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November 9th, 2011

UPDATE — Victim takes the stand

November 9, 2011

4 p.m. Update:
Day three of the Aubrey Phillip Childers case continued on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse. Testimony was heard from three local law enforcement officers who were involved in the case, and the jury saw the video interview of Mr. Childers with Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) Detective Sam Cunningham.

The second day of the Aubrey Phillip Childers case continued on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse with 32nd Judicial District Court Judge Glen Harrison presiding.

Nolan County voting results announced

November 9, 2011

The Nolan County Election results are in and totals have been announced. The totals are as follows:
Proposition 1
For: 446
Against: 105
Proposition 2
For: 294
Against: 352
Proposition 3
For: 299
Against: 251
Proposition 4
For: 177
Against: 355
Proposition 5
For: 340
Against: 207
Proposition 6
For: 249
Against: 300
Proposition 7
For: 225
Against: 309
Proposition 8
For: 206
Against: 327
Proposition 9
For: 287
Against: 257
Proposition 10
For: 304
Against: 233
Mail In Votes
Proposition 1
For: 2
Against: 0
Proposition 2
For: 2
Against: 0
Proposition 3
For: 2

Sisters take Veterans Day trip

November 9, 2011

Pre Veterans Day activities for sisters from Sweetwater included a trip to Washington, D.C., meeting celebrity chef Paula Dean, touring Wounded Warrior facilities and assisting with a donation for the WASP Museum.
This past Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, “Butter Queen” Paula Deen hosted a VIP event that included sisters Boo Nemir and Caroline Chorn. 
Nemir and Chorn met with Deen after she appeared in the Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show of D.C.
The ladies talked about the show and Deen’s new book, The Paula Deen Southern Cooking BIBLE.

Masonic Lodge awards Golden Trowel and Community Builder Awards

November 9, 2011

Sweetwater Masonic Lodge 571 has an open called meeting Saturday, Nov. 12. A covered dish meal will be served at 6 p.m. with a meeting to follow. The meeting has been called to present the Golden Trowel Award to Glen Wortham and the Community Builder Award to the Woman's Forum.

USDA reminds producers of Dec. 1, sales closing date for noninsurable crops

November 9, 2011

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Dennis Cumbie urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of Dec. 1, 2011.
NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields/grazing loss, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to normal disasters.
The following crops have a NAP application closing date of Dec. 1, 2011: grazing and forage/hay on native and improved grass, honey, potatoes, radishes, grapes and caneberries.

Run for the WASP is Saturday

November 9, 2011

The WASP Museum will host a Veterans Day celebration, Run for the WASP, a benefit 5K run and 1.3 mile walk beginning at 1p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. Cost is $25 per person and $20 for pre-registered students and military personnel. Cost is $25 on the day of the race for any runner or walker. Register by clicking on “Run for the WASP” button on the top right of the WASP Museum homepage (, print registration page and mail with entry fee to: National WASP WWII Museum, P.O. Box 456, Sweetwater, TX 79556. There will be awards for 10 year age groups.

Blotters for Nov. 7, 2011

November 9, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 33 calls for service, issued one citation and made three arrests on Nov. 7, 2011.

The SPD received 11, 911 calls.

Arrested by SPD:
• Andrei Bovbenco, 24 — Theft.
• Ramona Martinez-Almanza, 57 — Warrants.
• Paisley Shafer, 19 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served no civil papers and made four arrests on Nov. 7, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Michael Adam Hernandez, 21, of Sweetwater — Warrant/cruelty to non-livestock animals.

Tomorrow expected to be sunny

November 9, 2011

The overnight forecast for Sweetwater is clear, with a low around 38. North wind around 15 mph.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 57. North northeast wind between 10 and 15 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. North northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.

November 8th

Blotters for November 4-6, 2011

November 8, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 144 calls for service, issued 19 citations and made 19 arrests from Nov. 4-6, 2011.

The SPD received 68, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Aggravated burglary — 1700 block of Hailey.
• Criminal mischief — 1500 block of McCauley.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Adam Salazar, 21 — Warrant.
• Zamardrick Walker, 18 — Warrant.
• Raymond Spillers, 72 — Warrant.
• Lonnie Bell, 39 — Warrant.
• Santos Vera, 22 — Warrant.
• Juvenile, 13 — Evading.
• Joe Lozano, 51 — Warrant.
• Jaime Garcia, 25 — Warrant.

UPDATE — Victim takes the stand

November 8, 2011

5:45 p.m. Update:
The state entered six pieces of evidence which the jury saw: a picture of the car the victim woke up in, a picture of the victim's bruised face, the picture of the blood stains on the victim's clothing while in Abilene, and the articles of clothing--his shirt, shorts and boxers which were later found. A video was also shown of the victim.

2 p.m. Update:

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