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Blotters for June 30, 2011

July 2, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 29 calls for service, issued no citations and made four arrests on June 30, 2011.

The SPD received 19, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Sexual assault — Sweetwater area.

Arrested by SPD
• Ocie Jennings, 40 of Sweetwater — Possession of marijuana.
• Roger Smith, 44 of Sweetwater — Public intoxication.
• James Raney, 21 of Sweetwater — Warrant.
• Faith Stansell, 48 of Sweetwater — Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served five civil papers and made one arrest on June 30, 2011.

FOIA documents reveal Stamford in closed door negotiations over coal plant water demand

July 2, 2011

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents reveal that representatives of the City of Stamford have been negotiating behind closed doors since 2009 with the proposed Tenaska coal plant over what is likely thousands of acre feet per year of Stamford water. Stamford, along with about 94 percent of Texas was in a state of severe, extreme or exceptional drought as of June 7, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor and drought conditions are not expected to subside in the near future.

AgriLife Extension drought/fire program looks at alternatives 

July 2, 2011

SWEETWATER – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service offices in Nolan and Fisher counties will conduct a program for cattle producers hit by drought and fire from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6 at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex in Sweetwater. 
“It’s been a tough year with no end in sight,” said Zachary Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County. “Many of our producers have had a double-whammy due to the ongoing dry weather coupled with the huge wildfires we’ve been having.

Texas House of Representatives passes HR 295 honoring TSTC

July 2, 2011

Rep. Susan L. King as Joint Author proudly announces passage of HR 295 honoring Texas State Technical College-West Texas as a top ten percent award winner as chosen by the Aspen Institute. TSTC-West Texas is one of only 120 community colleges nationwide to receive this prestigious distinction.

OCLA donates to local VFDs

July 2, 2011

The Oak Creek Lake Association (OCLA) announced contributions of $1,000 to the Volunteer Fire Departments (VFD) of Blackwell and Bronte as well as $1,000 to each Emergency Medical Services (EMS) of Bronte and Blackwell for a total of $4,000 contributed.
The City of Sweetwater owns Oak Creek Lake and surrounding property (with few exceptions) and leases lake lots to individuals. The lake is the major source of drinking water to the city of Sweetwater. The lessees pay taxes in Coke County and some lake lots pay Blackwell ISD taxes.

Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

July 2, 2011

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in solving a crime that occurred at the Sweetwater Country Club. Sometime between 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2011, and 10 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2011, unknown person(s) caused damage to several golf carts and also caused damage to one of the greens on the golf course.
Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward for information received this week that leads to an arrest or indictment in this case.
Crime Stoppers wants your information, not your name.
Help take a bite out crime — call Crime Stoppers at (325) 235-TIPS or (325) 235-8477.

RPMH salutes hometown heroes

July 2, 2011

Employees of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital recently donated bottled water to assist local firefighters and volunteers. "The RPMH staff is proud of the great job all county firefighters and volunteers have done in defending the county against the fires and want to say thank you for all the hard, difficult work.” Shown from left to right are Kim Kiser, Esther Regalado, Ronny Ashley, Steve Clark, Grant Madden and Carla Howard.

Movie day fun at Kids Kampus

July 2, 2011

The students at Kids Kampus school-age center had the chance to take a fun field trip on Friday to the Texas Theater. The students watched an animated movie and also received a personal popcorn and drink to enjoy the movie.

Cutting horse competition in Sweetwater

July 2, 2011

The Big Country Cutting Horse Association Secretary and Director of Big Country Cutting Horse Association, Suzy Watson received a check in the amount of $17,500 from the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. A competition was held this weekend at the Nolan County Coliseum. Shown giving the check are Chamber President Tom Rees, Jr. and Chamber Executive Vice President Jacque McCoy.

Disaster declaration continues

July 2, 2011

The Nolan County Commissioners Court called a special meeting on Friday, July 1, at the Nolan County Courthouse.
As approval must take place on a weekly basis, approval was once again given to extend the disaster declaration for Nolan County along with the order prohibiting outdoor burning for one week.

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