Archive - Jul 13, 2011

Prayer vigil held for Cpl. Campbell

July 13, 2011

According to media partners at bigcountryhomepage.com on Tuesday evening, Pastor Steven Peña with the First Assembly of God, called together a prayer vigil in support of Cpl. Darrell Campbell who is fighting for his life after a shooting incident in Snyder.
Lee Burchfield works in town and says she's spoken with Campbell when he comes into her store and says she considers him a good friend.

Stamford to sell water to Tenaska

July 13, 2011

The Stamford City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to move forward with the sale of their water to Tenaska.

Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven

July 13, 2011

Monday, July 11, was Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven. All day, customers nationwide were able to get unlimited Slurpees in special seven-point-11-ounce cups. The promotion has been held every year since 2002 in honor of 7-Eleven's unofficial birthday. "USA Today" reports the company gave away four-and-a-half-million tiny cups of its signature icy drink on July 11, last year. Shown enjoying their free Slurpees at a 7-Eleven in Sweetwater are Halle Martinez and Hannah Silva.

Fire 40 percent contained

July 13, 2011

The Nolan County Complex Fire near Lake Sweetwater has burned 3,880 acres and is now 40 percent contained. According to the Texas Forest Service, this is a complex of two lightning-caused fires that burned together and encroached on the city limits of Sweetwater. Hundreds of homes were threatened, 30 were evacuated, but none were lost. Numerous airtankers, single-engine airtankers, helicopters and ground resources responded rapidly from Abilene and other staging areas.

Blotters for July 11, 2011

July 13, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued five citations and made four arrests on July 11, 2011.

The SPD received 54, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 400 block of Alexander.

Arrested by SPD
• Maria Ornelas, 38 — Warrants.
• Samantha Williams, 21 — Warrants.
• Gene Emerson, 29 — Theft.
• Eric Barrera, 27 — Theft.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on July 11, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:

Hank Allen Smith

July 13, 2011

ABILENE – Hank Allen Smith, 2 day old infant son of Nathan and Marsha Smith, went to be with Jesus on July 5, 2011. Hank’s service was held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday July 6, 2011 at the Jim Ned Valley Church of Christ with interment at McBee Cemetery in Ovalo, directed by Fry-Bartlett Funeral Home of Tuscola.
Hank was born on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at Abilene Regional Hospital. At the end Hank was able to bring together a loving family, a loving church family and many of his parent’s friends. Hank’s service was a testament of the good will of so many.

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