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July 6th, 2011
Later this week, an important decision will be made about who will care for a 4-year-old boy found along the side of Interstate 20.
Angel Flores was found in Sweetwater covered in cactus spines. He was then taken to a Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital where he has been recovering.
Police say his father, Carlos Rico, choked him and left him to die on the side of the road.
Rico says a divine power told him to kill his son. He's behind bars on $500,000 bond, charged with attempted capital murder.
Community connections extend beyond a townâ€™s physical limits. Those connections extend the hand of friendship and care during times of hardship.
The First Salem Lutheran Church in Roscoe collected funds during the Easter holidays to help those in Colorado City who lost their homes during the February wildfire.
â€śThese are very caring, very good, generous folks who are always looking for a way to give and share,â€ť Howell Martin, pastor said.
Martin, who is a coach and sixth grade science teacher at Colorado Middles School, was well acquainted with the fire situation in Colorado City.
Evangelical Methodist Church invites everyone to hear David and Debbie Hawk speak at the church, located at 700 Lamar Street, on Monday, July 13, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. They are missionaries to El Salvador. Debbie is the daughter of William and Joyce Mayo of Sweetwater. Shown are the Hawks, Debbie, Blake, David, Kaitlin and Taylor.
Three people pled guilty to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday.
Kenneth Gene Wiley pled guilty to theft over $100,000 but less than $200,000, a second degree felony. For his plea, Wiley received 10 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for 10 years. He will have to pay a $2,000 fine, $309 in court costs and $193,354.29 in restitution to GE Energy. He will also have to serve 240 hours of community service.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 202 calls for service, issued 29 citations and made nine arrests from July 1-4, 2011.
The SPD received 69, 911 calls.
â€˘ 800 block of E. 17th.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Runaway â€”Â 400 block of Seaton.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Counterfeiting/Forgery â€”Â 100 block of NW Georgia.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 100 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Information report â€”Â 1100 block of Mulberry.
â€˘ Information report â€”Â 600 block of E. Arizona.
â€˘ Accident involving damage to a vehicle â€”Â 800 block of E. 17th Street.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1700 block of Lamar.
Fireworks lit up the evening sky after an entire dayâ€™s festivities including a parade, led by local fire departments, food, vendors, childrenâ€™s activities, live music and a dance all at â€śRoscoe on the bricks.â€ť The Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department handled the fireworks to make sure everything was under control.
The Texas Center for Quality & Patient Safety, an affiliate of the Texas Hospital Association, has received a grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation to improve medication safety in Texasâ€™ rural hospitals.
A new technology program for local middle and high schools is forming, but is in need of donations.
Texas State Technical College (TSTC) West Texas in Sweetwater will be hosting a robotics competition called BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics for six weeks this fall. The goal is to start a new competition center in Sweetwater for the Big Country, but not without the help of community support, contributions and sponsorships.
The National WASP WWII Museum celebrated the Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII at WASP HOMECOMING 2011 on May 28, of Memorial Day Weekend. Approximately 1,000 people from all around the U.S. attended the day-long event. Twenty-two WASP were present who trained at Avenger Field in 1943-44 to become the first women to ever fly military planes in the United States.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 29 calls for service, issued no citations and made four arrests on June 30, 2011.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Sexual assault â€”Â Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Ocie Jennings, 40 of Sweetwater â€”Â Possession of marijuana.
â€˘ Roger Smith, 44 of Sweetwater â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€˘ James Raney, 21 of Sweetwater â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Faith Stansell, 48 of Sweetwater â€”Â Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served five civil papers and made one arrest on June 30, 2011.