Archive - Mar 2011 - News Article
A somber conclusion regarding missing Colorado City teenager Hailey Dunn was presented to the media at a press conference held Wednesday morning, March 30 at City Hall.
"Hailey may be deceased," said Pete Kampfer, city manager of Colorado City. He did also state, however, that there was a possibility that Hailey could be under duress or even held against her own will.
Even though the weather may not be proof, spring has definitely sprung, and a seasonal celebration for the whole family is coming up this weekend.
Sweetwater Feed will be hosting their first annual "Spring Fling" Day on Saturday, April 2. It will begin at 8:00 a.m. and continue throughout the day until 2:00 p.m. at the Sweetwater Feed & Supply building, located at 907 West Broadway.
AUSTINâ€”Three long-haul rigs, each loaded with a transformer, are journeying across the state to meet a shipping deadline at the Port of Houston.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approved super-heavy permits for a Texas company to haul the loads at gross vehicle weights of 510,000, 430,000 and 420,000 pounds. The transformers are headed to Japan to aid in disaster relief in the aftermath of a destructive earthquake and tsunami.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on March 29, 2011.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Family violence assault â€” 1200 block of Elm.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on March 29, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Kevin Alan Rayson, 22 of Sweetwater â€” Warrant/driving while intoxicated.
Arrested by DPS:
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.
A few months ago, the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office and the 32nd Judicial District Attorneyâ€™s Office conducted a raid of a residence addressed as 1110 Runnels Street in Sweetwater.Â Numerous arrests were made as a result of an investigation that lasted several months.Â This address was very well known in Sweetwater and Nolan County for the large amount of drug trafficking (primarily crack cocaine) that took place at this house.Â As a result, the house was seized and subsequently forfeited in 32nd District Court.Â District Attorney Ann Reed handled the forfeiture proceedings and the house was award
Family Dollar in Sweetwater is currently going through some major changes inside the store and customers will get to see the finished product this weekend during the store's Customer Appreciation Weekend.