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Big Spring City Council will consider a resolution spelling out the cityâs stance on excessive force by law enforcement personnel when they meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday
The city recently received grant money from the Texas Department of Agriculture, officials said. As part of the agreement on accepting those funds, the city is required to adopt a formal resolution defining its stance on excessive force by law enforcement.
For more information, see today's Big Spring Herald
The Big Spring Herald Lighted-Christmas Parade has been rescheduled for this Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. Parade entries should arrive by 4:30 p.m. The parade will head north on Scurry from 24th Street to Fourth.
Icy weather may have delayed Santa's busy weekend in the Crossroads area but the public can still kick off the season with a little Christmas cheer.
The Big Spring High School band will hold its annual Christmas concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium. The program will include a selection of Christmas songs and this will also be the last time for the public to hear the band's award winning marching program which includes selections from the musical âTommy.â
Dr. Donald R. May, who is seeking the Republican nomination in the upcoming District 19 U.S. congressional race, will hold a town hall meeting in Big Spring Monday evening.
Hall, who is challenging Republican incumbent Randy Neugebauer, will conduct the town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Cactus Room of Howard College's student union building.
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Officials with the First United Methodist Church plan to go ahead with its performance of the Living Christmas Tree set for Saturday and Sunday nights. No official decision has been made as of yet but officials said it was very likely the Saturday performance will go on as planned.
Performances are at 8 p.m. both days. Tickets for the 35th annual presentation are free; its a gift to Big Spring and the surrounding area from First United Methodist Church.
The Big Spring Herald has postponed its annual community Christmas parade for Saturday because of icy conditions and incliment weather.
The following are a list of other activities:
â˘ VAMC lightening ceremony - canceled
â˘ Canterbury Bazaar - postponed
â˘ Heritage Museum Breakfast with Santa, moved to Dec. 14
â˘ DRA Christmas on Main St. - postponed
The following institutions have closed today due to inclement weather:
â˘ Big Spring ISD - closed
â˘ Coahoma ISD - closed
â˘ Forsan ISD - closed
Howard College has closed. Classes are suspended.
A storm system carrying freezing rain began moving through the Crossroads area today, turning roads dangerously slick and forcing the cancellation of several events.
Up to a half-inch of freezing rain is forecast to coat area roads today as a result of the storm, which is expected to keep temperatures well below the freezing mark through most the weekend.
The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is currently conducting its 2nd annual Toy drive to assist five area organizations wich will distribute the donations throughout the community.
âThis is something we started last year,â said Debbye ValVerde, Chamber executive director. âWe had several organizations we knew needed help, especially the Salvation Army. We donât want any child to do without.â
Although Monday marked the official end of the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County 2013 campaign, officials are making one last big push to collect donations before the allocation process to the 17 area agencies begins.
âWe are currently at 50 percent of our goal,â said Sandy Stewart, United Way executive director. âWe are trying to wrap up and get the monies in. Money is still coming in. Based on last yearâs numbers, we should get close to what we made last year but maybe not quite as much.â