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April 22nd, 2011

Guns -N- Hoses event planned

April 22, 2011

On Thursday, April 28, 2010, the Sweetwater Fire Department and the Sweetwater Police Department will be "fighting" it out for a good cause. They will be having the third Guns and Hoses Basketball Game, benefiting the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center. The game will be at the Sweetwater High School Gym at 7 p.m. and the teams will compete to see who wins this year's game. Last year's winners were the police officers and the first year's winners were the firemen. According to Sweetwater Police Officer Lance Richburg, they are hoping that many will come out to support the cause once again.

Blotters for April 22, 2011

April 22, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on April 20, 2011.

The SPD received 18, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 100 block of E Ave. C.

Calls for service:
• Aggravated sexual assault of a child — Sweetwater area.
• Terroristic threats — Sweetwater area.

Arrested by SPD:
• Mandy Brock, 26 — Warrants.
• Pete Esquivel, 33 — Driving while intoxicated/escape from custody.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served five civil papers and made three arrests on April 20, 2011.

April 21st

Sweetwater represented at network luncheon

April 21, 2011

Sweetwater was well represented at a network luncheon in Roscoe on April 13. Attendees included Tim Fambrough, Greg Wortham, Jim McKenzie, Jerod Peek, Eddie Brown, Terrie Blankenship, Jacque McCoy, Ken Becker, Kirstin Smith, Kirby Andrews, Rodney Foster and Carolyn Lawrence.
Roscoe community leaders hosted one of five network luncheons sponsored by Texas Midwest Community Network this spring. The luncheon was held at the Roscoe Community Center.  Immediately following lunch, discussion focused on “Effective Local Efforts”. 

Blotters for April 21, 2011

April 21, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued two citations and made four arrests on April 19, 2011.

The SPD received 13, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 200 block of E. Arizona.
• Burglary of building — 500 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
• Aaron Treviño, 21 — Warrants.
• Justin Tollison, 19 — Warrants.
• Arturo Treviño, 52 — Public intoxication.
• Stephen Getty, 55 — Public intoxication.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served five civil papers and made no arrests on April 19, 2011.

April 20th

Indictments given for drug ring, stabbing

April 20, 2011

The Nolan County Grand Jury handed down 10 indictments on Tuesday , April 19, 2011, with eight of those indictments sealed. One of those indictments stemmed from a crack cocaine distribution house being busted in Sweetwater on Oct. 6, 2010.
Indicted for engaging in organized criminal activity was Robert Larry Williams. The offense is classified as a first degree felony, enhanced with two prior convictions, which could get him 25 years to life in prison. His bond was set at $25,000.
Williams' prior convictions included forgery in 1985 and aggravated assault in 1991.

Winners announced at Spring Fling

April 20, 2011

The first annual Spring Fling Coloring Contest and Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest was held in downtown Roscoe at the Roscoe Emporium on April 16. Local students turned in coloring sheets prior to the contest and created sidewalk chalk art for the day's art contest. Winners of the contest are shown above including Temy Teel, John Robert O'Callaghan, Rhonda Stratton, Joseph Collins, Gabriel Alcala, Celinda Alcala, Kristina Rando, K'Den Stone, Larkyn O'Callaghan, Adison Torres and Alison Torres. Not shown are other winners, Hoyt Mulanax, Luke Wilson and Jake Wilson.

Confederate history on display at library

April 20, 2011

Mike Briggs will have a special history display at the County-City Library during the month of April which is Confederate History Month. He will be displaying the history of Texas as a Confederate state. The display will be set up on the bulletin board in the front of the library. The hours for the library are Monday from 1-6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Blotters for April 20, 2011

April 20, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued six citations and made one arrest on April 18, 2011.

The SPD received 13, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 400 block of E. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Credit/debit card abuse — 100 block of NW Georgia.
• Criminal mischief — 500 block of E. Broadway.
• Assault — 600 block of E. New Mexico.
• Aggravated sexual assault — Sweetwater area.
• Unattended death — 300 block of Hightower.

Arrested by SPD:
• Bennie Walker, 47 — Warrants.

April 19th

Clark burned saving fellow firefighter

April 20, 2011

DALLAS (AP) — A Gorman volunteer firefighter hospitalized in a Dallas burn unit says he ran for his life after being caught in a raging wildfire.
Matt Clark, a native of Sweetwater and son of Sweetwater Police Sergeant Robert and Linda Clark, responded to a brush fire near his home in Gorman last week.
Clark, in a bedside interview Monday with WFAA-TV, said his crew was surrounded by flames. Clark says he and others "were at a dead sprint, trying to outrun the fire" and it was very scary.

Small acreage landowner workshop begins today

April 19, 2011

SWEETWATER – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Nolan County will conduct a four-part series of small-acreage landowner workshops.
The first will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 in the Extension Meeting Room on the third floor of the Nolan County Courthouse in Sweetwater.

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