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January 8th, 2011
A press conference was held on Friday, Jan. 7, in Colorado City to update the Big Country on the whereabouts of missing 13-year-old Hailey Dunn. The conference was led by City Manager Pete Kampfer and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) officer Sparky Dean, with various local media outlets on hand as well.
Sweetwater firefighters extinguished a blaze at 920 Roscoe Street in Sweetwater on Thursday afternoon around lunch. According to authorities and family members, a woman and her boyfriend were in an argument in the mobile home when the boyfriend told her to get out of the house and set it on fire. "He wanted to die," said the woman's sister. The man later exited the home before firefighters put out the fire. He was later picked up by the Sweetwater Police Department and has been taken to a mental health facility for evaluation. There were no injuries caused by the blaze.
Law enforcement officials continue searching for missing Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn. Nine agencies are actively working the case with 30 law enforcement officers and many more working behind the scenes. Those working on the case are the Colorado City Police Department, the Mitchell County Sheriff's Office, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the FBI, the Snyder Police Department, 32nd Judicial District Court, the Scurry County Sheriff's Office, the Secret Service and the Child Advisory Center.
This is Dana Cooper's second visit to Java Jax to perform since last year.
The first artist to perform at Java Jax's cozy set up corner stage last year during the Rattlesnake Round-Up was country/folk musician Buch Hancock of Lubbock. Since then there have been many other talented musicians to visit and entertain.
Smith: When did you really start playing music and enjoy playing to an audience?
Cooper: "I started at the age of 12 and was on the road by the age of 19.
The search continues for missing 13-year-old Hailey Dunn from Colorado City.
However, the efforts have expanded with the involvement of over 20 officers from various agencies, including the 32nd District Attorney's office, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Rangers and even the FBI.
The Nolan County Coliseum hosted this monthâ€™s Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event and Sweetwater residents and chamber members filled the lobby of the coliseum. Many enjoyed coffee, cookies and networking at the event.
Shahala Strother was the winner of a drawing held at the Sweetwater Reporter for a free six-month subscription and a $25 gift card. To enter the contest, residents had to donate six canned goods or a new unwrapped toy to benefit the Sweetwater Goodfellows.
Shown is one of the new transmission towers being installed at the east entrance to Sweetwater off of I-20. This is part of the Texas Public Utility Commission's (PUC) $5 billion transmission line expansion to move West Texas wind power toward North Texas and Houston. These lines and routes were established as part of the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ). Oncor was one of the successful bidders to build the lines. Of the $5 billion dollar project, Oncor received $1.34 billion for their part of the construction and installation of the new transmission lines.
A broken water line from the second floor of Adkins Supply in Sweetwater flooded the lower level area of the building on Tuesday. A water cleaning crew was cleaning up the water damage that covered the lower level flooring throughout the day.
As stated in Brookshireâ€™s Thanks A Million Collect And Win Game rules, if specific prizes werenâ€™t claimed during the contest period, there would be random drawings held Dec. 10 among all eligible sweepstakes entries received in the Food Club Carnival Cruise Sweepstakes, and Kim Lewis from Sweetwater, Texas, has won the Ford F-150 prize valued at $50,000.