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Night Around the Drag

August 5, 2011

Facebook page, I Grew Up in Sweetwater, Texas invites all residents to drive around the old drag, around the old Sonic and back up to First Financial Bank. The event will be from 9:30-11:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011.

Mendez takes the stand

August 5, 2011

Day three of the Albert Mendez, Jr. trial continued on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, in the 32nd Judicial District Court on the counts of sexual assault of a child, indecency of a child by contact and indecency of a child by exposure against Mendez following an incident with his step daughter on Jan. 17, 2010 at his residence in Sweetwater.
The day was full of testimonies — including Mendez taking the stand himself during the afternoon block of the trial.

Heart Walk planned for October

August 5, 2011

The 2011 Sweetwater Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at the Sweetwater Mustang track field. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. An informational breakfast was held this week with speakers telling about the local heart walk and heart disease. One speaker was Scott Lambert (right). His son, Zane (left) was born with a heart problem. At nine days old he had open heart surgery to fix a pinched aorta. Lambert stated that he was never limited by the operation and is currently a student at Sul Ross State University in Alpine.

Highland Heights UMC donates suitcases to Gateway Family Services

August 5, 2011

Highland Heights United Methodist Church recently consecrated and delivered a collection of 55 used suitcases, toilet tissue, Kleenex, paper towels, paper cups, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, soap and toothbrushes to Gateway Family Services. Gateway ministers to individuals involved in family violence and sexual assault in a five county area, Scurry, Nolan, Mitchell, Fisher and Kent. Pictured above is only a section of the altar that was filled with suitcases and supplies.

Blotters for Aug. 3, 2011

August 5, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 59 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Aug. 3, 2011.

The SPD received 27, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a habitation — 1700 block of Hailey.
• Theft — 1500 block of Ragland.
• Theft — 2400 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD
• Londa Bussey, 44 — Public intoxication.
• Jeremy Johnston, 36 — Warrant.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served five civil papers and made two arrests on Aug. 3, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:

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