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May 24th, 2011

WASP Homecoming Saturday

May 24, 2011

The WASP Museum’s personal grilling crew, Fifi’s-Flyer French-Fryers, will be serving cheeseburgers and home-made french fries from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at the WASP Museum, which is located at Avenger Field, west of Sweetwater. The grilling crew will be on the west side of Hangar One and the public is invited to enjoy old-fashioned cheeseburgers with regular fries or the specialty sweet-potato fries. “We started preparing sweet potatoes last year at some of our tailgate parties and they went twice as fast as the regular fries,” explains Jo Henderson, one of the grill crew.

Nolan County missing person found alive

May 24, 2011

A 40-year-old Blackwell man was found alive after surviving nearly six days without food or water following his disappearance from his family’s ranch home located nearly six miles north-northwest of Blackwell, Texas. Doyle Lee Parsons was last seen around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.

Blotters for May 24, 2011

May 24, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 187 calls for service, issued 26 citations and made 15 arrests from May 20-22, 2011.

The SPD received 74, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 100 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 200 block of SE Georgia.
• Assault — 1900 block of Morris.
• Animal cruelty — 300 block of W. New Mexico.
• Theft — 600 block of E. Broadway.
• Theft — 1400 block of Hailey.
• Criminal mischief — 300 block of SE Georgia.
• Criminal mischief — 1700 block Hailey.
• Criminal mischief — 200 block of W. Broadway.
• Theft — 200 block of NE Georgia.

May 23rd

Fatal crash kills Andrews judge

May 23, 2011

One person was killed in a motorcycle crash on Saturday afternoon at 6:33 p.m. in Nolan County. The crash was on Interstate 20 mile marker 237 in the westbound lane.
Deceased was Gerome Cloyd Black, 79 years of age from Andrews, Texas. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:25 p.m. by Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough. The body was taken to McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.

‘Walk Across America’ stops locally

May 23, 2011

Petty Officer Thomas Trujillo with the United States Naval Reserves recently visited Sweetwater Elks’ Lodge #1257 on his “Walk Across America”. He is the President and Founder of the nonprofit One Soldiers Dream. He started a walk across the United States on February 1, 2011 at the Santa Monica Pier in California, and his destination is Washington, DC. He is doing this walk to get the nonprofit’s name out to the national public as quickly as possible.

May 21st

Blotters: May 19, 2011

May 21, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 54 calls for service, issued 13 citations and made no arrests on May 19, 2011.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — Lakewood.
• Assault — 1600 block of Elm.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served six civil papers and made two arrests on May 19, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Ramon Teran Vasquez, Jr., 45 of San Angelo — Warrant/surety withdrawal.

Calls for service:
• Vehicle accident — South Highway 70/CR 236.
• Reckless driver — I-20 MM 247 east bound.

City receives budget award

May 21, 2011

Chicago--The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) announced that the City of Sweetwater, Texas has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

Mercer honored with resolution

May 21, 2011

Ryan Mercer was commended for qualifying for state competition in boys’ golf. Pictured (from L to R) are SHS Boys’ Golf Coach Steve Mercer, Candy Mercer, state qualifier Ryan Mercer and SHS Athletic Director Craig Slaughter. Three other SHS students were recognized at the Sweetwater ISD School Board Meeting with resolutions honoring them for their state qualifying accomplishments. Though not in attendance, SHS girls’ track member Jayci Shelton was honored for her accomplishment in qualifying for state competition.

Meneses sworn in as new SISD Board Trustee

May 21, 2011

The Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD) Board of Trustees met for its regular session meeting on Monday evening, May 16 at Sweetwater High School (SHS) in "The Hub" conference room.
Several presentations were made to open the meeting, including a variety of resolutions, a robotic demonstration and the recognition of a departing board member.

May 20th

Doyle Lee Parsons found alive

May 20, 2011

Sheriff David Warren of Nolan County announced that Doyle Lee Parsons was found at 12:35 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2011, alive face down in a creek bed.
Parsons was approximately two-and-a-half miles away from the ranch house where had gone missing six days ago.
Many different search and rescue units and volunteer groups had been searching for Parsons from the first day he went missing.
Parsons was found by a Blackwell volunteer search member named Jim Monroe.
Emergency Units as well as the Sweetwater Fire Department said he was somewhat responsive once evaluated.

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