Archive - Aug 3, 2011 - News Article
The stateâ€™s criminal case against Albert Mendez, Jr. began on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 2, 2011, in the 32nd Judicial District Court with Judge Glen Harrison presiding. Mendez was previously indicted on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child by contact, and indecency with a child by exposure.
Mendez pled not guilty to all of the charges which stemmed from an alleged incident involving Mendez and his step-daughter â€” who was nine years old at the time, which occurred on Jan. 17, 2010 at Mendezâ€™s residence at 702 W. New Mexico in Sweetwater.
Each year, tens of thousands of people in the United States die from a variety of diseases that are preventable with proper vaccinations. This alarming fact from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sheds light on the importance of vaccination schedules for children and adults alike.
Thought of only as a childhood practice, keeping up with your immunization schedule as an adult is just as important as it was when you were in grade school. Doing so can not only mean a difference between life and death, but it can potentially reduce medical expenses as well.
Meek Blood Center hopes that the chance to win a Texas Rangers prize package will increase donor turnout at the blood drives on Thursday, Aug. 4, in Sweetwater. One bloodmobile will be parked at the Nolan County Courthouse and the other will be parked at the Lions Club building on Lamar Street from noon until 6 p.m. Historically, blood collections are lowest in August though blood usage remains steady.
State's largest farm organization will match donations, host
benefits for local heroes
As fires have ripped through more than 2.5 million acres, Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) has committed to match county Farm Bureau donations to aid volunteer fire departments that have protected thousands of homes, livestock and families.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued six citations and made no arrests on Aug. 1, 2011.
The SPD received 16, 911 calls.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served 10 civil papers and made five arrests on Aug. 1, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ James William Bushong, 26, of Colorado City â€” Warrant/surety withdrawal.
â€˘ Robert Reed, Jr., 32, of Abilene â€” Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
â€˘ Jerri Sue Goolsby, 41, of Snyder â€” Judgment.
Arrested by DPS: