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November 30th, 2010
What are you, some sort of comedian?
That's exactly the question local comedian Clay Vickers and the Goondock Saints comedy group are posing to Crossroads residents, as the troupe of funny men and women look to expand their repertoire in preparation for a January performance at a comedy club in Austin.
Vickers, a 2003 graduate of Forsan High School and affectionately known to his friends as Gooney, said comedy has been a major part of his life since he was a child, but it wasn't until several of his friends got in on the act that they decided to form their own comedy troupe.
While residents get ready to shop till they drop to fill their Christmas wish lists, local law enforcement officials say criminals will be making their own lists this holiday season, and shoppers will be the prime targets.
Sgt. Tony Everett, public information officer with the Big Spring Police Department, said thieves will be out and about this holiday season, just waiting to fill their stockings with ill-gotten gains.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â€˘ JOSEPH GUTIERREZ, 20, of 1519 E. 17th St., was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ MAXY L. ALLEN, 32, of New Mexico, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ZACHERY R. MCDONALD, 25, of New Mexico, was arrested Saturday on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ ANGEL CIRILO MARTINEZ III, 19, of 1706 State, was arrested Sunday on a charge of consumption of alcohol by a minor.
Only Grinches would dislike visiting the Heritage Museum the next few weeks.
The Museum kicked off a slew of Christmas activities when it unveiled an art exhibit and its annual Christmas Tree Forest this week.
The art exhibit, â€śAngels We Have Heard On High,â€ť featuring angel-themed art work from members of the Caboose Watercolor Society, debuted Tuesday.
With temperatures expected to dip below freezing several times in the coming week, officials with the city of Big Spring are urging water customers to use some foresight to keep the water lines in the homes from bursting.
Assistant City Manager Todd Darden said local residents can protect their property â€” and more to the point, their water lines â€” by taking measures as temperatures continue to drop in the Crossroads area.
Officials with Spring Tabernacle Ministries announced this week the church's annual toy drive had to be cancelled after severe water damage at the facility destroyed much of its supply of holiday gifts.
Mona Lue Tonn, pastor of Spring Tabernacle, said a problem with the installation of an evaporative cooler a few months ago led to the flooding, which caused serious damage in several of the rooms used to store the Christmas gifts, which included stuffed animals and clothes, among other items.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday:
â€˘ TONY MOJICA CASTELLANO, 37, 1601 Avion, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication.
â€˘ HAYLEY ANN WIGINGTON, 22, 602 Highland, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated/open container.
â€˘ ROXANA PAYAN, 21, 538 Westover No. 228, was arrested on a charge of assault/family violence.
â€˘ JUSTIN CHARLES MELTON, 21, 3900 Parkway, was arrested on warrants charging failure to control speed, failure to display driver's license and failure to appear.
On a county-wide ballot Nov. 17, 1945, Howard County citizens voted to create the Howard County Junior College District and elected seven representatives to serve on the schoolâ€™s first board of trustees. Now, 65 years later, Howard College officials are taking a walk down memory lane as they begin a year-long recognition of the schoolâ€™s 65th birthday.
While the Thanksgiving holiday means plenty of turkey, dressing and all the other trimmings, many area residents will look to trim something slightly taller and greener â€” their Christmas tree.
And while it offers the opportunity for kids young and old to enjoy the change in weather and seasonal cheer, itâ€™s not a time to forget about safety, cautions Big Spring Fire Marshall Carl Condray.
Deputies and dispatchers with the Howard County Sheriff's Office will be doing their part to brighten the holiday season for children in the Crossroads area, as they kick off a toy drive to benefit the local Salvation Army's Angel Tree.
Jessica Olivas, a dispatcher with the HCSO, said she and fellow dispatcher Jennifer Bakley came up with the idea to do the toy drive to not only help needy children, but to try to erase a nasty stereotype within the community.