Archive - Dec 2010 - News Article
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.
âThings went great,â Herald Publisher Ron Midkiff said. âThe entries were really top-notch. I say this every year, but I really believe this was the most successful Christmas parade yet.â
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.
âThis program will better equip women for the workforce,â said Tina Buchanan, local coordinator for the program. âIt 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
With a number of special guests adding to the performance, Big Spring Symphony Orchestra will present âHoliday Holidays, a Symphonic Christmas,â at Trinity Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 18.
âWe 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 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.
While the Christmas holiday is accompanied by a number of familiar sights and sounds in the Crossroads area â Christmas trees, festive lighting, candy canes and nativity scenes â it simply wouldn't be the same without the tolling bells and red kettles of the Salvation Army.
Time is running out for area residents hoping to get tickets for the 32nd annual First United Methodist Church Living Christmas Tree, which will help kick the holiday season into high gear this weekend.
According to Program Coordinator Eddie Vandewalker, performances will begin with a formal dress rehearsal at 2 p.m. Saturday, which will be open to the public.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ ROBERT DUANE BUCK, 41, of 1101 E. 15th St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for assault â family violence.
â¢ BRUCE ERVIN ESSIX, 44, of 1304 Ridgeroad, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of driving while license invalid.
â¢ BENJAMIN FRANKLIN REYNOLDS, 65, of 101 Carey, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of theft of service.
â¢ HENRY TREVINO FRANCO JR., 19, of 507 N.W. 10th St., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant for consumption of alcohol by a minor.
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