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September 21st, 2011
In honor of Darrell Campbell, the former Sweetwater Police officer who was shot in the head in July 2011, while on duty with the Snyder Police Department, the Sweetwater Police Patrol Association and Sweetwater Elks Lodge have joined forces to host a benefit for the Campbell Family. The lunch, dinner, auction and dance benefit will be held in Sweetwater on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Sweetwater Elks Lodge. A brisket lunch is planned for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a brisket dinner at 6 p.m. A live auction will be held at 7 p.m. and a DJ dance will follow.
The Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for a special meeting on Monday morning, Sept. 19, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
A public hearing was held on the 2011-12 proposed budget. No input was given; thus, the meeting re-opened for other business.
However, five changes citing the transfer and inclusion of funds were noted for the proposed budget in which the changes had to be voted on. One particular change which prompted some discussion was in regards to overtime within the Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO).
The City of Sweetwater is currently in the process of cleaning all waterways and drainage ways in Sweetwater. According to Sweetwater's Public Works Director, Ray Adames, the waterways are cleaned on a regular basis so that water flows through smoothly with no backup. Due to the lack of rain this season, city workers were able to move heavy equipment into the waterways for cleaning, as opposed to manually removing debris when there is water is the drainage ways. Shown is the waterway near Towncreek and Alabama being cleaned by city workers.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued three citations and made four arrests on Sept. 19, 2011.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD
â€¢ Gloria Medina, 47 â€”Â Warrant.
â€¢ Jerry Meeks, 49 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€¢ Gary Limones, 31 â€”Â Driving while license invalid.
â€¢ Levi King, 24 â€”Â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 24 calls for service, served two civil papers and made nine arrests from Sept. 16-19, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Lisa Elaine Gonzales, 32, of Sweetwater â€”Â Warrant/release of surety x2.
BEST Robotics Steering Committee Bob Peterson, Keith Plantier, Joni Coons, Beverly Campbell, Terry Blankenship and Austin Mullins accept a Gold Sponsorship donation from the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. Presenting the check is Jacque McCoy, Executive Vice President of the Chamber. Steering committee members expressed their gratitude to the Chamber for supporting this event and helping to bring the program to the area. The competition season has started - the Kickoff event was held on Saturday, Sept. 10, and there were representatives from 10 local schools.
Four people pled guilty to Judge Glen Harrison during recent 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Kenneth Frank McCann pled guilty to aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, a second degree felony. For his plea, McCann received six years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for six years. He will also have to pay a $3,000 fine, $309 in court costs, $3,177.09 in restitution and $500 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 240 hours of community service. The defendant shall also enter a Male Batterers Intervention Program.
The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors met for their monthly meeting on Monday morning, Sept. 19, 2011 at the Chamber of Commerce.
Outgoing board member of SEED, John Jay, was honored for his nine years of service to the organization. SEED President Kyle Lawrence made the plaque presentation to Mr. Jay, recognizing him for his great service to the community through various meetings locally and abroad.
What treasures are stashed around Sweetwater? We are about to find out. The Treasure Hunters Roadshow is on a world-wide treasure hunt and will be digging in town for five days. During this free event, the Treasure Hunters are expecting to see over 1,200 residents bringing in their rare and unusual collectibles! Locals will have a chance to talk to world-renowned antique and collectible experts, and itâ€™s all free!
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:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 500 block of Newman.
â€¢ Runaway â€”Â 1100 block of James.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 200 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Burglary of building â€”Â 1400 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â Coral Cove.
â€¢ Sexual assault â€”Â 200 block of Jenny George.
â€¢ Assault â€”Â 300 block of FK Williams.
â€¢ Assault â€”Â 800 block of Circle Drive.
â€¢ Injury to child â€”Â 200 block of E. Fourth.
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.