The Sweetwater City Commission met for its regular meeting on Tuesday morning, Aug. 9, 2011 at City Hall for two public hearings as well as an assortment of approvals on action items.
The first public hearing was in regards to the Proposed Budget for 2011-2012, yet no input was heard from the small audience requiring no action to be taken. The proposed budget will raise more total property taxes than last year's budget by 2.74% and of that amount, $53,833 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the roll this year.
Campbellfest 2011, a benefit concert for Snyder Police Cpl. Darrell Campbell, is taking shape and several musical acts will perform during the three-day event.
The concert will be held Aug. 19-21 at The Coliseum and organizers have launched a website (www.campbellfest2011. com).
Tickets are available at KSNY and B's Beverage Barn in Snyder and Sharp Shooter's in Lubbock. The cost is $20 in advance for adults and $25 if purchased at the door. Children between the ages of six and 11 will be admitted for $10 while those five and under will be able to attend free.
Congressman Mike Conaway made a pit stop in Sweetwater on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 for a lunchtime meeting with local community leaders at the Sweetwater Country Club.
The Republican representative of the 11th Congressional District of Texas led the discussion about several of the happenings in Washington as well as issues which affect local voters.
Bonten Media Groupâ€™s KTXS-TV (ABC) and KTXE-TV (ABC) became the first television stations in the Abilene-Sweetwater and San Angelo markets to broadcast local news in high definition (HD) at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Aug. 9, 2011.
The SPD received 35, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 200 block of Arizona.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 100 block of Gillespie.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1200 block of SE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Felix Trevino, 50 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€˘ Robert Ackerson, 49 â€”Â Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on Aug. 9, 2011.