October 20th, 2011
The Sweetwater football team completed Step 1 on its way to becoming a play-off contender by defeating a winless Big Spring team 28-6 this past Friday at Mustang Bowl.
Now comes the hard part â€” winning at least one of its final two games against two of the most respected pro-grams in the state, begin-ning with Fridayâ€™s District 5-3A game at Snyder (6-1, 1-0), which is riding a six-game winning streak.
Aubrey Phillip Childers was re-indicted on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, by the Nolan County Grand Jury. Childers was charged with sexual assault, a second degree felony, enhanced to a first degree felony with one prior conviction. Court documents state that Childers sexually assaulted the victim, knowing that the victim did not consent and was unconscious or physically unable to resist or unaware that the sexual assault was occurring.
Local breast cancer survivors and local officials hung a wreath in the lobby of the Nolan County Courthouse on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Nolan County. The event was co-sponsored by the Women's Health Awareness Program at the Alliance for Women and Children, Vera West Women's Center in Abilene, West Central Texas Chapter Oncology Nursing, Your Women's Center at Abilene Regional Medical Center and the American Cancer Society.
The Kiwanis Club of Sweetwater recently hosted their largest annual fundraiser, the Pancake Supper, on Friday night, Oct. 14, 2011. Before the Sweetwater Mustangs took on the Big Spring Steers that night, the Sweetwater High School cafeteria was filled with area residents enjoying a late-day breakfast. The pancake supper has always been a success in the past due in part to the incredible collaborative efforts between Kiwanis members, local sponsors and even support from outside of the city.
Recently, one witness said she was certain she saw Hailey Dunn, missing Colorado City teen, on Dec. 27. Colorado City police say they don't believe the accounts are correct.
Chief Roy Owens and investigators from the department go over tips from the public, but he said not all are correct. Owens said emotions can cloud people's memories, so it's up to investigators to find the truth.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued four citations and made two arrests on Oct. 17, 2011.
The SPD received 82, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 300 block of SE Georgia.
â€¢ ID theft â€” 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€¢ Information only â€” 1200 block of Towncreek.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Everett Centner, 27 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Female Juvenile, 14 â€” Family violence assault.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 21 calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Oct. 17, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
The Sweetwater volleyball team still may be a longshot to make the state playoffs.
But a Brownwood team on the verge of clinching a postseason berth for the eighth consecutive year discovered Tuesday that the Lady Mustangs were not about to roll over for them.
Instead, Sweetwater ral-lied after a slow start to take a convincing 3-1 win at Mustang Gym and keep its playoff chances alive. After losing 25-20 in Game 1, the Lady Mustangs swept past the Lady Lions by scores of 25-18, 25-21 and 25-13.
The streets of Downtown Roscoe were lined with people from the surrounding communities and beyond to enjoy the West Texas Wind Festival held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. Many vendors were open for business selling food, jewelry, desserts and much more. The Bellamy Brothers also performed at the event and fireworks were displayed towards the end of the evening.
Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #571 will host their annual benefit lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, to benefit the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center, at the Masonic Lodge, located at 324 Oak Street. Chili and beans will be served with a drink and dessert for $8. Carry out will be available. Silent auction items will also be on display at the lunch.
Last year, the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge raised over $4,000 for the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center.
Shown are Lance Kellors, Administrator of Ballinger Hospital; Robbie Dewberry, Administrator of Mitchell County Hospital; and Donna Boatright, Administrator of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital; with Representative Mike Conaway of the 11th Congressional District. Six Texas rural hospital administrators and two representatives of the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals visited with 22 legislators from the Texas delegation last week in Washington D.C. to discuss challenges related to providing medical care in rural Texas and the impact of proposed reimbursement cuts in Medicare.