March 13th, 2013
Toward the conclusion of the meeting of SEED's (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board of directors, an executive session was held to discuss various matters.
Following the closed meeting, the agenda listed for the board to "review and consider approving a resolution from the City of Sweetwater requesting SEED's assistance in funding improvements to a portion of their water/sewer lines."
However, while a motion was made on the matter, a second failed to be offered, thus killing the motion.
Miss Texas DaNae Couch visited several Sweetwater schools while visiting Sweetwater this past week for the Rattlesnake Round-Up. Couch also attended the Miss Snake Charmer Pageant and was seen at the Rattlesnake Round-Up all weekend.
Couch graduated with distinction from Baylor University's Honors College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Public Relations. After graduation, she began pursuing her Doctor of Jurisprudence at Texas Tech University School of Law where she is in her third year.
Two blood drives were originally planned to take place in Sweetwater on Thursday, March 14. One drive was planned to take place at the Nolan County Courthouse and the other at the Lions Club building from noon until 6 p.m., however, only the blood drive at the Nolan County Courthouse will take place tomorrow.
During Monday morning's Nolan County Commissioners' meeting, bids were opened for various county items.
Two bids were opened for AC5 paving materials for the county from Alon and Heartland Asphalt Materials, while bids from Warren CAT and Yellowhouse Machinery were opened for road maintainers for Precincts 1 and 3.
While some discussion was held on the items, the commissioners only received the bids during the meeting. Action will be taken at a later date in order for ample time to review and evaluate the bids before making a selection.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Mar. 11, 2013.
The SPD received 15, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Information â€” 200 block of Jenny George.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 2100 block of E. 12th.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1600 block of Cypress.
â€˘ Theft â€” 200 block of E. Arizona.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 400 block of SE Georgia.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Mar. 11, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
100 â€” 2. Jayden Jones, Blackwell, 11.23.
200 â€” 4. Sheldon Hall, High-land, 23.53; 5. Jayden Jones, Blackwell, 23.56.
400 â€” 2. Sheldon Hall, High-land, 55.60; 3. Eduardo Galleg-os, Roscoe, 56.29.
800 â€” 1. Sheldon Hall, High-land, 2:09.63.
1600 â€” 3. Jesus Leanos, Roscoe, 5:20.42.
3200 â€” 2. Jesus Leanos, Roscoe, 11:20.
110 hurdles â€” 3. Esteban Benivamondez, Roscoe, 19.19.
300 hurdles â€” 2. Nick Nemir, Sweetwater, 41.94; 5. Dillon Freeman, Roscoe, 46.18.
400 relay â€” 4. Roscoe, 46.91.
800 relay â€” 5. Roscoe, 1:39.87.
1600 relay â€” 3. Roscoe, 3:46.87.
Today will be sunny with a high near 70. Winds will be from the south-southeast around 10 to 15 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight with a low around 49, with winds remaining at 10 to 15 from the south-southeast.
Learn more about the incoming warming trend now at weather.gov.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce welcomed Love's truck stop to Sweetwater with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Many Chamber Ambassadors and members of the community joined in the celebration including Debbie Anthony, Peggy Parrott, Teresa Zarate, Wayne Chowning, Tim Fambrough, Zollie Steakley, Aida Pantoja, Stacy Dove, Art Maberry, Terry Pittman, Kirby Andrews, Tom Henderson, Kirsten Smith, Jennifer Rosas, Gil Cherry, Brenda Stirl, Kirk Maberry, Don King, Janis McDowell, Nathan Ehlert, Jacque McCoy, Renee Garcia, Mark Garcia and Thea Serrano.
At the Nolan County commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, further action was taken which will allow for continued progress to take place on one of the county projects.
Approval was given on the acceptance of the design development documents for a new jail and sheriff's office--which was dated on January 16, 2013, along with a construction budget of $9,895,123. The approval also authorizes Wiginton, Hooker and Jeffry Architects, the designers of the project, to proceed with the construction document phase.
Recently, water conservation has been a widely-discussed topic, even at the state level. However, the Wes-Tex Groundwater Conservation District hopes to remind everyone about how individuals can be alert in their own water-saving efforts.
One way to conserve water is by examining the "water footprint" of items used daily. According to siemens.com, a water footprint is the "total amount of freshwater used directly and indirectly by consumers and manufacturers."