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December 2nd

Man shot, arrested

December 2, 2014

A woman and her son prevented what could have been a deadly tragedy Monday morning that left a suspect suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg.
It was 2:49 a.m. Monday when police received a call of a burglary in progress at 902 Birdwell. As they headed to the scene, officers learned the burglary suspect had been shot in the leg.

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December 1st

Chamber toy drive continues

December 1, 2014

As holiday shoppers are out taking advantage of deals, the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce hopes they add a few extra toys in the basket to help children who may not have a present on Christmas Day.

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SA Angels are hung with care

December 1, 2014

Officials with the Salvation Army were out Friday evening setting up Angel Trees in hope shoppers will aid in providing a merry Christmas for area children and seniors.

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November 29th

'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.

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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.

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November 28th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 Genius Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

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.

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