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March 23rd, 2011
The Sweetwater Fire Department responded to a fire on Musgrove Street on Tuesday. A storage unit, owned by a private owner, caught fire and sent flames and smoke high into the air, also causing a grass fire a block away on Neff Street. Due to a downed power line that was still "hot" firefighters had to use their ladder truck to extinguish the storage unit fire. The storage unit was near Pickrell Wrecker Service and the business sustained only minor damages. Everything that was in the storage unit â€” including a vehicle and a recreational vehicle â€” was destroyed by the fire.
Shayqualpa Rene (Shay) Walker was indicted on Tuesday by the Nolan County Grand Jury for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a first degree felony. The charges stemmed from the January stabbing of Carvin Coy Lemmons.
Sweetwater Police officers responded to a 911 call of an unresponsive male at Apache Bend Apartments on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 shortly before 2 p.m.
According to Chief of Police Jim Kelley, officers found Carvin Coy Lemmons, 43, of Sweetwater deceased, upon arrival at the scene.
"Lemmons was found with one stab wound to the mid-section," Kelley said.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 30 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on March 21, 2011.
The SPD received 14, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Beatrice Vera, 39 â€” Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served two civil papers and made two arrests on March 21, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Jose Campos, 45 of Fort Worth â€” Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
â€˘ Anthony David Martinez, 25 of Fort Worth â€” Warrant/surety withdrawal.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Court Bailiff â€” 32nd District Court.
The mother of missing Hailey Dunn, 13, has hired a lawyer and is no longer speaking with media.
Billie Dunn has hired attorney John S. Young to represent her in her three misdemeanor charges: hindering and apprehension, possession of dangerous drugs and false report to a police officer.
Young says he isn't convinced a search warrant for Adkins body was issued last Thursday.
"(Police) didn't even have an arrest warrant for the boyfriend, it was a matter of wanting to talk to him," said Young.
Economic and community development representatives from throughout the region met in Eastland on March 16, to sharpen their development skills.
A workshop entitled â€śSecrets of Economic Development Unveiledâ€ť offered presentations by several E.D. specialists. Topics included: economic development programs and assistance available through the Governorâ€™s Office; whatâ€™s new in economic development; legislative update; prospecting for prospects and how to respond; and legalities that ED organization must follow.
Sweetwater Middle School had 13 students make it to State in Texas Math and Science Coaches Association (TMSCA). Students on the Number Sense Team are Annaliese Espinoza, sixth grade; Ashleigh Jimenez, seventh grade; Gabriel Lieja, sixth grade; and Cody Chapman, eighth grade.
Students on the Calculator Team are Annaliese Espinoza, sixth grade; Christa Martin, sixth grade; Cody Chapman, eighth grade; and Corynn Martin, eighth grade.
Students on the Math Team are Annaliese Espinoza, sixth grade; Marc Butler, seventh grade; Sarah Valdez, seventh grade; and Cody Chapman, eighth grade.
Each year, continued cuts in education budgets have forced teachers to spend hundreds of their own dollars just to keep their rooms stocked with essential classroom supplies, like tablets, tape, glue and markers.
This year, employees at Georgia-Pacific's Sweetwater gypsum plant are helping. They collected and donated boxes of school supplies to J.P. Cowen, Southeast Elementary, East Ridge Elementary and Highland ISD. In addition to the boxes of supplies given by employees, the company also donated cases of other needed products including its office paper, paper towels and tissue products.
Nolan Nursing and Rehab welcomed the Gideons as they distributed 100 Bibles for each resident room. The Gideons have been in existence for over 100 years, and now is a worldwide organization that distributes Bibles in 190 different countries. Not only do the Bibles make their way to hotels, but also volunteers distribute them to schools, hospitals and nursing homes. The Bibles are now printed in 90 different languages. Gideon volunteer Jerry O'Briant reported that 78 million Bibles were distributed in 2009.
The first year West Texas Centers hosted Hoops, Dreams and Goals, no one expected it to become a yearly event.
But the wildly popular basketball tournament has become a tradition at West Texas Centers with no chance of it going away any time soon.
â€śI would say within the first hour, we were already talking about next year,â€ť said Rodney Jones, West Texas Centers Chief Developmental Health Officer.
Hoops, Dreams and Goals is in its seventh year and still gaining steam.
And its no coincidence it coincides with the NCAA March Madness, West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith said.
Shown are Andy Polnack, Annette Creed, Stan Creed, Zack Creed, Matt Polnack and Derek Creed. Zack Creed showed a Reserve Grand Champion Gilt at the San Angelo Livestock Show. He is a previous San Angelo Stock Show Reserve Breed Champion.