July 27th, 2011
The Sweetwater City Commission met for its second regular meeting of the month on Tuesday morning, July 26, 2011 at the City Hall. The two main topics of the brief meeting were on the budget for the upcoming fiscal year and the continued process of redistricting.
Sweetwater City Manager Eddie Brown presented the review of the proposed budget for 2011-2012. Brown highlighted several facets of the budget, including the recommended 3.3% cost of living raise for city employees.
Shown are all of the are fire departments that received $500 checks from the Lions Club of Sweetwater on Tuesday July 26, 2011. Those fire departments included Maryneal Volunteer Fire Department, Nolan Volunteer Fire Department, Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department, Lake Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department, Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department and Sweetwater Fire Department.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E.12th, will giveaway a MarioKart Wii. Everyone who receives immunizations during immunization clinics the month of August, will have their name put in the drawing to win the MarioKart Wii. The drawing will be Aug. 31.
Sweetwater Independent School District has recently announced upcoming new student registration for the coming school year.
â€¢ New student registration begins Monday, Aug. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the campus offices: J. P. Cowen, 700 West Fourth Street for Pre-K; Southeast Elementary, 1201 Mustang DriveÂ for all Kindergarten and first grade students; East Ridge Elementary, 1700 East 12th Street for all second and third grade students; and Sweetwater Middle School, 305 Lamar, Â for all sixth, seventh and eighth graders.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 28 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on July 25, 2011.
The SPD received 12, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD
â€¢ Londa Bussey, 44 â€” Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served one civil paper and made three arrests on July 25, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Arthur Ray Johns, 41, of Roscoe â€” Family violence assault causes bodily injury to a house member two or more times within 12 months.
The Texas Titans played in Midnight Madness last weekend in San Angelo and earned the Championship Trophy for the 14 and under division. The girls did amazing outscoring their opponents 43-3 in the tournament.Â
Rick and Patty Davis of Sweetwater have been volunteering their time and money at the Garden of Memories cemetery in Sweetwater for the past five years. In addition to landscaping, watering and general maintenance of plots, they donated $200 towards the water bill. Rick and Patty don't just tend their own family plots; the plots of family friends are also looked after. The couple knows that not everyone can make it out to the family plots on a regular basis, so they keep an eye on things.
The Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for its regular meeting on Monday morning, July 25, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Though two commissioners were away â€” Terry Willman of Precinct 1 in New York City and Precinct 3 Commissioner Tommy White in the Dominican Republic, several matters were still deliberated on by the other half of the group (Precincts 2 and 4 Commissioners Terry Locklar and Tony Lara, respectively).
The Sweetwater Jack in the Box has been closed since Friday, July 8, 2011, according to the Jack in the Box corporate office. According to the corporate office, the franchisee of the location is Clarissa Kopchak of Stephenville, who also owns the Jack in the Box in Abilene that is also closed. Many calls to Kopchak remain unanswered and messaged have not been returned. It is unknown whether the closings are temporary or permanent.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 130 calls for service, issued 12 citations and made 12 arrests from July 22-24, 2011.
The SPD received 85, 911 calls.
â€¢ 800 block of E. Oklahoma.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 500 block of Locust.
â€¢ Theft â€” 100 block of Hill.
â€¢ Theft â€” 200 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 1900 block of Avalon Drive.
â€¢ Evading arrest/detention â€” 1300 block of Alamo.
Arrested by SPD
â€¢ Gloria Medina, 47 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Curtis Quintana, 42 â€” Public intoxication.