refine job-seeking skills, will be offered locally in January, officials said.
â€śThis program will better equip women for the workforce,â€ť said Tina Buchanan, local coordinator for the program. â€śIt will give them the tools they must have, and it will match them up with a mentor, someone who understands what they're going through.â€ť
With a number of special guests adding to the performance, Big Spring Symphony Orchestra will present â€śHoliday Holidays, a Symphonic Christmas,â€ť at Trinity Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 18.
â€śWe have planned a concert of wonderful seasonal and Christmas music. Offered late in the Christmas season, we hope it will be the highlight of the holiday season for many of our listeners,â€ť said Dr. Keith Graumann, symphony music director and conductor.
Guests will include the Coahoma Choir Kids under the direction of Sandra Wallace, soprano Joyce Bradley and narrator Malinda Flenniken.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday:
â€˘Â CHRISTOPHER AARON SALAZAR, 23, 1602 Sunset Ave., was arrested on a warrant charging possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 46, 1023 Stadium, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 1600 block of Martin Luther King.
â€˘ HARASSMENT was reported in the 500 block of Birdwell,
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 400 block of Fourth.
Christmas alert: Grinches might want to avoid Big Spring this weekend.
From lighting ceremonies to parades to craft sales to carols to Santa Claus to Christmas trees, the holiday season gets a gigantic jump-start the next few days.
You've been warned, Scrooges.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Thursday:
â€˘ VICTORIA WARREN, no age given, 1005 Stadium, was arrested on a charge of driving while driving while license suspended/invalid.
â€˘ JODY KYLE ROGERS, 51, 507 Union, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ANN MARIE RENTERIA, 39, 107 N.E. Ninth, was arrested on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ CLARENCE EDWARD YANEZ III, 34, 1804.5 Scurry, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct/language.
â€˘ SANTIAGO JIMENEZ MORALEZ, 50, 614 N.E. Ninth, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
Marie Rowland Brown, 96, of Big Spring, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, in a local nursing home. Her services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Salvador Trevino, 65, of Big Spring, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
GARDEN CITY â€” The Garden City Bearkats are almost like rock stars after every playoff game, being mobbed by fans and supporters alike and showered with congratulatory messages and admiration.
â€śThatâ€™s one of the perks of winning,â€ť head coach Vance Jones said. â€śEverybody loves a winner. They really enjoy the accolades they get from their family and their friends. It makes it all a lot more fun.â€ť
Follett, the Bearkatsâ€™ opponent for the UIL six-man football semifinal
at 8 p.m. Saturday in Seymour, wonâ€™t be looking at Garden City with
LUBBOCK â€” At 10-1, not much should be bothering the Howard College menâ€™s basketball team.
But there is one underlying problem bothering the Hawks: depth.
The Hawks have a break after their 107-46 win over Lubbock Christian Junior Varsity Thursday in Lubbock. They do not play until Dec. 31 in the Mesa Community College shootout.
Right now, however, they are down to eight players after Will Bunton was suspended this week for breaking team rules.