January 12th, 2012
Sweetwaterâ€™s sub-varsity teams captured three wins in high school basketball action Tuesday.
Sweetwaterâ€™s junior varsity and freshman girls beat Snyder by scores of 41-38 and 37-25, respectively, in their district openers played at Snyder.
The Sweetwater junior varsity and freshman boys played at San Angelo Lake View in their final non-district outings. The freshman boys won 52-49, but the JV boys lost 52-47.
Haskell JV boys 51,
Roscoe JV boys 8
Roscoe points: Chase Cathey 4, Jeremy Solano 2, Ray Hermo-sillio 1, Kane Peavy 1.
Haskell JV girls 27,
Roscoe JV girls 20
Roscoe points: Selena Perez 5, Sam Ortega 4, Olivia Saddler 4, Shelby Brown 3, Jese Pena 2, Whitney Williams 2. Roscoe JV girls record: 6-8.
WATER VALLEY â€” Both of Blackwelllâ€™s basketball teams lost to Water Valley on Tuesday.
The Blackwell girls (1-5 in district) lost 58-20. Reccie Roland had five, Stephanie Metcalf four, Shelby Alley three and Amanda Bullard, Leo Castelo, Summer Mull and Mireya Sanchez two.
The Blackwell boys (0-4 district) lost 80-22. Jayden Jones had 14 points and Wade Allen and Mason Magness four.
The final pledge was received this past week from the First Responders Appreciation and Recognition Dinner held on Oct. 25, 2011, and the committee announced that the community raised $18,910.92 at the dinner. All six Nolan County fire departments will each receive a total of $3,151.50 to help restock and repair what they used in the many wildfires of 2011. "Our committee is most proud of the appreciation and recognition dinner for our first responders and their families and the way our community came together to make it such a successful event.
Brookshireâ€™s Food and Pharmacy stores have brought back the Food Club Frenzy to give customers a chance to win $500 and a new Chevrolet Camaro valued at approximately $40,000.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 49 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Jan. 9, 2012.
The SPD received 59, 911 calls.
â€˘ 100 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Assault â€” 1000 block of Oak.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1500 block of James.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 25 calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on Jan. 9, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Domestic disturbance â€” Main Street, Roscoe.
â€˘ Reckless driver â€” I-20 MM 238 east bound.
â€˘ Vehicle accident â€” I-20 MM 237 west bound.
The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors met for their first meeting of 2012 on Monday morning, Jan. 9 at the Chamber of Commerce.
The board approved a resolution supporting the extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind development. Ken Becker, the Executive Director for SEED, noted that this year he will be attending the AWEA (American Wind Energy Association) Washington Day in February, which allows him and others associated with the group to interact with and encourage Congress to take action on the matter.
The first day of testimony in the Julian Castillo trial began on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse, with the state presenting their whole case and the defense beginning their case by presenting an audio recording.
Castillo is charged with two counts â€” aggravated sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child â€” from an incident occurring around May 15, 2002. Opening statements were heard from both the state and defense, 32nd Judicial District Attorney Ann Reed and defense attorney Jacob Blizzard.
The Woman's Forum holiday shopping spree, which was held from November to December of 2011 has raised a total of $1,734 after awarding the winner, C.J. Hubbard $500. The Pioneer Museum will receive $867 and the Woman's Forum Civic Improvement and Beautification Fund will also receive $867. One of the Woman's Forum's two main projects is the Pioneer Museum. In the past five years, the Woman's Forum has had several fundraisers and has donated a total of $6,584.
A trial began on Wednesday morning, Jan. 11, 2012, in the 32nd Judicial District Court in a case against Julian Castillo for one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child.
Jury selection began on Tuesday afternoon and continued until around 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening until 12 jurors were chosen for the trial.