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March 21st, 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.
After being arrested Friday on charges of hindering police investigators and possession of drugs, Billie Dunn â€” mother of missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn â€” has filed a protective order against former live-in boyfriend Shawn Adkins.
Dunn made the announcement she had filed a â€śno trespassingâ€ť 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.
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 â€” along with members of county government â€” 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.
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.
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.
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.
A Howard County grand jury returned 16 indictments Thursday, including a number of true-bills for narcotics charges.
Among those indicted were:
â€˘ Darrell David Brown, 38, of Midland, possession of a controlled substance (state jail felony).
â€˘ Allysia Dawn Heckart, 29, of Odessa, possession of a controlled substance (state jail felony).
â€˘ David Wayne Crow, 23, of 617 S. McEwen, possession of marijuana (state jail felony).
â€˘ Pierre Jean Gordon, 20, of 806 Ohio, possession of a controlled substance (third-degree felony).