Archive - Jul 19, 2011
Girls Scouts from Sweetwater and Roscoe braved the hot weather to spruce up Camp Boothe Oaks for future camping adventures. The workday was a success even though the heat got close to 100 degrees before the girls finished. Girl Scouts and volunteers from the community participated. Lionâ€™s Club members also helped. After clearing roadways of briars and dead trees for wider paths, painting and cleaning out the fire circle, all the volunteers were treated to a lunch with homemade ice cream for dessert. The next workday will be in cooler weather, slated for September or October.
Two pleas were entered to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday.
J. Santos Beltran pled true to a motion to revoke probation charge. Beltran was originally on probation for a May 13, 2009 arrest for possession of marijuana in a usable quantity of five pounds or less, but more than four ounces, a state jail felony. Beltran's date of conviction was Aug. 13, 2009. Beltran received 10 months confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, a $500 fine, $370 in court costs and $1,000 in attorney's fees.
ABILENE, Texas â€“ A project to resurface 6.4 miles of SH 70 in Nolan County south of Sweetwater has been postponed.
The work originally was scheduled to begin this week, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the contractor now anticipates a start date next week, said Mary Beth Kilgore, Abilene District public information officer.
TxDOT officials still expect the project to be finished by mid-fall, weather permitting.
Stephens-Martin Paving LP of Abilene will resurface and improve the portion of SH 70 from I-20 to almost two miles south of FM 1809.
Burnt grass is seen all around a wooden post and rain gauge at a local home during the recent Lake Sweetwater fire. The rain gauge was melted. Although Nolan County did see little rain on Saturday, July 16, it was barely measurable. Oak Creek received 0.05 inches of rain, making the total for the year 2.77 inches. Lake Trammell received no rain and it has received 1.00 inch of rain for the year. Lake Sweetwater also received no rain and has received 1.71 inches of rain for the year. The Filter Plant, Wastewater Plant and Booster B received no rain. Well Field P.S.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 142 calls for service, issued nine citations and made seven arrests from July 15-17, 2011.
The SPD received 81, 911 calls.
â€˘ East Interchange.
â€˘ 1600 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 900 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 1500 block of Walnut.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1600 block of Grand.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 600 block of Jack Lambert.
â€˘ Impede breath â€”Â 17th Street.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1000 block of Oak Street.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 900 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 200 block of E. Oklahoma.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 700 block of E. Avenue B.
Sweetwater played for the title Saturday at a Senior League (ages 15-16) Texas West 2 sectional tournament held in Garland, but lost the game to Waco Southern 5-1. Shown is Brandon Howell warming up after coming in to pitch while infielders Cole Maxwell, Dylan Bennett, Greg Aiken and James Clift watch.