August 14th, 2012
The Wagon Wheels Square Dancers entertained the residents of Nolan Nursing and Rehab recently. The dancers are celebrating their 38th year of dancing this month of August. Kneeling is Tracy Dowell of McCaulley, the group's caller, pictured along with Carol Peloquin from Abilene. Pictured standing is Vera Ashley from Sweetwater and Honey and Don Wilson of Abilene.
The Nolan County Commissioners approved the calling for a bond election in the county during their regular meeting on Monday morning, August 13, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse. The bond election was called for in three propositions.
One proposition was to authorize issuing general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $4,020,000 for the renovating and remediating of the courthouse facade.
The second proposition was to authorize issuing general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $10,245,000 to pay for the construction and equipping of a new County Jail Facility.
Emmanuel Fellowship is excited to celebrate the 10 year ministry anniversary of Eric and Mindy von Atzigen in Sweetwater, Texas. Over the past decade, Eric and Mindy have poured their hearts into our church family and community and we were pleased to honor them this past weekend with a banquet at Texas State Technical College. We were also pleased to welcome Dr. Morris Sheats as our guest speaker this past Sunday in both of our morning services as part of our anniversary celebration.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 142 calls for service, issued eight citations and made nine arrests from Aug. 10-12, 2012.
The SPD received 100, 911 calls.
â€¢ 100 block of Jenny George.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 700 block of Bluff.
â€¢ Theft â€” 900 block of Brookshire.
â€¢ Fraud â€” Sweetwater area.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 1100 block of Elm.
â€¢ Burglary of vehicle â€” 500 block of W 9th.
â€¢ Burglary of vehicle â€” 500 block of W 5th.
â€¢ Burglary of coin operated machine â€” 1600 block of Grand.
â€¢ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s volleyball team faced an early gut-check in its season-opening match here Monday, and passed it with flying colors with a come-from-behind 3-2 win over San Angelo Grape Creek.
The Lady Mustangs play two more matches tonight at home against Seminole and Water Valley, with the first match at 6:15 p.m.
Water Valley is the defending Class 1A state champion and after graduating just one player from that team, the Lady Wildcats enter this season ranked No. 1, while Seminole is also considered a playoff-caliber squad.
This local 10-and-underÂ baseball team recently won second place at a tournament in Abilene. Pictured are, top row from left, coaches Tony Roden, Todd Hrbacek and Danny Fullwood; middle row,Â Rylen Moncada, Antonio Heredia, Junior Martiniez, A.J. Ramirez,Â Ty Fullwood; and front row, Jacob Roden, Reese Palafox, Ethan Cortez and Cooper Hrbacek.
The weather in Sweetwater for Tuesday will be hot, mostly sunny and a high near 100. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
This evening is calling for a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 75. Winds will remain from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Stay informed of your local forecast by heading to www.weather.gov.
Many local firemen worked on the fire shown on FM 2035 near County Road 190 on Sunday evening. All of the local departments were out on different fires at different times in the evening working on lightning fires.
Mulberry Canyon Volunteer Fire Department, Trent Volunteer Fire Department and Sweetwater Fire Department were working on the fire shown.Â Some of the others included west of Blackwell, southwest of Nolan, west of Trent near the school and others on the west side of Taylor County.Â
About 100 people lined the walls outside of the new Sweetwater Goodwill location at 701 E. Broadway on Saturday morning before its 10 a.m. Grand Opening. "I think this is great," said one waiting customer Arlene Hartman. "I can come in and shop, go to Sonic and get me a drink and then go back to my shop," she added. Hartman is the owner of Arlene's Second Hand Rose and Arlene's Books.
No injuries were reported from a wreck that occurred on Lamar Street on Sunday morning, Aug. 12, 2012, according to Sweetwater Emergency Services Manager Grant Madden.
The wreck involved a Jeep driving north on Lamar Street and a Kia that failed to yield right-of-way from Jenny George Lane. The Jeep, which contained two people, overturned. One person was in the Kia.Â