July 10th, 2012
Several county employees were honored with a Service Award during the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, July 9, 2012, held at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Pictured is Jan Bartlett with Judge Tim Fambrough; Bartlett has served as the Justice of the Peace Chief Deputy for the past 20 years. Also at the meeting, David McDonald was awarded a 15 year service pin for his role as Sheriff Chief Deputy.
Robert McReynolds was also recognized at the meeting on Monday morning for his 10 years as the Nolan County Coliseum Manager.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 153 calls for service, issued 12 citations and made four arrests from July 6-8, 2012.
The SPD received 69, 911 calls.
â€˘ 200 block of E. Broadway
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Family violence assault â€”Â 1700 block of Bowie.
â€˘Â Sex offender duty to register â€”Â 400 block of Bowie.
â€˘Â Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1600 block of Woodruff.
â€˘Â Criminal mischiefâ€”Â 900 block of Elm.
â€˘Â Burglary of a residence â€”Â 1600 block of Grand.
â€˘Â Sexual assaultâ€”Â 600 block of W. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
A graveside service for Randy Logan Hardy, 56, of Anson, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Sweetwater Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Payne officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Hardy died Monday, July 9, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.
Chelsea Ann Fullwood, 17, of Dayton, Texas died Friday, July 6, 2012 in Liberty, Texas. She was born Nov. 19, 1994, in Abilene, Texas to parents Gary Lynn and Tracy Ann Kimbrell Fullwood. She had lived in the Colorado City and Dayton areas during the past few years.Â Chelsea enjoyed listening to music, drawing, taking pictures and doing all kinds of handcraft projects.Â
Area residents once again enjoyed the festivities â€śOn The Bricksâ€ť in historic downtown Roscoe to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 7, 2012.
A parade kicked off the activities, followed by food, crafts and kidâ€™s activities in Old Town Park and a Mud Bog at George Parks Field. The live music â€śOn The Bricksâ€ť was provided by Greg Maldo and Curtis Potter.
The evening ended with a bang with a fireworks show.
As the official summer season gets underway, much of the nation has been breaking records with 100 degree temperatures. While many continue to plan outdoor activities, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is urging locals to protect themselves from the sunâ€™s heat and ultraviolet rays, preventing heat exhaustion and skin damage.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are many precautions Americans can take to protect themselves from UV rays.
Samuel Ojeda, 19 years of age from Del Rio, Texas was driving a 1999 Chrysler Sebring east bound on Interstate 20 in Nolan County.Â
About 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2012, near mile marker 231, a Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Trooper observed Ojeda driving the vehicle and stopped him for a traffic violation.Â
A verbal consent to search the vehicle was given.Â The Trooper located a small amount of cocaine and marijuana with a street value of about $20,000.
Many area residents attended the Roscoe Independence Day parade on Saturday, July 7, 2012.
Entries entered into the parade varied from fire departments, civic organizations, individuals and others, but all had one main theme, patriotism.
Find more photos from the Roscoe parade in today's paper.
Life is a journey, and to reach the ultimate destination is the greatest reward.
Our mother Mary Lavina Pruitt Boyd went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, July 9, at the same family farm in Trent, TX where her husband passed away five years prior. She was 90-years-old.
D.M. Pieper, age 92, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2012, at Sweetwater Healthcare Center.
A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church with Deacon Bill Butler officiating.
Holy Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Joseph Othieno officiating. Burial will follow at Roscoe Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.