Archive - Oct 25, 2011 - News Article
The Nolan County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday morning, Oct. 24, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse, where the burn ban for the county was reinstated.
The burn ban will remain in effect for the next two weeks until the next regular appointed meeting, where the item will be considered again.
The Roscoe Fire Department had a fire prevention day at Roscoe ISD and Highland ISD on Friday Oct. 21, 2011. Students had the chance to see what a firefighter in full gear looks like. Shown is Roscoe Fire Chief Gary Armstrong speaking with children about fire safety and prevention.
At the end of last year the Texas Veterans Commission provided a grant to the Goodwill of West Texas.
"The first cycle that we earned was scheduled to end the 31st of October," explains Coordinator of Veterans Services, Chuck Wilson.
However, Goodwill cut the program two weeks sooner than that scheduled date, leaving employees out of a job.
"It came as a shock," says former employee Arlanda Knight.
Former employees say the loss to the city of Abilene is an unfortunate one.
Knight says, "The sad part about it is we are actually losing a great resource in this community."
Feral hogs are taking over the Texas countryside and Brown County resident Jerry Campbell is doing his best to rid the state of this costly nuisance. Last week, America got their first look at the Campbell family in their own reality show, âAmerican Hoggersâ, which premiered Wednesday, Oct. 19, on the A&E Network. The show features the Campbell family and their adventures as they struggle to rescue Texas residents and ranchers from the devastating chaos caused by millions of invasive wild boars, states A&E.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 146 calls for service, issued 16 citations and made 10 arrests from Oct. 21-23, 2011.
The SPD received 73, 911 calls.
â˘ 200 block of NE Georgia.
â˘ 100 block of Elm Street.
Calls for service:
â˘ Unattended death â 600 block of Lamar.
â˘ Family violence assault â 200 block of E. Avenue C.
â˘ Theft â 1700 block of Lamar.
â˘ Information â 1000 block of Bowie.
â˘ Information â 300 block of W. Colorado.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Male juvenile, 16 â Directive to apprehend.
â˘ Bruce McKinney, 29 â Drive on out of state license.