Archive - Apr 20, 2011 - News Article
The Nolan County Grand Jury handed down 10 indictments on Tuesday , April 19, 2011, with eight of those indictments sealed. One of those indictments stemmed from a crack cocaine distribution house being busted in Sweetwater on Oct. 6, 2010.
Indicted for engaging in organized criminal activity was Robert Larry Williams. The offense is classified as a first degree felony, enhanced with two prior convictions, which could get him 25 years to life in prison. His bond was set at $25,000.
Williams' prior convictions included forgery in 1985 and aggravated assault in 1991.
The first annual Spring Fling Coloring Contest and Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest was held in downtown Roscoe at the Roscoe Emporium on April 16. Local students turned in coloring sheets prior to the contest and created sidewalk chalk art for the day's art contest. Winners of the contest are shown above including Temy Teel, John Robert O'Callaghan, Rhonda Stratton, Joseph Collins, Gabriel Alcala, Celinda Alcala, Kristina Rando, K'Den Stone, Larkyn O'Callaghan, Adison Torres and Alison Torres. Not shown are other winners, Hoyt Mulanax, Luke Wilson and Jake Wilson.
Mike Briggs will have a special history display at the County-City Library during the month of April which is Confederate History Month. He will be displaying the history of Texas as a Confederate state. The display will be set up on the bulletin board in the front of the library. The hours for the library are Monday from 1-6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued six citations and made one arrest on April 18, 2011.
The SPD received 13, 911 calls.
â€¢ 400 block of E. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Credit/debit card abuse â€” 100 block of NW Georgia.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 500 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢ Assault â€” 600 block of E. New Mexico.
â€¢ Aggravated sexual assault â€” Sweetwater area.
â€¢ Unattended death â€” 300 block of Hightower.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Bennie Walker, 47 â€” Warrants.
DALLAS (AP) â€” A Gorman volunteer firefighter hospitalized in a Dallas burn unit says he ran for his life after being caught in a raging wildfire.
MattÂ Clark, a native of Sweetwater and son of Sweetwater Police Sergeant Robert and Linda Clark, responded to a brush fire near his home in Gorman last week.
Clark, in a bedside interview Monday with WFAA-TV, said his crew was surrounded by flames. Clark says he and others "were at a dead sprint, trying to outrun the fire" and it was very scary.