A late surge of giving has allowed the local Salvation Army to help almost as many â€śangelsâ€ť as it did last Christmas.
Around 400 area seniors and children and more than 100 needy families will receive holiday gifts through this year's Salvation Army Angel Tree program. That figure is slightly below 2011 totals, Angel Tree Coordinator Ada Lafler said.
O' Christmas tree, o' Christmas tree â€” to compost you are heading?
Not to sound all Scrooge-ish or anything, but as much as you enjoy looking at that Christmas tree and all those beautifully decorated packages in your living room, the simple fact is around this time next week, you'll be looking for ways to be rid of the things.
As they do annually at this time of year, Big Spring city officials have announced plans for helping local residents dispose of all the extra trash that accumulates in Christmas season.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOSHUA STEVEN WALKER, 22, of 1105 Pickens, was arrested Thursday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid â€“ no insurance, failure to maintain financial responsibility, speeding in a school zone and driving while license invalid.
â€˘ TIFFANY ANN ELDER, 30, of 2600 Langley, was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving while license invalid.