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April 5th, 2012

Sheriff announces changes

April 5, 2012

There have been some changes that took effect at the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office on April 1. Sheriff David Warren announced today that veteran Deputy Angie Collier has been promoted to the position of Criminal Investigator, a sergeant level position. Deputy Collier replaces Tim Blount who recently took a job in the private sector.

Ceremony honors victims of child abuse

April 5, 2012

The Time of Remembrance was not only the highlight of the 7th Annual Family FunFair on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the Nolan County Coliseum in Sweetwater, but capped off two days of events bringing awareness of child abuse in and around the area.
The family event was sponsored by the High Sky Children's Ranch and West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC), with the ceremony honoring children who have been victims of child abuse.

Blotters for April 3, 2012

April 5, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 32 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on April 3, 2012.

The SPD received 21, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Forgery — Sweetwater.
• Assault — 1400 block of Josephine.

Arrested by SPD:
• Billy Smith, 38 — Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served two civil papers and made three arrests on April 3, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Robert Alcala Gonzales, Jr., 57, of Sweetwater — Judgment.

SW district golf results

April 5, 2012

BOYS STANDINGS AFTER 36 HOLES
(Final round will be played April 10 at Abilene Wylie)
TEAM STANDINGS
1. Big Spring
317-305-622
2. Sweetwater No. 1
320-324-644
3. Wylie
326-320-646
4. Snyder
323-324-647
5. Brownwood
333-377-710
6. Sweetwater No. 2
398-392-790
(Note: Team standings are incomplete)
SWEETWATER NO. 1 SCORES
Alex Castillo
77-79-156 (4th)
Ryan Mercer
79-80-159 (6th)
Mason Andrews
81-81-162 (10th)
Dylan Torres
81-86-167
Guy Bond
86-100-186
SWEETWATER NO. 2 SCORES
Michael Hazard
94-94-188
Yates Cypert
93-96-189
Colin Dunn
108-94-202
Blake Cumbie

Highland, Blackwell boys compete at meet in Trent

April 5, 2012

Highland and Blackwell’s track boys teams competed this past Friday at the Gorilla Relays held in Trent. The individual results for those who placed in their events follow. Girls results were not available at press time today.
100 — 1. Jayden Jones, Blackwell, 11.62
200 — 2. Jayden Jones, Blackwell, 25.06
400 — 2. Sheldon Hall, Highland, 55.26; 4. Ron Covington, Highland, 1:00.56
800 — 1. Sheldon Hall, High-land, 2:10.03; 5. Peyton Howard, Highland, 2:33.78
1600 — 4. Kevin Box, Highland, 5:38; 5. Kaden Nachlinger, Highland, 6:12; 6. Peyton Howard, Highland, 6:18

Area players receive all-BC honors

April 5, 2012

The Abilene Reporter-News has given Class 1A all-Big Country high school basketball recognition to four Nolan County athletes — Jesus Leanos and Lynnsi Moses of Roscoe and Sierra Allen and Kara Hughey of Highland.
Leanos, a sophomore, is the boys newcomer of the year in Class 1A, Division I. Moses, a 5-9 senior post, made the girls second team in Class 1A, Division I after averaging 16 points, two steals and over six rebounds per game.

April 4th

Family FunFair today

April 4, 2012

High Sky Children’s Ranch and the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center have once again partnered to host the Seventh Annual West Texas Child Abuse Awareness Family FunFair in Sweetwater. The FunFair will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Wednesday, April 4, from 4-6:30 p.m. The Time of Remembrance will start at 6:05 p.m. and organizers ask that everybody stay for the ceremony honoring children who have been victims of child abuse.

Several recent sexual assaults committed by local minors

April 4, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department has recently handled a spike in sexual assaults of children -- committed by minors.

Awareness brought by WTCAC banquet

April 4, 2012

The local, collaborative efforts to bring awareness to child abuse was recognized during the 7th annual West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC) banquet held on Tuesday evening, April 6, 2012 at the Nolan County Coliseum.
The theme for the evening was "Together We Can Help Children's Hearts Mend". which was highlighted through the evening's keynote speaker. Jennifer Morris, a business litigation attorney from Dallas, gave a stirring speech to the audience on her personal experience with child abuse and overcoming obstacles to achieve success.

Eight dogs available for adoption

April 4, 2012

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has eight dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male Shepherd mix, two male mixed breed dog, male terrier mix and four Shepherd mix puppies — two male and two female.
According to Sweetwater’s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.

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