Archive - 2011 - News Article

December 14th

Pets available for adoption

December 14, 2011

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has six pets available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a blonde male lab mix. Another is a female brown chihuahua. Also available is a male blue heeler puppy as well as a brown female heeler puppy. A male pointer mix, colored brown and white is up for adoption as well. Another brown and white male mix breed is available for adoption to a loving home. According to Sweetwater's new animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.

SEED Board of Directors Meeting

December 14, 2011

The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors met for their monthly meeting on Monday morning, December 12, 2011 at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
Jim Clements with Oncor attended the meeting to discuss two issues: an update on the CREZ transmission project and the SEED Business Park lighting.
With five substations, a majority of the CREZ line has been completed. From a more narrow perspective, the local area has already been energized.

Nolan County Commissioners Meet

December 14, 2011

The Nolan County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday morning, December 12, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse, with several presentations being made on a variety of matters.
Three county residents presented an ongoing situation on County Road 235 to the court about several vehicles that drive at excessive speeds. Currently, no speed limit or warning signs are posted on the road.

Blotters for December 12, 2011

December 14, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 32 calls for service, issued five citations and made five arrests on Dec. 12, 2011.

The SPD received three, 911 calls.

Arrested by SPD:
• Juvenile, 15 — Disorderly conduct/fighting.
• Juvenile, 15 — Disorderly conduct/fighting.
• Juvenile, 16 — Disorderly conduct/fighting.
• Juvenile, 16 — Disrupting classroom activity.
• Eaon Acorn, 17 — Disorderly conduct/fighting/disrupting classroom activity.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served zero civil papers and made two arrests on Dec. 12, 2011.

December 13th

Nichols to assist on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

December 13, 2011

An area contractor will be making an appearance on a national Emmy award-winning reality show.
Charles Ray Nichols, owner of Nichols Contracting in Abilene, will be assisting Ty Pennington and the gang from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition". Mr. Nichols and his team will venture to Bastrop County as they help rebuild the home of a volunteer firefighter who lost her home and art studio during the September blazes.

Status of Nolan County Jail & Sheriff’s Office

December 13, 2011

Completing a whirlwind tour by county officials throughout Nolan County, the 5th and final community information hearing was held last Thursday night at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex in Sweetwater.
Two important topics were covered in each of these community meetings with the first being necessary repairs to the exterior of the Nolan County Courthouse and the second covering the need for a new Nolan County Jail and Sheriff’s Office. While both matters are very important, this article addresses the second issue of the jail and sheriff’s office.

Veteran’s Transportation Services

December 13, 2011

The West Texas VA Health Care System has increased transportation services available for Veterans in the 53,000 mile catchment area that lack reliable transportation or otherwise cannot get themselves to their scheduled appointments.

Star Search semi-finals at East Ridge Elementary

December 13, 2011

Shown are the East Ridge Elementary School Star Search competitors. Back row: Sydni Jackson, Samantha Lawhon and Thomas Hernandez. Front row: Kylie Reyes, MacKenzie Hawkins, Hannah Boone, Cameron Coldiron, Alyson Moore, Ramiro Lopez Jr. and Rachael Sparks.

Blotters for December 9-11, 2011

December 13, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 127 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made eight arrests from Dec. 9-11, 2011.

The SPD received 55, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 600 block of E Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of vehicle x2 — 1600 block of Grand.
• Burglary of vehicle — 800 block of E 15th.
• Theft/motorcycle — 1800 block of Henderson.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Cruelty to animals — 1600 block of E 13th.
• Information only — 200 block of Jenny George.

Arrested by SPD:
• Branden Almanza, 20 — Warrant/evading with previous conviction.

December 12th

Local music students perform at festival

December 12, 2011

Music students of Noreen Carson performed in the Woodward Dellis Recital Hall on the Hardin Simmons University campus in the Abilene Music Teachers Association’s annual Ensemble Festival.

Sweetwater High School fans who missed last week’s opening scrimmage will get a chance to meet the...
Sweetwater’s Jacoby Hunt (6) gets a block from lineman Cory Mendez (52) as he tries to pick up...
Current option holders to Sweetwater home football games have until Friday, Aug. 22 to renew...

 

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