Archive - Apr 4, 2012 - News Article
High Sky Childrenâ€™s Ranch and the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center have once again partnered to host the Seventh Annual West Texas Child Abuse Awareness Family FunFair in Sweetwater. The FunFair will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Wednesday, April 4, from 4-6:30 p.m. The Time of Remembrance will start at 6:05 p.m. and organizers ask that everybody stay for the ceremony honoring children who have been victims of child abuse.
The Sweetwater Police Department has recently handled a spike in sexual assaults of children -- committed by minors.
The local, collaborative efforts to bring awareness to child abuse was recognized during the 7th annual West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC) banquet held on Tuesday evening, April 6, 2012 at the Nolan County Coliseum.
The theme for the evening was "Together We Can Help Children's Hearts Mend". which was highlighted through the evening's keynote speaker. Jennifer Morris, a business litigation attorney from Dallas, gave a stirring speech to the audience on her personal experience with child abuse and overcoming obstacles to achieve success.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has eight dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male Shepherd mix, two male mixed breed dog, male terrier mix and four Shepherd mix puppies â€”Â two male and two female.
According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued two citations and made one arrest on April 2, 2012.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1100 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 600 block of Jack Lambert.
â€˘ Counterfeit money â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Assault â€” Sweetwater.
â€˘ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 500 and 600 block of E. Oklahoma.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 600 block of Jack Lambert.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 800 block of E. 16th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Justin Ramirez, 24 â€” Public intoxication.