Archive - 2013
Several of Sweetwaterâ€™s track athletes assured them-selves of advancing to next weekâ€™s area meet with top-four finishes at the District 4-3A track meet in Snyder that ended Thursday.
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Tomorrow, over 50 county and district clerks--elected individuals who keep track of the records in their area--will converge in Sweetwater for the County & District Clerks' Association of Texas (CDCAT) Region III meeting.
The meeting will be held in the District Courtroom, located on the second floor of the Nolan County Courthouse.
Pat McGowan and Patti Neill, the respective county and district clerk, are hosting the local meeting. The last time the regional meeting was held in Nolan County was sometime around the year 2000.
The West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center (WTCAC) and High Sky Children's Ranch once again partnered to sponsor the Eighth Annual Family FunFair on Wednesday at the Nolan County Coliseum.
Many families, totaling about 400 people in attendance, enjoyed games and prizes from 27 agencies and food donated by the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club at the event.
The highlight of the event was the Time of Remembrance for child abuse victims. Local community leaders including District Attorney Ann Reed and local pastor Jeramy Thompson spoke at this event declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.Â
The Sweetwater Fire Department responded to a house fire on the 500 block of Hill Street on Wednesday evening around 8:20 p.m.
The home was not occupied at the time, as the owners were fixing the home to be rented out in the future. The house is a total loss and Sweetwater Fire Marshal Richard Spradlin is investigating the cause of the blaze.
Shown are Lance Campbell, Chris Kiser and Grant Madden inspecting the floor of the house.
The Lake Sweetwater Bait Shop was a topic of discussion during Tuesday's City Commission meeting, as some action was taken on a couple of items.
Approval was given to renew the lease agreement on the bait shop with G.M. Morgan, Inc. Some changes have been proposed by the company, and as a result of the approval City Manager Eddie Brown will be able to negotiate the changes.
As the annual lease is about to expire, the proposed changes are for the lease to become a five-year agreement with an extension option. Other issues would need to be further discussed with the company and the city.
An ordinance regarding Taylor Electric Cooperative was approved during Tuesday's city commission meeting.
Outlined in the ordinance was an agreement between the company and the City of Sweetwater, so that Taylor Electric can construct and maintain their lines with the necessary equipment. It also notes that the electric company can use city streets, alleys, highways and public grounds, while also establishing that the city will receive an annual payment for the usage.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued three citations and made two arrests on April 9, 2013.
The SPD received 15, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Reckless driving â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
â€¢ Theft â€” 600 block of Walnut.
â€¢ Theft â€” 400 block of W. Oklahoma.
â€¢ Harassment â€” 1100 block of Hickory.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Clifton Forbes, 31 â€”Â Warrants.
â€¢ Keithunaya Evans, 35 â€”Â Theft.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served seven civil papers and made two arrests on April 9, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
Several Sweetwater ath-letes will see action today when the District 4-3A track meet concludes its two-day run in Snyder.
Deandre Gatson quali-fied for the boys area meet in Pecos by placing second in the triple jump (43-1). Advancing to the district finals scheduled today were Jonathan Browning and Gatson in the 100-meter dash, Jay Lomas and Isaiah McGee in the 200-meter dash, Kaleb Hoover in the 400-meter dash and Nick Nemir in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles.
Sweetwaterâ€™s two golf teams failed to advance to regionals after completing their district tournaments, as the girls placed third and the boys fifth in the final standings.
In addition, Sweetwater had no individual girls or boys players who advanced to regional competition.
Sweetwaterâ€™s boys shot 343 on Tuesday for a 1,030 total during Tuesdayâ€™s final district leg at Monahans.
The girls carded a 375 on Monday during their final leg at Midland to finish with a 1,134 total for 54 holes.