UPDATE: The Howe Christmas Parade has been rescheduled for Sat. Dec. 15 at 4:30 pm due to expected inclement weather.
Santa Claus is to be all over Howe on Saturday. There are many scheduled events throughout the town that is sure to keep the kids mesmerized by the old elf. It was just announced that Santa and Mrs. Claus will even stop and exit the parade in downtown to visit with children inside the Howe Chamber office.
Schedule of events:
8:00 am – Howe Fire Department’s Annual Breakfast with Santa will begin at 8 am and last through 11 am. There is no charge for breakfast, but the volunteer firemen are seeking donations. Santa will be present and IHOP is the official sponsor.
10:30 am – Santa will then head to the Howe Community Library with Christmas crafts and storytelling. Cookies and punch will be available. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
4:30 pm – Santa will be in the Howe Area Chamber of Commerce’s TOYLAND Downtown Christmas Parade (rescheduled for Sat. Dec. 15). The route will begin at the Howe Middle School and will eventually make its way to Highway 5 and head north to Davis Street where it will go by FBC Howe and then by the fire station and through downtown.
Howe Police Sergeant Keith Milks, along with Officer Mark Kilbourn were called to a residence on Pecan Street in Howe in reference to a loose pig in a backyard. Upon arrival, they spotted a young sow roaming free. Grayson County Animal Control is responding to pick up the pig.
The pig is approximately 70 pounds, very clean, and friendly. Officers are hoping the young sow can find its rightful owner.
Heath Garrett Horton, 36, of Howe, died November 18, 2018 after a very brief battle with pneumonia and sepsis.
Heath was born on December 16, 1981 to Mickey and Mike Horton. He was a 2000 graduate of Howe High School and attended Texas Christian University where he played football before going to work for 24 Hour Fitness. After great success there and also with Aspen Fitness clubs he came back home to Howe and in 2008 opened #1 Fitness. Heath loved his community and the surrounding areas and had a huge heart for its people. He was an unrelenting encourager and friend to anyone he met. He was unapologetic in his desires to lead people to the Lord he loved so much.
Heath is survived by the greatest love of his life, his son, Zion Isaiah Horton; his parents, Mike and Mickey Horton; two brothers – Damion Horton and Corey Horton; aunt and uncle, Camille and Larry Miller; numerous cousins and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Edna and Arnold Dutton and Joe and Addie Horton.
A memorial service celebrating Heath’s life will be held at #1 Fitness on Wednesday, November 21st. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Howe.