Archive - Jul 18, 2013
A former Big Spring resident was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison â€” to be followed by eight years probation â€” by a U.S. District Judge this week after pleading guilty to receiving child pornography in March.
Christopher Aubrey Harlan, 27, formerly of Big Spring and believed most recently to have been residing in Central Texas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings after pleading guilty to one count of receiving child pornography, according to officials with the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Texas.
Rains this week were good for farmers, gardeners and almost everyone else seeking a break from drought-like conditions. For the Colorado River Municipal Water District, however, the precipitation was of only modest benefit.
Parts of the Crossroads area have received more than 2 inches of rain since the start of the week, thanks to a low-pressure front that brought with it plenty of Gulf moisture. And while the slow, soaking rains were almost ideal for agriculture producers and will help green up area lawns, they didn't add much to CRMWD reservoirs.
Carlos Neal Humphrey passed away July 16, 2013, at University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, at the age of 84. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2013, at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel with Rick Cunningham officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the funeral home.
He was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Wolfe City, Texas, to E.E. and Mayme Higginbotham Humphrey. He married Willene Duncan on June 3, 1954, in Greenville, Texas.
Corbett Hardgrave, infant son of Lucas and Jennifer Hardgrave of Knott, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in a Midland hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Rodney "Roddy" Robertson Sr., 58, of Big Spring died Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at his residence. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Patricia "Pat" Dover, 67, of Big Spring died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.