Archive - Aug 2011 - News Article
At about 7:58 p.m. Saturday evening, Aug. 27, 2011, Texas Highway Patrolman Ricardo Molina attempted to stop a 1994 Buick for traffic violations which occurred five miles east of Colorado City on IH-20 in Mitchell County.
Sunday was have been the 14th birthday for the missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn.
On Saturday dozens of people gathered to commemorate her birthday and remember her disappearance.
Saturday marked eight months since she was reported missing.
Hailey's mother Billie Dunn was in attendance and had harsh words for law enforcement officials in charge of the investigation.
"They need to get out there and find my daughter," Dunn said.
United States Gypsum announced the retirement of Doyle Clemmer, Quarry Equipment Operator, after 41 years of service. Doyle selected a flat screen TV and a new phone as his retirement gifts. "The employees of the Sweetwater Plant would like to thank Doyle for his years of dedicated service, his personal commitment to safety and for his impact on the outstanding achievements of our plant over the years. We wish you the best in your future endeavors."
Doyle Clemmer (right) is shown accepting his retirement plaque from Plant Manager, Buck Cason.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 34 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Aug. 25, 2011.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Credit card abuse â€”Â Sweetwater area.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served three civil papers and made one arrest on Aug. 25, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Mike Ramirez Carrasco, Jr., 30, of Temple â€” Warrants/motion to revoke probation and violation of parole.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Stray livestock â€” CR 181.
â€˘ Vehicle fire â€”Â I-20 MM 250 east bound.
The Sweetwater Mustang Band is in full force this football season, playing at the first football game of the season at Sweetwaterâ€™s Mustang Bowl. Shown above is the brass section during halftime of the game.
The DPS car involved in the fatal shooting last weekend is in Abilene.
The car was examined on Friday and will be sent to Austin for further investigation into the shooting death of Jesse Torres.
Torres stole a truck in Runnels County before leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit into Sweetwater.
The case is being investigated by the Texas Rangers.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is $3.46, two cents less than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.
ABILENE, Texas â€“ Planning is underway for Village Boutiqueâ€™s Eighth Annual â€śFashions for the Cureâ€ť style show benefiting Cancer Services Network, a Nolan County United Way agency.
Festivities are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at the Abilene Civic Center. Enjoy fall's latest looks and an outstanding runway fashion show. Tickets are $30 per person. There will be a silent auction, entertainment, hors dâ€™oeuvres and a cash bar.
A massive overhaul of the vehicle registration fee structure is about to get underway, and it's important Nolan County residents understand what's happening and why.
Beginning Sept. 1, more than 1,700 registration fee categories are reduced to nine weight classifications that create a more equitable, standardized and simpler registration fee system.
A storm packing high winds blew through Sweetwater on Thursday afternoon, leaving a trail of damage behind.
Winds toppled power lines on Interstate 20, temporarily closing the highway. The roof of 7-11 along Interstate 20 was blown off into the Highland Heights United Methodist Church parking lot and a wreck also occurred on Interstate 20 about the same time. The interstate was blocked for some time due to the downed power line.