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November 30th

Christmas on Main Street plans finalized

November 30, 2013

Santa has a very busy itinerary planned for Saturday, Dec. 7 when he makes a visit to the Crossroads Area.
The Man in the Red Suit will start his day early with breakfast at the Heritage Museum, be the highlight of the Big Spring Herald Community Parade in the evening and end the day visiting with children at the Pocket Park courtesy of the Downtown Revitalization Association.

November 29th

Calvio files for JP election

November 29, 2013

The race is on.

Linda Calvio, the assistant director for Victims Services, filed Wednesday with the Republican Party to run for the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2 position.

“Howard County has been my home for the past 57 years,” Calvio said. “This community has been good to me and my family and the people here have made me appreciate the goodness we have to offer.

November 28th

Police search for shooting suspect

November 28, 2013

Big Spring Police Department officers are asking for the public's help in their search for a shooting suspect.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Leroy Zubiate, 29, of Big Spring, in connection with a Wednesday afternoon shooting at 1207 Sycamore in east Big Spring.

Juan Diaz, 23, suffered serious gunshot wounds to the face and legs during the incident, which occurred shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday. Diaz was immediately airlifted to Medical Center Hospital in Odessa; no update on his condition was available at noon Thursday.

November 27th

Bailey to seek Pct. 2 nomination

November 27, 2013

A former Republican Party chairman for Howard County is throwing his hat into the political ring.

Craig Bailey, who chaired the county GOP until earlier this year, announced this week he will seek the Republican nomination in the Precinct 2 county commissioner race.

The Precinct 2 seat is currently held by Republican Donnie Baker, who recently announced for re-election.

To file for office, contact Democratic County Chairman Walter Shipman (432-264-6660) or Republican County Chairman Ron Farquhar (432-528-4869).

Filing continues through Dec. 9.

Salvation Army bell ringers to chime in Friday

November 27, 2013

The bells will be ringing in the season for giving Friday.

Volunteers with the Salvation Army will spend some of their Black Friday soliciting for funds instead of shopping for door buster deals when the Salvation Army kicks off its Red Kettle campaign.

“All the money we raise stays in the community,” said Lt. Missy Romack of the Salvation Army. “This is a good time for us to raise money to help us during the year. We feed people every day. We give out groceries and provide residents with help paying utilities. We use that money every day to provide services to the community.”

Anguiano indicted on murder charge

November 27, 2013

A 19-year-old Big Spring man stands formally accused in the September fatal shooting of his girlfriend.

Dakota Anguiano was indicted on a first-degree charge of murder during Tuesday's session of the Howard County Grand Jury.

Anguiano, who is currently in custody at the county detention center, was indicted in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Abigail Valencia on Sept. 19 in Big Spring.

SA: Come have Thanksgiving dinner with us

November 27, 2013

The turkeys have been cooked and preparations are nearing the final stages for the Salvation Army's annual Thanksgiving Day dinner.

As they have for the past several years, Salvation Army officials will open the agency's doors Thursday to anyone wanting to have a traditional Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Salvation Army headquarters, 811 W. Fifth.

There's only one requirement people have to meet to enjoy the meal — an appetite.

November 26th

For sale: County property

November 26, 2013

Howard County's Road and Bridge Department may be pulling up stakes — literally — within the next few weeks.

At their Monday meeting, county commissioners unanimously voted to accept bids for the property that's currently home to the road and bridge department.

The property, located a block west of Lamesa Highway and south of Interstate 20, has attracted the attention of some business interests, County Judge Mark Barr said.

“We've received inquiries on what it would take to buy the property,” Barr said.

Angel Tree volunteers needed

November 26, 2013

Area residents can slide right into the Christmas holidays next week as volunteers to help sort and package the Salvation Army's Angel Tree donations in preparation for distribution.

Donated gifts for the more than 200 participants are expected to be dropped off at the Salvation Army in the next few weeks all of which must must sorted, wrapped and packaged.

November 25th

SA seeks donations for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2013

By LYNDEL MOODY
Staff Writer
With Thanksgiving Day approaching, Salvation Army officials hope some in the community are willing to take on a little extra cooking or cleaning duties.

The Salvation Army will begin accepting food donations for its annual Thanksgiving community feast Tuesday, just one of many opportunities for people to volunteer this season.
“Last year, the Salvation Army here fed about 450 people which also included deliveries,” said Lt. Missy Romack “We still lack most of the side dishes, pies, and we don’t have any hams.”

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