Archive - Jul 2011 - News Article

July 26th

Couple donates time to Memories

July 26, 2011

Rick and Patty Davis of Sweetwater have been volunteering their time and money at the Garden of Memories cemetery in Sweetwater for the past five years. In addition to landscaping, watering and general maintenance of plots, they donated $200 towards the water bill. Rick and Patty don't just tend their own family plots; the plots of family friends are also looked after. The couple knows that not everyone can make it out to the family plots on a regular basis, so they keep an eye on things.

Burn ban continues for the county

July 26, 2011

The Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for its regular meeting on Monday morning, July 25, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Though two commissioners were away — Terry Willman of Precinct 1 in New York City and Precinct 3 Commissioner Tommy White in the Dominican Republic, several matters were still deliberated on by the other half of the group (Precincts 2 and 4 Commissioners Terry Locklar and Tony Lara, respectively).

Jack in the Box closed

July 26, 2011

The Sweetwater Jack in the Box has been closed since Friday, July 8, 2011, according to the Jack in the Box corporate office. According to the corporate office, the franchisee of the location is Clarissa Kopchak of Stephenville, who also owns the Jack in the Box in Abilene that is also closed. Many calls to Kopchak remain unanswered and messaged have not been returned. It is unknown whether the closings are temporary or permanent.

Blotters for July 22-24, 2011

July 26, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 130 calls for service, issued 12 citations and made 12 arrests from July 22-24, 2011.

The SPD received 85, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 800 block of E. Oklahoma.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Criminal mischief — 500 block of Locust.
• Theft — 100 block of Hill.
• Theft — 200 block of Lamar.
• Criminal mischief — 1900 block of Avalon Drive.
• Evading arrest/detention — 1300 block of Alamo.

Arrested by SPD
• Gloria Medina, 47 — Warrant.
• Curtis Quintana, 42 — Public intoxication.

July 25th

Hastings to close

July 25, 2011

AMARILLO, Texas, — Hastings Entertainment, Inc., a leading multimedia entertainment retailer with 145 stores in 20 states has announced the closing of its 1102 East Broadway location in Sweetwater on Aug. 20, 2011. The store will be conducting a going out of business sale through Aug. 20, 2011.
The Sweetwater, Texas location is closing due to store operating profit being less than that required by management. This location employs approximately 35 full and part-time associates. All gift cards can be redeemed at www.gohastings.com.

Immunization Fun Day held at SNCHD; Gas cards given away

July 25, 2011

Pictured is Lilia Melendez, LVN at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department preparing to give Avery Jones, daughter of Nikki Jones vaccines
during Immunization Fun Day 2.
Tanja Jennings, LVN at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department presented Ekaterina Griffith with a $50 gas card she won during Immunization Fun Day 2. AtAll Kite won the other $50 gas card.

Cancer support group offered by Cancer Services Network

July 25, 2011

Cancer Services Network will offer a six-week educational support group for those interested in learning to live beyond a diagnosis of cancer. Sessions are set for 5:30-7 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 18, 2011, at the Hinds Square Classroom located at 100 Chestnut, Suite 112. Cancer Services Network is an agency of the Nolan County United Way.

July 23rd

Hastings announces the closing of its Sweetwater store

July 23, 2011

AMARILLO, Texas, — Hastings Entertainment, Inc., a leading multimedia entertainment retailer with 145 stores in 20 states has announced the closing of its 1102 East Broadway location on Aug. 20, 2011. The store will be conducting a going out of business sale through Aug. 20, 2011.
The Sweetwater, Texas location is closing due to store operating profit being less than that required by management. This location employs approximately 35 full and part-time associates. All gift cards can be redeemed at www.gohastings.com.

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Generous donation made by prize winner

July 23, 2011

The drawing for the four Rangers tickets and $150 Mastercard to benefit the Wounded Warriors project was held Friday, July 15, 2011 at Texas National Bank. Raffle tickets were sold to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Alliance. Funds from the ticket sales will send a wounded soldier to Eagles Summit Ranch in Junction, TX for both training and tools needed to turn tragedy into triumph. Drawing the winner was Jim Kelley, Chief of Police. The winner of the prize package was Ron Johnston. Ron very generously donated the tickets and Mastercard to the family of local Wounded Warrior Cpl.

United Way golf tournament set

July 23, 2011

Hot temperatures aren't stopping Nolan County United Way from driving for a good cause. 
The summer golf tournament Drive for United Way has been set for Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Sweetwater Country Club. There will be an 8 a.m. scramble with a shotgun start. 
“The funds raised from the tournament will once again go towards supporting our 10 local agencies,” Wendy Smartt, NCUW executive director, said. 

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