Archive - 2011 - News Article

January 19th

Shermco hosts ‘Ride for Wind’

January 19, 2011

Last year they raised up to six thousand dollars in sponsorships.
These proceeds go out to not just National locations, but locally too.
Last year they had received funding from Sponsors, such as...
Shermco indudstries, Purvis Industries, Schaeffler Group Industrial, Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse, Evans Enterprises/Wind Energy Division, Crane Services, Inc., Loctite, Dynapar, CL-Carbone Lorraine, Sweetwater-SEED, WES-Wind Engergy Services Company, Womack, SnTx Industrial Park.
For this years 2011 goal, they are looking to reach at least ten thousand dollars.

SMS posters advance to district

January 19, 2011

Pictured are 6th Grade SMS Soil ConservationReport/Poster Winners. These there entries will advance on to District Competition. Pictured are winners, Angel Hogan, Chloe Baker, and Brittany Jimenez.

January 18th

New Year Baby Arrives

January 18, 2011

It's a boy!
The 2011 New Year Baby arrived on Jan. 4, at 10:10 p.m.. The baby boy was born, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds and was 19 inches long.
The New Year Baby was welcomed by his parents, the staff of RPMH and gifts from numerous local merchants and businesses.
The following is a list of items, donated by the local businesses:

New agency assists in Hailey Dunn case

January 18, 2011

More help is coming in as the search for thirteen-year-old Hailey Dunn continues.
A member of the KlaasKids Foundation, Brad Dennis, was scheduled to come to Colorado City on Monday evening after being contacted by Hailey's family to assist local investigative efforts. According to the KlaasKids Foundation website, Dennis has led numerous search and rescue efforts with over 20 years experience, has taught thousands in seminars, and has completed various courses in law enforcement tactics.

January 17th

Stabbing victim found in apartment

January 17, 2011

Sweetwater Police officers responded to a 911 call, of an unresponsive male at Apache Bend Apartments, on Saturday, Jan. 15 shortly before 2 p.m..
According to Chief of Police Jim Kelley, officers found Carvin Coy Lemmons, 43, of Sweetwater deceased, upon arrival at the scene.
"Lemmons was found with one stab wound to the mid-section," Kelley said.
The investigation led officers to Shayquapla (Shay) Walker. Walker, Lemmons long-time girlfriend, reportedly arrived at the apartments, stabbed Lemmons and fled the scene.
"Walker has been cooperative with investigators," Kelley said.

After three weeks, search for Hailey Dunn continues

January 17, 2011

About three weeks have passed since Colorado City teenager Hailey Dunn has been missing.
Even as time passes, the search remains strong. Law enforcement officials and even groups of volunteers continue searches daily locally in Colorado City, the small town of Dunn, and in various nearby counties.
Hailey was reported missing on December 28th by her mother, Billie Jean Dunn. She was reportedly last seen by Shawn Adkins, Dunn's former boyfriend, the afternoon of December 27th.

SISD celebrates School Board Recognition Month

January 17, 2011

Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed January 2011 as School Board Recognition Month. Districts across the state will use this opportunity to show their appreciation of the critical role elected boards of education play in their local schools and communities.

January 15th

Two retire from library service

January 15, 2011

The County-City Library recently celebrated two employees who are moving on after a combined 53 years of hard work.
On Thursday morning, Jan. 13, Liz Sands and Barbara Keeney were recognized for their service and were sent off into retirement in style with a party in their honor. Guests enjoyed coffee, cookies and other goodies, with numerous leaders from the community on hand to join the celebration. Even a group from the Abilene library attended, where both Sands and Keeney were formerly employed. Gifts, cards and other well wishes to the recipients were on display in the Community Room.

SHS receives donations for turf, scoreboard

January 15, 2011

Next season, the Sweetwater Mustangs will be stomping on new turf, thanks to another generous donation from past Sweetwater High School graduate, Larry Durham.
Durham is a member of the class of 1961 and past owner of Durham Transportation, a private school bus company.
"We had been saving and preparing for this, but thanks to the generous and much appreciated donation, this improvement will be done without having to dip into those funds," Sweetwater Independent School District superintendant Terry Pittman said.

January 14th

Videos Appear to Show Adkins Smoking Pot, Posing with Knives

January 14, 2011

Two internet videos uncovered by users of the "Find Hailey Dunn" and "Help Find Hailey Dunn" Facebook pages appear to show the boyfriend of Hailey Dunn's mother using illegal drugs, cursing, and posing with knives.

Adkins is believed to be the last person to see the 13-year-old alive before she vanished from the small town of Colorado City on December 27, 2010.

One video links back to someone claiming to be a relative of Adkins. It appears the original copy of the second video has been removed by the poster.

The Sweetwater High School junior varsity volleyball team is in action today, hosting Levelland at...
The Sweetwater Middle School eighth grade White football team won big, 36-0, at Andrews on Thursday...
Sweetwater High School lost to Snyder in a district varsity tennis match here on Saturday. See...

 

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