Archive - Dec 2012

December 28th

Take preventive action to avoid the flu this season

December 28, 2012

The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department wants to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as fostering greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond.
The health department wants to encourage residents to use preventive actions:
• Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Blotters for December 26, 2012

December 28, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Dec. 26, 2012.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 200 block of Bell.
• Criminal mischief — 400 block of W. New Mexico.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had three calls for service, served no civil papers and made four arrests on Dec. 26, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• David Scott Dickinson, 34, of Montgomery — Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
• Roy Rocky Jasso, 29, of Snyder — Warrant/motion to revoke probation.

Valene Kiker

December 28, 2012

Funeral services for Valene Kiker, 91, of Sweetwater, will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, at First United Methodist Church in Roby with Rev. Jerry Moore and Rev. Kiefer Cauble officiating. Burial will be in Roby Cemetery, under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30 at McCoy Funeral Home.
She died Friday, Dec. 28, at her residence.

Kenneth Troy "Kenny" Turney, Jr.

December 28, 2012

Funeral services for Kenneth Troy "Kenny" Turney, Jr., 57, of Sweetwater, will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Terry Simmons officiating. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at Eastlawn Memorial Park in Early. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation was from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Turney died Thursday, Dec, 27, at Apple Creek Apartments in Sweetwater.

Friday's local forecast

December 28, 2012

It's cold again today! (but what do you expect in December?)
With the late cold front that came in, the high will be near 37 and sunny. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
We'll get down below freezing again tonight, with a low around 21 and mostly clear skies. Winds will be from the north around 5 mph, shifting to the west after midnight.
Expect highs in the mid to high-40s for the weekend, with slight rain chances to round out the weekend. Get a full preview at weather.gov now.

December 27th

TNB donates to Goodfellows

December 27, 2012

It's not too late to make a donation to Sweetwater Goodfellows. Recently Trey Aiken, Mike Fernandez and Chris Casto presented a check on behalf of Texas National Bank to Billie Johnston, President of Goodfellows.
This year donations were considerably low in collection boxes around town and in local schools that firefighters picked up and collected. It has also been seen with the monetary donations that have been collected and mailed in.

Burn ban remains in effect

December 27, 2012

Various action items regarding the Nolan County Sheriff's Office were presented and approved at the county commissioners' meeting held on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Among the items approved was a program which will allow Nolan County Sheriff David Warren to provide firearms proficiency certificates to qualified honorably-retired peace officers who last worked with Nolan County.

Studies considered, continue for Cline Shale development

December 27, 2012

Wrapping up the local Cline Shale Session on Friday, December 14, 2012, was discussion on the possibility of taking part in a study conducted by the University of Texas San Antonio on the oil exploration and development.
A price change was seen if only a few counties took part in the study, but overall its purpose is to learn what is coming with the boom, how to address issues presently and how to deal with the development at it takes place.
However, it was noted that while the decision on the study takes place, entities should keep working on issues and not wait on results.

Blotters for December 24-25, 2012

December 27, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 61 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests from Dec. 24-25, 2012.

The SPD received 30, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 1000 block of Elm.
• Counterfeiting — 1700 block of Lamar.

Arrested by SPD:
• George Gutierrez, 34 — Family violence assault.
• Jacoby Rivera, 19 — Warrants.
• Jesus Gonzales, 33 — Theft.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 38 calls for service, served five civil papers and made four arrests from Dec. 21-25, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

Gerald M. “Joe” Shifflett

December 27, 2012

Funeral services for Gerald M. “Joe” Shifflett, 85, of Sweetwater will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Mike Crowley officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Shifflett died Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Hendrick Medical center in Abilene.

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