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Three people entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday.
Jimmy Lee Luna pleaded guilty to family violence assault, enhanced to a second degree felony with one prior conviction. Luna was sentenced to 10 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for four years. He was also ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, $348 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will have to serve 240 hours of community service. Luna shall also attend and successfully complete the Male Batterers Intervention Course through community supervision.
Hamlin Mayor Isaac Castro spoke at the meeting of the Abilene Tea Party on Oct. 22. He stated that it was mainly an opportunity to introduce himself and make the Party aware of his background. He said that he shares common philosophies with the Tea Party and he welcomes the Party's endorsement and support. He has made it known that he will speak to any club or organization that invites him.
The Sweetwater Goodfellows are currently seeking businesses, organizations or individuals interested in setting up a table at the annual Goodfellows Christmas party with Santa.
A total of 10 tables will be set up at the hour-long event and those in charge of the table are asked to bring something for the children to enjoy. "In the past we have had a table with balloons, one with snacks. It does not have to be anything big, just something to give to the children attending the party," says Goodfellows President Billy Johnston. "Some ideas may include coloring books or Santa hats."
Texas National Bank staff members presented Sweetwater Intermediate School fourth grade teacher, Sabra Hazard and her students All About Banking booklets.
The materials are designed to provide students with an elementary understanding of banking services and to serve as the foundation in teaching students to be knowledgeable and responsible consumers. Booklets will be passed out to all fourth grade classes.
Shown are Mike Fernandez, Sabra Hazard, Janie Porter, Brenda Stirl, Trey Aiken and students Ethan Brockman, Maurice Williams and Christopher Mondragon.
The Fourth Annual 5K Run for the WASP will take place this Saturday at the National WASP WWII Museum, located at 210 Avenger Field Road in Sweetwater.
The event will include a 5K Run for the WASP, 1.3 mile Fun Walk, and a 1 mile Kids Race, as part of the Veterans Day Celebration honoring the WWII Women Air Force Service Pilots (WASP) and all veterans. The race starts at 1 p.m. and the kids run is at 12:40 p.m. with a WWII aircraft fly-over.
Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center hosted this monthâ€™s Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event.
Shown above is Charlie Martinez (far right) giving a tour of the facility at the event. Shown taking a tour are Leah Andrews, Brenda Stirl, Thea Serrano, Mike Fernandez and Mark Garcia.
Find more photos on page 5 in today's edition.
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The 2013 Nolan County Health Fair took place today in the Texas State Technical College Student Center on Tuesday. This yearâ€™s fair saw a record 50 booths according to TSTC Health and Wellness Coordinator, Joni Coons. The booths covered nearly all aspects of healthcare. TSTC Nursing had several booths speckled throughout the event where student nurses checked height and weight, respirations, temperature and counseled on cancer prevention and nutrition. Ashley Lindsey and Brianna Guerrero, both TSTC Vocational Nursing students who are graduating next month, manned the nutrition booth.
The Constitutional Amendment Election was held yesterday, with a total of 654 votes cast over the nine county precincts.
The majority of the votes came in on Tuesday, with 473 ballots cast. Early voting totals--two weeks prior to the election--totaled 172, while nine ballots were cast via voting by mail.
Nine propositions were on the ballot, with all measures passing. The main topic of discussion within the voting was Proposition 6, which dealt with using funding from the state's Rainy Day Fun to expand water supplies to keep up with the state's growth.
Glenn Stifflemire, Group Publisher for both the Sweetwater Reporter and the Big Spring Herald is pleased to announce that effective this Thursday, Zela Armstrong will take on the role of General Manager/Advertising Director at the Reporter and will handle all of the day to day management of the local newspaper.
Before her return to the Reporter in December 2012 as an advertising executive, Armstrong served on the sales team nine years ago.