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January 19th, 2012
Representatives from the Deaf Action Center (DAC) in Abilene will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. to talk about their services. The DAC serves people who are deaf and hard of hearing with a comprehensive range of services. They will educate and train people in coping and communication strategies, assistive devices and Relay Texas Service and more. DAC assists the hard of hearing, deaf, deaf/blind, vision impaired, speech impaired and mobility impaired, in receiving free communication devices from the State of Texas.
The local Brookshireâ€™s grocery store recently donated $250 to the Sweetwater Goodfellows. Brookshireâ€™s employees won the money in a competition against other Brookshireâ€™s grocery stores for community service hours worked by employees. Shown above are Charlie Peek, Store Director for Sweetwater Brookshireâ€™s and Aubrey Turnbow with the Sweetwater Goodfellows.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is one cent more than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â The current statewide average is $3.23.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 28 calls for service, issued five citations and made three arrests on Jan. 17, 2012.
The SPD received 16, 911 calls.
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Calls for service:
â€¢ Credit/debit card abuse â€” Sweetwater area.
â€¢ Theft â€” 1500 block of Ragland.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€” 500 block of Newman.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Jamie Yeazel, 26 â€” Grand jury indictment.
â€¢ Mark Abbe, 33 â€” Grand jury indictment.
â€¢ Elizbeth Hanneman, 32 â€” Grand jury indictment.
The Nolan County Grand Jury handed down 16 indictments, 14 of which were sealed.
Sarah Hernandez was indicted for possession of marijuana, a state jail felony. The indictment states that Hernandez possessed a usable quantity of marijuana in the amount of five pounds or less, but more than four ounces on Nov. 26, 2011. Her bond was set at $5,000.
Vanessa Lashell Lynch was indicted for driving while intoxicated, a third degree felony. The indictment states that Lynch operated a motor vehicle on Nov. 12, 2011, while intoxicated.
Shown are Sweetwater Intermediate School fourth grader Zoee Jeffrey and Sweetwater Intermediate School fifth grader Julia Rees, combing their steers during weigh-in on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. Today from 1-7 p.m. will be the swine weigh-in and all other animals will be weighed in from 4-7 p.m. The steer show will begin at 6 p.m. and the heifer show will follow the steer show tonight. The Nolan County Livestock Show will continue throughout the week.
As citizens who serve children and represent their communities, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges. Yet, few people fully understand the scope and far-reaching implications of board membersâ€™ responsibilities. All Texans should recognize the vital contributions of these men and women and focus attention on the crucial role these elected leaders play in the education of our children. They truly make a difference every day.
Abilene will host the second annual Outlaws & Legends Music Fest March 2 and March 3 in celebration of Texas Independence Day. The festival kicks off Friday, March 2, with more than 10 artists performing an unplugged acoustic song-swap show from 8 p.m. to midnight, followed on Saturday by the biggest one-day, one-stage Texas music festival from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. The night of March 3 will cap off with a spectacular encore of the artists sharing the stage playing their biggest hits from midnight to 1 a.m. Proceeds will once again benefit the Abilene-based Disability Resources Inc.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued no citations and two four arrests on Jan. 16, 2012.
The SPD received 28, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€” 400 block of Elm.
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 1200 block of Ragland.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Dalton Dauel, 21 â€” Family violence assault/impede breath.
â€¢ Terry Wayne Davison, 53 â€” Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 31 calls for service, served one civil paper and made eight arrests from Jan. 13-16, 2012.
A Sweetwater woman was shot in the leg by her husband on Monday evening, Jan. 16, 2012.
According to Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley, a call was received about shots fired on the 800 block of E. New Mexico Street in Sweetwater around 8:20 p.m. When police arrived, the victim was found down in the front lawn with a gunshot wound to her leg. Sweetwater emergency personnel made a landing zone and called a helicopter to transport the victim.