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January 13th

Blotters for January 11, 2012

January 13, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Jan. 11, 2012.

The SPD received 12, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Fraud — 1300 block of Lamar.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1200 block of Bristol.
Arrested by SPD:
• Christopher Reed, 35 — Theft.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had two calls for service, served three civil papers and made two arrests on Jan. 11, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Jesse James Gamez, 24, of Sweetwater — Warrants/public intoxication and failure to maintain financial responsibility.

January 12th

Recipe of the Week: Keeping Resolutions While on the Go

January 12, 2012

Year after year, saving money and eating healthier rank high on the list of New Year’s resolutions, but as many know all too well, busy schedules can make it hard to keep these resolutions up.
“Pretty Delicious” author and “Top Chef” alum Candice Kumai has partnered with The Glad Products Company to create delicious recipes that help bring healthy food out of the kitchen, and in turn, help to
save you both the cost and calories associated with eating lunch out.

Over $18K raised by grateful community

January 12, 2012

The final pledge was received this past week from the First Responders Appreciation and Recognition Dinner held on Oct. 25, 2011, and the committee announced that the community raised $18,910.92 at the dinner. All six Nolan County fire departments will each receive a total of $3,151.50 to help restock and repair what they used in the many wildfires of 2011. "Our committee is most proud of the appreciation and recognition dinner for our first responders and their families and the way our community came together to make it such a successful event.

Brookshire’s customer will win a Chevy Camaro in the Food Club Frenzy

January 12, 2012

Brookshire’s Food and Pharmacy stores have brought back the Food Club Frenzy to give customers a chance to win $500 and a new Chevrolet Camaro valued at approximately $40,000.

Blotters for Jan. 9-10, 2012

January 12, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 49 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Jan. 9, 2012.

The SPD received 59, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 100 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Assault — 1000 block of Oak.
• Theft — 1500 block of James.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 25 calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on Jan. 9, 2012.
Calls for service:
• Domestic disturbance — Main Street, Roscoe.
• Reckless driver — I-20 MM 238 east bound.
• Vehicle accident — I-20 MM 237 west bound.

SEED approves resolution for wind development tax credit

January 12, 2012

The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors met for their first meeting of 2012 on Monday morning, Jan. 9 at the Chamber of Commerce.
The board approved a resolution supporting the extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind development. Ken Becker, the Executive Director for SEED, noted that this year he will be attending the AWEA (American Wind Energy Association) Washington Day in February, which allows him and others associated with the group to interact with and encourage Congress to take action on the matter.

Victim takes the stand in Castillo case

January 12, 2012

The first day of testimony in the Julian Castillo trial began on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse, with the state presenting their whole case and the defense beginning their case by presenting an audio recording.
Castillo is charged with two counts — aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child — from an incident occurring around May 15, 2002. Opening statements were heard from both the state and defense, 32nd Judicial District Attorney Ann Reed and defense attorney Jacob Blizzard.

January 11th

Woman’s Forum raises over $1,700 for museum

January 11, 2012

The Woman's Forum holiday shopping spree, which was held from November to December of 2011 has raised a total of $1,734 after awarding the winner, C.J. Hubbard $500. The Pioneer Museum will receive $867 and the Woman's Forum Civic Improvement and Beautification Fund will also receive $867. One of the Woman's Forum's two main projects is the Pioneer Museum. In the past five years, the Woman's Forum has had several fundraisers and has donated a total of $6,584.

Sexual assault trial underway

January 11, 2012

A trial began on Wednesday morning, Jan. 11, 2012, in the 32nd Judicial District Court in a case against Julian Castillo for one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child.
Jury selection began on Tuesday afternoon and continued until around 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening until 12 jurors were chosen for the trial.

County employees honored

January 11, 2012

The Nolan County Commissioners met for their first regular meeting of 2012 on Monday morning, Jan. 9 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Five county employees were presented with service awards during the meeting. Jeanne Wells was honored for five years of service as a County Auditor Assistant, while 10-year honors went to Israel Vera and Tracy Jeter for serving as a Sheriff's Department Jailer and the Precinct 3 Equipment Operator, respectively.
Recognized for 15 years of service to the county were Sheriff David Warren as well as District Attorney Ann Reed--who was not in attendance.

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