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November 29th, 2014

'Boomtown' parade will return to Forsan

November 29, 2014

FORSAN — Float builders and parade watchers can double their fun Saturday with Christmas in Boomtown in the morning and the Big Spring Herald Lighted Community Christmas Parade that evening.
The Forsan parade — the first in a number of years but an event organizers plan to hold on an annual basis — will begin at 10 a.m. in the Forsan High School cafeteria parking lot.

Pick up a copy of the Herald for the rest of the story.

Salvation Army begins kettle drive

November 29, 2014

When Salvation Army officials say they help ring in the holiday season, they are being quite literal.
One of the surest of the Christmas season was unveiled Friday with the official start of the Salvation Army's Christmas Kettle Campaign, complete with bell ringers and holiday music, at the Walmart Supercenter.

Pick up a copy of Sunday's Herald for the entire article.

November 28th

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November 28, 2014

Heaters, blankets needed

November 28, 2014

Many Howard Countians were thankful this week for good food and family. Some, however, were just thankful for the recent warm spell we’ve been experiencing.

The warmer weather won’t last for long, and those who are not prepared will have a tough time of it — without your help.

The Salvation Army is asking the public for heaters, electric blankets, blankets and coats, which will be donated to those who need them the most.

For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Herald.

Museum unveils Christmas tree forest

November 28, 2014

The downstairs lobby of the Heritage Museum has been transformed into a forest of Christmas Trees for the holiday season.

“It’s been an incredible response from the community this year,” said Tammy Schrecengost, museum curator. “We are really excited to have all this participation and interest in both the Christmas Tree Forest and the museum.”

November 26th

Toy drive continues at Chamber

November 26, 2014

Most Big Spring residents have a lot to be thankful for but for some, life is a struggle. That’s especially true for younger ones, who can be facing a bleak Christmas.

Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce wants to help. And the best way for that to happen is for the public to help them.

“We really need your help. Howard County has a lot of children who might not have a happy Christmas unless people like you give from the heart,” said Debbye ValVerde, Chamber executive director.

Pot package leads to indictment

November 26, 2014

For many, FedEx packages bring joy. For one local man, however, it brought criminal charges.

Dontae Renell Carr, 33, of Big Spring faces felony marijuana possession charges after he was one of 24 people indicted during this week’s session of the Howard County Grand Jury.

District Attorney Hardy L. Wilkerson said Carr was the alleged recipient of a FedEx package containing almost a pound of marijuana.

For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of the Herald.

November 25th

Schools, offices prepare to close

November 25, 2014

Area public schools will get a jump on the Thanksgiving holidays starting today.

Coahoma, Forsan, and Big Spring schools will close their doors at the end of today for a five-day holiday. Administration offices will also be closed. Howard County public schools will resume classes Monday.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

Howard College thanks local CVB for art gift grant

November 25, 2014

An expression of appreciation for the Big Spring Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and for the important role art plays in tourism, was made by Howard College trustees at their meeting Monday.

In August, a grant was given to the Howard College Art Department by the Big Spring Convention and Visitors Bureau to fund raku workshops for both HC students and the public.

For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of the Herald.

November 24th

Joyful Season draws hundreds

November 24, 2014

Vendor Vicki Davis, left, of Clyde speaks with Kim Janshen who looks over some of the jewelry Davis brought. The Hardware Store & Courtyard located downtown was filled with shoppers looking for the perfect gift or a good deal Saturday during a Joyful Season. The event drew vendors from around the area.

HERALD photo/Lyndel Moody

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