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November 22nd

JFK Remembered

November 22, 2013

By ANDREIA MEDLIN
Staff Writer
It is often said that we influence the people in our lives whether we are aware of it or not. Sadly, only the ones we leave behind will be witness to our legacy.
It would be impossible to summarize the profound impact John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his family had, not only on the culture and society of the United States of America, but on those of foreign cultures all over the globe.

For the full story, See today's Big Spring Herald

HC Theater to present Ives’ ‘All in the Timing’

November 22, 2013

Herald Staff Report
The Howard County theater department will present a public performance of “All in the Timing,” a play by David Ives, this weekend.
The play is a life-affirming comedy of metaphysics. Structured as a stream of short vignettes that explore the delightful absurdity and inherent hilarity in joyfully doomed human communication. The performance offers a lightning quick race for of love, death and immortality, monkeys and lovers, communists and composers.

November 21st

Fed indictment served on BSPD officer

November 21, 2013

Herald Staff Report

Big Spring Police Officer Mark Castaneda has been served with a federal felony indictment by the U.S.Department of Justice, the local police depaartment has confirmed.

Big Spring Police Det. Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer, said the felony indictment, delivered Tuesday, “stems from allegations on Mr. Cantaneda from a previous employer, not the Big Spring Police Department.”

Everett said BSPD is cooperating fully with the investigation and will continue to do so.

Lt. Fitzgibbons files for JP post

November 21, 2013

By LYNDEL MOODY
Staff Report
A long-time Howard County law enforcement officer has tossed his hat into the ring for the justice of the peace, precent 1, place 2 position.

Robert Fitzgibbons filed his intent to run with the Republican chairman Wednesday. The 54-year-old lifetime resident of Howard County is a lieutenant in the Big Spring Police Department patrol division.

“I’ve worked with the city for 30 years,” he said. “I’ve been with the police department for 29 years. I have an extensive law enforcement background, so I believe that qualifies me to sit in that position.

Kickin’ good time at C City Opry

November 21, 2013

By LYNDEL MOODY
Staff Reporter
COLORADO CITY — Curtis Potter and Justin Trevino will join Shady Mitchell and the Kickin’ Kountry Band to headline tonight’s performance of the C City Opry Show.

“We do a country music show at the Colorado City Opera House loosely based on the old Hee Haw show,” said Debby Mitchell, assistant manager. “We put a little comedy in, recruit local talent and from time to time bring in older country stars.

November 20th

PD investigates home invasions

November 20, 2013

By BILL McCLELLAN
Managing Editor
Big Spring police officers are investigating a pair of home invasion robberies that left one man hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his right leg.

Police responded to the report of an aggravated robbery at 12:39 a.m. Tuesday at 1504 Tucson.
“Upon arrival, the complainant advised she had left her home for a few minutes around 12:23 a.m. When she returned, her 14-year-old son advised her three armed males had forced their way into the residence,” said Det. Sgt. Tony Everett, BSPD information officer.

See more in today's Big Spring Herald

Phillips named assistant superintendent at BSSH

November 20, 2013

Big Spring State Hospital Superintendent Lorie Dunnam named Traci Phillips as the hospital’s new assistant superintendent.

Phillips assumed the role Nov. 1 — a position previously held by Dunnam, who was named the hospital’s superintendent Sept. 1 upon the retirement of longtime superintendent Ed Moughon.

See more in today's Big Spring Herald

Help sought in packing boxes for ‘military heroes’

November 20, 2013

By LYNDEL MOODY
Staff Writer
Adopt a Military Hero, Howard County’s Christmas for the Troops, is calling on volunteers to help wrap-up its annual drive to send gifts to deployed military personnel.

“We have everything set up like an assembly line,” said Debbie Burrow, program coordinator. “We’ve already prepackaged boxes. We know what order they need to be packed in for it all to go there. Then they are sealed up and the post office picks them up on Friday.”

November 18th

Fill your bowl for United Way

November 18, 2013

It’s lucky number seven for the annual Empty Bowls event.
United Way of Big Spring and Howard County is gearing up for the annual event, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday at the Dora Roberts Community Center.

This year, the event is being sponsored by the Howard College Art Department, the Big Spring High School Art Department and H-E-B.

Festival of Lights preparations are already gearing up

November 18, 2013

With less than a month to go, preparations for the annual Festival of Lights have gone past high gear and are safely into overdrive, organizers said.

The 17th annual Christmas season attraction, which attracts thousands of visitors to Comanche Trail Park, will run from Dec. 15-31 at Comanche Trail Park, longtime director Pat Simmons said.

But the attraction will get its unofficial start the evening of Thanksgiving, when the switches are thrown on several lighted poinsettias which will decorate the dam at Comanche Trail Lake.

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