May 26th, 2011
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 56 calls for service, issued three citations and made four arrests on May 24, 2011.
The SPD received 13, 911 calls.
â¢Â 1000 block of Oak Street.
Calls for service:
â¢Â Burglary of a residence âÂ 200 block of W. Avenue B
â¢Â Unattended death â 500 block of NW Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â¢ Shawn Lents, 30 of Sweetwater â Public intoxication.
â¢ Jason Messers Schmidt, 22 of Sweetwater â Public intoxication/unlawful possession of a weapon.
â¢ Steven Mykkill, 37 of Sweetwater â Public intoxication.
Six people entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday.
The WASP Museumâs personal grilling crew, Fifiâs-Flyer French-Fryers, will be serving cheeseburgers and home-made french fries from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, at the WASP Museum, which is located at Avenger Field, west of Sweetwater. The grilling crew will be on the west side of Hangar One and the public is invited to enjoy old-fashioned cheeseburgers with regular fries or the specialty sweet-potato fries. âWe started preparing sweet potatoes last year at some of our tailgate parties and they went twice as fast as the regular fries,â explains Jo Henderson, one of the grill crew.
A 40-year-old Blackwell man was found alive after surviving nearly six days without food or water following his disappearance from his familyâs ranch home located nearly six miles north-northwest of Blackwell, Texas. Doyle Lee Parsons was last seen around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 187 calls for service, issued 26 citations and made 15 arrests from May 20-22, 2011.
The SPD received 74, 911 calls.
â¢Â 100 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â¢Â Theft âÂ 200 block of SE Georgia.
â¢Â Assault â 1900 block of Morris.
â¢Â Animal cruelty âÂ 300 block of W. New Mexico.
â¢Â Theft â 600 block of E. Broadway.
â¢Â Theft âÂ 1400 block of Hailey.
â¢Â Criminal mischief â 300 block of SE Georgia.
â¢Â Criminal mischief âÂ 1700 block Hailey.
â¢Â Criminal mischief â 200 block of W. Broadway.
â¢Â Theft âÂ 200 block of NE Georgia.
Joseph Aaron Rayburn, age 84 of Rowlett, TX, passed away May 23, 2011.Â He was born April 17, 1927 in Roscoe, TX, to Henry Franklin Rayburn and Claudia Mae (Helms) Rayburn.Â Joseph proudly served his country in the United States Army Aircorps during WWII.Â He worked in logistics in the textile industry.Â Joseph was a member of the VFW, the American Legion Post 0227 in Roscoe, TX and First Baptist Church of Rowlett, TX.
Millard L. Brown, age 84, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at his residence.Â
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Kirk, Rev. Ronnie Horton and Rev. Mike Sells officiating.Â Entombment will follow at Slater's Chapel Cemetery with the Fort Hood U.S. Army Honor Guard.Â Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.Â
One person was killed in a motorcycle crash on Saturday afternoon at 6:33 p.m. in Nolan County. The crash was on Interstate 20 mile marker 237 in the westbound lane.
Deceased was Gerome Cloyd Black, 79 years of age from Andrews, Texas. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:25 p.m. by Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough. The body was taken to McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Petty Officer Thomas Trujillo with the United States Naval Reserves recently visited Sweetwater Elksâ Lodge #1257 on his âWalk Across Americaâ. He is the President and Founder of the nonprofit One Soldiers Dream. He started a walk across the United States on February 1, 2011 at the Santa Monica Pier in California, and his destination is Washington, DC. He is doing this walk to get the nonprofitâs name out to the national public as quickly as possible.
Funeral services for Gerome Cloyd Black, 79, of Andrews, are pending at McCoy Funeral Home.
Black died Saturday, May 21, 2011, on I-20 in Nolan County near Roscoe.