January 16th, 2013
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.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests on Jan. 14, 2013.
The SPD received 11, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â Unknown.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Lynne Looby, 55 â€”Â City warrants.
â€˘Â Troy Woodward, 26 â€”Â City warrants.
â€˘Â Veronica Martinez, 35 â€”Â City warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Jan. 14, 2013.
Arrested by DPS:
SNYDER â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s basketball teams usually donâ€™t have a lot of success winning at Snyder. But both of them posted impressive victories on Tuesday to remain near the top of the District 4-3A standings.
Both teams go to first-place Wylie this Friday.
Sweetwater boys 65, Snyder boys 49
Sweetwater (1-1, 12-8) led from the second quarter on, but Snyder (0-2, 4-16) was able to throw a big scare into the Mustangs until they ended the game on a 16-5 run to claim their first win in district play.
Highland won both ends of a basketball doubleheader Tuesday when its teams made the short trip to face in-county rival Roscoe, as both of the visiting teams stayed unbeaten in District 13-A, Division II.
Highlandâ€™s girls (21-3, 4-0) solidified their hold on first place with a 41-20 win, while the boys (8-11, 2-0) kept their district record spotless by beating Roscoe 35-23.
Highlandâ€™s defense held Roscoe to four first-half points in the girls game as the Lady Hornets built a 19-4 advantage en route to ther ninth straight win overall.
We're looking at a slight warm-up today, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 49. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 10 to 15 mph, shifting to the northwest in the afternoon. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 30 and northwestern winds around 10 mph.
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On Jan. 2, local resident Travis Glasgow was taken to the emergency room with a severe bloody nose, lasting about two hours. Glasgow has had bloody noses his whole life, but none that lasted that long.
The City of Sweetwater business offices will be closed on Monday for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
There will be no residential trash pick-up on Monday, however, all services will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The commercial route will run as scheduled all week. Residents are asked to please be patient, as the trucks and staff will be running one day behind, but will catch up during the week. Residents may realize a small delay.
The citizen's drop-off center and Type IV landfill will be closed on Monday and reopen at regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
ONCOR recently made a contribution to the Nolan County United Way Campaign.
Pictured are Jim Clements with ONCOR and Kirby Andrews, Nolan County United Way Board Secretary. ONCOR is a top 10 contributor for NCUW every year.
"We thank them for their continued support and dedication to NCUW and the nine local agencies we support," said NCUW Executive Director Wendy Smartt.
The burn ban for Nolan County was lifted on Monday morning during the county commissioners' meeting. The lift will remain in effect for the next two weeks or until the next meeting date.
With the recent precipitation that came to the area, it was reported that Roscoe and Blackwell each received about an inch of rainfall by their respective commissioners Terry Willman in Precinct 1 and Tommy White in Precinct 3.