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Archive - Mar 19, 2011

Conroy sentenced to 405 months in prison

March 19, 2011

LUBBOCK — John Alan Conroy, 37, of Big Spring, who pleaded guilty in December 2010 to one count of producing child pornography and one count of receiving a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings to 405 months in federal prison.

In addition, Judge Cummings ordered that Conroy, who has been in custody since his arrest in July 2010 on a related charge, serve a lifetime of supervised release following his imprisonment.

Hoops, Dreams and Goals set for March 25

March 19, 2011

The first year West Texas Centers hosted Hoops, Dreams and Goals, no one expected it to become a yearly event.

But the wildly popular basketball tournament has become a tradition at West Texas Centers with no chance of it going away any time soon.

“I would say within the first hour, we were already talking about next year,” said Rodney Jones, West Texas Centers chief developmental health officer.

Hoops, Dreams and Goals is in its seventh year and still gaining steam.

Still time to take advantage of tax aid program

March 19, 2011

Time is running out for area residents looking to take advantage of the annual AARP Tax-Aide program, as the April 18 deadline to file looms on the horizon.

Many area taxpayers were unable to get a jump on their filings efforts this year because of an Internal Revenue Service glitch that prevented those filing itemized returns from filing until February. However, the wait could pay off for some area residents.

Ronald M. Jett

March 19, 2011

Ronald M. Jett, 57, of Big Spring, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, in Nolan County from injuries received in a vehicle accident. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Charles Atkerson officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Memorial Park.

C. Roy Wright

March 19, 2011

C. Roy Wright died Feb. 1, 2011, in Rogers, Ark. A celebration service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2011, at the Big Lake Fire Department in Big Lake.

Engagement: Abundez-Cantu

March 19, 2011

Norma Jean Abundez and Rick Cantu, both of Mission, would like to announce their engagement.

Norma is the daughter of Paul and Bonnie Abundez, of Big Spring. She is a 2003 graduate of Mission High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Texas Pan American. She is currently employed as a middle school teacher.

Rick is the son of Eleazar and Maria A. Cantu, of General Bravo, Nuevo Leon. He is a 2001 graduate of Mission High School. He is currently employed by Geek Squad at Best Buy in McAllen.

The couple plans to exchange wedding vows June 25, 2011 in Mission.

Sports calendar

March 19, 2011

MONDAY
Sweetwater at Big Spring (conclusion of suspended game), 6 p.m.

TUESDAY
Baseball — Snyder at Big Spring, 7 p.m.
Baseball — Lubbock Roosevelt at Coahoma, 7 p.m.
Baseball — Forsan at Midland Trinity, 5 p.m.
Softball — Snyder at Big Spring, 6:30 p.m.
Softball — Lubbock Roosevelt at Coahoma, 5:30 p.m.
Softball — Lubbock Christian at Forsan, 5 p.m.
Golf — Forsan boys at Big Lake tournament.

WEDNESDAY
Golf — Coahoma boys and girls at Roosevelt tournament, Lorenzo CC.
Golf — Forsan girls at Big Lake tournament.

Buffaloes blast Denver City

March 19, 2011

FORSAN — The Forsan Buffaloes broke out the lumber to claim their second district victory of the 2011 baseball season, pounding Denver City 16-8 at the FHS field Friday afternoon.

The Buffs spotted Denver City an early 2-1 lead, but came roaring back in the middle innings to put the game out of reach.

Peyton Parker pitched five innings to earn the win, with relief help from Trevor Burchett.

To be continued: Lightning halts Lady Steers' district opener

March 19, 2011

The Big Spring Lady Steers had no shortage of opponents Friday night.

For starters, there was the visiting Sweetwater Lady Mustangs, who spotted the Lady Steers a six-run lead, then came roaring back with six runs of their own.

Then, there was the Lady Steers themselves, who gave the Sweetwater rally a helping hand with ineffective pitching and two three errors.

Finally, there was Mother Nature, who proved to be the toughest opponent of the night.

On the court, the Howard College Lady Hawks were one of the youngest teams in the Western Junior...
J.T. Breyman and J.P. Stevenson made sure their tennis seasons didn’t come to a premature end this...
The members of the Big Spring High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams will begin their...

 

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