Archive - Aug 2011 - News Article
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 Gilbertâs 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 âÂ 1000 block of View.
â˘ Criminal trespass âÂ 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 âÂ I-20 east bound.
â˘Â Illegal dumping âÂ CR 105.
On June 11, 2011, students from Team Chip Tae Kwon Do Sweetwater tested for promotion in rank.
The City Commission met for a brief meeting on Tuesday morning, Aug. 23, 2011 at City Hall.
The only action item on the agenda was for the first reading of an Ordinance fixing and levying the rate of 48 cents per $100 valuation, which was approved to be adopted. Two public hearings were held on the matter before today's action, and it was noted that the tax rate has seen no change in the past six years.
The final reading will now take place at the next city meeting slated for Tuesday morning, Sept. 13.
Mustang Moms will be holding a Tailgate Party before the football game against Vernon on Friday, Aug. 26, from 5:30-6:20 p.m. During this time, Little Mustangs will be able to pick up their Adopt-a-Mustang t-shirt and picture button. Juice pouches, chips and snacks will be handed out along with t-shirts and buttons. Mustang Moms are asking that the Little Mustangs show up at the track parking lot promptly at 5:30 p.m. as there are 44 t-shirts and buttons to be passed out.
On Monday, Sept. 12, afternoon television in the Big Country will get a lot more local when KTAB launches KTAB 4u. Hosted by KTABâs Alex Hayes, KTAB 4u is a 30-minute locally produced lifestyle program that will focus on womenâs issues.
âI canât tell you how many times local businesses have asked to be interviewed. KTAB 4 will give us an opportunity to interview local businesses which in turn will give them the chance to communicate to the local consumers in a way that has not been done before in the Big Country,â said KTAB General Manager Eric Thomas.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 61 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Aug. 23, 2011.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Theft âÂ 400 block of NE Georgia.
â˘ Criminal trespass âÂ 1100 block of Bell.
Arrested by SPD
â˘ Terry Allen, 36 âÂ Warrant.
â˘Â James Crosley, 37 âÂ Family violence assault.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 14 calls for service, served 11 civil papers and made four arrests on Aug. 23, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
Six entered guilty pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2011.
Of those six was Shayqualpa Rene (Shay) Walker who pled guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a first degree felony. Walker was indicted in March by Grand Jury for the offense.
The charges stemmed from the January stabbing of Carvin Coy Lemmons.
Sweetwater Police officers responded to a 911 call of an unresponsive male at Apache Bend Apartments on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 shortly before 2 p.m.