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Sweetwater tornado 27 years later

April 19, 2013

Many in Sweetwater remember this day 27 years ago, as a tornado took residents by surprise that April morning. The tornado that occurred about 7:15 a.m. affected about one-sixth of the city's population according to figures gathered by city and civil defense officials at that time. No warning was given by sirens.

Man indicted for intoxicated manslaughter

April 19, 2013

A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 12 people this past week. Four of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Gustavo Lopez Cervantes, 36, from Wichita Falls, was indicted for intoxicated manslaughter, a second degree felony. Court documents state that Cervantes operated a motor vehicle while intoxicated on Nov. 23, 2012.
Cervantes was driving a 2002 Dodge Ram eastbound in the westbound passing lane of IH-20. He was wearing a seat belt.

Cline Shale counties hope to learn from Eagleford Shale

April 19, 2013

As Nolan, Fisher and the surrounding counties — who are part of the Cline Shale — continue to prepare for and take part in the development, their hope is to learn from another major oil play in Texas: the Eagleford Shale.
During the quarterly luncheon of the Cline Shale Alliance, recently held at the Sweetwater TSTC (Texas State Technical College) campus, a presentation was given by Dwain Rogers from the Sustainable Energy Research Institute at the University of Texas-San Antonio.

Emmanuel Fellowship Church to host evening for women

April 19, 2013

Broadway Baptist Church

Blotters for April 17, 2013

April 19, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 60 calls for service, issued one citation and made no arrests on April 17, 2013.

The SPD received 38, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1500 block of Elm.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1100 block of Crane.
• Burglary of a building — 800 block of E. 17th.
• Possession of drug paraphernalia — 900 block of Mulberry.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had three calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on April 17, 2013.

Arrested by DPS:

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