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June 7th, 2011
Many attended the 2011 Nolan County Relay For Life event on Friday. Many local businesses sponsored the event and many held several fundraisers to help donate money to the American Cancer Society. Shown above are First Financial Bank team captain Mark Garcia, with Relay For Life Chairman Charlie Peek and Cindy Hamlin.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 113 calls for service, issued two citations and made four arrests from June 3-5, 2011.
The SPD received 41, 911 calls.
â€˘Â 100 block of NW Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 800 block of San Carlos.
â€˘Â Burglary â€”Â 900 block of Pecan.
â€˘Â Forgery â€”Â 800 block of W. Alabama.
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 900 block of Lamar.
â€˘Â Aggravated assault â€”Â 900 block of Poplar.
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 700 block of W. Fourth.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Antonio Flores, 39 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€˘Â Filemon Montoya, 56 â€”Â Family violence assault.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 57 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made three arrests on June 2, 2011.
The SPD received 32, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Harassment â€”Â 700 block of W. Sixth.
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 1600 block of Elm.
â€˘Â Assault with injury â€”Â 1300 block of Josephine.
â€˘Â Criminal mischief â€”Â 700 block of Robert Lee.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Jonathan Granado, 21 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘Â Delores Williams, 20 â€”Â Disorderly conduct.
â€˘Â Delores Williams, 20â€š Minor in consumption (separate from first arrest).
Aubrey Phillip Childers was re-indicted last week by the Nolan County Grand Jury. Childers was charged with sexual assault, a second degree felony, enhanced to a first degree felony with one prior conviction. Court paper stated that Childers sexually assaulted the victim, knowing that the victim did not consent and was unconscious or physically unable to resist or unaware that the sexual assault was occurring.
Local cancer survivors walked the first lap, the â€śSurvivor Walkâ€ť at the 2011 Nolan County Relay For Life. Family and friends followed after the first lap. Many activities took place at the event including live music by Bitter Creek and Static Pulse and a performance by Team Chip Tae Kwon Do. Fundraisers were also held at the event to add to the money raised for the cause.
On Saturday, June 11th, John S. Young of Sweetwater, Texas, will be installed as chairman of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Education Institute. He previously has served as vice chair. The Institute promotes and supports the administration of justice in Texas, particularly through the continuing legal education of criminal defense lawyers and staff. TCDLEI also provides scholarships to continuing legal education seminars for deserving attorneys actively engaged in the defense of criminal cases.
Five homes were featured on the Home and Outdoor Living Area Tour sponsored by the Womenâ€™s Forum and held as a benefit for the Pioneer Museum on Sunday afternoon.
The only home entirely up for view was the C.D. Boyd home at 1600 Morris. The uniquely decorated home featured black accents throughout, artwork Boyd has collected from his travels, and varying ceiling heights of 14, 12, 11 and 9 feet.
Enrique Lombrana Gamez, Sr. 61, of Sweetwater, was arrested on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for possession with intent to distribute marijuana. The federal charge stated that Gamez and others, "aiding and abetting one another, knowingly possessed with intent to distribute 549.45 pounds (249.75 Kilograms) of marijuana, a Schedule I substance.â€ť
First Financial Bank President/CEO Kirby Andrews kissed a pig on the lawn at FFB on Thursday afternoon. First Financial Bank officers â€” as a Relay For Life fundraiser â€”each had cans set up at the bank for donations to be taken. Customers, family and friends put money into the personâ€™s can that they most wanted to see kiss a pig. Andrews raised the most money for the fundraiser, raising a total of $158.11. FFB raised a total of $385.55 for Relay For Life. The Nolan County Relay For Life event will begin tonight at 7 p.m.
A check was presented to Division for Blind Services in Abilene by the Ridin' For Cash Bull Bash foundation. Shown are Matt Miles with Case and Cash Miles, Annie Miles and Stetson Rasberry, making the presentation to representatives of DBS. According to event coordinator Annie Miles, over 1,500 people that came through the front door of the Nolan County Coliseum for the event this year raising a total of $11,026. Last year, The Ridin' For Cash Bull Bash raised $5,714 that was used to purchase Braille books for local school libraries.