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Officials with the First United Methodist Church plan to go ahead with its performance of the Living Christmas Tree set for Saturday and Sunday nights. No official decision has been made as of yet but officials said it was very likely the Saturday performance will go on as planned.
Performances are at 8 p.m. both days. Tickets for the 35th annual presentation are free; its a gift to Big Spring and the surrounding area from First United Methodist Church.
The Big Spring Herald has postponed its annual community Christmas parade for Saturday because of icy conditions and incliment weather.
The following are a list of other activities:
â€˘ VAMC lightening ceremony - canceled
â€˘ Canterbury Bazaar - postponed
â€˘ Heritage Museum Breakfast with Santa, moved to Dec. 14
â€˘ DRA Christmas on Main St. - postponed
The following institutions have closed today due to inclement weather:
â€˘ Big Spring ISD - closed
â€˘ Coahoma ISD - closed
â€˘ Forsan ISD - closed
Howard College has closed. Classes are suspended.
A storm system carrying freezing rain began moving through the Crossroads area today, turning roads dangerously slick and forcing the cancellation of several events.
Up to a half-inch of freezing rain is forecast to coat area roads today as a result of the storm, which is expected to keep temperatures well below the freezing mark through most the weekend.
The Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce is currently conducting its 2nd annual Toy drive to assist five area organizations wich will distribute the donations throughout the community.
â€śThis is something we started last year,â€ť said Debbye ValVerde, Chamber executive director. â€śWe had several organizations we knew needed help, especially the Salvation Army. We donâ€™t want any child to do without.â€ť
Although Monday marked the official end of the United Way of Big Spring and Howard County 2013 campaign, officials are making one last big push to collect donations before the allocation process to the 17 area agencies begins.
â€śWe are currently at 50 percent of our goal,â€ť said Sandy Stewart, United Way executive director. â€śWe are trying to wrap up and get the monies in. Money is still coming in. Based on last yearâ€™s numbers, we should get close to what we made last year but maybe not quite as much.â€ť
Most everyone knows that Saturdayâ€™s Big Spring Herald Christmas Parade â€” in an effort to improve the increased flow of traffic on Gregg â€” will be moved a block east to Scurry. There are a few other alterations spectators and parade participants need to be aware of, as well.
Unlike the many parking areas available on Gregg, spectators are being asked not to park on the street along Scurry, so that the parade may flow smoothly.
Also, in cooperation with the city and other entities, there will be a designated dropoff area at the end of the parade.
Santa has a very busy itinerary planned for Saturday, Dec. 7 when he makes a visit to the Crossroads Area.
The Man in the Red Suit will start his day early with breakfast at the Heritage Museum, be the highlight of the Big Spring Herald Community Parade in the evening and end the day visiting with children at the Pocket Park courtesy of the Downtown Revitalization Association.
The race is on.
Linda Calvio, the assistant director for Victims Services, filed Wednesday with the Republican Party to run for the Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2 position.
â€śHoward County has been my home for the past 57 years,â€ť Calvio said. â€śThis community has been good to me and my family and the people here have made me appreciate the goodness we have to offer.
Big Spring Police Department officers are asking for the public's help in their search for a shooting suspect.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Leroy Zubiate, 29, of Big Spring, in connection with a Wednesday afternoon shooting at 1207 Sycamore in east Big Spring.
Juan Diaz, 23, suffered serious gunshot wounds to the face and legs during the incident, which occurred shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday. Diaz was immediately airlifted to Medical Center Hospital in Odessa; no update on his condition was available at noon Thursday.
A former Republican Party chairman for Howard County is throwing his hat into the political ring.
Craig Bailey, who chaired the county GOP until earlier this year, announced this week he will seek the Republican nomination in the Precinct 2 county commissioner race.
The Precinct 2 seat is currently held by Republican Donnie Baker, who recently announced for re-election.
To file for office, contact Democratic County Chairman Walter Shipman (432-264-6660) or Republican County Chairman Ron Farquhar (432-528-4869).
Filing continues through Dec. 9.