April 29th, 2011
The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors met for its regular meeting on Monday evening, April 25, 2011 at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Newly appointed board member Jose Villafranca was sworn in at the meeting. Administering the oath of office to Villafranca was Board Chairman Carlos Alvarado.
During the meeting, two topics generated a great deal of discussion, the Phase Two portion of the Energy Services Project/Building Improvement Project, which consists of the renovation of the Medical Surgical Unit, and the proposed Hospitalist Program.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 33 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made two arrests on April 27, 2011.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Logan Glass, 22 â€” Driving while license invalid with previous conviction.
â€¢ Julie Aguilar, 38 â€” Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 12 calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on April 27, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Malaki Owusu Bender, 40 of Sweetwater â€” Warrant/parole violation and family violence assault causes bodily injury.
The Sweetwater Stam-pede, an Arena League foot-ball team of fourth and fifth graders, defeated Abileneâ€™s Jets 41-6 this past weekend and have a second-round playoff game at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Abilene Expo Center against the Abilene Chargers.
The winner plays either Abileneâ€™s Cowboys or the Jim Ned Indians for the championship at 1:30 p.m.
The public is encouraged to come watch as the Stam-pede (8-0), which has given up just 48 points all season, goes for the title. The team is coached by Sammy Alva-rez Jr., Joe Hall, Randy Melendez, Roger Rudel and Matt Figueroa.
Sweetwater will host its second annual GreenFest at the Nolan County Courthouse Square on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Â The event will feature live music, food, family activities, new energy innovations, electric and hybrid vehicles, large wind energy parts, international films about Sweetwater and Nolan County, and more.Â TXU Energy and Altezza Global are the GreenFest sponsors along with the Mayorâ€™s Youth Task Force and the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse.Â
On Monday afternoon, April 4, 2011, between 4:45 and 5 p.m., on the 900 block of E. 16th Street, Chris Spaulding stated that he and his son, Corbyn Spaulding were unloading groceries from the vehicle and bringing them into the house. Mr. Spaulding was just entering into the kitchen area with an arm full of groceries, when he heard a sound outside that sounded like a gun shot. When Mr. Spaulding rushed out side the front door he noticed his son holding his right abdominal side area. Spaulding stated that Corbyn, his son, told him that he felt like he got stung by a wasp.
The presidential search committee for Texas State Technical College System announces two finalists under consideration as the next president of TSTC West Texas: Dr. Irene Cravey, vice president of student learning at TSTC Marshall; and Dr. Paul Gasparro, vice president for academic affairs of Seminole State College, Okla.
On April 30 and May 1, the best MotoTrials riders in the country will come to Blackwell, TX to compete in the first two rounds of the American Motorcyclist Association's (AMA) National MotoTrials Championship Series. MotoTrials is an off-road motorcycle sport that tests rider skill by sending them through 12 obstacle sections per day; sections consist of natural obstacles such as rocks and hills.
Music students of Noreen Carson presented classic Disney melodies at their annual costume recital held in the First Baptist Church on April 10. Participating students were (front row, l. to r.) Kevin Pantoja, Devin Gutierrez, Jon Basye, Brooke Hefner, (middle row) Michallah McKinney, Kaylee Martin, Natalie Barela, Kaitlyn Foster, (back row) Emrick Wilson, Ethan Wilson, Jeremy Witt, and Caroline Lawrence.
Dressed in Disney character costumes, students of Noreen Carson performed classic Disney melodies for a large audience of family and friends and served refreshments afterward in the First Baptist fellowship hall. Students involved were (front row, l. to r.) Hayden Wehba, Faith Santiago, Jade Pinkerton, Sydni Jackson, Garrison Eaker, (middle row) Isabella Alden, Hannah Vermillion, Kaitlyn Chance, Kyrsten Smith, Allison Marlett, (back row) Isak Alvarez, Isabella Petty, Katie Pantoja, Megan Kirkland, and Muna Sutjipto.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 32 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made five arrests on April 26, 2011.
The SPD received seven, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a motor vehicle â€” 800 block of E. 16th.
â€¢ Sex offender duty to register â€” Sweetwater.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Michael Ramos, 21 â€” Failure to ID.
â€¢ Daniel Rodriguez, 20 â€” Minor in consumption.
â€¢ Lisa Vaughn, 36 â€” Family violence assault.
â€¢ Alyssa McClusky, 25 â€” Theft.
â€¢ Christopher Guzman, 27 â€” Driving while license invalid/purchase furnish alcohol for a minor,