Archive - 2013 - News Article
A storm system carrying freezing rain began moving through the Crossroads area today, turning roads dangerously slick and forcing the cancellation of several events.
Up to a half-inch of freezing rain is forecast to coat area roads today as a result of the storm, which is expected to keep temperatures well below the freezing mark through most the weekend.
The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is currently conducting its 2nd annual Toy drive to assist five area organizations wich will distribute the donations throughout the community.
âThis is something we started last year,â said Debbye ValVerde, Chamber executive director. âWe had several organizations we knew needed help, especially the Salvation Army. We donât want any child to do without.â
Although Monday marked the official end of the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County 2013 campaign, officials are making one last big push to collect donations before the allocation process to the 17 area agencies begins.
âWe are currently at 50 percent of our goal,â said Sandy Stewart, United Way executive director. âWe are trying to wrap up and get the monies in. Money is still coming in. Based on last yearâs numbers, we should get close to what we made last year but maybe not quite as much.â
Most everyone knows that Saturdayâs Big Spring Herald Christmas Parade â in an effort to improve the increased flow of traffic on Gregg â will be moved a block east to Scurry. There are a few other alterations spectators and parade participants need to be aware of, as well.
Unlike the many parking areas available on Gregg, spectators are being asked not to park on the street along Scurry, so that the parade may flow smoothly.
Also, in cooperation with the city and other entities, there will be a designated dropoff area at the end of the parade.
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.
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.
âHoward County has been my home for the past 57 years,â Calvio said. âThis community has been good to me and my family and the people here have made me appreciate the goodness we have to offer.
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.
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.
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.
âAll the money we raise stays in the community,â said Lt. Missy Romack of the Salvation Army. âThis 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.â
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.