January 18th, 2012
The Nolan County Grand Jury handed down 16 indictments, 14 of which were sealed.
Sarah Hernandez was indicted for possession of marijuana, a state jail felony. The indictment states that Hernandez possessed a usable quantity of marijuana in the amount of five pounds or less, but more than four ounces on Nov. 26, 2011. Her bond was set at $5,000.
Vanessa Lashell Lynch was indicted for driving while intoxicated, a third degree felony. The indictment states that Lynch operated a motor vehicle on Nov. 12, 2011, while intoxicated.
Shown are Sweetwater Intermediate School fourth grader Zoee Jeffrey and Sweetwater Intermediate School fifth grader Julia Rees, combing their steers during weigh-in on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. Today from 1-7 p.m. will be the swine weigh-in and all other animals will be weighed in from 4-7 p.m. The steer show will begin at 6 p.m. and the heifer show will follow the steer show tonight. The Nolan County Livestock Show will continue throughout the week.
As citizens who serve children and represent their communities, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges. Yet, few people fully understand the scope and far-reaching implications of board membersâ€™ responsibilities. All Texans should recognize the vital contributions of these men and women and focus attention on the crucial role these elected leaders play in the education of our children. They truly make a difference every day.
Abilene will host the second annual Outlaws & Legends Music Fest March 2 and March 3 in celebration of Texas Independence Day. The festival kicks off Friday, March 2, with more than 10 artists performing an unplugged acoustic song-swap show from 8 p.m. to midnight, followed on Saturday by the biggest one-day, one-stage Texas music festival from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. The night of March 3 will cap off with a spectacular encore of the artists sharing the stage playing their biggest hits from midnight to 1 a.m. Proceeds will once again benefit the Abilene-based Disability Resources Inc.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued no citations and two four arrests on Jan. 16, 2012.
The SPD received 28, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€” 400 block of Elm.
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 1200 block of Ragland.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Dalton Dauel, 21 â€” Family violence assault/impede breath.
â€¢ Terry Wayne Davison, 53 â€” Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 31 calls for service, served one civil paper and made eight arrests from Jan. 13-16, 2012.
A Sweetwater woman was shot in the leg by her husband on Monday evening, Jan. 16, 2012.
According to Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley, a call was received about shots fired on the 800 block of E. New Mexico Street in Sweetwater around 8:20 p.m. When police arrived, the victim was found down in the front lawn with a gunshot wound to her leg. Sweetwater emergency personnel made a landing zone and called a helicopter to transport the victim.
A small fire occurred on Sunday evening, Jan. 15, 2012 at Nolan Nursing and Rehab located at 705 NE Georgia in Sweetwater.
According to NNR administration, the small electric fire began in an overhead light in the room of a resident, thus triggering the alarm system.
Two employees immediately extinguished the blaze, while a total of four employees responded to the situation.
The Sweetwater Elks Lodge held its annual Hoop Shoot on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at the Sweetwater Intermediate School gym.
The 2012 Star Search Finals will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Sweetwater High School Auditorium.
The showâ€™s director, Billie Berry, would like to remind performers of these important items:
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 130 calls for service, issued nine citations and made four arrests from Jan. 13-15, 2012.
The SPD received 51, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€” 700 block of W. 10th.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 400 block of Robert Lee.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 1400 block of Hughes.
â€¢ Theft â€” 1100 block of Elm.
â€¢ Information â€” 600 block of E. New Mexico.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€” 1200 block of Towncreek.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Rick Gale, 44 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
â€¢ John Johnson, 18 â€” Unauthorized carrying of weapon/theft.