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June 28th, 2011
A four-year-old boy named Angel was found on Interstate 20 this morning near the East Interchange by Sweetwater residents on their way to Abilene, according to Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley. The boy, who is Hispanic, was found around 6:30 a.m. with "possibly hundreds" of cactus spines in him. "He is in good shape, is very bright and sociable," said Kelley.
Kelley stated that Child Protective Services are now involved and the Amber Alert organization and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children have been contacted, as well as many other law enforcement entities.
The Nolan County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting on Monday morning, June 27 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
As approval must take place on a weekly basis, approval was once again given to extend the disaster declaration for Nolan County along with the order prohibiting outdoor burning for one week.
Texas State Technical College Staff Senate in Sweetwater recently held a Flip-Flops for Fun Drive at The Center to benefit local causes. Shown are (back row from left to right) Carrie Farr, Kay Kidd-Secretary, Nick Alvarado, (front row from left to right) Joni Coons, Monica Wagner-Vice President, Kathy Hickson-President and Lupe Acosta.
For the last six months, the Hailey Dunn saga has plagued the west Texas town of Colorado City.
Sordid details have emerged about her mother's personal life and family's legal troubles, but a half-year later, what happened to Hailey still remains a mystery.
"I'm still hanging onto hope. There's no reason why I can't be hopeful," said Hailey's mother, Billie Dunn at a vigil for her daughter on Saturday.
Dunn recently moved to south Texas after she said she couldn't handle speculation from the community about her role in Hailey's disappearance.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 158 calls for service, issued 16 citations and made six arrests from June 24-26, 2011.
The SPD received 89, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1600 block of Grand.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€”Â 200 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Phone harassment â€”Â 1500 block of Lubbock.
â€¢ Purchase/furnish alcohol to a minor â€”Â 700 block of Bell.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Thomas Castillo, 34 â€”Â Theft.
â€¢ Malcolm Black, 17 â€”Â Disorderly conduct/prohibited substance in a correctional facility.
â€¢ Samuel Gage, 22 â€”Â Driving while license invalid.
Waco â€” Chancellor Mike Reeser announces the appointment of Gail Lawrence as president of Texas State Technical College West Texas, pending board approval. The TSTC Board of Regents will consider the appointment for approval on Aug. 5, at their next regular meeting.
The Third Annual df Ranch Triathlon took place on Sunday, June 5, from the Lake Sweetwater public boat ramp. The triathlon consisted of a 500m swim, 14 mile bike and a 5k run. This year there was a new addition to the race. It was labeled the Land Lovers division. This accommodated athletes who did not want to swim. A designated swimmer completed the swim for them, and then, the athlete will took off from transition and completed the race on the bike and the run side by side with the rest of the triathletes.
A local business is welcoming a huge addition in its continued efforts to offer a wide range of services.
Arriving at its central location in Albuquerque, New Mexico in June, Crane Service, Inc. of Sweetwater is introducing the GMK 7550, a 550-ton crane. For the past 51 years, Crane Service has specialized in rigging along with heavy hoisting and hauling to the greater Southwest region of the United States.
Sweetwater, TX â€“ A solar array which contains approximately 120 modules will produce about 30.5 Kilowatts, providing enough power to operate the student center in Sweetwater. The construction was done by Meridian Solar.
The array is funded by SECO (State Energy Conservation Office) and TSTC West Texas and in addition to providing power to the center, it will also serve as a public and student display for green energy technology.
TSTC Harlingen and TSTC Waco received a solar array over the past year. This is the first solar array for TSTC West Texas.
First Financial Bank in Sweetwater and Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union are partnering with The American Red Cross to help collect food and water for the first responders of the White Hat Ranch Fire in Maryneal and Nolan Fires by holding a water/Gatorade and food drive to support the The American Red Cross Big Country Branch. With your support, The American Red Cross can continue to support the first responders with adequate hydration and nutrition during this disaster. Please limit donations to bulk packaged bottled water/Gatorade and bulk packaged (snack) food items.