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November 26th, 2011
The West Texas Children's Advocacy Center has once again partnered with Wal-Mart to provide a way for many children in the area to have a better Christmas. This year's tree is called Amy's Angel Tree, in honor of Amy Rainey, a victim of domestic abuse. Amy first brought the idea of an Angel Tree to the WTCAC eight years ago. She knew the value of giving during the holiday season.
Sara "Abigail" Lynch, daughter of Ralph and Kelly Lynch of Sweetwater, Texas, has been selected as a candidate in the 2011 Miss Teen of Texas Scholarship and Recognition Pageant to be held at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, Nov. 25-27.
The winner of the pageant competition will receive a $1,000 cash scholarship and a $500 U.S. Savings Bond. The new State Titleholder will also be eligible to compete for the National Title of Miss Teen of America and vie for additional scholarships, awards and prizes.
Black Friday crowds gathered early in Sweetwater with people looking for great deals during the holiday season. Above, shoppers sit in an isle at Sweetwaterâ€™s Wal-Mart waiting for the midnight sale of laptop computers. Some brought their own chairs to wait for the great deals at local stores. Radio Shack, Sears and Bealls also opened early on Black Friday.
The Sweetwater Jaycees hosted their annual Thanksgiving Day Feed at the fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church. Shown above are several Jaycees close to the end of the feed.
On a clear November day in 1911 the news of Robert Fowlerâ€™s approach in the Cole Flyer preceded him causing great excitement in the small West Texas town of Sweetwater. In fact, a holiday had been declared for the occasion and schools were even closed so everyone could witness the incredible landing of an airplane in an open field about a mile south of town.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests on Nov. 22, 2011.
The SPD received 10, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Interference with child custody â€” 200 block of E. Fourth.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Michael Diggs, 25 â€” Criminal mischief.
â€¢ Patrick Hutson, 32 â€” Driving while intoxicated/driving with license invalid.
â€¢ Anthony Hunter, 23 â€” Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served three civil papers and made one arrest on Nov. 22, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 78 calls for service, issued one citation and made five arrests on Nov. 23 and 24, 2011.
The SPD received 33, 911 calls.
â€¢ 600 block of Grape.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Information only â€” 200 block of Fisher.
â€¢ Burglary of vehicle â€” 600 block of W. Third.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Dequion Carrington, 17 â€” Escape/evading.
â€¢ Jane Martinez, 49 â€” Public intoxication.
â€¢ Enrique Martinez, 49 â€” Public intoxication.
â€¢ Paul John Castaneda, 39 â€” Criminal trespass.
Retailers are making it even easier this year for shoppers to pull an all-nighter from Thanksgiving Thursday to Black Friday.
The unofficial holiday began in the 1960s to usher in the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, allowing for businesses to move from the "red" to the "black" in their financial records. Today, the rush of the sales and crowds in the stores have allowed for outlets to expand their early-morning hours even into the late night prior to Black Friday.
An emotional crowd gathered at the 32nd Judicial District Courtroom on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, during pre-trial proceedings presided over by Judge Glen Harrison.
Roscoe Collegiate High School and Sweetwater High School competed this past weekend in the BEST robotics regional competition in the Dallas. Event sponsor was the University of Texas at Dallas.
Approximately 1,500 students from 56 teams across Texas and New Mexico came to compete in presentations, exhibits, spirit and sportsmanship, engineering notebooks and robot performance.