Archive - Jan 2012 - News Article

Home invasion pays off

January 31, 2012

Brookshire’s Food and Pharmacy stores recently brought back the Food Club Frenzy to give customers a chance to win $500 and a new Chevrolet Camaro valued at approximately $40,000.

EQIP ranking period ends Friday, Feb. 3

January 31, 2012

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) District Conservationist Mandi M. Ligon reminds agriculture producers that the ranking period cut-off date for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is Feb. 3, 2012. Producers interested in EQIP should submit applications to the Nolan County NRCS office by the deadline so their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.

Texas National Bank to host Chamber Coffee

January 31, 2012

Texas National Bank will host the monthly Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Coffee and celebrate Texas Independence Day at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, in the bank's lobby at 400 East Broadway.
Texas National Bank opened for business on Monday, May 8, 1995, immediately following its acquisition of the Sweetwater Branch of Hamlin National Bank, which had been operating in Sweetwater since January of 1990. In 1997 the bank acquired the local branch of Bluebonnet Savings from State National Bank.

Blotters for January 27-29, 2012

January 31, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 128 calls for service, issued nine citations and made 10 arrests from Jan. 27-29, 2012.

The SPD received 55, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1100 block of E. Broadway.
• 1100 block of E. Broadway.
• 2000 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 800 block of E. Broadway.
• Theft — 500 block of E. Texas.
• Burglary — 1000 block of Lamar.
• Sexual assault — 200 block of Jenny George.
• Assault — 1600 block of Grand Ave.
• Theft — 1300 block of James.
• Criminal mischief — 800 block of W. Third.

January 30th

Caregiving meeting planned at RPMH

January 30, 2012

Caring for an elderly or ill relative is not an easy task and can sometimes take a considerable toll on the caregiver’s physical and emotional health. With this in mind, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) and the Area Agency on Aging are joining together to provide the community with a special program on Feb. 8. Valuable information will be shared during this free event on resources and supports available for caregivers.

Fire consumes home

January 30, 2012

Sweetwater firefighters Brad Payne and Jarrett Knowles are shown hosing down items from a home destroyed by a dryer fire the previous night around 11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, on Lou Street in Sweetwater. The family of five living in the home lost everything to the blaze, but all made it out safely.

Highland Heights opens doors for SNAP clients

January 30, 2012

When the City Commission presented the deteriorating condition and temporary closing of the local SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) building for reconstruction this January, a local church stepped up to fill the void left by the facilities.
Highland Heights United Methodist Church has opened its doors for SNAP attendees to use as a temporary meeting location. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, folks can bring their own lunch or their purchased meal from SNAP — the kitchen remains open during this time — and dine in the church's fellowship hall.

Wallace crowned 2012 Yucca Queen

January 30, 2012

Sweetwater High School Senior Laney Wallace was crowned the 2012 Yucca Queen by Carly Johnson, last year's Yucca Queen. Wallace is shown with escort, Spencer Young.

Time nears for re-registration of marks and brands

January 30, 2012

Every 10 years, Texas requires that marks and brands be re-registered in the county or counties in which you operate. 
The next re-registration period began Aug. 31, 2011, and concludes Feb. 29, 2012. After the conclusion date, all marks and brands that have not been re-registered are automatically available for registration by another party. 
The cost of registering brands in Nolan County is $16 per location. Payment may be made by cash, check or credit/debit card.

Scam alert: SPD warns of bogus telephone calls

January 30, 2012

Officials with the Sweetwater Police Department say area residents should remain vigilant as they investigate reports of a possible phone scam where callers are identifying themselves as payday loan representatives, asking for payments on loans taken out by those they are calling. According to Sweetwater Police Officer Armando Renteria, a local resident received a call in which a person — with a foreign accent — claimed to be collecting for a payday loan company that she had a loan with, wanting immediate payment on the loan.

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