A storm packing high winds blew through Sweetwater on Thursday afternoon, leaving a trail of damage behind.
Winds toppled power lines on Interstate 20, temporarily closing the highway. The roof of 7-11 along Interstate 20 was blown off into the Highland Heights United Methodist Church parking lot and a wreck also occurred on Interstate 20 about the same time. The interstate was blocked for some time due to the downed power line.
The Sweetwater Reporter was recently denied sideline access to Sweetwater Mustang home football games by Sweetwater Independent School District Superintendent Terry Pittman. Ron Howell, sports editor for the Reporter, was contacted this past Monday by Pittman and told that the Reporter would not be allowed to have its contract photographer on the sidelines for the game. However, Pittman would not reveal the reason for this decision to Howell.
Laura Gilbertâ€™s name was drawn as the winner of the Texas Rangers Prize Package from Meek Blood Center. The prize package included four tickets to see the Rangers play the L.A. Angels on Aug. 26, a one night hotel stay and a $50 debit card. Laura is a mail carrier and a two gallon donor withÂ Meek Blood Center.
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, urges producers who want to purchase coverage through the Noninsurable Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) to do so before the sales closing date of Sept. 1, 2011.
NAP provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to normal disasters.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued three citations and made no arrests on Aug. 24, 2011.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
â€˘ 300 block of E. Avenue A.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1000 block of View.
â€˘ Criminal trespass â€”Â 600 block of Pecan.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served five civil papers and made no arrests on Aug. 24, 2011.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Court Bailiff â€” County Court at Law.
â€˘ Stranded motorist â€”Â I-20 east bound.
â€˘Â Illegal dumping â€”Â CR 105.