March 21st, 2011
The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
â¢ MARKQUIN EARL HARRIS, 24, of 1601 Avion, was arrested Saturday on warrants for no driver's license â when unlicensed and failure to appear (three counts).
â¢ TAVIANCE DAVON CLEMONS, 24, of 2602 Ann Dr., was arrested Saturday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana â two ounces or less.
â¢ BRENDAN THOMAS PAYTE, 19, of 304 Circle, was arrested Saturday on a warrant for possession of marijuana â two ounces or less.
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.
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.
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, 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 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.
Sweetwater at Big Spring (conclusion of suspended game), 6 p.m.
Baseball â Snyder at Big Spring, 7 p.m.
Baseball â Lubbock Roosevelt at Coahoma, 7 p.m.
Baseball â Forsan at Midland Trinity, 5 p.m.
Softball â Snyder at Big Spring, 6:30 p.m.
Softball â Lubbock Roosevelt at Coahoma, 5:30 p.m.
Softball â Lubbock Christian at Forsan, 5 p.m.
Golf â Forsan boys at Big Lake tournament.
Golf â Coahomaâboys and girls at Roosevelt tournament, Lorenzo CC.
Golf â Forsan girls at Big Lake tournament.
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.
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.
COLORADO CITY — Billie Dunn, mother of missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn, was booked into the Mitchell County Jail on Thursday on misdemeanor charges for obstruction of justice and possession of drugs.
Dunn was taken into custody by authorities at her Colorado City home Thursday evening on charges of hindering apprehension and prosecution, possession of dangerous drugs and making a false report to police officers. All three charges are misdemeanors.