April 10th, 2013
Law enforcement, leaders in the community and volunteers who want to make a difference in childrenâ€™s lives came together Tuesday night to support the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center (WTCAC) during their annual Child Abuse Awareness Banquet held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
The original speaker was unable to attend at the last minute, but Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas and WTCAC Executive Director Teresa Zarate filled in to talk to those in attendance about the difference WTCAC makes in the community and express appreciation for community support.
Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham is encouraging citizens to join him this Sunday in praying for much-needed rain.
At the Sweetwater City Commission meeting on Tuesday morning at City Hall, Mayor Wortham read a proclamation in which he is declaring Sunday as "A Day of Prayer for Rain".
The document outlined the need of rain within West Texas, which has been proven by the low lake levels. Additionally, the lack of rain has shown to be a fire hazard as wildfires have resulted in the area.
The City of Sweetwater is considering the development of a public access television station with some outside help, as discussion on the topic was held during Tuesday's city commission meeting.
Approval was given to allow City Manager Eddie Brown to negotiate an interlocal agreement with the local branch of Texas State Technical College (TSTC) for the TV station's establishment. Funding for the station would come from the "PEG" portion of the Cable Franchise "rental" payments--from funds already collected as well as future payments.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 69 calls for service, issued 16 citations and made one arrest on April 8, 2013.
The SPD received 39, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 600 block of James.
â€˘ Prowler â€” 500 block of Wall.
â€˘ Prowler â€” 900 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Theft â€” 900 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Stalking â€” Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 1100 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Ashley Diggs, 29 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served four civil papers and made one arrest on April 8, 2013.
The warm weather has gone, leaving us with mostly sunny skies and a high near 52 today. Winds will be from the north at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 33, and winds from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph.
So are we in for another warm-up? Visit weather.gov to find out.
The community of Sweetwater once again stepped to the plate to help those in need. The Nolan County Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP), held the 27th Annual Taste of Sweetwater at the Nolan County Coliseum annex building.
Twenty-five local food establishments participated in this yearâ€™s event, with all types of food represented. According to SNAP director, Tonya Challis, the crowd numbered at about 400 and helped to raise about $4,918 for the non-profit organization, which included $1,142 raised from the quilt drawing. The quilt was made by SNAP participant Patsy Frith.
The City of Roscoe recently welcomed Burritos Zacatecas to town with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Many members of the community showed their support at the event.
Shown are Nicole Neff, Robert McBride, Ana Villa, Maria Villa, Valeria Villa, Cristina Villa, Pete Porter, Claudia Villa, Susana Garcia, Vickie Haynes, Cuca Solis, Kay Aiken, Abi Solis, Helen Perry, Delma Boston, Travis Williams, Donna Parker, Mark Garcia, Nicholas Anthony and Thea Serrano.
The month of April has been declared as Child Abuse Prevention Month, following action by the Nolan County Commissioners during their meeting on Monday morning.
The commissioners approved the proclamation for the county, after reviewing the document prior to the meeting. Activities sponsored by the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center and Sky High Children's Ranch are lined up today and tomorrow to bring awareness to child abuse within the county along with measures to prevent the crime.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 158 calls for service, issued ten citations and made nine arrests from April 5-7, 2013.
The SPD received 77, 911 calls.
â€˘ 100 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ 900 block of E. 12th.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 800 block of Coke.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1100 block of Josephine.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 900 block of E. 12th.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1600 block of Bell.
â€˘ Harassment â€” 1100 block of Crane.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Female juvenile, 16 â€”Â Family violence assault.
â€˘ Carlos Martinez, 23 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Audrey Gutierrez, 22 â€” Warrants.
Mason Andrews (shown) is in 10th place among medalists, while Michael Hunt is 11th for Sweeetwater at the District 4-3A boys golf tournament that ends today at Monahans.