Archive - Feb 21, 2012 - News Article
Several family members and friends of an alleged sexual assault victim held signs and protested at the Nolan County Courthouse on Tuesday morning, Feb. 21, 2012.
One sign read, "My name is Fonda Balthrop. My daughter was sexually abused. There was no justice. Still to this day I sit and watch her suffer. All I wanted was Justice! It hurts me to see the pain in her eyes when she asked, 'Mommy why don't the POLICE HELP ME?'"
Chuck Coley, pictured next to Larry Black (far left), visited the Central Rolling Plains Co-op in Roscoe, Texas on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. Coley, of Vienna, Georgia, is a producer/ginner that was elected National Cotton Council (NCC) chairman for 2012. He was named during the NCC's annual meeting in Fort Worth on Feb. 10. He will be speaking at the Abilene Farm and Ranch Show today, Feb. 21.
Last Saturday the Sweetwater High School Mustang Band participated in the UIL Region Solo and Ensemble Contest at Abilene High School. Sweetwater earned more solo medals than any other AAA, AA or A school at the competition. Twenty student musicians made 1â€™s on their solos.
Just after midnight Friday morning, Feb. 18, 2012, an 18-wheeler and four other vehicles were involved in a wreck 25 miles south of Sweetwater on Highway 153. No injuries were reported in the wreck. The driver of the 18-wheeler was hauling beef from Amarillo to the San Antonio area.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 126 calls for service, issued eight citations and made two arrests from Feb. 17-19, 2012.
The SPD received 52, 911 calls.
â€˘ 400 block of E. Arizona.
â€˘ 1600 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Deadly conduct â€”Â 300 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 300 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘ Criminal trespass â€”Â 900 block of Walnut.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 300 block of Patterson.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Eric Brown, 23 â€” Indictment warrant.
â€˘ Jeffery Williams, 32 â€” Indictment warrant.