Archive - Dec 2010

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December 29th

Arrest made in sexual assault case

December 29, 2010

An arrest has been made in the male-on-male sexual assault case that took place on Aug. 15, 2010 around the southwest part of Sweetwater. Aubrey Phillip Childers, 23, of Sweetwater, was arrested on Monday, Dec. 27, as he was being processed out of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Hospital updating equipment

December 29, 2010

The Nolan County District Board of Directors met for its final regular session meeting in 2010 on Monday evening, Dec. 27, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).

Abilenians Against Tenaska, Multi-County Coalition donate to Gaylord’s Pantry

December 29, 2010

Abilene and Sweetwater residents united to gather several hundred dollars of non-perishable food items as part of their annual giving to the communities where they live.
Multi-County Coalition representative Whitney Root asked members to make donations over the course of about a week and a half resulting in 10 boxes crammed with food delivered to the Gaylord's Pantry of Sweetwater's First United Methodist Church on Monday, Dec. 20.

December 28th

Burn ban still in effect for Nolan County

December 28, 2010

The Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for the final time in 2010 for a regular session on Monday morning, Dec. 27, at the Nolan County Courthouse.

NCF donates to Women’s Resource Center

December 28, 2010

Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board recently announced the awarding of $1,000 to Women's Resource Center. In making the announcement and presenting agency representative Adabelle Clark this assistance, Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, stressed the importance of supporting worthwhile agencies as they serve vital needs for Nolan County residents. Riggs also stated that the NCF will be identifying other special needs and giving additional financial assistance in the near future.

December 27th

The Magic Boat stops in Sweetwater

December 27, 2010

Just when you think the boat is a float, it's hittin' the road.
Gregory Troy of Grand Rapids, Mich. is on his 15th voyage in his "Magic Boat," with a 95 Jimmy cargo van engine that gets 18 miles to the gallon, with 243,327 miles on it. Not to mention his $400 used boat purchase from his neighbor that's on top of it.
Troy's making his voyage down the highway at 50 miles per hour and making many frequent pit stops to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation, selling T-shirts at $20 each which feature him, with his Magic Boat on the front.

NCF donates to SNAP

December 27, 2010

Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board recently announced the awarding of $1,000 to Meals on Wheels. In making the announcement and presenting agency representative Tonya Chellin this assistance, Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, stressed the importance of supporting worthwhile agencies as they serve vital needs for Nolan County residents. Riggs also stated that the NCF will be identifying other special needs and giving additional financial assistance in the near future. Serving the NCF board with Riggs are Glenn Bennett, Ronnie Cox, Bill Johnson, Rod Wetsel, Ronald Williams, J.V.

New heart symbol spreads love on Texas roads

December 27, 2010

Not sure how to tell her you love her? Well, here’s one way no one has said it before in Texas. Put it on a plate. For the first time, Texans can order official Texas license plates with a heart symbol.
Order at www.myplates.com. 
The heart joins the period, dash and Texas silhouette as symbols you can work into a personalized message on your plate. 

December 24th

Texas National Bank hosts open house

December 24, 2010

Many enjoyed the music of the Sweetwater Municipal Band playing holiday music during the open house held at Texas National Bank this past week.

Wind industry still making local impact

December 24, 2010

Although growth in the area’s wind industry slowed down a couple of years ago, Greg Wortham, Sweetwater mayor and director of the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse, said there are still things happening here with wind.
Third Planet Wind is in the middle of a $100 million project in Loraine. Wortham pointed out it’s one of the few wind farm construction projects going on in the state right now. This current phase is the third for the Mitchell wind farm.

A pair of Sweetwater High School football players are on the All-Big Country preseason Super Team...
Sweetwater High School’s varsity volleyball team won three of its six matches over the weekend at...
Former Sweetwater High School athlete Joe Banyard rushed four times for 15 yards to help the...

 

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