July 14th, 2012
On Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at about 7:30 a.m., the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office received a report of a burglary that took place in the 1700 block of F.M. 1856, Lake Sweetwater area. It was reported that unknown person(s) entered several buildings at this location and took several thousand dollars worth of personal items. A witness noticed a black Dodge extended cab, 4X4 pick up truck, with heavy front end damage and a broken windshield parked in the area.
The John Wayne Film Fest (JWFF) returns to Snyder, Texas for the second year in a row this Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Held at the town's historic Ritz Theater on the square, this is a rare opportunity to see some of the Duke's most legendary films on the big screen. The weekend will begin on Friday at noon with the classic Rio Lobo, and include screenings of True Grit, Red River, The Quiet Man andÂ TheÂ Green Berets, among others.
The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a tree health program from 6-8 p.m. July 17, in the meeting room on the third floor of the Nolan County Courthouse in Sweetwater.
Zach Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County, said the programâ€™s main objective will be to determine what, if anything, can be done with the many landscape trees affected by last yearâ€™s record heat and drought.
The Storybook Theatre will be visiting the County-City Library on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. The group will be performing The New Little Red Riding Hood, a classic story that emphasizes the importance of character traits with a splash of environmental awareness. This is the second year for the group to perform in Sweetwater. Last year's show was Two Pigs and T.H.E. Wolf. The Storybook Theatre is on the approved roster of artists with the Texas Commission on the Arts.
Get A Clue With Music with Kenny Salazar was held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, at the County-City Library for children in grades fourth through sixth. Kenny showed the children various instruments, demonstrating how to play them and what sounds they can make. The children were allowed to try their hands at the different instruments before making their own guitars and drums.
Charles Henry Roberson, 85 reunited with his wife Agnes on July 13, 2012. Charles (Snook) was born in Sweetwater, Texas to Hosie and Lillie Ann Roberson on Jan. 25, 1927. He will be remembered as one of Godâ€™s special blessings sent to share his caring, gentle and loving heart. He will truly be missed.
â€˜Sweet H2Oâ€™ is a benefit fund raiser street dance and concert that will take place in downtown Sweetwater. The event will feature 11 musicians/bands that are scheduled to appear Saturday, July 28, starting at 5 p.m. The music will range from country to Texas music, blues, rock, folk and Americana. The beneficiary of this event is the Texas Theater in downtown Sweetwater.
The 2012-2013 Budget Draft was reviewed during the Sweetwater City Commission meeting on Tuesday morning, July 10, 2012 at City Hall.
Several items were discussed from the packet by City Manager Eddie Brown on changes that would be reflected in the budget. Among the items were a $1 increase for general admission to the city pool starting next summer, along with a 3.3% cost of living raise for city employees. In addition, the trend in sales tax numbers will be seen in the new budget.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce held its monthly Chamber Coffee event on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at the Sweetwater Country Club.
The event was co-hosted by the Texas Department of Agriculture Commissioner Rick Rhoades, who is the administrator for rural affairs and Robert Howden of Texans For Economic Progress.
AT&T also co-hosted the event. Randy Teakell is the local AT&T manager. Also speaking at the event was Bart Winegar, Technical Outreach Manager with Connected Texas.
After months of continuous declines in gas prices, the average for a gallon of regular unleaded is up seven cents this week in Texas.Â The current statewide average is $3.23.Â However, that is still 30 cents less than what summer travelers were paying this same time last year.Â
The national gas price average is now $3.38.Â In comparison, Texans are paying about 15 cents less than the national average.Â Drivers in Amarillo are paying the most on average at $3.33 and motorists in Corpus Christi are paying the least at $3.15. Drivers in Sweetwater are paying about $3.17.