A Lubbock man is spending the night behind bars after his 4-year-old son was found wandering in the middle of Interstate 20 on Tuesday morning in Nolan County.
The child was found at 6:30 a.m. near the Highway 70 split on the east side of Sweetwater.
When turning onto Interstate 20 early Tuesday morning the last thing Sweetwater high school basketball coach Al Hunt and his son expected to see in the middle of the road was a child.
Yet standing in the middle of the dangerous freeway was 4-year-old Angel Flores.
The Nolan County community came together on Tuesday evening for prayer. The event took place on the lawn of First Financial Bank in Sweetwater. Many attended the prayer for rain in light of so many local fires and lack of rain in the area.
Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union and First Financial Bank in Sweetwater partnered with The American Red Cross to help collect food and water for the first responders of the White Hat Ranch Fire in Maryneal and Nolan Fires by holding a water/Gatorade and food drive to support the The American Red Cross Big Country Branch yesterday. Shown is Jonel Guihama, American Red Cross volunteer, standing in front of some of the donations received at the Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union in Sweetwater. Donations will be distributed to areas of need for fire victims and fire fighters.
SWEETWATER, Texas â€” First Financial Bank, N.A., Sweetwater announced the promotion of Rode Owen to Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager for First Financial Bank in Merkel and Trent. He replaces Vice President Eddie Mitchell who recently retired from First Financial Bank after eight and a half years of service.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued five citations and made two arrests on June 27, 2011.
The SPD received 10, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 300 block of W. Arkansas.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1500 block of Bristol.
â€˘ Information only â€”Â 200 block of Jenny George.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Leonard Delgado, 17 â€”Â Family violence assault.
â€˘ Johnny Gunter, 26 â€”Â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served five civil papers and made two arrests on June 27, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO: