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March 29th, 2012

WTCAC to host Child Abuse Awareness Banquet

March 29, 2012

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and as a way to celebrate the efforts to end child abuse, the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center will host the seventh annual awareness banquet.
According to David McDonald, Board President, last year's banquet was a great success due to generous donors. "We are optimistically looking forward to another successful event this year."

Something new for Sweetwater

March 29, 2012

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors honored new business and Chamber member, Lulu’s Super Mercado, located at 1001 Lamar in Sweetwater with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 23, 2012. Owner Danish Siddiqui is shown receiving his first dollar from Ambassador Gay Nell Cherry.
Also, the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors honored new business and Chamber member, Open Window, located at 316 Oak in Sweetwater with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

Blotters for March 27, 2012

March 29, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued five citations and made one arrest on March 27, 2012.

The SPD received 13, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 500 block of E. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Sexual assault of a child — Sweetwater.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 15 — Sexual assault.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had two calls for service, served five civil papers and made no arrests on March 27, 2012.

Calls for service:
• 911 misdial — North I-20.
• Reckless driver — I-20 MM 257 west bound.

Total in Custody: 34

March 28th

Improvements continue at SISD

March 28, 2012

Sweetwater Intermediate School (SIS) brought its campus report to the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees during their regular meeting on Monday evening, March 26 at the Administration Building.
Heather Moore, the principal at SIS, presented an overview of the school, noting that more departmentalization has been utilized this year. Tripods--clusters of three teachers--in both the fourth and fifth grades have been established to help prepare students for the new standardized test, STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness).

Local band performs at TMA Fan Fair

March 28, 2012

Shown are Anjelique and Sweet City Band of Sweetwater, who performed at the 2012 Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair, a three-day event in San Antonio from March 16-18 with over 100 bands performing throughout the day on six stages. Anjelique and Sweet City Band performed on Friday night and Sunday afternoon.

Blotters for March 26, 2012

March 28, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 29 calls for service, issued four citations and made one arrest on March 26, 2012.

The SPD received 21, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 600 block of W. Ave D.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jerry Meeks, 50 — Public intoxication with third or more offense.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served six civil papers and made one arrest on March 26, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Levi Garrett Kickler, 29, of Sweetwater — Warrant/motion to revoke probation and Tom Green County warrant/surety withdrawal.

Update: Trial begins against Robert Larry Williams

March 28, 2012

The trial against Robert Williams began on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 in the 32nd Judicial District Court with presiding judge Glen Harrison.
Williams is charged with engaging in organized criminal activity as part of the crack cocaine distribution house on 1110 Runnels which was busted by local and area authorities on October 6, 2010.
Jury selection began Tuesday morning, with the final twelve jurors being selected shortly after 2 p.m. Opening statements were heard starting around 3:30 p.m. from District Attorney Ann Reed for the state and David Thedford for the defense.

March 27th

Four enter pleas

March 27, 2012

Four people have recently entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings with District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas prosecuting and Judge Glen Harrison presiding.
On Monday, March 26, Leo Garcia Peña, with attorney Tom Watson, pled guilty to aggravated assault with a serious bodily injury, a second degree felony. Court documents state that Peña hit a family member with his fist, breaking the victim's jaw on April 13, 2009.

County improvements, speed limit change discussed at meeting

March 27, 2012

A 30 mile-per-hour limit was approved to be set for Nolan County Road 277 during the county commissioners' meeting on Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Though no residents from the area were in attendance at the meeting, Precinct 3 commissioner Terry Locklar presented the information given to him. The narrow road has seen increased traffic from trucks in oil field work, which has brought a concern to parents in the area.

Doug Sitter State Farm officially welcomed to Sweetwater

March 27, 2012

Doug Sitter State Farm, one of two State Farm agencies in Sweetwater, has recently opened an office in the community. The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce honored the new office with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 23, 2012. The local office is located at 208 Lamar Street.
Shown right are Doug and Brandi Sitter, along with their children, Maddox and Chloe and employee Danica Hickson, accepting their first dollar from Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Brenda Stirl.

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