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January 7th, 2012

Placement trial set for Angel

January 7, 2012

A child placement trial has been set for the 4-year-old boy who was abandoned on Interstate 20 in Sweetwater last June.
Angel Flores was found covered in cactus needles after his father, Carlos Rico, allegedly choked him and left him on the side of Interstate 20.
Angel was initially placed under the care of child protective services, then given to a foster family.
Angel is still in foster care, but a trial has been set for May 21 of this year to decide his final placement.

Heather Ward to speak at Aglow

January 7, 2012

Sweetwater Aglow

January 6th

TSTC Police Department receives vehicle from DA’s office

January 6, 2012

The Texas State Technical College Police Department in Sweetwater recently purchased a 2009 Ford Police Interceptor. The vehicle was provided by the Nolan County 32nd Judicial District Attorney's Office and was purchased utilizing drug seizure funds. TSTC Police Chief Mike Keller reported, "On behalf of the entire TSTC Police Department, I would like to personally thank District Attorney Ann Reed for her valuable contribution to our department."
Shown from left to right are Mike Keller, Ann Reed and Charles Armstead.

Adopt-a-Mustang a successful new program

January 6, 2012

Gretchen Jones, one of the Mustang Moms in charge of Adopt a Mustang, was presented with a check for $500 after winning the Star Dodge Tailgate Party during the first week of football season.
"I just want to thank everyone who voted for us in the online contest that resulted in this donation to Blowout. I hope the community will keep trying to win the Tailgate Party so we have this opportunity to win this donation every year," Jones said.

Blotters for January 4, 2012

January 6, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Jan. 4, 2012.

The SPD received 29, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 600 block of E. Broadway.
• 1000 block of Oak.
• 1800 block of Country Club.
• 500 block of W. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Leaving child in a vehicle — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Criminal trespass — Coral Cove.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1400 block of Grand.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1400 block of Grand.

Arrested by SPD:
• Justin Spencer, 30 — Driving while intoxicated.

January 5th

One arrested in Broadway wreck

January 5, 2012

Local authorities responded to several wrecks on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2011. One wreck (shown above) occurred on the corner of Broadway and Crane around 4 p.m., involving three vehicles. No transports were made from the wreck, but one person was arrested at the scene. Justin Spencer, 30, was charged with driving while intoxicated. Emergency personnel also responded to a wreck on Oak Street in which a woman hit two parked cars and was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.

Doris’s hosts chamber coffee

January 5, 2012

The first Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Coffee of the new year was held at Doris’s Sweet Shop on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Community members and Chamber of Commerce members were treated to coffee, tea and sweets. Shown above are Janis McDowell and Peggy Parrott.

School’s back in session

January 5, 2012

Sweetwater Independent School District schools went back to school on Thursday morning, Jan. 5, 2012, after the Christmas holiday break. Shown are Sweetwater Intermediate School fourth graders in Mrs. Sabra Hazard’s class, easing back into their school lessons.

Blotters for January 3, 2012

January 5, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued no citations and made four arrests on Jan. 3, 2012.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 200 block of E. Fourth.
• Burglary of a habitation — 100 block of Bradford.
• Fraud — Sweetwater.
• Assault — 900 block of Circle Drive.
Arrested by SPD:
• Felicia Salinas, 24 — City warrants.
• Mary Gonzales, 54 — Possession/delivery of a controlled substance.
• Darrel Brush, 47 — Possession/delivery of a controlled substance.

January 4th

New year baby receives warm welcome

January 4, 2012

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital welcomed the 2012 New Year Baby on Sunday, January 1 at 10:32 a.m.
Joshua Krivanek weighed eight pounds and was 20 inches long. He is the son of Belinda and Uwe Krivanek.

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