Archive - Jun 28, 2011 - News Article
SAN ANGELO, Texas â€” A four-year-old boy covered in cactus spines was found in the middle of I-20 near Sweetwater this morning, police said.
The boy's father, Carlos Rico, is in jail in Saginaw, where he has been charged with endangering a child for allegedly abandoning his child, Angel, said Sweetwater Police Chief Jim Kelley.
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A four-year-old boy named Angel was found on Interstate 20 this morning near the East Interchange by Sweetwater residents on their way to Abilene, according to Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley. The boy, who is Hispanic, was found around 6:30 a.m. with "possibly hundreds" of cactus spines in him. "He is in good shape, is very bright and sociable," said Kelley.
Kelley stated that Child Protective Services are now involved and the Amber Alert organization and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children have been contacted, as well as many other law enforcement entities.
The Nolan County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting on Monday morning, June 27 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
As approval must take place on a weekly basis, approval was once again given to extend the disaster declaration for Nolan County along with the order prohibiting outdoor burning for one week.
Texas State Technical College Staff Senate in Sweetwater recently held a Flip-Flops for Fun Drive at The Center to benefit local causes. Shown are (back row from left to right) Carrie Farr, Kay Kidd-Secretary, Nick Alvarado, (front row from left to right) Joni Coons, Monica Wagner-Vice President, Kathy Hickson-President and Lupe Acosta.
For the last six months, the Hailey Dunn saga has plagued the west Texas town of Colorado City.
Sordid details have emerged about her mother's personal life and family's legal troubles, but a half-year later, what happened to Hailey still remains a mystery.
"I'm still hanging onto hope. There's no reason why I can't be hopeful," said Hailey's mother, Billie Dunn at a vigil for her daughter on Saturday.
Dunn recently moved to south Texas after she said she couldn't handle speculation from the community about her role in Hailey's disappearance.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 158 calls for service, issued 16 citations and made six arrests from June 24-26, 2011.
The SPD received 89, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1600 block of Grand.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€”Â 200 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Phone harassment â€”Â 1500 block of Lubbock.
â€¢ Purchase/furnish alcohol to a minor â€”Â 700 block of Bell.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Thomas Castillo, 34 â€”Â Theft.
â€¢ Malcolm Black, 17 â€”Â Disorderly conduct/prohibited substance in a correctional facility.
â€¢ Samuel Gage, 22 â€”Â Driving while license invalid.
Waco â€” Chancellor Mike Reeser announces the appointment of Gail Lawrence as president of Texas State Technical College West Texas, pending board approval. The TSTC Board of Regents will consider the appointment for approval on Aug. 5, at their next regular meeting.