Archive - Nov 3, 2011
There is always excite-ment and hope that good things will happen when the high school football season rolls around in August, and in that sense, at least, 2012 has been like any other year. This time around, there was hope that Nolan Countyâ€™s four teams would all exceed the expectations â€” in this case, the lack of expecta-tions â€” of the so-called ex-perts. However, it hasnâ€™t happened. In fact, victories have been hard to come all year while the losses have piled up. Only Sweetwater (4-6) has won more than twice.
The WASP Museum was this monthâ€™s host for the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event. Many enjoyed refreshments and networking at the event. Shown above are Museum Director Sharron Davis speaking with Russ Petty about an exhibit at the museum.
The Texas Constitutional Amendment Election is approaching. There are several amendments scheduled for the Nov. 8 election seeking voter approval. Those amendments are:
â€˘ Proposition 1 â€śThe constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.â€ť
November is American Diabetes Month, and to acknowledge this Alice Velez from the Diabetic Outreach Program at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the health department on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. until noon to check blood glucose and answer any questions you may have regarding diabetes. Pamphlets and materials will be available.
Shown are the winner of the HOBY award, Destiny Hopkins and runner up Teresa Perez. This award is a leadership award given each year to an outstanding sophomore who scores high in a written essay on leadership and who shows a positive attitude, leadership among his or her peers, is dependable, cooperates with others, has a high work ethic and has respect and courtesy for authority, classmates and themselves.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Nov. 1, 2011.
The SPD received 28, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 1700 block of Harvey.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Delores Hollon, 49 â€”Â Family violence assault.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 17 calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Nov. 1, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Jorge Alfredo Zamora, 32, of Houston â€”Â Warrants/bond forfeiture x2.
Arrested by DPS: