September 21st, 2011
In honor of Darrell Campbell, the former Sweetwater Police officer who was shot in the head in July 2011, while on duty with the Snyder Police Department, the Sweetwater Police Patrol Association and Sweetwater Elks Lodge have joined forces to host a benefit for the Campbell Family. The lunch, dinner, auction and dance benefit will be held in Sweetwater on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Sweetwater Elks Lodge. A brisket lunch is planned for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a brisket dinner at 6 p.m. A live auction will be held at 7 p.m. and a DJ dance will follow.
The Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for a special meeting on Monday morning, Sept. 19, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
A public hearing was held on the 2011-12 proposed budget. No input was given; thus, the meeting re-opened for other business.
However, five changes citing the transfer and inclusion of funds were noted for the proposed budget in which the changes had to be voted on. One particular change which prompted some discussion was in regards to overtime within the Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO).
The City of Sweetwater is currently in the process of cleaning all waterways and drainage ways in Sweetwater. According to Sweetwater's Public Works Director, Ray Adames, the waterways are cleaned on a regular basis so that water flows through smoothly with no backup. Due to the lack of rain this season, city workers were able to move heavy equipment into the waterways for cleaning, as opposed to manually removing debris when there is water is the drainage ways. Shown is the waterway near Towncreek and Alabama being cleaned by city workers.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued three citations and made four arrests on Sept. 19, 2011.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Gloria Medina, 47 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Jerry Meeks, 49 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€˘ Gary Limones, 31 â€”Â Driving while license invalid.
â€˘ Levi King, 24 â€”Â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 24 calls for service, served two civil papers and made nine arrests from Sept. 16-19, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Lisa Elaine Gonzales, 32, of Sweetwater â€”Â Warrant/release of surety x2.
Robert Weldon Wood went to meet his Lord and Savior on Sept. 20, 2011, at the age of 91. Weldon was the son of Luther and Eva Gann Wood; however he was raised by an aunt and uncle, Ed and Virgie Berry due to the death of his mother when he was nine months old.
Robert E. Davidson, 88, of Mesquite, Texas passed away Sept. 15, 2011. He grew up in Sweetwater and Midland and was a paperboy for the Sweetwater Reporter. He is survived by his brother, Col. B.H. (Dave); sisters, Nell Taggart and Barbara Rammage; and numerous beloved family members and friends.
Burial will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 26 2011, at Fairview Cemetery in Midland. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Clayton Funeral Home of Mesquite.
Edith Ruth Logsdon Cain, 88, of Lawrenceburg, KY and Argyle, TX, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at her residence. She was born Dec. 8, 1922, in Desdemona, TX, daughter of the late J.W. (Bill) and Minnie Anna Belle Goates Logsdon.
Edithâ€™s husband of 74 years, Thurmon Cain, preceded her in death on June 18, 2011.Â
She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Cain Burdick and husband Bill; a granddaughter, Tracy Foster Braziel and a great-grandson, Dietrick Reed Braziel, all of Lawrenceburg, KY.
Gabriel Medellin has been named the Sweet-water Football Player of the Week. Medellin, is a 6-0, 180-pound senior tight end and linebacker who is also the teamâ€™s punter. He caught two passes for 29 yards and punted three times for a 33-yard average in a 19-0 win over Early this past Friday.
First Downs â€” 57; Rushes-yards â€” 152-654; Passing yards â€” 282; Total yards â€” 936 (234.0 avg.); Passing â€” 24-44-3; Fumbles-Lost â€” 8-3; Penalties-Yards â€” 30-266; Points scored â€” 63 (15.8 avg.).
First Downs â€” 43; Rushes-yards â€” 127-359; Passing yards â€” 378; Total yards â€” 737 (184.3 avg.); Passing â€” 45-84-5; Fumbles-Lost 5-1; Penalties-Yards â€” 25-215; Points allowed â€” 25 (6.3 avg.).
All four Sweetwater Middle School teams were winners this past Thursday when they took on Early at Mustang Bowl. Further-more, three of them won by a shutout and the other allowed just one score.
The eighth grade Red won 34-0; the eighth grade White won 20-6; and the seventh grade Red and White teams won 36-0 and 14-0, respectively.
All four Sweetwater teams go to Midland Greenwood this Thursday. The seventh grade plays first at 5 p.m. The next home action will be Oct. 4 when both of the seventh grade teams play host to Wylie.
7th grade Red 36,