March 21st, 2012
Marvin Leonard Denning, 68, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Marcilla Cecile Denning (his daughter-in-law) officiating with Masonic Memorial Rites performed by the Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #571. Marvin had requested to be cremated under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Ernest Calvin Miles, 81, of Franklin, Tenn., formerly of the Roscoe area, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Jerry Payne officiating. Interment will follow in Roscoe, TX under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Odessey Hospice, 717 North Harwood Street, Dallas, TX 75210.
Miles died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in Franklin, Tenn.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 8-6 win over Wylie on Tuesday has dramatically changed the teamâ€™s outlook through the first two games of the 2012 District 5-3A softball season. And the Lady Mustangsâ€™ victory could not have been more dramatic.
Sweetwater ran into a high-scoring Wylie team when the teams met in their District 5-3A base-ball opener here Tues-day, and the Mustangs were soon in a hole from which they never recovered. The Bulldogs needed just five innings to decide the issue at Newman Park as they came away with a domi-nating 16-1 win that was ended by the 10-run mercy rule. Sweetwater fell to 6-7-1 overall, while Wylie improved its season mark to 9-3.
According to CBS affiliate KOSA in Midland/Odessa, at the time of Hailey Dunn's disappearance, a company called American Limestone owned the land now owned by Desert Tanks, where the human remains were discovered on Tuesday.
It is being reported that American Limestone did not keep their gates locked, often leaving them open.
It is believed that since the area was gated, investigators never searched it after Dunn's disappearance.
Eight entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court on Monday, March 19, 2012. The cases were prosecuted by District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas. Judge Glen Harrison presided over the cases.
Speedy Rudolfo Zambrano, with attorney Tom Rees, Jr., pled guilty to possession of marijuana, a state jail felony.
Zambrano was arrested on Aug. 22, 2010, when local authorities found a large marijuana plant growing in his yard.
The Big Country Biggest Winner contest kick-off took place on Monday, March 19, 2012, at the Sweetwater High School new gym. Members from several of 48 teams were at the event to get motivated and win prizes geared towards weight loss.
A change in voting precincts was made during the special called meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners on Friday morning, March 16, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Approval was given to consolidate voting precincts 10-14 in the county with the other current precincts, with the eventual plan of removing the said boundaries. Following the 2003 redistricting, lines were drawn which split Nolan County into different districts.
The Jazz Ambassadors is the United States Army's premier touring big band. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America's original art form, jazz.
The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., will continue its long history of presenting free public performances when it appears at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium on Monday night, April 2, 2012 at 7 p.m. The Jazz Ambassadorsâ€™ concert in Sweetwater is sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued seven citations and made two arrests from March 16-18, 2012.
The SPD received 46, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Criminal mischief/possession of drug paraphernalia â€” 1600 block of E. 12th.
â€˘ Sexual performance by a child â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1100 block of Elm.
â€˘ Sexual assault of a child â€” Sweetwater.
â€˘ Theft â€” 2000 block of Bristol.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1600 block of San Carlos.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1300 block of Bristol.