April 14th, 2012
The Sweetwater Police Patrol Association was founded approximately 10 years ago by officers of the Sweetwater Police Department who not only shared a common work interest, but a common goal to improve the community in which they live and serve through helping the community by providing added support to charitable causes and those in need.
Here are the top ten standings for Week 4 of the Big Country Biggest Winner Contest.
1. Wii Not Fit â€” 6.71%
2. Half Ton of Fun â€” 4.91%
3. Cobra â€” 4.45%
4. The Incredible Shrinking Socialites â€” 4.05%
5. USG Fat Blasters â€” 4.02%
6. Weapons of Mass Reduction â€” 3.96%
7. Mexi Chix â€” 3.60%
8. Unrepentant Thinners â€” 3.48%
9. Fab 7 â€” 3.23%
10. Weight Warriors â€” 3.17%
11. Family Practice Force â€” 3.04%
12. Mission Slimpossible â€” 3.03%
13. Flabby Gabbies â€” 3.03%
14. MATT â€” Attack -3.03%
15. Scale Tippers â€” 3.03%
16. The Narrow â€śWeighâ€ť â€” 2.98%
17. WIN Energy â€” 2.83%
The Sweetwater Campus of Texas State Technical College West Texas will host a College Preview and Open House on Saturday, April 14. The event, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is open to the public. TSTC West Texas advisors will lead prospective students on a campus tour where they will meet the college's top-notch faculty and have the opportunity to check out first-hand the brand-new automotive alternative fuel trainers current students are using, as well as the wind turbine drive train the Wind Technology students train on.
Students of Noreen Carson presented a recital of hymns, praise and worship songs on Sunday, April 1, in the First United Methodist Church sanctuary. Participating students were (front, left to right) Jade Pinkerton, Hunter Heady, Trinity McGee, Reese Kiser, (second row) Faith Santiago, Zoe Cornett, Kyrsten Smith, Allison Marlett, J.P.
During the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board meeting on Monday morning, April 9, 2012 at First Financial Bank, the board approved a contract to work with Cape and Son for an economic development opportunity.
Ken Becker, the executive director of SEED, noted that the existing business has been looking toward expansion for the past four years. Representatives with the company, Geoff Haney and Austin Rose, were at the meeting to present their proposal to the board.
City Manager Eddie Brown has chosen Sweetwater's new police chief. Chosen from the top five applicants was Brian Frieda, who is currently the police chief at Muleshoe Police Department in Muleshoe, TX.
The Sweetwater City Commission will meet at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in the City Commission Room at City Hall to confirm Brown's appointment of Frieda as police chief effective May 1, 2012.
"He will be wrapping up some things in Muleshoe, so he will probably actually start at the Sweetwater Police Department on Wednesday, May 3," said Brown.
Two vehicles were towed away by Pickrell Wrecker Service off of Business 20 on Friday morning, April 13, 2012, after they wrecked just off of Interstate 20, near mile marker 240 on the west interchange. Two people were involved in the wreck and according to Assistant Fire Chief Russell Reeves, one transport was made to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital from the wreck. The patient was in stable condition.
Freddie the Fire Truck came to Sweetwater Fire Department right at 20 years ago. He has served a long life of educating and entertaining local children.
Freddie the Fire Truck has had some rough times in the recent past, with Freddie getting to be the age his is, and unfortunately, he is unable to continue his work with the local school fire prevention and safety programs due to his advanced age and the wear and tear of Freddie's components.
A progress report on the Sweetwater Police Chief hiring process was given by City Manager Eddie Brown during the City Commission meeting on Tuesday morning, April 10, 2012 at City Hall.
Brown noted that interviews took place, beginning with 31 applicants. The top 10 applicants were then sent to the Texas Police Chief Association, who was asked to assist by scoring and rating the applications received.
At 3:38 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2012, a man attempted to break into the Wes-T-Go convenience store, located at 209 Lamar Street in Sweetwater.