June 29th, 2011
Sweetwaterâ€™s 10-11 year-old all-stars have been totally dominant through the first two games of the District 5 Little League tournament they are hosting at the Major League field.
After Mondayâ€™s 22-0 win over Snyder in its opener, Sweetwater again showed little mercy Tuesday as it shut out Merkel, 12-0, to reach Fridayâ€™s semifinals.
Sweetwater will be taking on Wylie, which is also 2-0 in the tournament after an equally convincing 20-1 win over Abilene Southern in Tuesdayâ€™s other game.
SAN ANGELO, Texas â€” A four-year-old boy covered in cactus spines was found in the middle of I-20 near Sweetwater this morning, police said.
The boy's father, Carlos Rico, is in jail in Saginaw, where he has been charged with endangering a child for allegedly abandoning his child, Angel, said Sweetwater Police Chief Jim Kelley.
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A four-year-old boy named Angel was found on Interstate 20 this morning near the East Interchange by Sweetwater residents on their way to Abilene, according to Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley. The boy, who is Hispanic, was found around 6:30 a.m. with "possibly hundreds" of cactus spines in him. "He is in good shape, is very bright and sociable," said Kelley.
Kelley stated that Child Protective Services are now involved and the Amber Alert organization and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children have been contacted, as well as many other law enforcement entities.
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.