February 23rd, 2012
The 2011 racial profiling statistics for the Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) were presented during the February 2012 regular meeting of the City Commission by Sweetwater Police Chief Jim Kelley.
According to the written report, racial profiling is defined as "a law enforcement-initiated action based on an individual's race...rather than on the individual's behavior or on information identifying the individual as having engaged in criminal activity [and] pertains to persons who are viewed as suspects or potential suspects of criminal activity."
The "Adopt-A-Mustang" program is back again. Lady Mustang Softball players have decided to take part in the program starting Thursday, Feb. 23, for the Varsity tournament. The program is designed to let students from kindergarten through sixth grade "adopt" a high school athlete. Students have the chance to adopt a Lady Mustang varsity softball player. Registration is still $25, and students will get a t-shirt and button with their adoptees name and picture. And because the varsity players are in such high demand, students can adopt the same Lady Mustang if they want.
At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, the Friends of the Library will present award-winning Texas historian Bill Oâ€™Neal, who will speak about his book, The Johnson-Sims Feud: Romeo and Juliet, West Texas Style.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Feb. 21, 2012.
The SPD received 12, 911 calls.
â€¢ 100 block of Musgrove.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 500 block of Pine.
â€¢ Sexual assault â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1700 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1900 block of Hubbard.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 900 block of Circle Drive.
â€¢ Unattended death â€”Â 1600 block of Bristol.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Anthony Bentley, 19 â€” Warrant.
Graveside services for Crystal Darlene Foust, 90, of Abilene, formerly of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow, Okla. with interment to follow.
Family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, from 6-7:30 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home located at 401 E. Third Street in Sweetwater, Texas 79556.
Foust died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at "The Retreat" in Abilene, Texas, a special care home.
John Rey Payne was born on Jan. 25, 1973, and rode his last rodeo on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23
Sweetwater varsity at San Angelo Lake View tournament.
Sweetwater JV at Big Spring tournament.
Sweetwater varsity hosts tournament (all games played at the Jerry Collins Complex).
Sweetwater JV teams at Midland tournament.
FRIDAY, FEB. 24
Sweetwater varsity at Lake View tournament.
Sweetwater JV at Big Spring tournament.
Sweetwater varsity and JV girls teams host tournament (Sweetwater Golf Classic at Sweetwater Country Club).
Sweetwater varsity boys at Abilene Wylieâ€™s one-day tournament.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s three-day softball tournament begins today at the Jerry Collins Complex with eight games on the schedule. However, the host team â€” off to an impressive 4-1 start after beating Clyde, 4-3, on Tuesday in Clyde â€” will get the day off before playing its first tournament game at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
After taking a week off, Sweetwaterâ€™s golf teams get back into action Friday with the boys going to Abilene Wylieâ€™s one-day tournament and the girls hosting a tournament at Sweetwater Country Club that wraps up Saturday.
The girls tournament will begin Friday with tee times at 9 a.m. Sweetwater is ex-pected to have 18 players participating â€” three five-player teams in addition to three medalists. The top three teams and medalists will receive awards follow-ing Saturdayâ€™s conclusion of the 36-hole event.
A tense situation was diffused in front of the Sweetwater Post Office after an Abilene Police Department bomb squad robot destroyed a suspicious package this afternoon.
Officials in Sweetwater were reportedly on heightened awareness following the presence of several protesters outside the Nolan County Courthouse yesterday and its close proximity to the post office.
The package reportedly contained a cellphone.
There were no injuries.