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July 23rd, 2011
Hot temperatures aren't stopping Nolan County United Way from driving for a good cause.Â
The summer golf tournament Drive for United Way has been set for Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Sweetwater Country Club. There will be an 8 a.m. scramble with a shotgun start.Â
â€śThe funds raised from the tournament will once again go towards supporting our 10 local agencies,â€ť Wendy Smartt, NCUW executive director, said.Â
Currently on a global tour, the International Coin Collectors Association (ICCA) will be making a stop in Sweetwater, TX at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, located at 300 SE Georgia Ave., on Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30. The show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The ICCA will be purchasing coins, paper currency, gold and silver on behalf of their global network of collectors, dealers and refineries. This special event is free and open to the public.
On Wednesday, July 13, Brookshireâ€™s launched a new sweepstakes called â€śYou Save, You Win: Cruises, Cars and Cash.â€ť
The program will run through October 4, and customers at every Brookshireâ€™s store will have an opportunity to win prizes guaranteed to be given away.
Eight customers from each store will win an exciting cruise for two. Also, two customers from each store will win a $100 Brookshireâ€™s gift card during each week of the promotion.
Rosie Tovar and Richard Ferguson with KXOX were at Brookshire's Thursday, July 21, to help promote the Brookshire's Cars, Cruises and Cash Sweepstakes.
According to reports, the Snyder police corporal who was shot in the head last week is breathing on his own in a Lubbock hospital.
According to the Snyder Police chief, Corporal Darrell Campbell has been taken off the ventilator and is breathing on his own.
A tube inserted in his trachea is still assisting his breathing, but his condition has been upgraded from critical to serious.
The County-City Library held Story Hour on Thursday, July 21, 2011 for local parents and children. Eloisa Hernandez (shown, far right) read Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh. She also led the group through several songs, including The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Iâ€™m a Little Teapot and Alligator, Alligator. Parents and children were encouraged to participate in the activities. Pictured are Eloisa and the children and parents that attended Story Hour.
The Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD) Board of Trustees met for its monthly meeting on Wednesday evening, July 20, 2011, at the Administration Building.
Several issues regarding the upcoming school year were discussed which will affect both students and employees of the district. One such matter was the school lunch program, in which approval was given to raise prices ten more cents at each campus.
The Nolan Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual fundraiser from 5:30-8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, an all-you-can-eat brisket meal with all the fixings. Adult plates will be $10 and anyone under 10 years old can eat for $5.
The Nolan Volunteer Fire Department chefs will be taking advance orders for brisket to go at $50 for a full brisket and $35 for a half brisket. To place an advance order, call Mark Morrow at 325-338-8899 or Rolan Petty at 325-236-5496.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on July 20, 2011.
The SPD received 33, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 1100 block of Ash.
â€˘ Debit/Credit card abuse â€” 900 block of Circle Drive.
â€˘ Theft â€” 700 block of Sam Houston.
â€˘ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Jesse Deboard, 25 â€” Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served eight civil papers and made two arrests on July 20, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
Michael Hernandez was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the May 2010 murder of Roland Lopez. The judge sentenced Hernandez just after 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.
Hernandez was convicted of murder Wednesday in an Abilene courtroom by a jury of his peers.
Hernandez was on trial for the May 2010 murder of Roland Lopez of Sweetwater, who was found beaten to death in front of a home on the corner of North 11th and Glendale in Abilene. Lopez was said to be visiting his daughter at his ex-girlfriend's house.