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Big Spring city officials will look to move forward with a possible election in May to revise the municipality's charter â€” including the addition of term limits and initiatives and referendums â€” Tuesday, as the charter review committee meets Tuesday evening.
Brought to the Big Spring City Council by newly elected Mayor Tommy Duncan, the city staff has been asked to research the possible use of term limits, initiatives and referendums in the Crossroads area.
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.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ MAGGIE ANN-RENAYE POLLOCK, 18, of 1310 Virginia, was arrested Saturday on a warrant for criminal trespass.
â€˘ EDWARD ROSS SMITH, 52, of 3707 Airport, was arrested Saturday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
â€˘ ARLINDA ROSALES SMITH, 59, of 2002 S. Nolan, was arrested Saturday on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.
Thousands of Big Springers were treated to a a mix of patriotism and holiday spirit during Saturday's 25th Annual Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade.
Despite blustery, cool weather, crowds lined Gregg and Scurry streets to view the more than 40 entries that constituted the lineup for this year's event.
â€śThings went great,â€ť Herald Publisher Ron Midkiff said. â€śThe entries were really top-notch. I say this every year, but I really believe this was the most successful Christmas parade yet.â€ť
Women wishing to enter the job market can find a helping hand in that regard.
Spring For Siloam, a 12-week program designed to help women refine job-seeking skills, will be offered locally in January, officials said.
â€śThis program will better equip women for the workforce,â€ť said Tina Buchanan, local coordinator for the program. â€śIt will give them the tools they must have, and it will match them up with a mentor, someone who understands what they're going through.â€ť
With a number of special guests adding to the performance, Big Spring Symphony Orchestra will present â€śHoliday Holidays, a Symphonic Christmas,â€ť at Trinity Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 18.
â€śWe have planned a concert of wonderful seasonal and Christmas music. Offered late in the Christmas season, we hope it will be the highlight of the holiday season for many of our listeners,â€ť said Dr. Keith Graumann, symphony music director and conductor.
Guests will include the Coahoma Choir Kids under the direction of Sandra Wallace, soprano Joyce Bradley and narrator Malinda Flenniken.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday:
â€˘Â CHRISTOPHER AARON SALAZAR, 23, 1602 Sunset Ave., was arrested on a warrant charging possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ ROBERT RUBEN SANCHEZ, 46, 1023 Stadium, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ASSAULT was reported in the 1600 block of Martin Luther King.
â€˘ HARASSMENT was reported in the 500 block of Birdwell,
â€˘ THEFT was reported in the 400 block of Fourth.
Christmas alert: Grinches might want to avoid Big Spring this weekend.
From lighting ceremonies to parades to craft sales to carols to Santa Claus to Christmas trees, the holiday season gets a gigantic jump-start the next few days.
You've been warned, Scrooges.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Thursday:
â€˘ VICTORIA WARREN, no age given, 1005 Stadium, was arrested on a charge of driving while driving while license suspended/invalid.
â€˘ JODY KYLE ROGERS, 51, 507 Union, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ANN MARIE RENTERIA, 39, 107 N.E. Ninth, was arrested on a warrant from another agency.
â€˘ CLARENCE EDWARD YANEZ III, 34, 1804.5 Scurry, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct/language.
â€˘ SANTIAGO JIMENEZ MORALEZ, 50, 614 N.E. Ninth, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
While the Christmas holiday is accompanied by a number of familiar sights and sounds in the Crossroads area â€” Christmas trees, festive lighting, candy canes and nativity scenes â€” it simply wouldn't be the same without the tolling bells and red kettles of the Salvation Army.