Archive - Oct 20, 2011 - News Article

Officers rescue kidnapped family

October 20, 2011

A family was saved by members of the Sweetwater Police Department in a kidnapping incident that began in Sweetwater on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 and ended in Frederick, Okla. on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.

BEST robotics competition is Saturday

October 20, 2011

The final event of the Big County BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics competition is slated for Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Sweetwater campus of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas. Machine Check-In Day will be on Friday, Oct. 21, starting at noon in the TSTC Sweetwater Student Center. This will lead into the final event, Contest Day, on Saturday, Oct. 22, when the actual competition will take place.

USDA authorizes emergency grazing of CRP acres

October 20, 2011

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie announced that in response to drought conditions, the Texas FSA State Committee authorized emergency grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for 92 Texas counties effective Nov. 1, 2011, for the fiscal year (FY) 2012 winter/spring period. Emergency grazing for FY 2011 ends on Oct. 31, 2011.

Petticoats on the Prairie this weekend

October 20, 2011

Petticoats on the Prairie is again coming to West Texas. "Petticoats on the Prairie is a vintage article and antique showcase that West Texas people can come to for the weekend and not have to travel across the state,” explained free-lance designer Cecilia Scott, who with several other women who call themselves the Rodeo Queens, are behind the event. Scott, a Colorado City native who came back to West Texas to live in the family home made from an old church, believes wide open rural spaces foster a greater percentage of creativity than cities.

Blotters for October 18, 2011

October 20, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 13 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Oct. 18, 2011.

The SPD received 1, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 800 block of Circle Drive.
• Theft — 1600 block of E. 15th.
• Theft of prescription medication — 1300 block of E. Broadway.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on Oct. 18, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Dennis Dewayne Dison, 41, of Sweetwater — Gregg County warrant/violation of probation.

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