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May 17th, 2011
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 65 calls for service, issued five citations and made 12 arrests from May 14-15, 2011.
The SPD received 12, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 1200 block of Town Creek.
â€¢Â Theft â€” 1400 block of Ragland.
â€¢Â Burglary of a building â€” 1000 block of Mustang Drive.
â€¢Â Recover stolen property â€” 1200 block of Lou.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢Â Alfredo Diaz, 23 â€”Â Public intoxication/criminal mischief/family violence assault.
â€¢Â David Palafox, 24 â€”Â False report.
â€¢Â Male juvenile, 12 â€”Â Criminal mischief.
An early morning fire consumed four apartments at the Jack Lambert complex in Sweetwater on Sunday morning. Electrical problems in one of the center apartments was said to be the cause of the blaze, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden. The fire began at about 3 a.m. on Sunday and Sweetwater firefighters continued to battle the fire until around noon. Four people were out of the apartments upon arrival of the Sweetwater Fire Department and firefighters made entrance and saved one dog.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office is asking for the communityâ€™s help tracking down a missing 40 year old who wandered away from his parentsâ€™ home and may be disoriented.
Doyle Lee Parsons left a home on Country Road 181 about 10 miles North of Blackwell. He was last seen by his father around 8 p.m. Saturday evening.
It's believed he may be disoriented due to a recent medication change. He's not considered violent or dangerous.
Ground broke last week on a new apartment complex being built near Southeast Elementary School called Mustang Heights Apartments. It is a proposed multi-family residential rental community to be located at East Arizona Avenue and I-20 Frontage Road. The development will be comprised of 80 units on 7.59 acres.
A new, local organization is hoping to bridge the gap in community leadership.
The Young Leaders of Sweetwater (YLS) met for a noontime meeting on Monday, May 9, 2011 at the Chamber of Commerce. The 40 and under group met to discuss their Open House slated for June 7 at First Baptist Church to be held on the 3rd floor of the Education Building.
Caleb Thompson might have some physical and neurological limitations, but in his 16 years of life, Caleb and the Thompson family have made a strong, statewide impact to improve the lives of the blind and deaf community.
Caleb is blind, deaf and lives his life as a quadriplegic. At the age of three, he was diagnosed with leukemia, and brain damage came as a result of the treatment. However, age knows no limits in the Thompson family, as Caleb has been going before the legislature in Austin since he was 5.
A sneak peek into the upcoming episode of NBC's "The Voice" for Tuesday, May 17 features Sweetwater native Tje Austin competing in an elimination bout.
Following the blind auditions of Round 1, Tje will be taking on Austin-based competitor Nakia, a 36-year-old who might not look the part but certainly sounds it. According to The Voice's website, "Nakia draws strength from his extended family and inspiration from the memory of his father. Until he passed away in 2009, Nakia's dad encouraged him to follow his dreams."
Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union held an open house at their business all day on Friday, May 13, 2011 and held a drawing at 4 p.m. that day. Winners of Schlitterbahn tickets were Damian Loza and Lupe Acosta. The tickets were donated by KXOX Radio. Aurelio Leyba was the grand prize winner of an XBOX 360. Shown are SRFCU employees Addie Williams, Chrisi Warner, Gail Rose, Renee Martinez and Mickey Hayes.
When it comes to the latest medical technology and equipment, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) continues to provide Nolan County much of the same capabilities as larger hospitals in Abilene and the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.
Donna Boatright has announced RPMH has installed a new Doppler echocardiogram and vascular ultrasound system that helps doctors examine the organs of patients without ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays).
On Sunday, May 1, 2011, 64 students from Sweetwater Middle School were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. The formal induction ceremony was held at the First Presbyterian Church in Sweetwater. Current NJHS officers for 2010-2011 participated in the ceremony and were recognized for their service. Guest speakers for the event were Mr. Jeff Withrow, Principal and Mrs. Danette Price, Assistant Principal of Sweetwater Middle School.