Archive - Sep 23, 2011 - News Article

New Future Sweetwater class begins

September 23, 2011

The Future Sweetwater class of 2012 started their program on Wednesday morning at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the program is designed for students to learn in a hands-on, interactive environment which allows them to have fun and bond while they learn and problem solve. The Future Sweetwater program follows the same basic setup and curriculum as Leadership Sweetwater, but is geared towards the youth.

Chamber Banquet is Monday

September 23, 2011

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its 47th Annual Membership Banquet on Monday, Sept. 26, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. The theme for this year's banquet is "Spotlight on Sweetwater".
There will be eight spaces open for businesses to "spotlight" their products/services. It is first come, first serve. There will not be a fee — however, you must be registered. Please call the Chamber for more information and registration.

Ludlum Measurements donates to BEST robotics program

September 23, 2011

The BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics competition recently received a donation from Ludlum Measurements, a major sponsor of the program. Don Ludlum, Larry Ludlum and Richard Smola of Ludlum Measurements are shown presenting the check to BEST Steering Committee members Joni Coons, Austin Mullins and Director Terry Blankenship. The next round of competition will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15, for Practice Day at the Sweetwater TSTC (Texas State Technical College) campus.

Statewide gas price average decreases six cents

September 23, 2011

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is $3.38, six cents less than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. 
The national average is $3.56, also six cents less than last week.  The statewide average price is 18 cents less than the national average.  The most expensive gasoline average in the state is in Amarillo at $3.47.  Ft. Worth is reporting the least expensive average in the state at $3.30 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Sweetwater’s gas price is currently $3.48 for a gallon of regular unleaded.

Blotters for September 21, 2011

September 23, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued no citations and made five arrests on Sept. 21, 2011.

The SPD received 28, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Information only — 300 block of NW Georgia.

Arrested by SPD
• Londa Bussey, 44 — Public intoxication.
• Raymond Balderas, 60 — Criminal trespassing warning/possession of a controlled substance.
• Kenneth Acorn, 22 — possession of a controlled substance.
• Courtney Frausto, 22 — Warrant.
• Anthony Brown, 25 — Warrant.

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