On Thursday morning, Sweetwater firefighters responded to a fire at the cotton compress on Alabama Avenue (shown). Several cotton bales were on fire and the blaze is still under investigation according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.
Also, on Wednesday morning, Sweetwater firefighters responded to a grass fire at Lake Sweetwater. The cause of the fire that burned one acre of land is under investigation according to Madden.
The next live music performance at JavaJax will take place Saturday, June 18, with Bobby Bridger performing his "Seekers of the Fleece" show. There will be a steak dinner, served at 7 p.m. and the show will be at 8 p.m. Cost for the dinner and show is $24, with the show only for $12.
A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house was held at Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation at their new location on the east end of Sweetwater by the Texas Department of Transportation office off of Interstate 20. The new facility is licensed for 96 residents. Among the four wings, there are six private rooms and the rest are semi-private rooms. Each wing dead-ends into a sitting area, which has telephones, plasma televisions and couches. Each room has a bed, a chair and a wardrobe closet.
TXU Energy has launched a new electricity plan in Texas for customers looking for a plan that does not require a deposit.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 49 calls for service, issued five citations and made two arrests on June 15, 2011.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 1400 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 1300 block of James.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Arthur John, 41 â€”Â Warrants.
â€¢ Jesus Rodriguez, 27 â€”Â Driving while license invalid.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served three civil papers and made four arrests on June 15, 2011.
Arrested by SPD: