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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.

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