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Grand Jury indicts 16

January 18, 2012

The Nolan County Grand Jury handed down 16 indictments, 14 of which were sealed.
Sarah Hernandez was indicted for possession of marijuana, a state jail felony. The indictment states that Hernandez possessed a usable quantity of marijuana in the amount of five pounds or less, but more than four ounces on Nov. 26, 2011. Her bond was set at $5,000.
Vanessa Lashell Lynch was indicted for driving while intoxicated, a third degree felony. The indictment states that Lynch operated a motor vehicle on Nov. 12, 2011, while intoxicated.

Steers to kick off stock show

January 18, 2012

Shown are Sweetwater Intermediate School fourth grader Zoee Jeffrey and Sweetwater Intermediate School fifth grader Julia Rees, combing their steers during weigh-in on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. Today from 1-7 p.m. will be the swine weigh-in and all other animals will be weighed in from 4-7 p.m. The steer show will begin at 6 p.m. and the heifer show will follow the steer show tonight. The Nolan County Livestock Show will continue throughout the week.

School board trustees wear many hats

January 18, 2012

As citizens who serve children and represent their communities, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges. Yet, few people fully understand the scope and far-reaching implications of board members’ responsibilities. All Texans should recognize the vital contributions of these men and women and focus attention on the crucial role these elected leaders play in the education of our children. They truly make a difference every day.

Marshall Tucker Band to headline Outlaws and Legends Music Fest

January 18, 2012

Abilene will host the second annual Outlaws & Legends Music Fest March 2 and March 3 in celebration of Texas Independence Day. The festival kicks off Friday, March 2, with more than 10 artists performing an unplugged acoustic song-swap show from 8 p.m. to midnight, followed on Saturday by the biggest one-day, one-stage Texas music festival from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. The night of March 3 will cap off with a spectacular encore of the artists sharing the stage playing their biggest hits from midnight to 1 a.m. Proceeds will once again benefit the Abilene-based Disability Resources Inc.

Blotters for January 16, 2012

January 18, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued no citations and two four arrests on Jan. 16, 2012.

The SPD received 28, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a habitation — 400 block of Elm.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1200 block of Ragland.

Arrested by SPD:
• Dalton Dauel, 21 — Family violence assault/impede breath.
• Terry Wayne Davison, 53 — Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 31 calls for service, served one civil paper and made eight arrests from Jan. 13-16, 2012.

 

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