Archive - Dec 2013 - News Article
For the people at Spring Tabernacle Ministries, the real joy of the Christmas season is found in giving, rather than receiving, presents.
Spring Tabernacle, located at 1208 Wright St., will hold its 18th annual Christmas gift give-away beginning at 9 a.m. Friday and continuing for as long as toys and other gifts last.
Parents of children ages 2 to 12 may receive up to four gifts per child during the event, Minister Mona Lue Tonn said.
For more information on the give-away, contact Tonn at 263-0544.
What we have here is a failure to communicate.
The recent wave of ice storms have done more than just send temperatures plunging and turn roads into skating rinks â€” it has also done serious damage to Howard Countyâ€™s communication system.
A tower that county agencies â€” including the sheriffâ€™s office â€” used was felled during the ice storm that hit this area the week of Thanksgiving, leaving communication with deputies and other emergency responders in certain areas of the county dicey at best.
Yes, Virginia, there will be a Christmas parade.
The Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade, postponed last Saturday because of adverse weather conditions, has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. this Saturday. An early weather forecast from the National Weather Service calls for temperatures in the low 50s during the day Saturday, indicating a much more suitable climate.
Heritage Museum is working on damage from a burst waterline and will annouce later in the week whether Breakfast with Santa and other activities will be held Saturday.
Big Spring City Council will consider a resolution spelling out the cityâ€™s stance on excessive force by law enforcement personnel when they meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday
The city recently received grant money from the Texas Department of Agriculture, officials said. As part of the agreement on accepting those funds, the city is required to adopt a formal resolution defining its stance on excessive force by law enforcement.
For more information, see today's Big Spring Herald
The Big Spring Herald Lighted-Christmas Parade has been rescheduled for this Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. Parade entries should arrive by 4:30 p.m. The parade will head north on Scurry from 24th Street to Fourth.
Icy weather may have delayed Santa's busy weekend in the Crossroads area but the public can still kick off the season with a little Christmas cheer.
The Big Spring High School band will hold its annual Christmas concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium. The program will include a selection of Christmas songs and this will also be the last time for the public to hear the band's award winning marching program which includes selections from the musical â€śTommy.â€ť
Dr. Donald R. May, who is seeking the Republican nomination in the upcoming District 19 U.S. congressional race, will hold a town hall meeting in Big Spring Monday evening.
Hall, who is challenging Republican incumbent Randy Neugebauer, will conduct the town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Cactus Room of Howard College's student union building.
For the complete story, check the Herald e-edition or the paper copy.
Officials with the First United Methodist Church plan to go ahead with its performance of the Living Christmas Tree set for Saturday and Sunday nights. No official decision has been made as of yet but officials said it was very likely the Saturday performance will go on as planned.
Performances are at 8 p.m. both days. Tickets for the 35th annual presentation are free; its a gift to Big Spring and the surrounding area from First United Methodist Church.
The Big Spring Herald has postponed its annual community Christmas parade for Saturday because of icy conditions and incliment weather.
The following are a list of other activities:
â€˘ VAMC lightening ceremony - canceled
â€˘ Canterbury Bazaar - postponed
â€˘ Heritage Museum Breakfast with Santa, moved to Dec. 14
â€˘ DRA Christmas on Main St. - postponed
The following institutions have closed today due to inclement weather:
â€˘ Big Spring ISD - closed
â€˘ Coahoma ISD - closed
â€˘ Forsan ISD - closed
Howard College has closed. Classes are suspended.