Archive - Mar 27, 2012 - News Article
Four people have recently entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings with District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas prosecuting and Judge Glen Harrison presiding.
On Monday, March 26, Leo Garcia PeĂ±a, with attorney Tom Watson, pled guilty to aggravated assault with a serious bodily injury, a second degree felony. Court documents state that PeĂ±a hit a family member with his fist, breaking the victim's jaw on April 13, 2009.
A 30 mile-per-hour limit was approved to be set for Nolan County Road 277 during the county commissioners' meeting on Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Though no residents from the area were in attendance at the meeting, Precinct 3 commissioner Terry Locklar presented the information given to him. The narrow road has seen increased traffic from trucks in oil field work, which has brought a concern to parents in the area.
Doug Sitter State Farm, one of two State Farm agencies in Sweetwater, has recently opened an office in the community. The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce honored the new office with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 23, 2012. The local office is located at 208 Lamar Street.
Shown right are Doug and Brandi Sitter, along with their children, Maddox and Chloe and employee Danica Hickson, accepting their first dollar from Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Brenda Stirl.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 138 calls for service, issued nine citations and made eight arrests from March 23-25, 2012.
The SPD received 57, 911 calls.
â€˘ 300 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1100 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Duty upon striking â€” 300 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1100 block of Burch.
â€˘ Forgery â€” 1200 block of Marvin.
â€˘ Counterfitting â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Burglary â€” 900 block of E. 17th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Richard Montemayor, 54 â€” Public intoxication.