Icy weather may have delayed Santa's busy weekend in the Crossroads area but the public can still kick off the season with a little Christmas cheer.
The Big Spring High School band will hold its annual Christmas concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium. The program will include a selection of Christmas songs and this will also be the last time for the public to hear the band's award winning marching program which includes selections from the musical â€śTommy.â€ť
Dr. Donald R. May, who is seeking the Republican nomination in the upcoming District 19 U.S. congressional race, will hold a town hall meeting in Big Spring Monday evening.
Hall, who is challenging Republican incumbent Randy Neugebauer, will conduct the town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Cactus Room of Howard College's student union building.
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He is approximately 4 months old. Sinatra is a lover, he loves to be petted. He is non aggressive towards other dogs and people. Sinatra loves children, also. His fur is the softest fur that you will ever pet. Sinatra got his name because he has one very blue eye.
Please call 432/816-2555 or go to www.bs2cr.org for more information on adopting Sinatra or one of our other wonderful adoptable pets. Facebook page is Big Spring Second Chance Rescue.
Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Priscilla Kirsh, daughter of Patricia Richter, of Lamesa, Texas, recently reenlisted for four years of active Naval service while serving aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN75). Kirsh is a 1988 graduate of Lamesa High School in Lamesa.
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
Harold Hall, 92, of Big Spring, Texas died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Parkview Nursing and Rehab. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Myers & Smith Chapel with Ken McIntosh, minister of First Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Memorial Park.
Bertha Jolley, 85, of Big Spring died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Midland Memorial Hospital. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.