Archive - Apr 2012 - News Article

April 18th

It’s official —Brian Frieda appointed new police chief

April 18, 2012

The appointment of Brian Frieda as Sweetwater Police Chief was approved by the City Commission on Tuesday morning, April 17, 2012 at a special-called meeting at City Hall.
Prior to the vote, City Manager Eddie Brown recapped the hiring process and how the Texas Police Chief Association was utilized in the process. A regional committee of law enforcement leaders was formed for the local panel, which included Abilene Police Department chief Stan Standridge who was the chairman.

Local collegiate 4-H member serves as Ambassador at National 4-H Conference

April 18, 2012

Wade Howard, a Senior Agriculture Leadership major at Texas Tech University recently served as a Collegiate Ambassador for the National 4-H Conference in Washington, DC. Wade was one of 13 collegiate 4-H members selected nationwide to serve as an ambassador and the only ambassador chosen from Texas. The event was March 22-29, 2012.

Blotters for April 16, 2012

April 18, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 74 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made five arrests on April 16, 2012.

The SPD received 15, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 600 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Assault — 700 block of Neff.
• Theft — 1100 block of Elm.
• Forgery — 1700 block of Lamar.
• Runaway — 1000 block of Bowie.
Arrested by SPD:
• Brian McQueen, 20 — Warrants.
• Matthew McQueen, 38 — Disorderly conduct.
• Williams Pritchard, 24 — Hindering apprehension.
• Justin Ramirez, 23 — Public intoxication/disorderly conduct.

April 17th

Mobley returns to SHS as head football coach

April 17, 2012

Although he's actually a Big Lake native, Shane Mobley said his hiring Monday as head football coach and athletic director at Sweetwater High School feels like coming home.
In a sense, he's right.
Mobley — unanimously hired by the Sweetwater ISD board at its regular monthly meeting to replace Craig Slaughter, who resigned last month— not only has deep roots in West Texas, but is returning to a place where he has coached previously and where his wife, Tecka, grew up.
"I'm very fired up for this," he said. "The fact is, I'm ready to come back to West Texas with my family."

Crime Stoppers announces Crime of the Month

April 17, 2012

The Nolan County Crime Stoppers have announced the Crime of the Month.
On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, it was reported to the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office that between Thursday, April 5, 2012 and Tuesday April 10, 2012 unknown person(s) entered an electric sub-station. Once inside the sub-station the person(s) took copper grounding strap off a piece of equipment. The copper grounding strap is described as being four (4) inches wide by three-eights (3/8) inches thick and comes in various lengths. The location of the electric sub-station is in south Nolan County.

Blotters for April 13-15, 2012

April 17, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 163 calls for service, issued 32 citations and made eight arrests from April 13-15, 2012.

The SPD received 67, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 200 block of SE Georgia Ave.
• 1500 block of Ragland.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 800 block of E. 14th.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Criminal mischief — 800 block of Lubbock.
• Burglary of a building — 217 Loop 170.
• Theft — 400 block of W. New Mexico.
• Criminal trespass — 1400 block of Runnels.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:

Sweetwater Animal Shelter closed

April 17, 2012

The Sweetwater Animal Shelter is currently closed and will remain closed for at least one week, until Monday, April 23, 2012, due to a recent outbreak of Parvo in the shelter.
"There have been a large number of Parvo cases in Nolan County recently both in my office, as well as at the East Ridge Veterinary Hospital," said Dr. Bud E. Alldredge, Veterinarian and owner of Sweetwater Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Alldredge is also the Nolan County Rabies Control Officer.

April 16th

Blotters for April 12, 2012

April 16, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued seven citations and made two arrests on April 12, 2012.

The SPD received 19, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 400 block of W. Arkansas.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a habitation — 1700 block of E. 14th.
• Disorderly conduct — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Unauthorized use of a vehicle — E. Ave A.
• Accident involving damage to vehicle — 1200 block of Towncreek.
• Theft — 1100 block of E. Broadway.
• Criminal mischief — 200 block of Lamar.

Arrested by SPD:
• Female juvenile, 14 — Assault.

Bow Hunters to host archery shoot

April 16, 2012

A 3D Archery Shoot, sponsored by the Sweetwater Bow Hunter's Association, will be held on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 2012 on the north side of Lake Trammell.
Sign-in will take place on the back side of the dam under the cotton wood tree or at the picnic tables. The event has a $10 shooting fee which covers both days.
Free shooters include military and youth; youth under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Also, volunteers who help set up targets on Friday afternoon will get to shoot free.

FCCLA assists family displaced by fire

April 16, 2012

The Sweetwater High School FCCLA conducted a fundraiser to benefit the Regalado family who lost their house recently to a fire. The students made chocolate covered strawberries which were sold during the week of Feb. 14, raising $300. This was presented to Mrs. Regalado by Rachel Ratliff.

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