September 20th, 2011
The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors met for their monthly meeting on Monday morning, Sept. 19, 2011 at the Chamber of Commerce.
Outgoing board member of SEED, John Jay, was honored for his nine years of service to the organization. SEED President Kyle Lawrence made the plaque presentation to Mr. Jay, recognizing him for his great service to the community through various meetings locally and abroad.
What treasures are stashed around Sweetwater? We are about to find out. The Treasure Hunters Roadshow is on a world-wide treasure hunt and will be digging in town for five days. During this free event, the Treasure Hunters are expecting to see over 1,200 residents bringing in their rare and unusual collectibles! Locals will have a chance to talk to world-renowned antique and collectible experts, and itâ€™s all free!
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 175 calls for service, issued 17 citations and made six arrests from Sept. 16-18, 2011.
The SPD received 99, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 500 block of Newman.
â€˘ Runaway â€”Â 1100 block of James.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 200 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Burglary of building â€”Â 1400 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â Coral Cove.
â€˘ Sexual assault â€”Â 200 block of Jenny George.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 300 block of FK Williams.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 800 block of Circle Drive.
â€˘ Injury to child â€”Â 200 block of E. Fourth.
Aubrey Phillip Childers was re-indicted last week by the Nolan County Grand Jury. Childers was charged with sexual assault, a second degree felony, enhanced to a first degree felony with one prior conviction. Court documents state that Childers sexually assaulted the victim, knowing that the victim did not consent and was unconscious or physically unable to resist or unaware that the sexual assault was occurring.
David Warren (Sheriff of Nolan County), Charles Armstead (Roscoe VFD), Elsie Armstead (Roscoe VFD), Ray King (Trent VFD), Paula King (Trent VFD), Robert Clark (Sweetwater PD), John Luckey (Lake Sweetwater VFD), Tim Blount (Nolan County Sheriff's Office) Jerry N. Watts and Brenda Watts (Nolan County Sheriff's office), Randy Teel (Lake Sweetwater VFD), Melinda Moncada (Sweetwater PD), Kathy Arrant (Lake Sweetwater VFD), David McDonald (Nolan County Sheriff's Office), Sam Cunningham (Sweetwater PD), Matthew Polnack (North Runnels Hospital EMS) and four airmen from Dyess Air force base
The Sweetwater City Commission met for a regular meeting on Tuesday morning, Sept. 13, 2011 at City Hall.
A public hearing took place during the meeting to discuss redistricting plans. No input was offered, but two representatives with the city's selected redistricting firm, Knight and Partners, gave a presentation on the process and plan chosen.
On Thursday morning, Sept. 15, 2011, just before 9 a.m., the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office located a missing person that had been wandering around in a disoriented state for approximately 30-plus hours in southern Nolan County.
Paulina Rodriguez, Kayloni Juarez and Hope Rodriquez are pictured at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center's Grandparents Day lunch on Friday, Sept. 16.
Sweetwaterâ€™s defense re-corded its second shutout of the season here Friday, as the Mustangs improved to 3-1 overall with a 19-0 win over Early before a large homecoming crowd.
The game was typical for Sweetwater through its first four contests of 2011.
The Mustang defense, as usual, was sound if a bit less spectacular than usual as it held Early (0-4) to 165 yards. The offense, as usual, was inconsistent in producing three scores and 297 yards â€” the latter equalling Sweetwaterâ€™s season high set one week earlier.
Blackwell, Highland and Roscoe all lost in area football action Friday.
MERKEL â€” Roscoe (0-4) faced another tough non-district opponent on the road as Merkel (2-1) jumped out to a 26-0 lead after one quarter. The Badgers then added two more scores, while Roscoe had just 131 yards â€” all rushing. Eduardo Gallegos ran for 40 yards to pace the Plowboys, while Eric Padilla had 36, Chris Deleon 32 and Dillon Freeman 22. Roscoe was shut out for the first time this season.