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July 21st, 2012

Blotters for July 19, 2012

July 21, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 24 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests on July 19, 2012.

The SPD received 73, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1900 block of Douglas.
• Theft — 100 block of Presidio.

Arrested by SPD:
• Travis French, 34 — Theft.
• Gabriel Vadney, 30 — Theft.
• Omard Walton, 29 — Criminal mischief/assault.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served three civil papers and made one arrest on July 19, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

Local churches working together to help the community

July 21, 2012

Avondale Baptist Church
Greetings to everyone, from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us If you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.

July 20th

Sweetwater Tejano artist Anjelique nominated for Best New Female Artist

July 20, 2012

August 18 — on the year that marks the 32nd Annual Tejano Music Awards, Zeravla Entertainment announces Anjelique has once again been nominated for Best New Female Artist. Anjelique was nominated last year and made it all the way to the top five nominee ballot. Since the age of 15, Anjelique has been representing West Texas as a female artist. In December of 2011 Anjelique re-released her debut album, Regresa A Mi, with two original bonus tracks. She was voted as one of the Top 12 by the Tejano Music Industry. “I was surprised, excited and honored,” says Anjelique.

Scam hits locally

July 20, 2012

Another phone scam has hit the Sweetwater area.
Hubery O'Pry shared that he recently received a phone call that showed up on his Caller ID as a private caller. He was informed that he was eligible to apply for a card to help with his medical expenses from the Medical Services Group, based in Atlanta, Georgia.
The caller told O'Pry that in order to obtain the card, he would need to share his information over the phone. O'Pry, however, said that he already has a card that assisted with his expenses through Medicare and Medicaid.

Protest at Central Appraisal District

July 20, 2012

Numerous citizens headed to the Nolan County District Appraisal Office on Thursday morning, July 19, 2012 in protest of the increase of tax values. An employee of the office noted that the high number of protesting citizens came as a surprise; the heavy traffic in the office is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

FSA County Committee nominations sought

July 20, 2012

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, announced that county committee election nominations began June 15, 2012. Farmers, ranchers and landowners are encouraged to nominate farmer and rancher candidates to serve on their local FSA county committee by the August 1, 2012 deadline.
Elected county committee members serve a three-year term and are responsible for making decisions on FSA disaster, conservation, commodity, and price support programs, as well as other important federal farm program issues.

Statewide average gas price remains lower than last year

July 20, 2012

Drivers in Texas are now paying an average of $3.29 according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.  That’s up six cents from last week, but still 30 cents lower than this same time last year. Motorists in Ft. Worth are paying the most on average at $3.39 and drivers in Corpus Christi are paying the least at $3.16. Nationwide the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is now $3.44, which is 15 cents higher than the average price Texans are paying. Motorists in Sweetwater are paying an average of $3.29, 12 cents higher than last week.

Blotters for July 18, 2012

July 20, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on July 18, 2012.

The SPD received 13, 911 calls.

Arrested by SPD:
• Female Juvenile, 15 — Criminal mischief.
• Christopher Ramos, 20 — Minor in consumption/theft.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served two civil papers and made nine arrests on July 18, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Shahala Monett Strother, 39, of Sweetwater — Hinder apprehension or prosecution of a known felon.

Melba Jo Spence Weaver

July 20, 2012

Melba Jo Spence Weaver went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 12, 2012, at the Seaton Hospital in Round Rock, Texas, after a short illness.
A memorial service will be held at the Kingsland Community Church in Kingsland, Texas, on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m.
She is survived by her husband, Gaylon Weaver; one son, Garon Weaver and wife Trina; three daughters, Lori Weaver, Twilla Bucksath and husband Tod and Torisa Keener and husband Dustin. She is also survived by one sister, Jimmie Ruth Kennedy and husband Jack.

July 19th

Many enjoy library reading program party

July 19, 2012

The Reading Program Party took place at the County-City Library on Wednesday morning, July 18, 2012. The party was held for those who turned in their blue reading logs.
Dianna Adams and Joe Rivera, members of the Sweetwater Community Band, kicked-off the party by leading the children in songs and telling riddles and jokes. Ice cream with assorted toppings was later served, and the readers also took part in a scavenger hunt and received award bags that included a certificate.
Shown is Adams (far right) leading the children in an interactive song.

 

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