Archive - Jul 19, 2012

Many enjoy library reading program party

July 19, 2012

The Reading Program Party took place at the County-City Library on Wednesday morning, July 18, 2012. The party was held for those who turned in their blue reading logs.
Dianna Adams and Joe Rivera, members of the Sweetwater Community Band, kicked-off the party by leading the children in songs and telling riddles and jokes. Ice cream with assorted toppings was later served, and the readers also took part in a scavenger hunt and received award bags that included a certificate.
Shown is Adams (far right) leading the children in an interactive song.

35 indicted by Grand Jury

July 19, 2012

The Nolan County Grand Jury handed down 32 indictments, 24 of which were sealed.
Four of those indicted included Dalton James Dauel, Timothy Rene Cantu, Xavier Rene Limones and Rita Jo Chase for engaging in organized criminal activity, a first degree felony. Court documents state that the four knowingly manufactured, delivered or possesses with the intent to deliver methamphetamine in the amount of 400 grams or more on Jan. 6, 2012. Their bonds were each set at $25,000 and they each face 15-99 years or life in prison if found guilty.
The following cases were true-billed:

RPMH board discusses budget

July 19, 2012

Discussion was held on the upcoming 2013 budget during the meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors' meeting held on Monday evening, July 17, 2012 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
The 2013 Capital Budget was presented to the board, following the submission from each department on items they wish to have. The items were then prioritized into three different groups; the first priority group needed to be approved, in which several items were highlighted.

WASP Tex Meachem dies

July 19, 2012

Tex Amanda (Brown) Meachem took off on her final flight on July 5, 2012, in the care of Vitas Hospice of Florida at John Knox Village, in Pompano Beach, Florida. She was 94 years old.
Tex Amanda Brown, named after her grandmothers, “Texanna” and “Amanda,” was born in Tallahassee, Florida on Feb. 4, 1918. A few months later, the young family moved to Winter Garden, where Tex completed all her schooling, graduating as the Salutatorian from Lakeview High School. 

Blotters for July 17, 2012

July 19, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued three citations and made two arrests on July 17, 2012.

The SPD received 29, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• SE Georgia and Lamar.
• Lamar and Arizona.
• 700 block of E. Broadway.
• 1600 block of Hailey.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a habitation — 1100 block of Presidio.
• Criminal mischief — 2900 block of E. Broadway.
• Theft — 200 block of Bowie.
Arrested by SPD:
• Ricky Balthrop, 27 — Family violence assault.
• Paisley Shafer, 20 — Assault.

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