Tuesday, March 29, 2011, marked the end of an era for a south Sweetwater neighborhood. Neighbors watched as a notorious crack cocaine distribution house was completely demolished at 1110 Runnels Street in Sweetwater. Sheriff David Warren called this the location of one of the most prolific crack cocaine selling operations he has seen.
Each day, the doctors at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) go to work to make the community a healthier place. In commemoration of National Doctorâ€™s Day on March 30, RPMH wants to recognize the doctors who dedicate their lives to ensure the people of the community are in the best health possible.
â€śDoctors are more than caregiversâ€”theyâ€™re heroes,â€ť said Donna Boatright, chief executive officer of RPMH. â€śThese men and women dedicate their lives to the practice of medicine, and our community continues to thrive as a result.â€ť
Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #571 hosted its third dinner benefitting the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
Along with the dinner was the silent auction held before and during the dinner. The dinner consisted of barbecue sausage and chicken with all the trimmings, all cooked by Masons and served by WTCAC board members. Entertainment was provided at the dinner by cowboy poet Charlie Davis and Rodger Lister. Flags were presented by Sweetwater commanders.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on March 28, 2011.
The SPD received 15, 911 calls.
Calls on Accidents:
â€˘ CR 119/Blue Bonnet.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€˘ Theft â€” 500 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Bobby Lee Cantu, 37 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served seven civil papers and made no arrests from March 28, 2011.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Prisoner transport â€” Taylor County.