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August 3rd, 2011
The stateâ€™s criminal case against Albert Mendez, Jr. began on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 2, 2011, in the 32nd Judicial District Court with Judge Glen Harrison presiding. Mendez was previously indicted on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child by contact, and indecency with a child by exposure.
Mendez pled not guilty to all of the charges which stemmed from an alleged incident involving Mendez and his step-daughter â€” who was nine years old at the time, which occurred on Jan. 17, 2010 at Mendezâ€™s residence at 702 W. New Mexico in Sweetwater.
Each year, tens of thousands of people in the United States die from a variety of diseases that are preventable with proper vaccinations. This alarming fact from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sheds light on the importance of vaccination schedules for children and adults alike.
Thought of only as a childhood practice, keeping up with your immunization schedule as an adult is just as important as it was when you were in grade school. Doing so can not only mean a difference between life and death, but it can potentially reduce medical expenses as well.
Meek Blood Center hopes that the chance to win a Texas Rangers prize package will increase donor turnout at the blood drives on Thursday, Aug. 4, in Sweetwater. One bloodmobile will be parked at the Nolan County Courthouse and the other will be parked at the Lions Club building on Lamar Street from noon until 6 p.m. Historically, blood collections are lowest in August though blood usage remains steady.
State's largest farm organization will match donations, host
benefits for local heroes
As fires have ripped through more than 2.5 million acres, Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) has committed to match county Farm Bureau donations to aid volunteer fire departments that have protected thousands of homes, livestock and families.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued six citations and made no arrests on Aug. 1, 2011.
The SPD received 16, 911 calls.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served 10 civil papers and made five arrests on Aug. 1, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ James William Bushong, 26, of Colorado City â€” Warrant/surety withdrawal.
â€¢ Robert Reed, Jr., 32, of Abilene â€” Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
â€¢ Jerri Sue Goolsby, 41, of Snyder â€” Judgment.
Arrested by DPS:
An incident took place over the weekend near the Lake Sweetwater Golf Course on Sunday, July 31.
The incident involved some golfers on the course and an individual driving by the course. An argument between one of the golfers and the driver of the vehicle escalated and became aggressive, resulting in injuries to that golfer and three people, who were riding in the vehicle at the time of the altercation.
John Cox has been awarded the dual honor of Teacher of the Year in 2010-2011 for the HOBBS Alternative School and the Secondary Teacher of the Year for SISD.
Cox is a 9th-12th Math and Computer teacher at HOBBS Alternative School for a variety of subjects such as Algebra One, Geometry, Algebra Two, Pre-calculus and BCIS/BIM. He has taught for the past 18 years, with the past two years of that time in Sweetwater ISD.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Sweetwater Independent School District Mustang Bowl, located at 1205 Ragland. Sweetwater ISD's Superintendent is Terry Pittman. Mustang Bowl was founded in 1939 and is the home of the Sweetwater Mustangs and hosted 10 playoff games last season. SISD employs 380 faculty and staff members. "Mustang football has begun! Join in the excitement by attending the monthly Chamber Coffee at the Mustang Bowl concession stand," said hosts.
Pictured above are two of the winners of the Kiwanis Club raffle for school supplies. From left to right are Noah Martinez, Victor TreviÃ±o and Nancy Howlett. The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club hosted a pre-teen free swim day at the Sweetwater Municipal Pool on Thursday, July 28, 2011. They served sno cones and drew for school supply packages.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 170 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made nine arrests from July 29-31, 2011.
The SPD received 69, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1010 block of Lamar.
â€¢ 1900 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 700 block of SE Georgia.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€” Sweetwater area.
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 1400 block of Hughes.
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€” 200 block of FK Williams.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€” 400 block of Canfil.
â€¢ Burglary of vehicle â€” 1600 block of Elm.
â€¢ Burglary of vehicle â€” 1600 block of Grand.