February 15th, 2013
The Cline Shale oil development is slowly but surely making its way to Sweetwater, leading the city commissioners to approve some measures during their Tuesday meeting in order to stay ahead of the activity.
Approval was given to the first reading of an ordinance which will amend Chapter 19 of the city's Code of Ordinances entitled "Motor Vehicles and Traffic." Changes would be made in Article 6 ("Stopping, Standing and Parking"), Division 1 (Generally) of Chapter 19 by adding a variety of sections.
Everyone wants to be inspired. We all want to be motivated and challenged to be our best, fulfill our purpose and achieve our dreams. Beginning this Sunday, Feb. 17, Trinity Baptist Church will host a conference entitled âInspired,â which is designed to do just that. Each night at 6:30 p.m. from Sunday through Wednesday, everyone in the community is invited to join in times of worship and celebration at Trinity Baptist Church located at the corner of Hailey and Santa Fe. Jon Randles will be the speaker for Inspired and these times promise to be a blessing for all who attend.
On Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, the Nolan County Sheriffâs Office received a report of two burglaries that took place in Roscoe.
The first burglary was reported to have taken place at the apartments on Cedar Street. It was reported that an unknown person(s) entered the apartment and took several items, including a flat screen television, DVDs and other household items.
The second burglary was reported to have taken place at the residence just east of Roscoe. The homeowner came home and discovered a male subject inside the residence. The suspect fled the residence and was believed to be on foot.
Residents will be seeing a change in their water bill, due in part to a resolution that was approved by the Sweetwater City Commission at their meeting on Tuesday.
The resolution adopts a different central rate schedule, which confirms and ratifies the central rate schedule for the various fees, licenses, permits and rates charged by the city for the 2013 fiscal year.
Two changes are specified, one of which is an increase to residential refuse collection rates by ten percent. According to City Manager Eddie Brown, two reasons were noted for the raise in the rates.
Several entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison this past week during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Darrell Dwayne Mosher pled true to revoking his probation. He was originally out on probation on Oct. 4, 2010, for driving while intoxicated, a third degree felony, For his plea, Mosher was sentenced to five years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He will also have to pay a $1,000 fine, $484 in court costs and $1,000 in attorney's fees. Mosher will receive 852 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued one citation and made two arrests on Feb. 14, 2013.
The SPD received 24, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Family violence and assault âÂ 500 block of Newman.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Emilio Cabrera, 38 â Theft.
â˘ Male juvenile, 16 â Duty on striking.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had three calls for service, served no civil papers and made three arrests on Feb. 14, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
â˘ Michael Leroy Rice, 65, of Sweetwater â Warrant/motion for adjudication.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
Years ago, I read about a man who had a rather ingenious way of getting rid of his garbage. He would gift-wrap it, put it out on the curb in front of his house, and invariably someone driving by would see that wrapped box, stop and pick it up. The man would be behind the curtains, watching those people drive away with their gift-wrapped garbage.Â
The annual Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant is a time where young ladies from throughout the Big Country come together to compete for scholarship money. At last year's pageant, the theme for the night was Wings Across America in honor of the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots).
The annual pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The pageant is open to all girls between the ages of 16-19 who live within a 75 mile radius of Sweetwater.
Construction is ongoing at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital with completion expected in the middle of June.
According to Hospital Administrator Donna Boatright, the construction team is making good progress on the new doctorsâ offices.
Also in the building plans is a covered walkway connecting the new doctorsâ offices to the hospital. Plans for the current doctorsâ offices include having room to recruit more medical professionals, as well as expanding the cardiac rehabilitation facility.
Itâs taken eight years to get back to this point.
Now Sweetwater finds itself in a similar situa-tion to what it faced the last time a girls team ad-vanced to the Class 3A area basketball playoffs â a highly-ranked squad that will be heavily favored to end their season.
Back in 2005, the Lady Mustangs faced No. 1-ranked Canyon and lost 67-26. Today, they meet No. 8 Lubbock Cooper in the area round hoping for a much better result.
But they know they will have to play their best to pull off the upset.