Archive - 2010 - News Article
Judge Glen Harrison heard two guilty pleas, in the 32nd Judicial District Court of Nolan County last week.
John Corry Hafner entered a plea of guilty to the charge of driving while intoxicated with a child passenger. The offense, which occurred on March 31, 2009, carries the classification of a state jail felony. Punishment can range from imprisonment in a state jail division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for any term of not more than two years or less than 180 days and/or an optional fine not to exceed $10,000.
Henrietta the Thanksgiving Turkey made her annual appearance last week at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center.Â Although this is her first time at J. P. Cowen, this is her 17th arrival in Sweetwater with her first appearance being at Philip Nolan in 1993.Â Pictured with the famous turkey is Sweetwater ISD Maintenance and Transportation Director Scott Lambert, Vera Ellen McCombs and Billie Joe McCombs.
If you or your loved one is a senior diagnosed with one or more chronic illnesses â€” such as diabetes and heart failure â€” you should inquire with your state health insurance counseling program about eligibility to receive assistance from a Medicare Special Needs Plan â€” or SNP. With a shorter Medicare enrollment season this year, now is the time to learn more about how these unique programs can help.
Southeast Elementary UIL participants placed in several events at the UIL competition in Snyder. ElizabethÂ Fernandez, Ariel Martinez and Josh ReevesÂ placed third as a team in third grade Music Memory. Bob Turner placed sixth in third grade Story Telling and Racheal Sparks placed sixth in second grade Story Telling.
Students at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast with family and friends on Friday at the school.
Invenergy held a fundraising golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at the Lake Sweetwater Golf Course. The funds raised â€”Â totaling over $10,000 â€” will benefit the Sweetwater Fire Department to purchase wind turbine rescue equipment that will serve all wind farms in Nolan County. Invenergy did this last year to benefit the Snyder Fire Department.
The undefeated Pee Wee Mustangs played at the Pee Wee Superbowl at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene. They played against the Abilene Cowboys and won 46-24.
Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts was born on Oct. 31, 1860. Juliette, nicknamed Daisy, started the organization called â€śAmerican Girl Guidesâ€ť in Savannah, Georgia on March 12, 1912, when she invited 18 girls to become a part of a movement that would develop their self-reliance and resourcefulness. Now known as the Girl Scouts of USA over 2 million girls are now registered scouts. Girls all over the world celebrated her 150th birthday on Sunday, Oct. 31, with different activities.
Tenaska, Inc., developer of the proposed Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center near Sweetwater, presented a $3,000 donation to Nolan County United Way.
"Tenaska is honored to have become a part of the Sweetwater and Nolan County communities," Lloyd Harris, Tenaska community representative said, in presenting the check to members of the Nolan County United Way's Board of Directors.
"As in all the locations â€” in Texas and nationwide â€” where Tenaska has generating facilities, we take pride in being a contributing and supportive member of the community," Harris said.
Rees Taylor was able to share the experience of winning his first saddle with his grandfather, Clint Byers by his side. Taylor began roping, at the age of 10 years old. For four years, he has won buckles, but never a saddle. At the age of 14, during the Christmas for Kids roping event, Taylor received his first saddle. Pictured above are Clint Byers and Rees Taylor being presented with their saddles.