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When local coordinators with the annual Operation Christmas Child program set a goal to gather 775 goody-filled shoe boxes for children all over the globe, they hoped they would eclipse the number.
What they didn't plan on, however, was being able to overshoot the goal by nearly 250 shoe boxes, making this year's effort one of the most prolific in the program's local history.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ JUAN JOSE OLIVAREZ, 27, of 1302 Wright, was arrested Tuesday on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction, no driver's license â when unlicensed and failure to appear.
â¢ STEPHANIE ELAINE BAKER, 30, of 1601 Cardinal, was arrested Tuesday on two warrants from other agencies.
â¢ MARCUS JOE ANDERSON, 29, of 1015 Ridgeroad, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid with a previous conviction.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ KHRISTIE LEE CHRISTIANSEN, 39, of 1505 Lincoln Apt. B, was arrested Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended/invalid â no insurance.
â¢ ELEUTERIO TORRES PADRON, 61, of 509 N. Goliad, was arrested Monday on a charge of public intoxication.
â¢ BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported:
In the 600 block of S. Bell.
In the 1000 block of N. Main Street.
â¢ THEFT was reported:
In the 2600 block of Ent.
In the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
â¢ ASSAULT was reported:
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The Big Spring Police Department is investigating a pair of stabbing incidents that occurred during the holiday weekend, sending two Big Spring men to the emergency room.
Billy Joe Mitchell, 72, of Big Spring was arrested shortly after police dispatchers were notified of an assault Friday night at the Northcrest Apartments, located at 1002 N. Main St. on the city's north side.
Everett said the second stabbing was reported Sunday in the 600 block of Caylor.
John Carroll Rutherford, 23, of 710 Douglas, was arrested Sunday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
What do you get when you mix Santa Claus with the good ol' red, white and blue? This year's Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade.
The parade, which âheraldsâ the start of the Christmas season in this area, will celebrate its 25th anniversary next Saturday.
The theme for the this year is âA Star Spangled Christmas,â and several floats adorned with patriotic themes are expected, organizers said.
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, âAngels We Have Heard On High,â featuring angel-themed art work from members of the Caboose Watercolor Society, debuted Tuesday.