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November 16th, 2011
According to emergency authorities, a man walked out of his house on 102 Fisher Street on Wednesday morning, November 16, 2011 when he was apparently shot with what authorities believe was a shotgun. The shot came from a distance. The man is in stable condition and is being transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater.
November is American Diabetes Month, and to acknowledge this Alice Velez from the Diabetic Outreach Program at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the health department on Thursday, November 17, from 8 a.m. until noon to check blood glucose and answer any questions you may have regarding diabetes. Pamphlets and materials will be available.
As of Nov. 14, 2011, the City of Sweetwater Public Works Department will be winterizing all Parks, Sweetwater Cemetery and Lake Sweetwater Campground restrooms by turning off the water to these facilities for the remainder of the cold season.
For information concerning the use of Park facilities, please contact the Sweetwater City Service Center at 325-235-1297 or 325-235-5003.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued zero citations and made two arrests on Nov. 14, 2011.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal trespass â€” 1900 block of Chester.
â€¢ Harassment â€” 400 block of E Fourth.
â€¢ Cruelty to animals â€” 1200 block of Towncreek.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Rosie Pena, 35 â€”Â Warrant.
â€¢ Jarvis McCann, 19 â€”Â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served zero civil papers and made one arrest on Nov. 14, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
After five hours of deliberations, around 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, a jury found Aubrey Phillip Childers not guilty of sexual assault in the 32nd Judicial District Court.
The final day of the trial began with closing and final arguments starting around 9:30 a.m. Presiding judge Glen Harrison gave the charge to the court of sexual assault to the jury, which was made up of nine women and three men. Mr. Childers had been indicted on a male-on-male sexual assault that occurred around the southwest part of Sweetwater on or around August 15, 2010.
The standing room only crowd at the Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, city commission meeting brought several Tenaska opposers in regards to an agenda item in which city commissioners were to consider potential water supply agreements. The agenda item stated that city commission was to consider potential water supply agreements.
After a closed Executive Session meeting ended and the commissioners came back into regular session, citizens were informed of the decision that there would be "no action at this time."
The fifth day of the trial against Aubrey Phillip Childers continued on Monday, November 14, 2011. Mr. Childers is on trial from an allegation and indictment of a male-on-male sexual assault that occurred on or around August 15, 2010 around the southwest part of Sweetwater.
The nine-woman, three-man jury heard a slew of testimony from the defense throughout the entire day, including testimony from Mr. Childers himself, leading up to the time when the defense rested their case around 4:20 p.m.
This yearâ€™s Future Sweetwater class visited many city entities on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, including attendance at a city commission meeting. Shown are Future Sweetwater members learning about the Sweetwater Police Department from Chief of Police Jim Kelley, Patrolman Jeremy Bohall and Detective Lance Richburg.
This yearâ€™s Future Sweetwater class visited many city entities on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, including attendance at a city commission meeting. Shown are Future Sweetwater members watching a slide show presentation given by City Secretary Carolyn Lawrence.
Have you ever wondered what those old silver coins in your coffee can were worth? When was the last time you even pulled them from your closet or attic? Well now is the time to begin your hunt because the American Coin Buyers Guild is currently in Sweetwater in search of the rarest coins in the world!