HERALD photo/Thomas Jenkins
GEO Group won the Grand Marshal's award in Saturday's Big Spring Herald Community Christmas Parade. Western Container won the Publisher's Award and Midway Baptist received Best of Show. Look in Monday's edition of the Herald for more photos.
If your Christmas or New Years celebration plans include rockets or finned fireworks, you may want to think again.
Howard County Judge Mark Barr said Friday he plans to propose an extension to the existing burn ban and a nix on finned fireworks and rockets going into the Christmas and New Year holidays during the commissionersâ€™ Dec. 12 meeting in hopes of staving off wildfires in the coming months.
Barr said the county must have the fireworks ban in place no later than Dec. 15.
Donations have been collected, but they still need to be packed.
Christmas for Our Troops has wrapped up donation collections and is now seeking volunteers to help pack up items at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at First Christian Church. Volunteers will be packing 500 boxes which will go to soldiers in Afghanistan.
This is the 11th year for the program, which is aimed at ensuring soldiers fighting for our country are not forgotten during the holiday season.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Friday and 7a.m. Saturday:
â€¢ RICHARD LEOS, 33, of 1207 E. 16th St., was arrested on warrants for disregard a stop sign and fail to appear.
â€¢ TIMOTHY JOSEPH MAJOR, 37, of 114 Colorado, was arrested on charges of driving while license suspended/invalid with previous conviction, accident involving damage to vehicle more than $200 and criminal mischief more than $1500 less than $20,000.
â€¢ THEFT was reported in the 1300 block of S. Gregg.
â€¢ BURGLARY OF HABITATION was reported in the 600 block of Linda.
Paisley Blair Walden, daughter of Brent and Krystal Walden of Big Spring, was born Aug. 25, 2011, at 9:03 p.m.
Paisley weighed 7.9 pounds and measured 19 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are John and Anita Cline of Big Spring and paternal grandparents are Wesley and Brenda Walden of Stockbridge, Ga.
Leigh Langley Duncan and Taylor Elliott Burns exchanged wedding vows Dec. 3, 2011, at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas.
The ceremony was officiated by Doctor Ronald Wesley Scates. A reception at Arlington Hall followed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Rita Kay Langley of Big Spring and Dallas and Mr. James Murray Duncan of Dallas. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas Langley of Big Spring and the late Mrs. And Mrs. Francis Murray Duncan of Winfield, La.
Midland Christian JV 30
Mid. Christ. â€” Smith â€“ 9
Stanton â€” Patterson â€“ 16, Beasley â€“ 12
Grape Creek 53
Grape Creek â€” Daniel â€“ 14, Doss â€“ 12
Coahoma â€” Castilaw â€“ 14, Goodblanket â€“ 11
Fort Stockton 49
Ft.Stock. â€” Fuenty â€“ 10, Singh â€“ 13
Stanton â€” Graham â€“ 12
Midland Christian JV 35
Mid. Christ. â€” Macham â€“ 10, Johnson â€“ 10
Coahoma â€” Castilaw â€“ 14
Grape Creek 40
Grape Creek â€” Doss â€“ 14
Stanton â€” Patterson â€“ 8
Fort Stockton 45
The Lady Steers outscored Odessa High in every quarter to take a 34-23 win in a low-scoring game at the basketball tournament in Andrews.
Cerbi Ritchey led everyone on the court with nine points and 12 rebounds, while Diamond Mayes added eight points and six rebounds. Workhorse Bridgette Tuitt (32 minutes of game time) joined in with seven points and four rebounds.
With so many worthwhile causes trying to make the holiday season happy for people from all walks of life, Adult Protective Services is hoping area gift-givers will look to a slightly different demographic at Christmas.
Part of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Adult Protective Services began the "Be a Star" program this week, collecting Christmas gifts for the area's elderly and disabled.
A tradition 20 plus years in the making continues this year when Canterbury hosts its annual Christmas Bazaar.
Area residents can take advantage of a unique shopping experience from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 1700 S. Lancaster.
“This is a great place to bring grandma shopping,” Executive Director Shannon M. Nabors said.