Archive - Sep 20, 2011
BEST Robotics Steering Committee Bob Peterson, Keith Plantier, Joni Coons, Beverly Campbell, Terry Blankenship and Austin Mullins accept a Gold Sponsorship donation from the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. Presenting the check is Jacque McCoy, Executive Vice President of the Chamber. Steering committee members expressed their gratitude to the Chamber for supporting this event and helping to bring the program to the area. The competition season has started - the Kickoff event was held on Saturday, Sept. 10, and there were representatives from 10 local schools.
Four people pled guilty to Judge Glen Harrison during recent 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Kenneth Frank McCann pled guilty to aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, a second degree felony. For his plea, McCann received six years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for six years. He will also have to pay a $3,000 fine, $309 in court costs, $3,177.09 in restitution and $500 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 240 hours of community service. The defendant shall also enter a Male Batterers Intervention Program.
The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors met for their monthly meeting on Monday morning, Sept. 19, 2011 at the Chamber of Commerce.
Outgoing board member of SEED, John Jay, was honored for his nine years of service to the organization. SEED President Kyle Lawrence made the plaque presentation to Mr. Jay, recognizing him for his great service to the community through various meetings locally and abroad.
What treasures are stashed around Sweetwater? We are about to find out. The Treasure Hunters Roadshow is on a world-wide treasure hunt and will be digging in town for five days. During this free event, the Treasure Hunters are expecting to see over 1,200 residents bringing in their rare and unusual collectibles! Locals will have a chance to talk to world-renowned antique and collectible experts, and itâs all free!
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 175 calls for service, issued 17 citations and made six arrests from Sept. 16-18, 2011.
The SPD received 99, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â¢ Criminal mischief âÂ 500 block of Newman.
â¢ Runaway âÂ 1100 block of James.
â¢ Theft âÂ 200 block of NE Georgia.
â¢ Burglary of building âÂ 1400 block of Hailey.
â¢ Theft âÂ 400 block of NE Georgia.
â¢ Theft âÂ Coral Cove.
â¢ Sexual assault âÂ 200 block of Jenny George.
â¢ Assault âÂ 300 block of FK Williams.
â¢ Assault âÂ 800 block of Circle Drive.
â¢ Injury to child âÂ 200 block of E. Fourth.