September 1st, 2011
If you're looking for something fun to do in town this Labor Day weekend, an event sponsored by a group of local churches might be the ticket.
The Roman Catholic Churches of Nolan County will be hosting the 2011 Jamaica Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 4 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church beginning at noon until 9 p.m.
Live entertainment will be presented throughout the day with hour-long performances starting at 2:15 p.m. with local Mexican folk dancer Aida Pantoja. Grupo Silverio will take the stage at 3:30 p.m., with Prodigio following at 4:45 p.m.
New Texas traffic, criminal laws are set to go into effect today, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011.
Below is a list of selected changes to traffic and criminal statutes. Unless otherwise listed, all laws below take effect Sept. 1, 2011. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all new laws passed by the Texas Legislature.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued two citations and made three arrests on Aug. 30, 2011.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD
â€¢ Joshua White, 18 â€”Â Warrant.
â€¢ Female Juvenile, 15 â€”Â Criminal trespass/runaway.
â€¢ Female juvenile, 14 â€”Â Criminal trespass/runaway.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on Aug. 30, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Johnathan Deshun McDonald, 22, of Snyder â€” Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
Calls for service:
Funeral services for Benito S. Solano, 88, of Snyder (formerly of Sweetwater), will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Brian Serrano officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home. Military Graveside Rites will be provided by Nolan County Honor Guard.
Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Solano died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011 in Snyder.
In 2009, a company explored the opportunity to build a set of apartments in Sweetwater.Â They were looking to be able to get federal tax credits to build an 80 unit complex.Â The projections are to have 24 three bedroom, 32 two bedroom and 24 one bedroom apartments.Â The complex is being constructed on Interstate 20 near the Arizona Street exit.Â "The patience of the company paid off as construction started in the spring of 2011 and we are excited to see the completion of the construction which is expected somewhere around July of 2012, but no specific completion date has been set," said Executive
Six people have recently entered guilty pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors met for a regular meeting on Monday evening, Aug. 29, 2011 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
The 2012 budget for the hospital was approved, following no changes from the Budget Workshop previously held on Monday, Aug. 22. The proposed tax rate was set at .25237, which was the same as last year.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 69 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Aug. 29, 2011.
The SPD received 16, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1600 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 100 block of Tonkawa.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1600 block of Grand.
â€¢ Assault â€”Â 800 block of Lemon.
â€¢ Indecency with a child â€”Â Sweetwater.
â€¢ Assault â€”Â 500 block of Elm.
â€¢ Cruelty to animals â€”Â 1400 block of Campbell.
Arrested by SPD
â€¢ Whitney Byram, 24 â€”Â Warrants.
â€¢ John Michael Brown, 24 â€”Â Warrants.
The seventh annual Sam-my Baugh Classic makes its return to Mustang Bowl on Thursday, with three games on tap this year.
Sweetwater and Roscoe are playing in the Classic for the seventh straight year but are facing different opponents than in 2010, and two new teams â€” Rotan and Ranger â€” will be squaring off the final day.
Roscoe (0-1) will be seeking its first win when it plays Hawley (1-0) in Thursdayâ€™s opener at 7:30 p.m., while Sweetwater (1-0) â€” which is coming off a 10-0 season-opening win over Vernon at the Bowl â€” will be taking on No. 9-ranked Monahans (1-0) Friday at 7:30 p.m.
In a weekend gathering to remember Dunn, supporters like Carrie McGonigle had tough words for local law enforcement.
"They can't get it together," said McGonigle. "They can't put their man egos aside and make it about a little girl."
Police chief Roy Owens insists that's exactly what their work is about. He said, "That is our number one goal- is to find Hailey."
Searchers like Holly Jenkins still gather to look for the missing teenager. She's angry, because she feels law enforcement is allowing her and others to waste their time.