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April 6th, 2012

New SHS football coach will be named next week

April 6, 2012

The process of interviewing candidates to replace Craig Slaughter is nearly over, and a press conference is planned next week to name Sweetwater High School's new head football coach and athletic director.
Interviews for the dual position have been conducted since Slaughter announced his resignation last week to accept a similar position at Llano, and Thursday was the last day to accept applications, said superintendent Terry Pittman. As of yesterday afternoon, over 100 applications had been received, Pittman said.

Cumbie honored by KTXS

April 6, 2012

Sweetwater Intermediate School fifth grade teacher LouAnn Cumbie was honored with this past week's Teacher Tribute award, given by KTXS television station.
Cumbie was nominated by one of her fifth grade math students, Bailey Lanto.

Blotters for April 4, 2012

April 6, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued one citations and made one arrest on April 4, 2012.

The SPD received 15, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Class C Assault — 300 block of Lamar.

Arrested by SPD:
• Thomas Castillo, 34 — Possession of a controlled substance/driving while license invalid.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on April 4, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Jeremy Meeks, 50, of Sweetwater — Warrant/motion to revoke probation.

Arrested by DPS:

April 5th

Sheriff announces changes

April 5, 2012

There have been some changes that took effect at the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office on April 1. Sheriff David Warren announced today that veteran Deputy Angie Collier has been promoted to the position of Criminal Investigator, a sergeant level position. Deputy Collier replaces Tim Blount who recently took a job in the private sector.

Ceremony honors victims of child abuse

April 5, 2012

The Time of Remembrance was not only the highlight of the 7th Annual Family FunFair on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at the Nolan County Coliseum in Sweetwater, but capped off two days of events bringing awareness of child abuse in and around the area.
The family event was sponsored by the High Sky Children's Ranch and West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC), with the ceremony honoring children who have been victims of child abuse.

Blotters for April 3, 2012

April 5, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 32 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on April 3, 2012.

The SPD received 21, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Forgery — Sweetwater.
• Assault — 1400 block of Josephine.

Arrested by SPD:
• Billy Smith, 38 — Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served two civil papers and made three arrests on April 3, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Robert Alcala Gonzales, Jr., 57, of Sweetwater — Judgment.

April 4th

Family FunFair today

April 4, 2012

High Sky Children’s Ranch and the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center have once again partnered to host the Seventh Annual West Texas Child Abuse Awareness Family FunFair in Sweetwater. The FunFair will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Wednesday, April 4, from 4-6:30 p.m. The Time of Remembrance will start at 6:05 p.m. and organizers ask that everybody stay for the ceremony honoring children who have been victims of child abuse.

Several recent sexual assaults committed by local minors

April 4, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department has recently handled a spike in sexual assaults of children -- committed by minors.

Awareness brought by WTCAC banquet

April 4, 2012

The local, collaborative efforts to bring awareness to child abuse was recognized during the 7th annual West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC) banquet held on Tuesday evening, April 6, 2012 at the Nolan County Coliseum.
The theme for the evening was "Together We Can Help Children's Hearts Mend". which was highlighted through the evening's keynote speaker. Jennifer Morris, a business litigation attorney from Dallas, gave a stirring speech to the audience on her personal experience with child abuse and overcoming obstacles to achieve success.

Eight dogs available for adoption

April 4, 2012

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has eight dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male Shepherd mix, two male mixed breed dog, male terrier mix and four Shepherd mix puppies — two male and two female.
According to Sweetwater’s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.

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