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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 â€” an appetite.
Howard County's Road and Bridge Department may be pulling up stakes â€” literally â€” 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.
â€śWe've received inquiries on what it would take to buy the property,â€ť Barr said.
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.
By LYNDEL MOODY
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.
â€śLast year, the Salvation Army here fed about 450 people which also included deliveries,â€ť said Lt. Missy Romack â€śWe still lack most of the side dishes, pies, and we donâ€™t have any hams.â€ť
An icy storm that started in the West and is blamed in at least 10 fatal accidents was bringing a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas on Monday as it trudged eastward in the run-up to Thanksgiving.
Howard County was hard-hit by the storm system, also. Several traffic accidents and isolated power outages were reported and all area public schools cancelled classes today.
In addition, Howard College officials announced classes will begin at 10 a.m. today.
Because of icy conditions, officials at Big Spring, Coahoma and Forsan school districts announced early today that Monday classes have been cancelled.
Also, Howard College will not be holding classes today. The college's trustee meeting, scheduled for 12:30 p.m., has been cancelled as well.
Texas Department of Transportation officials urges motorists to use caution when traveling on icy roads, which have been the cause of several accidents this past weekend. More than eight deaths statewide have been blamed on road conditions, TxDOT officials said.
A Big Spring man with a history of breaking the law has been arrested on charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and posession of cocaine, thanks to a Crimestoppers tip.
More charges could be filed against the man, 25-year-old Jason Scott Edwards of Big Spring.
Police said the clue through Crimestoppers led them to monitor activity at an apartment in the Park Village Apartments around 8:45 p.m. Thursday.
For the rest of the story, check out the e-edition or pick up a copy of the newspaper.
Big Spring resident Shannon Thomason has filed for a place on the ballot in the March 4 Republcan Primary to represent the people of the 72nd District in the Texas House of Representatives.
Thomason, a corporate pilot for an oilfield manufacturing company, has a long history of grassroots activisim in Big Spring and Howard County.
Herald Staff Report
ABILENE, Texas â€” Matthew Castaneda, the Big Spring police officer arrested on a federal indictment earlier this week, is accused of bringing contraband to an inmate while he was employed by GEO group.
Castaneda, 23, of Big Spring was taken into custody was arrested after a federal grand jury returned an indictment last week, charging him with one count of bribery of public officials.
For the full story, see today's Big Spring Herald
The starting time for todayâ€™s Steer football playoff game vs. Andrews has been changed from 7:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa.