Archive - Oct 27, 2011 - News Article
Bugs invaded the Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater on Saturday, Oct. 22. Eight Region 14 high schools competed in the inaugural BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics competition, where Roscoe took home top honors.
Students went head-to-head in the categories of robotics, marketing, exhibits, engineering notebook and spirit and sportsmanship. Roscoe placed first in exhibits, marketing and sportsmanship snagging the overall BEST award, while Sweetwater placed first in robotics. Both teams are now preparing for the regional round in Dallas on Nov. 18-20.Â
Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) has a redesigned website that went live last Friday. The new website (with information still under construction) will better represent the community and SEEDâ€™s efforts in business expansion and retention. It is much easier to navigate, according to SEED staff members and allows the SEED staff to keep it updated in house. "The new website, along with social media connections, will assist us in making sure our community and our customers are aware of the progress Sweetwater is experiencing," said SEED Executive Director Ken Becker.
Halloween is just around the cornerâ€¦and the folks at WTU Retail Energy have their costumes ready and are honing their survival skills against zombies as they tune in one of their favorite shows, AMCâ€™s The Walking Dead. So they put our heads together, literally picking them off the floor, to help pass on some basic survival skills, in case of a zombie apocalypse.
First, youâ€™ll need to recognize said creatures. Then, youâ€™ll need to spot any subtle infiltrations by them.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued five citations and made two arrests on Oct. 25, 2011.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 1100 block of Elm.
â€¢ Possession of drug paraphernalia â€” 1700 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Christopher Medina, 24 â€” Warrants.
â€¢ Tammy Williams, 24 â€” Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Oct. 25, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO: