June 27th, 2012
Austinâ€”The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has launched a new online map application, Drive Texasâ„˘, that provides travelers with real-time traffic conditions, traffic and weather feeds, as well as links to other useful travel information.
Texas State Technical College West Texas will host a special culinary class on Friday, June 29, for spouses of deployed Dyess Air Force Base personnel.
The four-course gourmet meal includes blue cheese stuffed-bacon wrapped bosc pears, butternut squash soup, roasted chicken with wild mushroom duxelles and polenta and fall fruit parfait. Each of the participants will work alongside Chef Coby to create the meal.
A final placement hearing took place on Tuesday afternoon, June 26, 2012 in Nolan County with Judge David Hall presiding, for Angel Flores, the toddler who was abandoned on Interstate 20 in Nolan County last year.
Encompass Home Health is hosting a fan drive. They will be giving away box fans free to the public this Friday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Encompass Home Health office located at 1008 Lamar Street.
Encompass Home Health staff identified a need for this service while making home visits in and around the area. They noted that many of the elderly did not have air-conditioning or simply would not run their air-conditioner because of high utility costs. While this wonâ€™t cool an entire home, it will help keep cooler air circulating, decreasing the risk of overheating and dehydration.
A town hall meeting took place on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in Abilene set up by the Comptrollerâ€™s office.Â Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, was the presenter.Â The meeting was designed to keep the financial issues of the state of Texas in front of the public as Texas prepares to go into the next legislative session.Â The rainy day fund, set up by the legislature, currently has approximately $6.3 billion in the account.Â It is projected to reach $7.3 billion by August 31, 2013.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 59 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on June 25, 2012.
The SPD received 35, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Burglary of a habitationâ€”Â 700 block of E. Avenue B.
â€˘Â Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 800 block of Silas.
â€˘Â Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 700 block of Lubbock.
â€˘Â Identity theft â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€˘Â Unauthorized use of a vehicle â€”Â 200 block of Lamar.
â€˘Â Theftâ€”Â 200 block of SE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Samantha Blake, 20 â€” Warrant.
DISTRICT 5 POOL PLAY GAMES
Wednesday, June 27 at Snyder
Sweetwater vs. Snyder, 8 p.m.
Friday, June 29 at Abileneâ€™s Cal Young Park
Sweetwater vs. Abilene Eastern, 6 p.m.
Monday, July 2 at Abileneâ€™s Cal Young Park
Sweetwater vs. Jim Ned, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 27 at Clyde
Sweetwater vs. Clyde, 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 28 at Snyder
Sweetwater vs. Snyder, 7 p.m.
Friday, June 29 at Wylie
Sweetwater vs. Abilene Eastern, 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 30 at Wylie
Sweetwater vs. Merkel, 8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 3 at Wylie
Sweetwater vs. Wylie, 6 p.m.
Brookshire Grocery Co. has announced Red Diamond Sweet Peach Tea is now available in half-gallon and pint sizes at all Brookshireâ€™s and Super 1 Foods stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.
Also, Red Diamond will be available in the half-gallon size in Sweet, Unsweet and Sugar Free beginning June 29.
â€śFlavored teas have become very popular, and weâ€™re excited about adding Red Diamond Peach Tea to our lineupâ€”just in time for summer,â€ť said BGC Manufacturing Vice President Mike Giles. â€śThe tea is fresh brewed right here at our plant in Tyler.â€ť
The Veterans Readjustment Counseling Services are the community-based professionals within the VA who welcome home the war veteran by providing top-quality compassionate readjustment assistance to the veteran and their family in order to facilitate a successful return to civilian life within their community.
They offer individual, group, marital and family counseling to Combat Veterans of all wars and their families. Counseling is also available to any Veteran who experienced any form of sexual harassment or sexual assault while serving in the military.
Nolan County Commissioners accepted a petition Monday following the commissionersâ€™ meeting, which will take county jail construction and fixing of the courthouse facade to the voters in November. Dr. Loren Bryant presented a petition of 446 signatures asking the issue to go to a bond election. This number meets the required 5% of registered voters, which equals 420 voters.