October 27th, 2012
On Tuesday evening, Oct. 23, 2012, around 7:30 p.m. a chase ensued when the Sweetwater Police Department attempted to stop a truck after the driver failed to yield at a yield sign, according to Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda. The driver began to travel west on an Interstate 20 access road and got onto the Interstate. The driver then attempted to exit on Blackland Road at a high rate of speed and went airborne through the median, rolling and flipping the vehicle several times before it came to a rest on the west bound access road.
Many students at Sweetwater Middle School celebrated Red Ribbon Week at school with different themes for each day. Shown are students who chose to "scare away drugs" on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Pictured are Blake Dean, Jordan Dunlap, Jasmine Foster, Anastasia White, Charity Thompson, Lauren Young, Mrs. Danette Price and Lilly Rosales.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has one dog available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female terrier mix. According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
ARLINGTON â€” Neva Madglene Frasier, 88, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Sweetwater Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday at Arlington Funeral Home.
Neva was preceded in death by two husbands, Marvin L. Thompson and Richard H. Frasier.
AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Tuesday evening, Oct. 30, from 5:30-7 p.m. Avondale Baptist Family will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat Fall celebration for all children. It will be held on our church parking lot at 1405 Hoyt Street. We will have trunks with treats for the kids, cotton candy, pop corn and games. We are looking forward to this great time of fun with the children of our community.
A memorial blood drive for Joe Rivas will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1. Meek Blood Center will have bloodmobiles at the Nolan County Courthouse and the Sweetwater Spine Clinic from noon until 6 p.m. The clinic is located at 1413 Hailey.
According to information provided by Joeâ€™s mother, Lee Cantu, Joe passed away on Nov. 26, 2007 after a 4 1/2 year battle with Ewingâ€™s sarcoma. Joe received many blood transfusions during his treatment, and was grateful for each pint of blood he received.
State Representative Susan L. King, who represents District 71, held a legislative forum on Thursday morning, October 25 on the second floor of the Hall Law Firm.
The gathering opened with a brief discussion on the upcoming 83rd Legislative Session, which will begin on January 8, 2013. While they meet for only 140 days on odd-numbered years, an additional session can be requested. With six lawsuits, King said, the extended session is highly likely.
Mark Garcia, Assistant Vice President of Loans at First Financial Bank in Sweetwater, visited with Sweetwater High School students in Nina Wilson's class.
Garcia spoke with students about the importance of being responsible with their credit. He explained what credit is, how to establish it and how to properly maintain it.
Garcia also explained to students what bad credit is and how it effects everything in their lives.
At the meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District's board of directors, approval was given to a generator rental agreement and repair estimate. The meeting was held on Monday night, October 22 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
As a result of a radiator leak, several companies have been examined to take on the task of removing the radiator and repairing it. The approved quote from Warren CAT stands at approximately $15,000, which will include a stand-in emergency generator.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued three citations and made no arrests on Oct. 24, 2012.
The SPD received 33, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€˘ Forgery â€” Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” Coral Cove.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Oct. 24, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Paige Morgan Kenas, 33, of Fort Worth â€”Â Theft by check.
â€˘ Mario TreviĂ±o, 40, of San Juan â€”Â Hidalgo County warrant.
Calls for service: