Archive - Apr 2013
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Texas State Fire Marshal's Office, is investigating a vacant house fire that occurred on Tuesday, April 24, at approximately 7 a.m.
The vacant house, located at 1818 FM 608, just north of Roscoe, was a complete loss as a result of the fire. The investigation into the cause of this house fire is currently listed as undetermined by both agencies.
Other structure fires in or around the Roscoe community have not been linked in any way to this vacant house fire.
Sleep apnea was the topic of discussion at the Lunch and Learn Seminar held this past Thursday at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
The program was co-hosted by local physician Dr. Robert Eaker and Dr. Ted Dyer, the director of the Hendrick Sleep Study Clinic of Abilene. Dr. Dyer led the presentation, while both doctors fielded questions after the program.
One-third of a person's life will be spent sleeping, although sleep is not a "passive" period. While consciousness is reduced during this time, the brain is still active.
Cleburne, TX â€” Clarence Blair, 81, of Cleburne, formerly of Texarkana, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2013 in Cleburne.
There are no services scheduled.
Mr. Blair was born in Sweetwater on June 28, 1931, the son of Annie Pearl (Daniel) and William Clarence Blair.
He served his country in the United States Navy. Mr. Blair was an officer with the Sweetwater Police Department and also worked for the Texas DPS for a short time. He was later a construction supervisor.
Mr. Blair was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
On March 16, 2013, local authorities were notified of human remains located near Lake J.B. Thomas in southwest Scurry County. The remains were sent to the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification for DNA analysis. On April 26, 2013, the Scurry County District Attorney's office received written confirmation that the remains have been positively identified as those of Hailey Dunn.
Women are known for loving a great many thingsâ€”family, friends, diamonds, chocolate, roses â€” the list could go on and on. But, this weekend, a number of Sweetwater women are joining together to say that women also love helping other women. Specifically, ladies from our community will be gathering to help the 27 million women and children worldwide who are caught in the human trafficking industry.
On Friday evening, 98 graduates will walk across the stage, most already placed in the Texas workforce, supporting our local and state economies.
Software and Business Accounting graduate, Amy Austin, is a single mother of two boys.Â She has worked hard over the past two years to complete her Associate Degree, but Austin says it was worth it. Austin traveled to the state capitol last week to represent TSTC West Texas at the TSTC Legislature Day. There she toured the capitol and meet with local representatives Susan King and Jim Keffer.
Local funeral director and owner of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home in Sweetwater, Jackie Trent received the 2012-2013 West Texas Funeral Director of the Year Award at the WTFDA banquet that was held Tuesday, April 16, in Odessa.Â He is pictured (center) with his wife, Dianne Trent (right) and their daughter Marcie Crisp.
During Monday's meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners, a few presentations were heard from the Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO).
Sheriff David Warren made the presentations, in which one of them dealt with a contract between Nolan County and Mitchell County to house inmates from Nolan County.
Warren said that he had been approached with the deal by the sheriff of Mitchell County to consider using their facilities to house overflow prisoners from Nolan County. At this time, Nolan County has similar agreements with Garza, Taylor and Runnels counties.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued four citations and made three arrests on April 24, 2013.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
â€˘ 300 block of NW Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 1400 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Driving while intoxicated â€” 300 block of Elm.
â€˘ Credit card abuse â€” Sweetwater.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 300 block of Pine.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Billy Kirk, Jr., 38 â€”Â Counterfeiting.
â€˘ Kerrie King, 22 â€”Â Taylor County warrant.
â€˘ Thomas Green, 43 â€”Â Driving while intoxicated.