Archive - Jun 14, 2011 - News Article
According to the Texas Forest Service, right at 500 acres were burned in a fire near Lake Trammell over the weekend. According to Nolan County Sheriff David Warren, the fire began on County Road 145 and was caused by a burning deer carcass. Ralph Lynch received a citation for the illegal burning during a burn ban.
In light of the Lake Trammell fire on Friday, June 10, some decisions were made by the Nolan County Commissioners at its regular meeting on Monday morning, June 13, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
A major approval was made banning the sale and use of fireworks due to the extremely dry weather conditions. Audience input was offered at the beginning of the discussion, with most voicing their agreement in the ban.
The annual Flag Day retirement ceremony at the Sweetwater Elks Lodge has been postponed due to the Nolan County burn ban and will be rescheduled when the burn ban is lifted.
Sweetwater Outreach Week was held June 9-11, 2011, and many local youth from local churches helped in efforts to assist local homeowners.
SOW is designed to help homeowners have pride in the house, help members to learn the blessings of service, and to give the Sweetwater community a renewed sense of faith in their fellow neighbors.
SOW selects several homes in the Sweetwater area that are in need of a â€śface liftâ€ť and then sends out a team of volunteers to scrape, paint and do various forms of yard work, all free of charge. They provide the paint, equipment and workers.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 109 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made four arrests on June 11 to 12, 2011.
The SPD received 50, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1400 block of Josephine.
â€˘ Public intoxication â€”Â 800 block of Alamo.
â€˘ Minor in consumption â€”Â 800 block of Alamo.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 400 block of Colorado.
â€˘ Disorderly conduct/discharge firearm â€”Â Circle Drive.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 800 block of E. Fourteenth.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1000 block of Silas.
Arrested by SPD: