Archive - Jul 2011 - News Article

July 19th

SH 70 resurfacing project rescheduled

July 19, 2011

ABILENE, Texas – A project to resurface 6.4 miles of SH 70 in Nolan County south of Sweetwater has been postponed.
The work originally was scheduled to begin this week, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the contractor now anticipates a start date next week, said Mary Beth Kilgore, Abilene District public information officer.
TxDOT officials still expect the project to be finished by mid-fall, weather permitting.
Stephens-Martin Paving LP of Abilene will resurface and improve the portion of SH 70 from I-20 to almost two miles south of FM 1809.

Much needed rain stays out of area, little chance for measurable accumulation

July 19, 2011

Burnt grass is seen all around a wooden post and rain gauge at a local home during the recent Lake Sweetwater fire. The rain gauge was melted. Although Nolan County did see little rain on Saturday, July 16, it was barely measurable. Oak Creek received 0.05 inches of rain, making the total for the year 2.77 inches. Lake Trammell received no rain and it has received 1.00 inch of rain for the year. Lake Sweetwater also received no rain and has received 1.71 inches of rain for the year. The Filter Plant, Wastewater Plant and Booster B received no rain. Well Field P.S.

Blotters for July 15-17, 2011

July 19, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 142 calls for service, issued nine citations and made seven arrests from July 15-17, 2011.

The SPD received 81, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• East Interchange.
• 1600 block of Lamar.
• 900 block of Lamar.
• 1500 block of Walnut.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1600 block of Grand.
• Family violence assault — 600 block of Jack Lambert.
• Impede breath — 17th Street.
• Theft — 1000 block of Oak Street.
• Theft — 900 block of Lamar.
• Theft — 200 block of E. Oklahoma.
• Theft — 700 block of E. Avenue B.

July 18th

Organizers looking to hold benefit concert for injured Snyder officer

July 18, 2011

Organizers are developing plans for a weekend concert to benefit a Snyder Police Officer who was shot in the head last week.
Organizer Jamie Crowley says she's booked the Snyder Coliseum for the weekend of August 19-21 in an effort to raise money for Darrell Campbell. Campbell has a long road to recovery ahead of him. He remains in critical condition.
Crowley is now trying to spark interest and raise funds on the social media website Facebook.

NCBR awards four scholarships

July 18, 2011

The Nolan County Board of Realtors was very excited at the number of applicants who applied for their $500 college scholarship. This scholarship was made available to all of the graduating high school seniors in Nolan County, planning to further their education. The NCBR Scholarship Committee was also very impressed with the number of applicants that were qualified to receive this award. It was a very difficult job for the selection committee.

Plea entered

July 18, 2011

One person entered a plea last week to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
John Cole Johnson pled true to a motion to adjudicate. Johnson was originally put on community supervision on June 21, 2010 for burglary of a habitation, a second degree felony. The offense occurred on May 19, 2010.

July 15th

TSTC culinary arts students to be at Brookshire's

July 15, 2011

Culinary arts students from Texas State Technical College will be at Brookshire's grocery store in Sweetwater on Saturday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to fix a great meal and teach those interested how to make the meal.

Blotter for July 14, 2011

July 15, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued five citations and made one arrest on July 14, 2011.

The SPD received 10, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 700 block of Fisher.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 200 block of SE Georgia.
• Criminal mischief — 1400 block of Hailey.
• Criminal mischief — 800 block of E Alabama.
• False report to police officer — 800 block of E Alabama.
Arrested by SPD
• Jerry Washington, 26 — Warrants/possession of marijuana/possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 1.

City water facilities discussed

July 15, 2011

With a wide variety of items on the agenda, the City Commission met for its regular meeting on Tuesday morning, July 12, 2011 at City Hall.
Two strong presentations were made during the meeting, one regarding inspections of the local water storage facilities. John Voller with the engineering firm Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd made the presentation, offering a handout with photos for the commissioners to peruse.
Out of the nine total water facilities, five have been recently updated or are new. The other four were the main topic of the presentation.

Kashani is library Artist of the Month

July 15, 2011

Anis Kashani first started quilting as a hobby for many different events.
Kashani still enjoys creating designs for her quilts, but lately she has taken on other mediums to work with.
She has experimented with charcoal content for quite some time. She enjoys working on photo portraits of people and pets. She still enjoys working with this media, although just two years ago she taught herself to paint with acrylics, painting portraits and abstracts.

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