Sweetwater Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 113, No. 193, Ed. 1 Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Page: 1 of 10
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Vol. 113, Issue 193 ■ 50 cents
Lawrence appointed TSTC President
Waco — Chancellor Mike Reeser announces the appoint-
ment of Gail Law rence as president of Texas State Technical
College West Texas, pending board approval. The TSTC
Board of Regents will consider the appointment for approval
on Aug. 5, at their next regular meeting.
Lawrence has served in an interim capacity since Reeser
stepped down as president when he was chosen to serve as
the TSTC System Chancellor/CEO on Nov. 4, 2010. A presi-
dential search committee considered numerous candidates
and presented Lawrence to the Chancellor. In May, the
search committee completed an initial search cycle without
selecting a final candidate. The search committee is made up
of TSTC employees, administrators and regents.
"We put candidates; through a rigorous interview process,"
said Jonathan Hoekstra, chair of the presidential search
committee, "and Ms. Law rence went through an even more
• See LAWRENCE page 3
White Hat fire contained
The Texas Forest Service responded yesterday to no new
They are currently are working on five large fires that
have burned 27,631 acres.
The White Hat Fire in Coke and Nolan counties (72,473
acres), the Rock Creek Fire in Stonewall County (9,500
acres), the Richardson Fire in Garza County (7,000 acres),
the JRM Fire in Throckmorton County (7,000 acres), the
Finis Fire in Young County (393 acres), the Alexander
Fire in Jones County (407 acres), the Nance Ranch Fire
in Randall County (607 acres) and the Dyer Mill Fire in
Grimes County (5,280 acres) have been contained.
A record-setting 233 of the 254 Texas counties are
reporting burn bans.
Flip Flop Fun Drive at TSTC
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 Hiekson-
Presklent and Lupe Acosta.
Photos by Brett Smith
Many attended the Wacky Wednesday Flip Flop Fun Drive at Texas State Technical College put on by the
TSTC Sweetwater Staff Senate.
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13 10522 9 Shown are Lupe Acosta and Kay Kidd at the FI p Flop Fun Drive.
Gail Lawrence has been appointed as president of
Texas State Technical College West Texas pending
board approval. She has served in an interim capacity
since November 2010.
BY BELINDA SERRANO
The Nolan County Commissioners Court held its regu-
lar meeting on Monday morning, June 27 at the Nolan
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 pro-
hibiting outdoor burning for one week.
Other action items included approving the appoint-
ment of Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden to now
serve the county as a death investigator. On many occa-
• See COUNTY page 3
Hailey Dunn: Six
REPORTED BY JESSICA REYES
For the last six months, the Hailey Dunn saga has
plagued the west Texas town of Colorado Cit\
Sordid details have emerged about her mother's per-
sonal 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
• See DUNN page 3
Adkins moves from
REPORTED BY LANE STONE
According to news partners at KTAB News, the only
named suspect in the disappearance of Hailey Dunn has
moved from the Colorado City area. Shawn Adkins' attor-
ney says his client was not able to find work and moved
away. He's now working full time.
Attorney Barrett Thomas said in a statement: "I have
personally assured the District Attorney, Ann Reed, that I
can get her in touch with Mr. Adkins should she need any
information from him regarding the ongoing search and
investigation into Hailey Dunn's disappearance. Moreover,
my office will gladly coordinate Mr. Adkins' return to
Colorado City should it be needed."
Hailey's mother Billie has also left the area. She moved to
south Texas recently. No word where Adkins is living now.
Monday marked six months since Hailey disappeared.
There is still a $15,000 reward for information leading to
local farmers and
ranchers urge Congress
to prevent EPA overreach
Farmers and ranchers in Nolan County are taking a
stand against what some call overreach from the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The agency recently proposed guidelines that would
greatly increase the number of waters under the jurisdic-
tion of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The guidelines look
to increase authority through bypassing Congressional
• See FARM page 3
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