Archive - Dec 2011 - News Article
A sudden onslaught of winter weather turned the historic spring in Comanche Trail Park into a snowy wonderland overnight, as lower temperatures and high humidity dropped several inches of snow on the Crossroads area during the early morning hours Monday.
More snow is expected throughout today, with the high temperature only expected to creep above freezing at 33 degrees. Tonight's low could dip as low as 26 degrees. Similar temperatures â€” without the snow â€” are being forecast for Tuesday â€” with temperatures expected to begin warming up Wednesday and Thursday.
Herald Staff Report
As anticipated, thousands of people lined Gregg and Scurry streets Saturday for the annual Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade.
Hundreds more participated in the event, riding on floats â€” elaborate and simple â€” walking, or manning cars, bicycles, motorcycles and horses.
GEO Group won the Grand Marshal's award. Western Container won the Publisher's Award and Midway Baptist received Best of Show.
HERALD photo/Thomas Jenkins
GEO Group won the Grand Marshal's award in Saturday's Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade. Western Container won the Publisher's Award and Midway Baptist received Best of Show. Look in Monday's edition of the Herald for more photos.
If your Christmas or New Years celebration plans include rockets or finned fireworks, you may want to think again.
Howard County Judge Mark Barr said Friday he plans to propose an extension to the existing burn ban and a nix on finned fireworks and rockets going into the Christmas and New Year holidays during the commissionersâ€™ Dec. 12 meeting in hopes of staving off wildfires in the coming months.
Barr said the county must have the fireworks ban in place no later than Dec. 15.
Donations have been collected, but they still need to be packed.
Christmas for Our Troops has wrapped up donation collections and is now seeking volunteers to help pack up items at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at First Christian Church. Volunteers will be packing 500 boxes which will go to soldiers in Afghanistan.
This is the 11th year for the program, which is aimed at ensuring soldiers fighting for our country are not forgotten during the holiday season.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7a.m. Saturday:
â€¢ RICHARD LEOS, 33, of 1207 E. 16th St., was arrested on warrants for disregard a stop sign and fail to appear.
â€¢ TIMOTHY JOSEPH MAJOR, 37, of 114 Colorado, was arrested on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction, accident involving damage to vehicle more than $200 and criminal mischief more than $1500 less than $20,000.
â€¢ THEFT was reported in the 1300 block of S. Gregg.
â€¢ BURGLARY OF HABITATION was reported in the 600 block of Linda.
With so many worthwhile causes trying to make the holiday season happy for people from all walks of life, Adult Protective Services is hoping area gift-givers will look to a slightly different demographic at Christmas.
Part of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Adult Protective Services began the "Be a Star" program this week, collecting Christmas gifts for the area's elderly and disabled.
A tradition 20 plus years in the making continues this year when Canterbury hosts its annual Christmas Bazaar.
Area residents can take advantage of a unique shopping experience from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 1700 S. Lancaster.
“This is a great place to bring grandma shopping,” Executive Director Shannon M. Nabors said.
The annual performance of “The Nutcracker” may be a few weeks away, but for those wanting to dig deeper, Friday is your chance.
Howard College Dance department and Big Spring Symphony Guild will be presenting “The Nutcracker in a Nutshell.” The event is free to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Hall Center for the Arts on the Howard College campus.
Big Spring Independent School District officials want to get the word out about new state standardized testing that will take effect this year.
BSISD will host three public meetings for parents of high school freshmen to explain some of the requirements their children will face from the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end of course exams.
The meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday. All meetings will be held at the high school auditorium.