August 15th, 2012
J.W. Secrest, a commercial fisherman in Alaska, stopped in at the Sweetwater Dairy Queen to share his catch - a 50 pound King salmon (half grown) - with the morning coffee drinkers on Tuesday, Aug. 14.
J.W., who winters in Fisher County, caught the salmon in Kenai, Alaska. He catches 60 to 13,000 pounds of salmon a year, which includes all five species.
Last year, J.W. also managed to catch an 800 pound shark with a 900 ft long by 15 foot deep net.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 28 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Aug. 13, 2012.
The SPD received 13, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€” 700 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Burglary of vehicle â€” 100 block of W 5th.
â€¢ Assault family violence â€” 300 block of Colorado.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Chessity Turner, 21 â€” Theft.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served six civil papers and made one arrest on Aug. 13, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Jose Santiago Quintana, 70, of Sweetwater â€” Judgment.
After advancing to the six-man state championship game three years ago, Highland has fallen on hard times of late, going just 5-14 the past two seasons.
But there were signs late last year that the Hornets were on the verge of turning things around. In fact, a muffed two-point kick at the end of a 43-42 loss to Aspermont in the next-to-last week was all that kept Highland from making it back to the postseason.
Expect partly sunny skies today in Sweetwater with a high near 98. Winds will come from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, it will be mostly clear with a low around 76. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph with gusts as high at 25 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more about the weather in and around Sweetwater.
Two people entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.
Samantha Mae Blake pled true to intoxication assault, which occurred on Nov. 17, 2009.
For her plea, Blake received two and a half years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice system. She will have to pay a $1,000 fine, $484 in court costs and $1,000 in attorney's fees. 85 days have been credited to her sentence.
The Wagon Wheels Square Dancers entertained the residents of Nolan Nursing and Rehab recently. The dancers are celebrating their 38th year of dancing this month of August. Kneeling is Tracy Dowell of McCaulley, the group's caller, pictured along with Carol Peloquin from Abilene. Pictured standing is Vera Ashley from Sweetwater and Honey and Don Wilson of Abilene.
The Nolan County Commissioners approved the calling for a bond election in the county during their regular meeting on Monday morning, August 13, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse. The bond election was called for in three propositions.
One proposition was to authorize issuing general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $4,020,000 for the renovating and remediating of the courthouse facade.
The second proposition was to authorize issuing general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $10,245,000 to pay for the construction and equipping of a new County Jail Facility.
Emmanuel Fellowship is excited to celebrate the 10 year ministry anniversary of Eric and Mindy von Atzigen in Sweetwater, Texas. Over the past decade, Eric and Mindy have poured their hearts into our church family and community and we were pleased to honor them this past weekend with a banquet at Texas State Technical College. We were also pleased to welcome Dr. Morris Sheats as our guest speaker this past Sunday in both of our morning services as part of our anniversary celebration.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 142 calls for service, issued eight citations and made nine arrests from Aug. 10-12, 2012.
The SPD received 100, 911 calls.
â€¢ 100 block of Jenny George.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 700 block of Bluff.
â€¢ Theft â€” 900 block of Brookshire.
â€¢ Fraud â€” Sweetwater area.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 1100 block of Elm.
â€¢ Burglary of vehicle â€” 500 block of W 9th.
â€¢ Burglary of vehicle â€” 500 block of W 5th.
â€¢ Burglary of coin operated machine â€” 1600 block of Grand.
â€¢ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s volleyball team faced an early gut-check in its season-opening match here Monday, and passed it with flying colors with a come-from-behind 3-2 win over San Angelo Grape Creek.
The Lady Mustangs play two more matches tonight at home against Seminole and Water Valley, with the first match at 6:15 p.m.
Water Valley is the defending Class 1A state champion and after graduating just one player from that team, the Lady Wildcats enter this season ranked No. 1, while Seminole is also considered a playoff-caliber squad.