Archive - Mar 2011 - News Article
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 110 calls for service, issued 18 citations and made five arrests from March 26-27, 2011.
The SPD received 67, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 1500 block of Ragland.
â€¢ Information only â€” 600 block of E. New Mexico.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 1300 block of Bristol.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€” 500 block of Bowie.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Nikkya Pinkerton, 27 â€” Criminal trespass/criminal mischief.
â€¢ Frenchesca Rico, 17 â€” Warrant.
â€¢ Pedro Villanueva, 41 â€” Driving while license invalid.
The Nolan County Plaza was rocked out on Saturday evening with a live performance by local band Static Pulse to end the week's Sweetwater Music Festival. Many music venues were held throughout the week, bringing different types of music for all to enjoy in Sweetwater.
Highland High School's one-act play advanced from Zone Competition in Roby on Tuesday, March 22. Scenes from "The Fastest Woman Alive," by Karen Sunde, published by Dramatic Publishing, is the story of Jackie Cochran and the WASP â€” Women's Aircorp Service Pilots â€” who were stationed at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas during WWII. The play tells of the heroism, triumphs and hardships of these very special, determined and dedicated women. The story brings to life a significant period in the history of the world, Nolan County and Sweetwater.
Dale Stowe, pastor of the Word of God church in Sweetwater, is about to embark on a mission trip to Reynosa, Mexico.
Pastor Stowe shares about his trip for many reasons. He wants to bring attention to answering God's call and so that he also might be lifted up in prayer for the duration of the trip.
The journey began through Larry Goff, a forty-year missionary who has traveled the world and specializes in ministering in South America. In this particular mission effort, Goff has been near the Texas, Mexico and Arizona borders to reach people who are in need of help.
The Sweetwater Music Festival continued on Thursday evening with Laney Wallace, 2011 Miss Snake Charmer singing the National Anthem at the semi-annual meeting of the West Texas-New Mexico leadership alliance networking event at the National WASP World War II Museum and the Sweetwater Municipal Band providing the entertainment (shown).
Sweetwater played host for the sixth year to international trade officials and regional leaders from West Texas and New Mexico on Thursday evening at the semi-annual meeting of the West Texas-New Mexico leadership alliance networking event at the National WASP World War II Museum. Leaders discussed everything from education and energy to agriculture and community strategies. More than 150 people attended the event from Texas, New Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom. Pictured, Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham speaks with Paul Lynch, Council General for the United Kingdom.
What can you do to protect the water you drink?
Janie Harris, the Extension Housing and Environmental Specialist with the Texas A&M University System, composed an article in 2004 entitled "Your Actions Can Help Protect Our Drinking Water". In November 2010, the three-page report was revised to include more vital information.
Jason Gazaille Asst. Vice President of First Financial Bank, presents a donated check to Tonya Challis in charge of SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) for the Taste of Sweetwater event set for Monday, April 11, 2011.
Sweetwater Masonic Lodge #571 will have its third dinner benefitting the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.
Last year, the Masons were able to raise about $6,000 for the WTCAC. Some of the money comes from the dinner, but most comes from the silent auction that is held before and during the dinner. Those wanting to bid in the silent auction will find a wide variety of items to choose from. "There is something for everybody," said Mason Jim McKenzie.
The local Bluebonnet Club discussed the serious financial topic of reverse mortgages at their meeting on Monday afternoon, March 7.
Guest speaker Scott Morgan of Morgan Real Estate offered great information along with some harrowing details on the almost predatory contact made by organizations who promote this doubtful yet legal practice sometimes pitched as 'tax-free income'.
A reverse mortgage is a type of home equity loan where homeowners put their homes up as collateral to receive loan proceeds. Texas authorized reverse mortgages in 1999.