Archive - Apr 5, 2011 - News Article
A Sweetwater family lost their home and all of their belongings in an early morning fire on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, it is believed that the fire began near a furnace around 5:45 a.m. at 2109 Chester Street. There were no smoke detectors in the house. According to Madden, the mother of the home just happened to wake up and smell smoke. She immediately got one child out and ran through smoke to get her second child to safety. They all made it out okay, but they lost all of the belongings and their home.
Marjorie Wilks and Billie Carmichael, Woman's Forum members have been helping the County-City Library by helping with the Library Tag Day campaign for at least a combined total of 24 years. Marjorie will again be at the Texas National Bank selling Library Tags like she has for the past 12 years. Woman's Forum members will be at Texas National Bank, First Financial Bank, Roscoe State Bank, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, the Post Office and some members will be selling tags in the downtown area from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Library Tags are sold for any amount of donation.
The West Texas Children's Advocacy Center will host the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at the building located at 317 Oak Street. The Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center provides the first step in the healing process for children and their families, said spokesperson Teresa Zarate.
Last year, a total of 513 children from Nolan, Fisher, Mitchell, Scurry and Borden counties received services from the center, with 169 of those children from Nolan County.
If you have gold, silver, antiques or other rare collectibles lying around your house, the Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow wants to see them!
The Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow is making a stop in Sweetwater this week in search of rare and unique collectibles. The company states that â€śCollectors have set aside $300,000 to be distributed to local residents for their items during the free five day event.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 164 calls for service, issued 25 citations and made nine arrests from April 1-3, 2011.
The SPD received 91, 911 calls.
â€˘ 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ 700 block of E. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 900 block of James.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 500 block of E. Alabama.
â€˘ Evading arrest â€”Â 1000 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â Sweetwater.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Joe Leija, 33 â€”Â Sex offender/duty to register.
â€˘ Britt Hawkins, 35 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€˘ Stacy Robles, 29 â€”Â Warrant.