Archive - Dec 2013 - News Article
The Big Spring High School theater department will present âIt's a Wonderful Life,â tonight at the high school auditorium.
âThe students have done a great job and it's really a student-led production,â said Tabatha Wright, theater teacher. âI have a student sound designer who has taken care of all the sound, a student light designer who has come up with all the lighting and the students themselves are directing each other and supporting each other.â
Citing unfavorable weather conditions, the Texas Department of Transportation announced it is suspending construction on I-20 Business â Third and Fourth streets â during the winter.
The project will resume in March, when weather is more favorable for the type of work that remains, said TxDOT Area Engineer Jesse Mendoza, P.E.
If you turn the lights on, they will come.
Thatâs the theory behind the popular drive-through event, the Festival of Lights, and if so, theyâre right. As of Wednesday evening, 3,406 visitors had made their way through the 1 million-plus light display, representing 16 states, Canada and Japan.
The Festival opened Sunday and will run from 6 to 10 nightly through Dec. 31 at Comanche Trail Park.
Construction at the Howard College San Angelo site is heading skyward.
âAfter weeks of watching all of this horizontal activity behind the (West Texas) Training Center â clearing of land, the building of pads â we have finally seen some vertical action,â John Parsons, campus dean of facilities of the West Texas Training Center reported to Howard College trustees Monday.
Following a generous donation from the employees of Al's Barbecue, the manager of Wal-Mart decided to do the same and matched Al's donation with the proceeds going to the annual Big Sprng Area Chamber of Commerce Toy Drive, much to the delight of Executive Director Debbye Valverde.
âWe didn't get as many donations this year, so this will really help,â she said.
For more information, contact the Chamber at 263-7641.
Winners of the 2013 Big Spring Herald Christmas Parade were:
Best interpretation of theme: Northside Movement.
Best use of lighting: Federal Correctional Institute (FCI) Big Spring.
Best costuming: St. Mary's Episcopal Church.
Awards listed by category will be announced at a later date.
For the past 27 years, the First Church of the Nazarene's Drive Through Living Nativity has been a part of the Christmas tradition in Big Spring. It began with seven scenes and has grown over the years â with 14 on view this year.