On Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at about 12:25 a.m. officers with the Snyder Police Department were dispatched to the 700 block of 26th Street in reference to a call of shots fired in the area. Cpl. Darrell Campbell and Officer Lee Ortiz responded to the area where they made contact with several individuals in a front yard of 700 26th Street. While speaking with the subjects a male who was at the residence who has not been identified produced a weapon and shot Cpl. Campbell then confronted Officer Ortiz. Officer Ortiz and the male were involved in a shooting and the male was killed at the scene.
Smoke filled the Sweetwater sky and could be seen by other cities yesterday due to a fire that began near Lake Sweetwater. According to the Texas Forest Service, the fire was a complex of two lightning-caused fires that burned together and encroached on the city limits of Sweetwater. Hundreds of homes were threatened with 30 being evacuated. Those evacuated are now back in their homes and no homes were lost to the blaze.
Residents from Stamford and activist organizations from around the state were in Stamford on Monday for a Q&A session with Tenaska.
Tenaska is planning to build a power plant that will run on coal. The catch? The plant requires millions of gallons of water to operate.
Tenaska has gone to several cities to get the water they need, most have turned them away.
Stamford has entertained the idea and could decide to provide the water they need to run the plant. But it all comes at a cost, for both the residents of Stamford and Tenaska.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 178 calls for service, issued nine citations and made 12 arrests from July 8-10, 2011.
The SPD received 80, 911 calls.
â€˘ 800 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘Â 200 block of SE Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1300 block of E. 12th.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 400 block of Bowie.
â€˘ Terrorist threats â€”Â 600 block of W. Broadway.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 700 block of E. Oklahoma.
â€˘Â Criminal mischief â€” 800 block of E. 14th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Sharelle Smith, 24 â€”Â Theft.
â€˘Â Female Juvenile, 15 â€”Â Theft.