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March 22nd

Legal opinion posted on city issue

March 22, 2011

After several days of poring over and researching the municipal charter amendment submitted by way of petition by local citizens, City Attorney Linda Sjogren issued her legal opinion on the document Monday, which she says contains several inconsistencies in language.

Steve Campbell, member of the Concerned Citizens Council and one of the coordinators for the petition, explained the amendment shortly after it was submitted to city officials.

Smart meters to be unveiled in mobile unit

March 22, 2011

SMART TEXAS is coming to Big Spring.

Oncor's SMART TEXAS Mobile Experience Center (MEC) will be in Big Spring from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The mobile unit will be parked in the H-E-B parking lot and will be open to the public.

“This mobile unit has been all over the United States in the past two years,” Jim Clements, Oncor area manager said. “This is one of the ways we are trying to educate our consumers on the new smart meters that are being deployed in the area.”

Humorist coming to Howard College April 4

March 22, 2011

Howard College Foundation, in partnership with Wells Fargo Bank, will host Doc Blakely, acclaimed humorist.

Blakely will be the guest speaker at the Howard College Foundation Speaker Series to be held Monday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at the Hall Center for the Arts on the Howard College campus in Big Spring.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 22, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Monday and 7 a.m. today:
• JOSEPH ALTON MURLEY, 32, of 1405 Tucson, was arrested Monday on a warrant from another agency.
• ASSAULT was reported in the 400 block of E. Fourth Street.
• BURGLARY OF A BUILDING was reported in the 1400 block of S. Runnels.
• BURGLARY OF A HABITATION was reported:
In the 600 block of Ridgelea Drive.
In the 4100 block of Parkway.
• CRIMINAL MISCHIEF was reported:
In the 800 block of Baylor.
In the 1200 block of Young.

March 21st

One person killed in rollover on I-20

March 21, 2011

A one-vehicle rollover on Interstate 20 west of Big Spring left one person dead and sent three others to the hospital.

According to Department of Public Safety reports, 20-year-old Brianca Marie Beltran of El Paso was pronounced dead following the accident, which took place shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday near FM 818. She was not wearing a seat belt, troopers said.

Billie Dunn files restraining order

March 21, 2011

After being arrested Friday on charges of hindering police investigators and possession of drugs, Billie Dunn — mother of missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn — has filed a protective order against former live-in boyfriend Shawn Adkins.

Dunn made the announcement she had filed a “no trespassing” order against Adkins shortly after being released from custody following her arrest on charges of hindering apprehension and prosecution, possession of dangerous drugs and making a false report to police officers. All three charges are misdemeanors.

Officials to consider state park's future

March 21, 2011

The possible fate of the Big Spring State Park tops the agenda for Tuesday's meeting of the Big Spring City Council, as the municipality — along with members of county government — attempt to formulate a plan to keep the facility open in the face of massive budget cuts by the state legislature.

The council is expected to discuss ongoing efforts by both the municipality and Howard County officials to keep the park from being closed, as well as appoint a committee to evaluate the issues involved in the matter.

Healthy Woman event to coincide with Health Fair again

March 21, 2011

Financial planning may not seem like a health issue, but it is.
Healthy Woman is sending out a Call to Action: Women and Financial Preparedness. Troy Tompkins, CMFC, will be the featured speaker for the April 9 event. This is the third year that Healthy Woman has been held in conjunction with the Health Fair.

Police Beat

March 21, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 9 a.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. today:
• MARKQUIN EARL HARRIS, 24, of 1601 Avion, was arrested Saturday on warrants for no driver's license – when unlicensed and failure to appear (three counts).
• TAVIANCE DAVON CLEMONS, 24, of 2602 Ann Dr., was arrested Saturday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.
• BRENDAN THOMAS PAYTE, 19, of 304 Circle, was arrested Saturday on a warrant for possession of marijuana – two ounces or less.

March 19th

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.

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