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March 21st, 2011

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.

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.

March 18th

Billie Dunn jailed

March 18, 2011

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.

Sixteen indicted by grand jury

March 18, 2011

A Howard County grand jury returned 16 indictments Thursday, including a number of true-bills for narcotics charges.

Among those indicted were:

• Darrell David Brown, 38, of Midland, possession of a controlled substance (state jail felony).
• Allysia Dawn Heckart, 29, of Odessa, possession of a controlled substance (state jail felony).
• David Wayne Crow, 23, of 617 S. McEwen, possession of marijuana (state jail felony).
• Pierre Jean Gordon, 20, of 806 Ohio, possession of a controlled substance (third-degree felony).

Big Spring prepared for multiple events

March 18, 2011

Job fairs, chamber gatherings and golf tournaments are on tap for the next couple months.

Upcoming events and other business highlighted the agenda of the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce monthly board meeting Wednesday.

GEO will be presenting a job fair at the workforce center March 22 and 23. Next month, April 19, SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf will be holding its community wide job fair as well. Members of the community are encouraged to attend between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. For more information, contact Workforce Solutions at 263-8373.

Police/Sheriff/EMS

March 18, 2011

The Big Spring Police Department reported the following activity between 7 a.m. Thursday and 7 a.m. today:
• BOBBY JOE LOPEZ, 25, of 1701 S. Runnels, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and assault – recklessly impeding breathing or circulation.
• STEPHEN CRUZ, 32, of 1707 Donley, was arrested Thursday on warrants for failure to control speed and failure to appear.
• LAPAUL ERIC SCAGGS, 34, 510 S. Benton, was arrested thursday on a charge of assault causing bodily injury – family violence.
• BURGLARY OF A VEHICLE was reported:

March 17th

Local man guilty of child porn possession

March 17, 2011

ABILENE — Following a two-day trial, a federal jury in Abilene convicted Harvey James Pelland, 76, of Big Spring on all seven counts of a superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Lubbock, in January.

U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis presided over the trial.

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