June 28th, 2011
The Nolan County Commissioners Court held its regular meeting on Monday morning, June 27 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
As approval must take place on a weekly basis, approval was once again given to extend the disaster declaration for Nolan County along with the order prohibiting outdoor burning for one week.
Texas State Technical College Staff Senate in Sweetwater recently held a Flip-Flops for Fun Drive at The Center to benefit local causes. Shown are (back row from left to right) Carrie Farr, Kay Kidd-Secretary, Nick Alvarado, (front row from left to right) Joni Coons, Monica Wagner-Vice President, Kathy Hickson-President and Lupe Acosta.
For the last six months, the Hailey Dunn saga has plagued the west Texas town of Colorado City.
Sordid details have emerged about her mother's personal life and family's legal troubles, but a half-year later, what happened to Hailey still remains a mystery.
"I'm still hanging onto hope. There's no reason why I can't be hopeful," said Hailey's mother, Billie Dunn at a vigil for her daughter on Saturday.
Dunn recently moved to south Texas after she said she couldn't handle speculation from the community about her role in Hailey's disappearance.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 158 calls for service, issued 16 citations and made six arrests from June 24-26, 2011.
The SPD received 89, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1600 block of Grand.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€”Â 200 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Phone harassment â€”Â 1500 block of Lubbock.
â€¢ Purchase/furnish alcohol to a minor â€”Â 700 block of Bell.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Thomas Castillo, 34 â€”Â Theft.
â€¢ Malcolm Black, 17 â€”Â Disorderly conduct/prohibited substance in a correctional facility.
â€¢ Samuel Gage, 22 â€”Â Driving while license invalid.
Cinderella Terry, 51, of Colorado City, passed away June 27, 2011 at Covenant Medical Center, in Lubbock, TX. SCinderella Terry, 51, of Colorado City, passed away June 27, 2011 at Covenant Medical Center, in Lubbock, TX.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on July 2, 2011 at Kiker-Seale Chapel, with Rev. Greg Crawford officiating.
William Hayden Harvey, 13, passed away Friday, June 24, 2011 at Cookâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Hospital in Fort Worth. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, June 27, at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 HWY 277 South. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, at Beltway Park Baptist Church, 4009 Beltway South.
Sweetwater went 2-0 on Monday to begin District 5 Little League all-star tour-nament play and advance to the second round.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 10-11 year-olds, who are hosting their tournament at the Major League field, got off to a rousing start by crushing Snyderâ€™s all-stars 22-0. The team plays again at 6 p.m. today against Merkel, where another victory will advance Sweetwater into the tourna-ment semifinals on Friday.
All of the District 5 tournaments are double-elimination. If the 10-11-year-olds lose today, they must beat Clyde at 8 p.m. in the losers bracket on Thursday to stay alive.
Waco â€” Chancellor Mike Reeser announces the appointment of Gail Lawrence as president of Texas State Technical College West Texas, pending board approval. The TSTC Board of Regents will consider the appointment for approval on Aug. 5, at their next regular meeting.
Students received instruction this past week at a Mustang Tennis Clinic that was held at the high school courts. Sweetwater coaches Shella Arnwine, Christi Adams and Coby Hamlin taught the clinic, which was intended for students who have completed grades 3-8, with the help of some of their high school players.
Nolan Countyâ€™s four high school football teams will all have something to prove, at least to one well-known statewide publication, when they take to the gridiron for the 2011 season.
At least one school has represented the county in the playoffs for the past 21 years, but Texas Football â€” Dave Campbellâ€™s legendary magazine â€” predicts that Sweetwater, Roscoe, Highland and Blackwell will all miss the postseason.