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March 21st, 2011

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.

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.

Ronald M. Jett

March 19, 2011

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

March 19, 2011

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.

Engagement: Abundez-Cantu

March 19, 2011

Norma Jean Abundez and Rick Cantu, both of Mission, would like to announce their engagement.

Norma is the daughter of Paul and Bonnie Abundez, of Big Spring. She is a 2003 graduate of Mission High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Texas Pan American. She is currently employed as a middle school teacher.

Rick is the son of Eleazar and Maria A. Cantu, of General Bravo, Nuevo Leon. He is a 2001 graduate of Mission High School. He is currently employed by Geek Squad at Best Buy in McAllen.

The couple plans to exchange wedding vows June 25, 2011 in Mission.

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