May 4th, 2012
The primary election is coming up on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, with several dates and changes to announce prior to the voting day.
The last day to register to vote was on April 30; however, voters can begin to request a ballot by mail. The last day for the County Clerk to receive applications to vote by mail is on Tuesday, May 22.
On April 18, 2012, at 400 Oak Street in Abilene, Taylor Room (414) at noon, the Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board recognized 10 child care providers, at their April Board meeting, as having achieved Texas Rising Star (TRS) Provider status within the past year. A TRS Provider serves Texas Workforce Commission-subsidized children and voluntarily offers quality care that exceeds the State's Minimum Child Care Licensing Standards in areas such as health and safety, group size, child/staff ratios, caregiver training and age-appropriate curricula and activities.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued five citations and made four arrests on May 2, 2012.
The SPD received seven, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 300 block of Alamo.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Chano Hernandez, 54 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Lisa Gonzales, 33 â€” Theft.
â€˘ Gina Rios, 21 â€” Family violence assault.
â€˘ Paul TreviĂ±o, 32 â€” Driving while license invalid.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served four civil papers and made one arrest on May 2, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Several Sweetwater High School powerlifters who recently competed at state meets were honored Monday at a meeting of the Sweetwater Independent School District. Resolutions which recognized the athletes for their accomplishments were presented at the meeting.
Pictured are boys state qualifiers (from left) Ryan Linebaugh and Sam Nemir along with coach Jake Freeman. Also competing but not pictured is Mateo Gonzales. Clint Easley (also not pictured) was head boys powerlifting coach.
Joe Banyard â€” a former Sweetwater High School athlete who spent his last two collegiate seasons as a star running back at the University of Texas-El Paso â€” is scheduled to be in Jacksonville, Fla. today to begin a three-day NFL rookie minicamp after signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent.
Banyard is one of the teamâ€™s 17 undrafted rookie free agents, which include LSU defensive end Kendrick Adams, Ohio State center Mike Brewster and Virginia Tech receiver Jarrett Boykin.
Grilled Potato Kabobs
with Lemon Herb Drizzle
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Grill Time: 10 minutes
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (such as basil,
rosemary, marjoram and sage)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
Juice of 1 fresh lemon
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 pound russet potatoes, scrubbed
1 (12 ounce) package precooked chicken sausage,
sliced 1/4-inch-thick on the diagonal
2 ears fresh corn, cut into 1-inch pieces
Roscoe will host two Cinco de Mayo events this weekend.
Roscoe Collegiate High School will be hosting its annual Cinco de Mayo celebration and scholarship dinner on Friday, May 4, at the high school. There will be a bounce house, face painting, mini Mercado, paletas, music, loterĂa (Spanish bingo), cakewalk and other games for all ages. Students will be presenting throughout the dinner as well.
On Thursday, May 3, 2012, Highland One-Act Play will present sf â€śThe Crucibleâ€ť by Arthur Miller, published by the Dramatists Play Service, to the public. The show will begin at 7 p.m. in the Highland Activity Center. Admission will be $3 for adults and $1 for students.
There will also be a drawing for a ladies Brighton watch that was graciously donated by Vickieâ€™s Gifts in Roscoe.Â Chances are $2 each.Â
Calling all cancer survivors and caregivers! The Relay For Life of Nolan/Scurry Counties will host the annual Survivor and Caregiver Dinner at 6 p.m. this Friday, May 4, at the First United Methodist Church.
The dinner is free to all cancer survivors and their caregivers. For more information or to RSVP, call Linda Everhart at 236-6847.
The Relay For Life will be held on Friday, May 18, 2012, at 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. on May 19, at the Sweetwater High Track and Field. If you are interested in forming a team or donating, call 325-672-0994 or visit www.relayforlife.org/sweetwatertx.
Sweetwaterâ€™s new Chief of Police, Brian Frieda, was officially sworn in to office on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in the city commission room at City Hall by Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham. Many members of the community and the new chiefâ€™s family were in attendance at the ceremony.
Chief Frieda will replace Chief of Police Jim Kelley, who retired on Monday, April 30, 2012, after 34 years of service to the Sweetwater Police Department and 28 years as the chief.
City Manager Eddie Brown said that the city is happy to have Chief Frieda on board.