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If your Christmas or New Years celebration plans include rockets or finned fireworks, you may want to think again.
Howard County Judge Mark Barr said Friday he plans to propose an extension to the existing burn ban and a nix on finned fireworks and rockets going into the Christmas and New Year holidays during the commissionersâ€™ Dec. 12 meeting in hopes of staving off wildfires in the coming months.
Barr said the county must have the fireworks ban in place no later than Dec. 15.
Donations have been collected, but they still need to be packed.
Christmas for Our Troops has wrapped up donation collections and is now seeking volunteers to help pack up items at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at First Christian Church. Volunteers will be packing 500 boxes which will go to soldiers in Afghanistan.
This is the 11th year for the program, which is aimed at ensuring soldiers fighting for our country are not forgotten during the holiday season.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7a.m. Saturday:
â€¢ RICHARD LEOS, 33, of 1207 E. 16th St., was arrested on warrants for disregard a stop sign and fail to appear.
â€¢ TIMOTHY JOSEPH MAJOR, 37, of 114 Colorado, was arrested on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction, accident involving damage to vehicle more than $200 and criminal mischief more than $1500 less than $20,000.
â€¢ THEFT was reported in the 1300 block of S. Gregg.
â€¢ BURGLARY OF HABITATION was reported in the 600 block of Linda.
With so many worthwhile causes trying to make the holiday season happy for people from all walks of life, Adult Protective Services is hoping area gift-givers will look to a slightly different demographic at Christmas.
Part of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Adult Protective Services began the "Be a Star" program this week, collecting Christmas gifts for the area's elderly and disabled.
A tradition 20 plus years in the making continues this year when Canterbury hosts its annual Christmas Bazaar.
Area residents can take advantage of a unique shopping experience from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 1700 S. Lancaster.
“This is a great place to bring grandma shopping,” Executive Director Shannon M. Nabors said.
The annual performance of “The Nutcracker” may be a few weeks away, but for those wanting to dig deeper, Friday is your chance.
Howard College Dance department and Big Spring Symphony Guild will be presenting “The Nutcracker in a Nutshell.” The event is free to the public and will begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Hall Center for the Arts on the Howard College campus.
Big Spring Independent School District officials want to get the word out about new state standardized testing that will take effect this year.
BSISD will host three public meetings for parents of high school freshmen to explain some of the requirements their children will face from the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end of course exams.
The meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday. All meetings will be held at the high school auditorium.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. today:
â€¢ DEBORAH KAY CANTU, 45, of 419 Dallas St. Apt. B, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€¢ DAMIAN ISMAEL LUJAN, 27, of 1014 Nolan, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant from another agency.
â€¢ ELEUTERIO TORRES PADRON, 62, of 509 N. Goliad, was arrested Wednesday on a charge of public intoxication.
Howard County District Attorney Hardy Wilkerson will seek a fifth term in office in 2012, as he announced this week he has filed the necessary paperwork with state officials to run for re-election.
Wilkerson, who has represented the 118th Judicial District for nearly 15 years, said the decision to run for re-election — which he will do on the Republican ticket — was a practical one for him.
Healthy Woman is joining Uptown Salon and Day Spa in a special event for local ladies.
From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Girls Night Out will take place at 600 Runnels.
“Women are always so busy taking care of others and sometimes they forget to take care of the most important person, themselves,” said Kim Howell, Scenic Mountain Medical Center marketing director. “This is an opportunity for them to stop in for a few minutes and enjoy some laughter, fellowship and some good treats.”