Archive - Oct 2011 - News Article

October 10th

FBI classifies Hailey Dunn case as kidnapping

October 10, 2011

A missing Colorado City 13-year-old has been added to the FBI Missing Person's list.
On the website fbi.gov, the Hailey Dunn case is listed as a kidnapping. The FBI says it's offering a $15,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of the individual responsible for this crime.
Hailey went missing from her mother's home in Colorado City on December 27, 2010.
Her mother, Billie Dunn, and mother's live-in boyfriend, Shawn Adkins, were both named persons of interest in the case. Over the last few months, each has moved away from the area.

Chuck wagon coming to Sweetwater

October 10, 2011

Shown is the 1910 authentic chuck wagon owned by the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. The chuck wagon will be in Sweetwater for the upcoming REHAB fundraising events on Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Wednesday, Oct. 26. On Oct. 25, the REHAB will have a Shrimp Peel Dinner and Auction at the Nolan County Annex at 6 p.m. The following day the chuck wagon will be at Sweetwater Auction for the annual Round-Up for Rehab sale. A free chuck wagon lunch will be served on Oct.

Wet road causes wreck

October 10, 2011

The Sweetwater Fire Department responded to a one-vehicle rollover on Saturday morning when the driver of an 18-wheeler lost control of the vehicle on the wet road, according to Sweetwater Emergency Services Manager Grant Madden. The driver was headed west bound on Interstate 20 when the vehicle lost control and went through the center median before resting on the other side of the interstate. No transports were made and the trailer of the 18-wheeler was empty.

Four inches of rain falls in Sweetwater

October 10, 2011

Sweetwater received much needed rain over the weekend totaling 4.00 inches, which was more than most Big County cities received.
Brownwood received the most rain at 5.21 inches. Also receiving abundant rain was Ballinger with 2.7 inches, Brady with 2.75 inches, Haskell with 2.87 inches, Throckmorton with 4.75 inches, Coleman with 2.44 inches, Clyde with 2.94 inches, Rotan with 2.62 inches and Albany with 3.50 inches.

Local Girl Scouts collecting yogurt lids for breast cancer

October 10, 2011

The local Girl Scouts are collecting pink Yoplait yogurt lids for the Susan G. Komen foundation for the cure for breast cancer. The Save Your Lids 2012 Challenge is a service opportunity through the Girl Scouts of Texas-Oklahoma Plains.
In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scout movement. In 1927, she died of breast cancer. To honor her memory and in celebration of the 100th birthday of Girl Scouts, GS-TOP challenges each Service Unit to collect 1,912 pink Yoplait lids. For each lid that is donated, Yoplait will donate 10 cents to the Susan G. Komen foundation.

October 8th

Local tattoo artists bring home awards

October 8, 2011

Sheri and Hunter Crawford just returned from the 13th Annual Texas Tattoo Roud-Up held in Dallas, Texas from Sept. 16-18. Hunter won his second trophy (Top Three Artist's Choice Best Traditional Small) for a boat motor he tattooed on Sheri — a boat motor strategically placed on her chest. Hunter won his first trophy at the San Angelo show in 2010. Sheri brought home four awards more to add to her collection. She won one of the Top Three Artist's Choice in Photo Realism and Patriotic categories and two of the Top Three Artist's Choice in the Unusual category.

SFD sees first female applicant in years

October 8, 2011

Tiffany Hill, longtime resident of Sweetwater and Roscoe High School graduate was one of many applicants to take the entrance exam for a place at the Sweetwater Fire Department. According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, 44 signed up to take the test. Only 33 of those showed up to take the written exam and 27 passed the test to go on to the physical agility test the next day. "Tiffany did exceptionally well, but fell just short of the time limit.  She never gave up and completed the course where much bigger men did not finish the course," said Madden. 

Power lines cause fire

October 8, 2011

The fire department responded to a grass fire this week just west of the Nolan County complex fire that happened a few months ago. The fire was small and contained quickly thanks to the quick response of the Sweetwater Fire Department. Sweetwater Fire Department’s new brush truck, Brush 6 responded along with Brush 5. The fire was started when high winds caused the power lines to get together. Shown is Sweetwater firefighter Pat O’Neal extinguishing the blaze.

Blotters for Oct. 6, 2011

October 8, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Oct. 6, 2011.

The SPD received 19, 911 calls.

Arrested by SPD
• Richard Long, 22 — Possession of marijuana.
• Kenneth Randle, 51 — Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on Oct. 6, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Steve Alex Lopez, Jr., 23, of Sweetwater — Taylor County warrant/surety withdrawal.

Calls for service:
• Reckless driver — I-20 MM 249 east bound.

October 7th

Mustang Band makes top ratings

October 7, 2011

Last Saturday the Sweetwater High School Band participated in the Buckaneer Band Festival in Breckenridge. Sweetwater was one of only three bands to earn a top rating at the contest. They received “1s” from all three judges and also won “Best Overall Colorguard” of the competition. Finally, sophomore clarinetist Chrysten Ivy was named “Most Outstanding Soloist” of the entire event.

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