Archive - Mar 22, 2012 - News Article
Forensic anthropologist William Stevens says the amount of time it could take for a positive identification to be made on the body found in Big Spring depends on the condition of the remains.
"If a body is mummified like that usually I think we'd rely more on X-rays to look at growth and development to predict the age of a person. Positive ID would depend entirely on what is available for the suspective person, you know, X-rays or dental records which tend to be the easier route," Stevens said.
Sweetwater is getting another "good neighbor" as State Farm has introduced another agent to the area, Doug Sitter.
A native of the Midwest, Sitter graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in Communications and pursued his post-graduate degree in Business at Webster University. Prior to joining State Farm, he worked for three years in Europe, including England, Germany, Ireland and Scotland.
Nolan County 4-H is selling chances to win a framed un-authenticated Railroad savings bond. Chances are $1 each and those interested are encouraged to stop by Tractor Supply on Saturday, March 24, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to purchase chances for the drawing. The drawing will be Monday, April 9. For more information, contact Tasha Baxter at 235- 3184. After Saturday chances can be bought at the Nolan County Extension office. The funds raised will go to help restore Freddie the Fire Truck.
Lone Star Ag Credit hosted a Chamber After Hours event on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at their office located at 400 E. Third Street. Shown above are hosts (front, from left to right) Wilma Jo Brown, Trevor Thompson, (back, from left to right) Tim Weldon, Stacy Dove and Tommy Keith.
Four indictments were true-billed on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, by a Nolan County Grad Jury. Two of those indictments were sealed.
Fidel Zapata was indicted for driving while intoxicated, a third degree felony. The indictment stemmed from an incident on Dec. 4, 2011. Zapata has also been convicted of driving while intoxicated on May 12, 2008, in the 32nd Judicial District Court in Nolan County, on June 26, 2000, in the 32nd Judicial District Court in Nolan County and on Jan. 9, 1995, in the County Court at Law in Nolan County.
His bond was set at $10,000.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued 12 citations and made two arrests on March 20, 2012.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Emelio Cabrera, 38 â€” Warrants/theft.
â€¢ Jose Garcia, 18 â€” Family violence assault/unlawful restraint/criminal mischief.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on March 20, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Troy Alan Stills, 29, of Abilene â€” Judgment.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Information only â€” Austin.