February 29th, 2012
Five entered guilty pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012.
Luis Albert Ruiz pled guilty to possession of marijuana, a state jail felony and received two years confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for three years. He will also have to pay a $2,500 fine, $384 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees, as well as serve 120 hours of community service.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Feb. 27, 2012.
The SPD received 26, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1700 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
â€˘ Fraud â€”Â Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Brock Walker, 26 â€” Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Feb. 27, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Chris Lawrence Flores, 37, of Roscoe â€” Judgment.
Funeral services for Lovetta Faye Mayhugh were held Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Westside Baptist Church in Crockett, Texas with Rev. Steve Meadows and Mr. Victor Gonzales officiating. Interment followed at Post Oak Cemetery in Oglesby, Texas under the direction of Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.
Mayhugh died Feb. 17, 2012.
THURSDAY, MARCH 1
Sweetwater varsity hosts Wood Bat Classic at Newman Park through Saturday, March 3.
Sweetwater JV at Abil-ene tournament through Saturday, March 3.
Sweetwater varsity will play at Big Spring tournament through Saturday, March 3.
Sweetwater JV plays at Eula tournament through Saturday, March 3.
Roscoe junior high teams at Roby meet.
Blackwell junior high teams at Roby meet.
FRIDAY, MARCH 2
Sweetwater varsity boys will play at Andrews tournament through Saturday, March 3.
11 a.m. â€” Wall vs. Clyde
1:30 p.m. â€” Post vs. San Angelo Lake View
4 p.m. â€” Lake View vs. Wall
6:30 p.m. â€” Clyde vs. Post
11 a.m. â€” Ranger Junior College JV vs. Post
1:30 p.m. â€” Wall vs. Ranger Junior College JV
4 p.m. â€” Sweetwater vs. Post
6:30 p.m. â€” Wall vs. Sweetwater
9 a.m. â€” Lake View vs. Clyde
11:30 a.m. â€” Lake View vs. Ranger Junior College JV
2 p.m. â€” Sweetwater vs. Clyde
4:30 p.m. â€” Sweetwa-ter vs. Ranger Junior College JV
After a season-opening tie at San Angelo Lake View and splitting four games this past weekend at Lake Viewâ€™s tournament, Sweetwater almost overcame two six-run deficits Tuesday against 5A San Angelo Central in the Mustangsâ€™ home open-er. But the Bobcats held off a serious threat in the sixth inning, and held off another potential rally in the seventh for a 10-6 victory.
Sweetwater trailed 10-4 when Stephen May tripled with two outs to score Shawn Campbell and Cole Maxwell in the sixth inning and chase Centralâ€™s starting pitcher Jake Butler.
Carlos Rico was the man at the center of a case that shocked the Big Country. In June of 2011, Rico strangled his young son, then dumped him along the side of Interstate 20 in Sweetwater. On Monday, Feb. 27, 2012, 32nd Judicial District Judge Glen Harrison found Rico not guilty of attempted capital murder by reason of insanity.
"It was my position all along that he was not competent to stand trial, but even much more important is he was not sane at the time of offense," said Michael Brown, Rico's attorney.
Though some changes are being made at the local level for State Farm, its new yet familiar agent wants to ensure that the company continually cares for its customers.
Richard Fergeson has taken over the State Farm establishment located on Broadway, but has been with the company since November 2009. He worked under local former State Farm agent Mike Reed until May 2011, when he began a nine month internship in Austin to make the transition into his new role beginning on March 1, 2012.
Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce President Rodney Foster presented a check from the Chamber to Coach Roland Herrera on Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. The donation will be used in the upcoming Wood Bat Classic Baseball Tournament. The tournament will start Thursday, March 1 and end Saturday, March 3.
The Third Annual Ridin' For Cash bull riding champion was Guthrie Long of Gardendale, TX. Second place was Will Anderson of Haslet, TX; third place was Stormy Rasberry of Roby, TX; fourth place was McKennon Wimberley of Cool, TX; fifth place went to Bradley Brittion of Odessa, TX and the sixth place winner was Kyle Carson of Ranger, TX.
The Mutton Bustin Champion was Kaleb Hall of Sweetwater.