Rick and Patty Davis of Sweetwater have been volunteering their time and money at the Garden of Memories cemetery in Sweetwater for the past five years. In addition to landscaping, watering and general maintenance of plots, they donated $200 towards the water bill. Rick and Patty don't just tend their own family plots; the plots of family friends are also looked after. The couple knows that not everyone can make it out to the family plots on a regular basis, so they keep an eye on things.
The Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for its regular meeting on Monday morning, July 25, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Though two commissioners were away â€” Terry Willman of Precinct 1 in New York City and Precinct 3 Commissioner Tommy White in the Dominican Republic, several matters were still deliberated on by the other half of the group (Precincts 2 and 4 Commissioners Terry Locklar and Tony Lara, respectively).
The Sweetwater Jack in the Box has been closed since Friday, July 8, 2011, according to the Jack in the Box corporate office. According to the corporate office, the franchisee of the location is Clarissa Kopchak of Stephenville, who also owns the Jack in the Box in Abilene that is also closed. Many calls to Kopchak remain unanswered and messaged have not been returned. It is unknown whether the closings are temporary or permanent.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 130 calls for service, issued 12 citations and made 12 arrests from July 22-24, 2011.
The SPD received 85, 911 calls.
â€˘ 800 block of E. Oklahoma.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 500 block of Locust.
â€˘ Theft â€” 100 block of Hill.
â€˘ Theft â€” 200 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1900 block of Avalon Drive.
â€˘ Evading arrest/detention â€” 1300 block of Alamo.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Gloria Medina, 47 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Curtis Quintana, 42 â€” Public intoxication.