In honor of Darrell Campbell, the former Sweetwater Police officer who was shot in the head in July 2011, while on duty with the Snyder Police Department, the Sweetwater Police Patrol Association and Sweetwater Elks Lodge have joined forces to host a benefit for the Campbell Family. The lunch, dinner, auction and dance benefit will be held in Sweetwater on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Sweetwater Elks Lodge. A brisket lunch is planned for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a brisket dinner at 6 p.m. A live auction will be held at 7 p.m. and a DJ dance will follow.
The Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for a special meeting on Monday morning, Sept. 19, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
A public hearing was held on the 2011-12 proposed budget. No input was given; thus, the meeting re-opened for other business.
However, five changes citing the transfer and inclusion of funds were noted for the proposed budget in which the changes had to be voted on. One particular change which prompted some discussion was in regards to overtime within the Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO).
The City of Sweetwater is currently in the process of cleaning all waterways and drainage ways in Sweetwater. According to Sweetwater's Public Works Director, Ray Adames, the waterways are cleaned on a regular basis so that water flows through smoothly with no backup. Due to the lack of rain this season, city workers were able to move heavy equipment into the waterways for cleaning, as opposed to manually removing debris when there is water is the drainage ways. Shown is the waterway near Towncreek and Alabama being cleaned by city workers.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued three citations and made four arrests on Sept. 19, 2011.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD
â€¢ Gloria Medina, 47 â€”Â Warrant.
â€¢ Jerry Meeks, 49 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€¢ Gary Limones, 31 â€”Â Driving while license invalid.
â€¢ Levi King, 24 â€”Â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 24 calls for service, served two civil papers and made nine arrests from Sept. 16-19, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Lisa Elaine Gonzales, 32, of Sweetwater â€”Â Warrant/release of surety x2.