Archive - Aug 23, 2011 - News Article
An Abilene man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in the murder of a Sweetwater man.
Juan Rodriguez on Friday agreed to plea agreement and received 30 years in prison for his role in the beating death of Roland Lopez in June.
Police arrested Rodriguez and Michael Hernandez for the beating death, in which police say the pair used baseball bats to beat Lopez to death at a home on North 10th St. in Abilene.
Hernandez was sentenced to 50 years in prison last month.
With the clock on summer vacation ticking down to zero, the New Teachers Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 at the Sweetwater campus of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas welcomed those who would embark on their local educational journey.
Three campuses were highlighted: SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District), RISD (Roscoe Independent School District) and TSTC West Texas.
On, April 9, 2011, students from Team Chip Tae Kwon Do in Sweetwater tested for promotion in rank. Pictured are, (front row) Brittney Mendez of Team Chip San Angelo, Mea Cedillo-yellow stripe, Jayden Rule-yellow stripe, Eric Thomas Martinez helped with the ceremony, (back row) Toby Guerra-3rd Degree Red, Loni Mendez, Master Chip Townsend, Glyn Ann Townsend, Head Instructor Lonnie Mendez, Assistant Instructor Amanda Martinez and Eric Martinez. They are all under the instruction of Lonnie Mendez and Chip and Glyn Ann Townsend.
Two entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 128 calls for service, issued eight citations and made seven arrests from Aug. 19-21, 2011.
The SPD received 99, 911 calls.
â€˘ 900 block of W. Alabama.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1000 block of East Broadway.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 900 block of Pecan.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1000 block of Bowie.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 500 block of Crane.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1100 block of Elm.
â€˘ Burglary â€”Â 900 block of Locust.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Jane Howe, 46 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘Â Lindsey Jackson, 21 â€”Â Assault.
â€˘Â Rosie Boiles, 66 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘ Ricky Lopez, 22 â€”Â Warrant.