September 13th, 2012
A variety of action items were presented and approved for the new fiscal year during the Sweetwater City Commission meeting held on Tuesday morning, September 11, 2012 at City Hall.
The two proposals for the self-insured group health, dental and life insurance employee benefit for the 2012-2013 fiscal year were considered. Tommy Morris and Nancy Johnson were at the meeting to present their comparison findings to the commission and made the recommendation to award the bid to Blue Cross, the city's current insurance provider, which was approved.
Mattie E. "Sue" Henley, age 69, of Sweetwater, went to be with Jesus on Sept. 12, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Reverend Wayne Kirk officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, from 6-8 p.m. at McCoy Chapel of Memories.
Sweetwater was on the verge of starting out 2-0 for the first time since 2006 â€” as well as overcoming a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit against Andrews.
Instead, it came up one yard short of the winning touchdown with nine seconds left in a 20-16 loss.
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An incentive proposal for Select Energy Services was approved during the meeting of the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors on Monday morning, September 10, 2012.
A presentation was given by Allen Espinoza with Merit Advisors, a site selector for Select Energy Services.
As the company has been seeking for a place to locate, Espinoza noted that Sweetwater's placement to Interstate 20 proves to be very beneficial for transportation. The geographic location of the town was also noted as great in order to service clients.
It is once again time to sign up for Adopt-A-Mustang/Mustang Cheerleader. Fans have the opportunity to adopt a varsity football player or varsity cheerleader. The cost of the program is $25 and there is no age limit to adopt. Moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents â€” anyone can adopt a Mustang. Fans will receive a picture button of their favorite football player/cheerleader and an Adopt-a-Mustang t-shirt. Students wearing their button and t-shirt will be allowed to sit in the Mustang Corral at the District Game Pep Rallies.
The Leadership Sweetwater class of 2012-2013 gathered for their first day on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at the Texas State Technical College Center.
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department will be administering flu vaccine on Thursday, Sept. 13, and Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays, thereafter. The cost is $20 for all adults; Medicare Part B is accepted. The cost is $6 for children (six months to 18 years) with no insurance. Medicaid and CHIPS are accepted. If children have private insurance, the health department has to refer them to their physician unless insurance does not pay for vaccine.
Outgoing SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board member and chairman Kyle Lawrence was honored for his eight years of service during their board meeting on Monday morning, September 12.
A plaque of appreciation was presented to Lawrence by fellow board member Arthur Maberry. Lawrence remarked that he was proud to serve on such a rewarding committee and also praised the SEED staff.
While on the board, Lawrence also shared that one of their best accomplishments was hiring Executive Director Ken Becker, who has continually worked to promote the community.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued two citations and made three arrests on Sept. 10, 2012.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Runaway â€”Â 400 block of Pine.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Christopher Blackburn, 31 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Freddie Peace, 46 â€” Family violence assault and public intoxication.
â€¢ Taylor Morgan, 18 â€” Minor in consumption.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Sept. 10, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO: