Archive - May 18, 2011
Texas State Technical College recently gave a class to six wind turbine technicians from WETS (Wind Energy Turbine Services, Inc.) in Sweetwater.Â The 16-hour class offered four hours of lecture and 12 hours of hand-on training on TSTC's mobile training unit. The Wind Energy Safe Access and Rescue class is recommended for persons who need to work at height on wind turbines and who need a method of rescue and evacuation.
David Padilla pled guilty to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, May 16, 2011, to possession of a controlled substance, namely dihydrocodeinone, a third degree felony. The date of offense was Jan. 27, 2010. For his plea, Padilla received five years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for five years. He will have to pay a fine of $3,500, $384 in court costs and $280 in restitution to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory in Abilene. He will also have to serve 240 hours of community service.
On March 3, 2011 at the regular monthly meeting of the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps (BCMRC), a special recognition dinner was held for Dr. Jerry Smola. He has served as the BCMRC's first coordinator for the past three years.
In January 2008 the director of the Nolan County Health Department, Don Ware, and Dr. Smola began to plan with the local law enforcement, Rolling Plains Hospital, local Fire Department and the local Emergency Reaction Team to establish a MRC for the area.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on May 16, 2011.
The SPD received 14, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 1000 block of Oak.
â€˘Â Assault of a minor â€” 1200 block of Mustang.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘Â Krystal McGee, 22 â€”Â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served one civil papers and made no arrests on May 16, 2011.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Information only â€”Â I-20 MM 255 west bound.
â€˘ Illegal dumping â€”Â CR 213.
â€˘ Stand by â€” CR 109.
Leola Haden, age 71, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Hendrick Medical Center.Â
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Carey officiating.Â Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â