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September 20th, 2011

Blotters for September 16-18, 2011

September 20, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 175 calls for service, issued 17 citations and made six arrests from Sept. 16-18, 2011.

The SPD received 99, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 500 block of Newman.
• Runaway — 1100 block of James.
• Theft — 200 block of NE Georgia.
• Burglary of building — 1400 block of Hailey.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Theft — Coral Cove.
• Sexual assault — 200 block of Jenny George.
• Assault — 300 block of FK Williams.
• Assault — 800 block of Circle Drive.
• Injury to child — 200 block of E. Fourth.

September 19th

Childers re-indicted for sexual assault

September 19, 2011

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 documents state 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.

Broadway Baptist honors first responders

September 19, 2011

David Warren (Sheriff of Nolan County), Charles Armstead (Roscoe VFD), Elsie Armstead (Roscoe VFD), Ray King (Trent VFD), Paula King (Trent VFD), Robert Clark (Sweetwater PD), John Luckey (Lake Sweetwater VFD), Tim Blount (Nolan County Sheriff's Office) Jerry N. Watts and Brenda Watts (Nolan County Sheriff's office), Randy Teel (Lake Sweetwater VFD), Melinda Moncada (Sweetwater PD), Kathy Arrant (Lake Sweetwater VFD), David McDonald (Nolan County Sheriff's Office), Sam Cunningham (Sweetwater PD), Matthew Polnack (North Runnels Hospital EMS) and four airmen from Dyess Air force base

Wildlife thought to have caused power outage

September 19, 2011

The Sweetwater City Commission met for a regular meeting on Tuesday morning, Sept. 13, 2011 at City Hall.
A public hearing took place during the meeting to discuss redistricting plans. No input was offered, but two representatives with the city's selected redistricting firm, Knight and Partners, gave a presentation on the process and plan chosen.

Multiple agency cooperation helped in search for missing man

September 19, 2011

On Thursday morning, Sept. 15, 2011, just before 9 a.m., the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office located a missing person that had been wandering around in a disoriented state for approximately 30-plus hours in southern Nolan County.

Grandparents Day lunch at J.P. Cowen

September 19, 2011

Paulina Rodriguez, Kayloni Juarez and Hope Rodriquez are pictured at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center's Grandparents Day lunch on Friday, Sept. 16.

September 17th

Zavaleta crowned Homecoming Queen

September 17, 2011

Sweetwater High School senior Allie Zavaleta was crowned the 2011 Homecoming Queen at halftime of the Sweetwater Mustangs Homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. She is shown being crowned by Class of 2001 Homecoming Queen Brenda Morales. Also shown is Zavaleta’s escort, Christopher Hernandez. Zavaleta is the daughter of Jose and Griselda Zavaleta.

Nolan County food and shelter program awarded federal funds

September 17, 2011

The Nolan County Emergency Food and Shelter Program has been chosen to receive $5,172 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

Darrell Campbell determined to recover

September 17, 2011

The Snyder police officer and former Sweetwater police officer recovering from a gunshot wound to the head is making steady progress.
Corporal Darryl Campbell is still in a Lubbock rehab center. According to Sweetwater police officer Armando Renteria who recently spoke to Amber Campbell, Darrell's wife, Cpl. Campbell is determined to recover. "He is very determined and is progressing above normal. On Thursday, he walked 198 feet with only the use of a cane. He is doing very well and is setting and meeting goals. He is also starting to use the left side of his body more."

Local donations taken to Bastrop

September 17, 2011

Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley, who is also a Salvation Army representative for Sweetwater traveled to Bastrop last week with other Sweetwater natives to take donations given by Sweetwater to those who lost their homes and belonging in the recent wildfires. The donations, which included many items such as clothing and toiletries as well as $1,200 donated to the Salvation Army by local residents, were taken to the Celebration Church shelter in Bastrop. According to Kelley, the donations given were much appreciated by volunteers at the shelter.

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