March 23rd, 2011
The Sweetwater Fire Department responded to a fire on Musgrove Street on Tuesday. A storage unit, owned by a private owner, caught fire and sent flames and smoke high into the air, also causing a grass fire a block away on Neff Street. Due to a downed power line that was still "hot" firefighters had to use their ladder truck to extinguish the storage unit fire. The storage unit was near Pickrell Wrecker Service and the business sustained only minor damages. Everything that was in the storage unit â€” including a vehicle and a recreational vehicle â€” was destroyed by the fire.
Shayqualpa Rene (Shay) Walker was indicted on Tuesday by the Nolan County Grand Jury for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a first degree felony. The charges stemmed from the January stabbing of Carvin Coy Lemmons.
Sweetwater Police officers responded to a 911 call of an unresponsive male at Apache Bend Apartments on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 shortly before 2 p.m.
According to Chief of Police Jim Kelley, officers found Carvin Coy Lemmons, 43, of Sweetwater deceased, upon arrival at the scene.
"Lemmons was found with one stab wound to the mid-section," Kelley said.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 30 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on March 21, 2011.
The SPD received 14, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Beatrice Vera, 39 â€” Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served two civil papers and made two arrests on March 21, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Jose Campos, 45 of Fort Worth â€” Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
â€˘ Anthony David Martinez, 25 of Fort Worth â€” Warrant/surety withdrawal.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Court Bailiff â€” 32nd District Court.
Vivian Parrish Collett James, age 80, passed away on March 17, 2011, after a long battle with lung cancer.
A graveside service was held in Ranger on Saturday, March 19, 2011, with Rev. Jack Pinkerton officiating, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Ranger.
Cynthia Ann Wright Harris died in Austin, Texas on March 22, 2011. She was born in Texas City, Texas on December 27, 1946 and graduated from Texas City High School in 1965. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a member of several honor societies including Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Beta Kappa. She married John Harris in 1970. She received her Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Southwest Texas State University. She was a longtime staff member of Allen B. Shivers Cancer and Radiation Therapy Center in Austin.
Delbert William Hancock, 87 years of age, passed away Monday, March 21, 2011, at his home with his family by his side. Delbert was born to Clarence and Beulah Hancock in Beggs, Oklahoma on December 19, 1923. He attended school in Gaston, Texas prior to entering the Army Air Corp on January 20, 1943, serving as a Rifle Marksman during World War II. He received the EAME Campaign Medal, the Bronze Star, and the World War II Victory Medal for his service to his country. On July 19, 1947, he married Doris Faye Gaut in Bossier City, Louisiana. They have two children.
The Sweetwater softball team got its first district win Tuesday with a 7-6 victory at Wylie, but the baseball team dropped a 14-13 decision in its District 5-3A opener as Wylie made an incredible rally from an 11-1 deficit by scoring 13 runs in the final three innings.
Sweetwater 7, Wylie 6
ABILENE â€” The Lady Mustangsâ€™ second game on the road in as many days had a much happier result than Mondayâ€™s 11-9 loss to Big Spring, as Sweetwater jumped out to a 6-0 lead and held on to improve to 1-1 (9-9 overall) in district.
Sweetwater and Roscoe athletes competed at Ham-linâ€™s Piper Relays track meet held this past weekend.
300 hurdles â€” Nick Nemir 2nd (42.13)
Triple jump â€” Jonathan Browning 4th (35-3 1/4)
100 â€” Kyle Lambert 6th (12.32); Deandre Gatson 7th (12.67)
200 â€” Bobby Soto 6th (23.42)
1600 relay â€” 3rd (4:02.59 â€” individual runners not available)
High jump â€” Kyle McSherry 2nd (5-8); Jona-than Browning 3rd (5-2)
110 hurdles â€” Nick Nemir 3rd (16.04)
400 relay â€” 4th (49.31 â€” individual runners not available)
The mother of missing Hailey Dunn, 13, has hired a lawyer and is no longer speaking with media.
Billie Dunn has hired attorney John S. Young to represent her in her three misdemeanor charges: hindering and apprehension, possession of dangerous drugs and false report to a police officer.
Young says he isn't convinced a search warrant for Adkins body was issued last Thursday.
"(Police) didn't even have an arrest warrant for the boyfriend, it was a matter of wanting to talk to him," said Young.
Economic and community development representatives from throughout the region met in Eastland on March 16, to sharpen their development skills.
A workshop entitled â€śSecrets of Economic Development Unveiledâ€ť offered presentations by several E.D. specialists. Topics included: economic development programs and assistance available through the Governorâ€™s Office; whatâ€™s new in economic development; legislative update; prospecting for prospects and how to respond; and legalities that ED organization must follow.