July 2nd, 2011
The Oak Creek Lake Association (OCLA) announced contributions of $1,000 to the Volunteer Fire Departments (VFD) of Blackwell and Bronte as well as $1,000 to each Emergency Medical Services (EMS) of Bronte and Blackwell for a total of $4,000 contributed.
The City of Sweetwater owns Oak Creek Lake and surrounding property (with few exceptions) and leases lake lots to individuals. The lake is the major source of drinking water to the city of Sweetwater. The lessees pay taxes in Coke County and some lake lots pay Blackwell ISD taxes.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in solving a crime that occurred at the Sweetwater Country Club. Sometime between 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2011, and 10 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2011, unknown person(s) caused damage to several golf carts and also caused damage to one of the greens on the golf course.
Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward for information received this week that leads to an arrest or indictment in this case.
Crime Stoppers wants your information, not your name.
Help take a bite out crime â€” call Crime Stoppers at (325) 235-TIPS or (325) 235-8477.
Employees of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital recently donated bottled water to assist local firefighters and volunteers. "The RPMH staff is proud of the great job all county firefighters and volunteers have done in defending the county against the fires and wantÂ to say thank you for all the hard, difficult work.â€ťÂ Shown from left to right are Kim Kiser, Esther Regalado, Ronny Ashley, Steve Clark, Grant Madden and Carla Howard.
The students at Kids Kampus school-age center had the chance to take a fun field trip on Friday to the Texas Theater. The students watched an animated movie and also received a personal popcorn and drink to enjoy the movie.
The Big Country Cutting Horse Association Secretary and Director of Big Country Cutting Horse Association, Suzy Watson received a check in the amount of $17,500 from the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. A competition was held this weekend at the Nolan County Coliseum. Shown giving the check are Chamber President Tom Rees, Jr. and Chamber Executive Vice President Jacque McCoy.
The Nolan County Commissioners Court called a special meeting on Friday, July 1, at the Nolan County Courthouse.
As approval must take place on a weekly basis, approval was once again given to extend the disaster declaration for Nolan County along with the order prohibiting outdoor burning for one week.
If youâ€™re a driver who has had too much to drink at a Fourth of July barbecue, or youâ€™re a party host, restaurant or bar owner whoâ€™s concerned about a guest thatâ€™s overindulged and you want to make sure that person gets home safely, AAA Texas is offering members and non-members alike our Tipsy Tow program to make sure everyone who needs a ride home gets home safely.
Motorists who believe they have had too much to drink will be provided a free tow and ride home beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2011 through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2011.
Roscoe â€”Â Saturday, July 2
The City Entertainment Committee in Roscoe approved the overall plan for Roscoeâ€™s Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 2.Â
Pictured from left to right are Gina Torres, assistant manager; Lia Gunter, assistant manager; Melissa Castillo, assistant manager; Imelda Herrera, first assistant; Shannyn Taggart, general manager; and Linda Kite with the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department. Kite presented an appreciation plaque to McDonald's Restaurant for their support through the years providing a free ice cone couponÂ to children that receive immunizations at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department.
Jesse Lee Sturdivant was found not guilty by a jury on the charge of injury to a child on Wednesday afternoon, June 29, 2011 in the 32nd Judicial District Court. The two-day trial was presided over by Judge Glen Harrison.
The trial, which started on Tuesday afternoon, June 28, stemmed from a visit made by Child Protective Services (CPS) nearly two years ago on June 25, 2009, to the home of Sturdivant's girlfriend, Jennifer Bates, on 815 Circle Drive. Sturdivant lived with Bates and her children for approximately three months.