Archive - May 4, 2012
The primary election is coming up on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, with several dates and changes to announce prior to the voting day.
The last day to register to vote was on April 30; however, voters can begin to request a ballot by mail. The last day for the County Clerk to receive applications to vote by mail is on Tuesday, May 22.
On April 18, 2012, at 400 Oak Street in Abilene, Taylor Room (414) at noon, the Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board recognized 10 child care providers, at their April Board meeting, as having achieved Texas Rising Star (TRS) Provider status within the past year. A TRS Provider serves Texas Workforce Commission-subsidized children and voluntarily offers quality care that exceeds the State's Minimum Child Care Licensing Standards in areas such as health and safety, group size, child/staff ratios, caregiver training and age-appropriate curricula and activities.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued five citations and made four arrests on May 2, 2012.
The SPD received seven, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 300 block of Alamo.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Chano Hernandez, 54 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Lisa Gonzales, 33 â€” Theft.
â€˘ Gina Rios, 21 â€” Family violence assault.
â€˘ Paul TreviĂ±o, 32 â€” Driving while license invalid.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served four civil papers and made one arrest on May 2, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Several Sweetwater High School powerlifters who recently competed at state meets were honored Monday at a meeting of the Sweetwater Independent School District. Resolutions which recognized the athletes for their accomplishments were presented at the meeting.
Pictured are boys state qualifiers (from left) Ryan Linebaugh and Sam Nemir along with coach Jake Freeman. Also competing but not pictured is Mateo Gonzales. Clint Easley (also not pictured) was head boys powerlifting coach.
Joe Banyard â€” a former Sweetwater High School athlete who spent his last two collegiate seasons as a star running back at the University of Texas-El Paso â€” is scheduled to be in Jacksonville, Fla. today to begin a three-day NFL rookie minicamp after signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent.
Banyard is one of the teamâ€™s 17 undrafted rookie free agents, which include LSU defensive end Kendrick Adams, Ohio State center Mike Brewster and Virginia Tech receiver Jarrett Boykin.