Archive - Dec 18, 2010
A Big Spring man indicted on two counts of producing child pornography by a federal grand jury pleaded guilty Thursday, facing up to 50 years in prison, according to officials with the U.S. Attorneys office.
John Alan Conroy, 36, was first arrested by law enforcement officials July 3 on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Conroy was later taken into federal custody â€” where he remains â€” after allegations tied to the Dec. 27, 2009, incident identified in the indictment were made.
Santa didn't have his reindeer with him Saturday, but he had plenty of â€śhogs.â€ť
The Harley-Davidson-riding Cossacks Motorcycle Club escorted Santa around town to help him dispense toys and food to needy families as part of the group's annual Christmas Toy Run Saturday morning.
Despite cold temperatures, a large contingent of riders were on hand to participate in the event, which the Cossacks have held for almost 20 years.
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity Friday and early Saturday morning:
â€˘ HERMENEJILDO OROSCO III, 45, 1011 N. Bell, was arrested on a charge of theft over $50/under $500 (shoplifting).
â€˘ CLINT ELLIOTT, 48, 202 Circle, was arrested on a charge of driving while license invalid/DWI related.
â€˘ IRENE RODRIQUEZ, 39, 4203 Muir, was arrested on a charge of driving while license invalid/suspended.
â€˘ BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported in the 1900 block of Wasson.
â€˘ CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported in the 1800 block of Laurie and the 400 block of E. Fourth.
Bill Land passed away after a valiant fight with cancer Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at the age of 76 at the VA Medical Center. Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at the Peace Chapel at Trinity Memorial Park.
LaNell Parks, 66, of Big Spring, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, in an Odessa hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with the Rev. Clydel Chapman officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at the funeral home.
FORSAN â€” A big third quarter and a little bit too much speed was Coahomaâ€™s undoing as Forsan got a big 47-39 win in District 3-2A play over the Bulldogs Friday in Forsan.
The story for the Bulldogs was the way they came out in the second half.
It was tied at 14 heading into the third quarter, but the game got away from Coahoma a little bit. CHS head coach Kim Nichols said his players couldnâ€™t keep up in transition in the third and most notably, Forsanâ€™s Ty Johnson was tough to slow down.
Merkel was going toe-to-toe with Big Spring heading into the second quarter, but in a flash, it looked like that never happened.
A strong second-quarter run propelled Big Spring past Merkel Friday 70-43 in the Steersâ€™ first home game in almost a month.
Luke Adams led with 19 points, but Tristian Clay and Marc Segundo were as impressive with 14 and 10, respectively.