Archive - Jan 2011
More help is coming in as the search for thirteen-year-old Hailey Dunn continues.
A member of the KlaasKids Foundation, Brad Dennis, was scheduled to come to Colorado City on Monday evening after being contacted by Hailey's family to assist local investigative efforts. According to the KlaasKids Foundation website, Dennis has led numerous search and rescue efforts with over 20 years experience, has taught thousands in seminars, and has completed various courses in law enforcement tactics.
Funeral service for Mrs. Mary Nell Griffin, 87, of Alexander City, will be Friday, January 14, 2011 at 2 p.m., at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home.
Bro. Miles Crouch and Bro. John David Parker will officiate. Burial will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday, January 14, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Radney Funeral Home.
D. W. â€śBuckâ€ť Hamilton, 85, of Sweetwater passed away on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 at Snyder Oaks Nursing Home in Snyder, Texas.
He was born on July 24, 1925 in Shep, Taylor County, Texas. He married Vera Paveluk on September 3, 1969 in Sweetwater and they made their home at Lake Sweetwater.
Hamilton was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, three sisters and two brothers. He is survived by his wife, Vera Hamilton of Lake Sweetwater; son Gary Hamilton and wife Gail, of West Monroe, Louisiana, three grandsons, three great grandsons and one great granddaughter.
While their district races are just getting underway, both the Sweetwater girls and boys basketball teams need to start getting wins if they expect to contend for postseason play.
And with just eight district games, itâ€™s no secret that the 0-2 Lady Mustangs and 0-1 Mustangs can ill afford many more defeats.
Both teams return to 5-3A action today when they travel to Big Spring for games at 6 and 7:30 p.m., respectively, after losing at Wylie this past Friday.
8th grade White 26, Brownwood 13
Gwan Hill 6, Chris Figueroa 6, Jeremy Witt 4, Roman Rivera 4, Nick Haley 2, Jonathan Neri 2, Austin Watts 2.
8th grade Red 55, Brownwood 34
Duante Williams 17, Rhett Torres 12, Hayden Reeves 11, Bray Amos 5, Sean Norman 4, Martes Harris 4, Isaiah McGee 2.
Brownwood 26, 7th grade White 12
Isaiah Gonzales 8, Adan Sanchez 2, Andrew Briley 1, Adrian Salazar 1.
Brownwood 29, 7th grade Red 16
Michael Hunt 5, Hardy Escobar 4, Mark Lawrence 3, Michael Lawrence 2, Denzell Moore 2.
Sweetwater Police officers responded to a 911 call, of an unresponsive male at Apache Bend Apartments, on Saturday, Jan. 15 shortly before 2 p.m..
According to Chief of Police Jim Kelley, officers found Carvin Coy Lemmons, 43, of Sweetwater deceased, upon arrival at the scene.
"Lemmons was found with one stab wound to the mid-section," Kelley said.
The investigation led officers to Shayquapla (Shay) Walker. Walker, Lemmons long-time girlfriend, reportedly arrived at the apartments, stabbed Lemmons and fled the scene.
"Walker has been cooperative with investigators," Kelley said.
About three weeks have passed since Colorado City teenager Hailey Dunn has been missing.
Even as time passes, the search remains strong. Law enforcement officials and even groups of volunteers continue searches daily locally in Colorado City, the small town of Dunn, and in various nearby counties.
Hailey was reported missing on December 28th by her mother, Billie Jean Dunn. She was reportedly last seen by Shawn Adkins, Dunn's former boyfriend, the afternoon of December 27th.
Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed January 2011 as School Board Recognition Month. Districts across the state will use this opportunity to show their appreciation of the critical role elected boards of education play in their local schools and communities.
Funeral services for Nita Laverne Rogers, 80, of Nolan, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Truman Davis and Rev. Billy Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Maryneal Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Rogers died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
Rufus T. Palacios, Sr., age 78, of Sweetwater, passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at his residence.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church recited by family.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. l8, 2011, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Michael Rodriguez officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.