September 20th, 2011
BEST Robotics Steering Committee Bob Peterson, Keith Plantier, Joni Coons, Beverly Campbell, Terry Blankenship and Austin Mullins accept a Gold Sponsorship donation from the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. Presenting the check is Jacque McCoy, Executive Vice President of the Chamber. Steering committee members expressed their gratitude to the Chamber for supporting this event and helping to bring the program to the area. The competition season has started - the Kickoff event was held on Saturday, Sept. 10, and there were representatives from 10 local schools.
Four people pled guilty to Judge Glen Harrison during recent 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Kenneth Frank McCann pled guilty to aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, a second degree felony. For his plea, McCann received six years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for six years. He will also have to pay a $3,000 fine, $309 in court costs, $3,177.09 in restitution and $500 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 240 hours of community service. The defendant shall also enter a Male Batterers Intervention Program.
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.