An area contractor will be making an appearance on a national Emmy award-winning reality show.
Charles Ray Nichols, owner of Nichols Contracting in Abilene, will be assisting Ty Pennington and the gang from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition". Mr. Nichols and his team will venture to Bastrop County as they help rebuild the home of a volunteer firefighter who lost her home and art studio during the September blazes.
Completing a whirlwind tour by county officials throughout Nolan County, the 5th and final community information hearing was held last Thursday night at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex in Sweetwater.
Two important topics were covered in each of these community meetings with the first being necessary repairs to the exterior of the Nolan County Courthouse and the second covering the need for a new Nolan County Jail and Sheriffâ€™s Office. While both matters are very important, this article addresses the second issue of the jail and sheriffâ€™s office.
The West Texas VA Health Care System has increased transportation services available for Veterans in the 53,000 mile catchment area that lack reliable transportation or otherwise cannot get themselves to their scheduled appointments.
Shown are the East Ridge Elementary School Star Search competitors. Back row: Sydni Jackson, Samantha Lawhon and Thomas Hernandez. Front row: Kylie Reyes, MacKenzie Hawkins, Hannah Boone, Cameron Coldiron, Alyson Moore, Ramiro Lopez Jr. and Rachael Sparks.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 127 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made eight arrests from Dec. 9-11, 2011.
The SPD received 55, 911 calls.
â€˘ 600 block of E Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of vehicle x2 â€” 1600 block of Grand.
â€˘ Burglary of vehicle â€” 800 block of E 15th.
â€˘ Theft/motorcycle â€” 1800 block of Henderson.
â€˘ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Cruelty to animals â€” 1600 block of E 13th.
â€˘ Information only â€” 200 block of Jenny George.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Branden Almanza, 20 â€” Warrant/evading with previous conviction.