January 5th, 2013
People in Sweetwater have heard the rumors, but now it's a reality that could bring in hundreds of jobs.Â
It's being referred to as the Cline Shale and much similar to whatâ€™s been happening in the oil industry in areas like Midland-Odessa is beginning to happen right here in the Big Country.
Sweetwater has long been known for its wind turbines, but lately there has been talk of another type of machinery headed that way.
"There's been a lot of talk about oil companies coming in," said one Sweetwater resident.
They're calling it the next oil boom.
Shown are (from left to right) Ken Becker, Goodfellows; Jay Cole, Infigen Purchasing Agent; Michael Jimenez, Infigen Plant Manager for Sweetwater 4 & 5 Wind Farms; and Troy Ryan, Infigen Plant Manager for Sweetwater 1,2 & 3 Wind Farms. Infigen recently gave a $5,000 donation to the Sweetwater Goodfellows, who help families in need with food and toys during the holiday season. Financial donations can be made any time of the year and can be sent to Sweetwater Goodfellows, P.O. Box 1148, Sweetwater, TX, 79556.
Teachers can play a significant role in helping students learn the importance of making informed monetary decisions. As a member of The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT), Texas National Bank was presented with the opportunity to nominate a teacher in the community who is currently promoting financial literacy.
Ruth Pendergrass Barton, 78, died Nov. 23, 2012 in Colorado Springs. She was a professor of English at Colorado College for 40 years, teaching courses that ranged from the poetry of W.B. Yeats to childrenâ€™s literature to science in literature.
Memorial services at Colorado Collegeâ€™s Shovel Memorial Chapel were held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at 2 p.m. and the interment of Professor Bartonâ€™s ashes will be at the Spring Creek Cemetery in Bosque County near Meridian, Texas Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at 1 p.m.
Over $14,000 was raised for the American Heart Association by Nolan County residents, organizations and businesses in 2012, including money from the annual Nolan County Heart Walk. Money raised for the American Heart Association goes towards research about heart disease.
One local man "walked the walk" at the Nolan County Heart Walk as he has been fighting heart disease for many years.
On the first day of every month during the school year, Sweetwater Independent School District students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear college shirts to promote furthering students' education. Shown are Inez Perez and Rebecca Moreno of east Ridge Elementary supporting their schools.
For many people, their birthday celebration allows friends and family an opportunity to celebrate their life. But for one local, her 35th birthday gave her a chance to give back to the community.
Heather Gesin got an idea to take part in thirty-five random acts of kindness a month before her birthday from Pinterest, the social media site that shares recipes, crafts and other ideas among friends and followers.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued one citation and made four arrests on Jan. 3, 2013.
The SPD received 24, 911 calls.
â€˘ 2200 block of E. Broadway
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 600 block of E. Texas.
â€˘ Forgery â€”Â Sweetwater.
â€˘ Forgery â€”Â Sweetwater.
â€˘ Possession of a controlled substance â€”Â 500 block of NW Georgia.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 500 block of NW Georgia.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of Hubbard.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Marcus Franklin, 34 â€” Aggravated assault/injury to a child/family violence assault.
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse invites you to come join us for worship and testimony on Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express. The guest speakers will be the Aglow team.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
Happy New Year!Â That is the cry heard around the world this week.Â Young and old watched as the ball fell in Time Square, bells rang, people hugged, kissed, and sang, â€śShould old acquaintance be forgot and ever brought to mind . . .â€ť, and 2012 was gone as 2013 appeared.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce announced its Lighting Contest Winners. They are as follows:
North of Broadway and East of Hailey:
First Place: Crystal Meneses (Anna and George Underwood) at 1419 Edgewood.
Second Place: Chris Hamlin at 1001 Lou Ave.
North of Broadway and West of Hailey:
First Place: Antonio Padilla at 1110 Crane Street
Second Place: Buddy and Minnie Cortez at 904 Elm Street.
South of Broadway and East of Lamar:
First Place: Debra & John Soto 507 East New Mexico
Second Place: Donna DeLaCruz/Samantha Dent.
South of Broadway and West of Lamar: