Archive - Feb 17, 2011 - News Article

Food vendors must have permits at Round-Up

February 17, 2011

The Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up is approaching fast, and during this event there are many temporary food vendors. A temporary food vendor is a food establishment that operates for a period of no more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration. All temporary food vendors should have a copy of their last inspection form visible to customers. The public can help control unpermitted individuals and organizations from selling unsafe food by asking if they are permitted.

Military families to benefit from patriotic tote sales at Bealls

February 17, 2011

In a show of support for U.S. military families, Bealls stores are now selling a patriotic-themed, reusable shopping tote with all proceeds benefitting Operation Homefront, a national organization providing emergency financial assistance and other vital support services to the families of U.S. soldiers. Beginning Feb. 16, customers can purchase the shopping tote at any Bealls store for $5 and 100 percent of the funds are donated to the charity.

Municipal Auditorium to host ‘Godspell’

February 17, 2011

Sweetwater’s historic Municipal Auditorium will host a live Broadway musical on Saturday evening, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. when “Godspell” takes the stage. “Godspell” is a production of Abilene High School’s drama department and choir, and is directed by Clay Freeman. Freeman was Sweetwater High School’s drama director in the 1970s and took Sweetwater students to second place in state theater competition in 1973. This is the only tour stop for the Abilene High School show, brought to Sweetwater because of Freeman’s long-time connections to Sweetwater.

Three arrested on sealed indictments

February 17, 2011

On Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 16, 2011, Nolan County Sheriff’s Deputies served two of the 10 sealed indictments handed down by the grand jury on Tuesday. They were assisted by local Texas DPS Troopers.
Deputies went to 114 1/2 Fisher Street in Sweetwater and arrested three subjects.
• Jerry Dewitt Washington Jr., age 25 – charged with possession of a controlled substance (Penalty Group 1 – namely cocaine), a State Jail Felony. His bond was set at $5,000.

Nolan Nursing residents move to new facility

February 17, 2011

Nolan Nursing and Rehab residents were moved to their new facility on the east end of Sweetwater by the Texas Department of Transportation office from their Lamar Street location.

Fisher County fire being monitored

February 17, 2011

The fire that burned in South Fisher County on Monday and Tuesday continued to be monitored on Wednesday and control is expected by Friday evening, according to The State of Texas State Operations Center (SOC). Roby, Rotan, Hamlin, Lake Sweetwater, Nolan, Roscoe Volunteer Fire Departments, Sweetwater, Snyder Fire Departments, Fisher County Road and Bridge Department, Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol and Texas Forest Service responded to the fire. Above, a Texas Forest Service helicopter helps control hot spots of the fire on Wednesday afternoon.

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