January 17th, 2013
On Monday morning at the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting, action was taken to approve an order authorizing the issuance of the second bond for the county projects.
This general obligation (GO) bond is for the 2013 year and was approved at $5,730,000. On the agenda, the amount was not to exceed $5,870,000.
Vince Viaille from Specialized Public Finance, Inc. and Tom Pollan from Austin were in attendance at the meeting to present the information to the commissioners.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 60 calls for service, issued nine citations and made five arrests on Jan. 15, 2013.
The SPD received 32, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1600 block of San Carlos.
â€˘ Credit/debit card abuse â€”Â 1600 block of Bristol.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 700 block of Pease.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Male juvenile, 12 â€”Â Assault.
â€˘Â Jacob Aguilar, 17 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘Â Patrick Gonzales, 17 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘Â Whitney Byram, 25 â€”Â Driving while license invalid/warrant.
â€˘Â Levi Cockrill, 21 â€”Â Theft.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Isaiah McGee (4) is guarded by Snyderâ€™s Malik Davis during the teamsâ€™ district game in Snyder on Tuesday.
Sweetwater goes to Wylie on Friday.
The Blackwell girls bask-etball team got its first win in District 14-A, Division II play Tuesday by defeating Veribest 35-25. Stephanie Metcalf had 11 points while Brooklyn Harris had eight, Bethany Breaux and Hailey Bennett seven and Eliza-beth Rozzlle two for the Lady Hornets, who are 1-7 in district and 2-15 overall.
Blackwell led by just two points, 21-19, until outscor-ing Veribest 14-6 in the fourth quarter as it avenged a district-opening loss when the teams played Dec. 11.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Shane Mob-ley and Liz Miller have been chosen to serve as assistant coaches for Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) all-star games that will be held in Abilene on June 8.
Mobley, Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s head football coach and athletic director, will be an assistant for the North team in the football game at Shotwell Stadium.
Today we will have sunny skies with a high near 52, along with northern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight, expect clear skies with a low around 30 and north-northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, they will become south-southeast winds.
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Pumpkin Black Bean Tortilla Soup:
A hearty soup plus nutritious! Pumpkin adds extra flavor, fiber and Vitamin A. Black beans are very high in fiber, folate, protein and iron and donâ€™t forget the tomatoes, which are loaded with Vitamin A and C. Enjoy making this soup by adding more or less of the ingredients. I do encourage you not to leave out the cumin. The cumin gives a subtle smoky flavor.Â
12 (6 inch) corn tortillasÂ
1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium white or yellow onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoons ground cumin
The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board of directors met on Monday morning at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
Opening the meeting was an executive session. The 80-minute meeting, according to the agenda, addressed economic development, real property negotiations and personnel matters.
While no action was taken in the closed meeting, several action items were presented in regular session. Approval was given for the sale of five acres in the Sweetwater Business Park to Jet Specialty, Inc. at the cost of $4,000 per acre.
Six county employees were honored with service awards during the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning.
In attendance to receive their award were four of the recipients, which included David Brazelton, who has served as the Precinct 1 foreman for 20 years and Bridger Anglin, who has spent the past 10 years as the Court Collections office administrator.
Also commended for their five years of service to the county were Elizabeth Vera and Annelle Hill for serving as the Extension Office secretary and a Sheriff's Office jailer, respectively.
Members of the Sweetwater Fire Department were called to the 300 block of Hailey Street on Tuesday evening around 6:40 p.m. when an electrical problem caused a fire in a home.
The back portion of the house was burned and the entire house sustained heat and smoke damage. Everyone came out of the home safely.