Archive - Aug 24, 2011 - News Article

Walker receives 10 years for stabbing

August 24, 2011

Six entered guilty pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2011.
Of those six was Shayqualpa Rene (Shay) Walker who pled guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a first degree felony. Walker was indicted in March by Grand Jury for the offense.
The charges stemmed from the January stabbing of Carvin Coy Lemmons.
Sweetwater Police officers responded to a 911 call of an unresponsive male at Apache Bend Apartments on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 shortly before 2 p.m.

Public hearing held on tax increase

August 24, 2011

The Nolan County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday morning, Aug. 22, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Two public hearings took place during the meeting — for bid considerations on the oil and gas lease and on the proposed property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year.
No input was offered for the oil and gas lease bid considerations, which encompasses two separate properties equaling 9.35 acres. As a result, approval was given to seek bids regarding the lease to be advertised in the Sweetwater Reporter for the next three weeks on a weekly basis.

Construction begins at FFB

August 24, 2011

Work continues at First Financial Bank in Sweetwater on the construction of a new motor bank and remodeling of the interior of the bank's main office.
The newly-added motor bank will be located on the corner of Broadway and Elm Street, on the north side of the existing bank building. The additions will consist of six drive-up lanes, a commercial lane and night depository.

Oncor to have public hearing

August 24, 2011

Oncor Electric Delivery will be having a public hearing on Wednesday evening, Aug. 24, 2011 about their habitation conservation plan beginning at 5:30 p.m. It will take place at the Sweetwater campus of TSTC (Texas State Technical College West Texas) West Texas.
The plan comes so that the company can complete construction projects in the future, in which permits from the Texas Fish and Wildlife Service must be obtained to protect species that live in the state.

Blotters for August 22, 2011

August 24, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Aug. 22, 2011.

The SPD received 18, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 900 block of E. Broadway.
• 300 block of Grape.

Calls for service:
• Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon — 400 block of Fisher.
• Property lost and found — 500 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• Brenda Mendez, 29 — Burglary of a habitation.
• Joe Harrell, 30 — Family violence assault.

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