Archive - Nov 2012 - News Article
The roar of motorcycles usually signals that some bikers are getting together to go somewhere and have some fun riding down the highway. This year for the first time in Nolan County, the roar of motorcycles will signal the start of the Goodfellows Motorcycle Toy/Canned Good Run. Bikers are known for many things, but one thing they know within their world is that there is generosity among bikers. There is a saying in the biker world that says that a fellow biker will help whenever possible, with whatever means necessary.
Live entertainment returns to the Texas Theatre this weekend. The Sweetwater Texas Theatre Acquisition and Renovation (STTAR) board of directors, along with KXOX and Perfect City Productions, is hosting an evening of live entertainment this Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Texas.
Several members from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) were in Sweetwater on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 28, to assist local law enforcement in a recent accident on the 1300 block of Lamar.
Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda stated that DPS has a reconstruction team, in which they rebuild different crash scenes. Different objects are used in the computer-generated reconstruction, which maps out the scene from its start and progresses, leading up to the crash to determine the position of the people and vehicles.
The Superintendent's Report was given during the November meeting of the Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees, which highlighted a wide variety of issues within the school district.
One update given was on the district's food service, as changes had to be made locally--along with all the other districts in the nation--due to the amendments in the National School Lunch Program. Though feedback has been varied, a majority of students are not pleased with the changes.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Nov. 27, 2012.
The SPD received 25, 911 calls.
â€¢ 3200 block of W. Broadway
Calls for service:
â€¢ Assault â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
â€¢Â Disorderly conduct â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
â€¢Â Theft â€”Â 300 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Assault â€”Â 600 block of Jack Lambert.
â€¢ Information â€”Â 600 block of Jack Lambert.
â€¢ Credit/debit card abuse â€”Â 1000 block of Brand.
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€”Â 800 block of E. 17th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Lee Nolan Mathis, 28 â€” Warrant.
Expect mostly sunny skies this morning with a high near 73. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 50, with southern winds around 15 mph. Gusts could top out at 20 mph.
Visit weather.gov to get a weekend weather preview.
This year, pop up some holiday fun by making these clever â€” and delicious â€” popcorn treats. With these recipes itâ€™s easy to create edible dÃ©cor, gifts for friends and neighbors, and munchable snacks for the whole family. You can find more creative holiday recipes at www.popcorn.org.
6 cups popped popcorn
1 tablespoon melted butter, optional
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast or brewerâ€™s yeast (found at health food stores)
1/2 teaspoon curry powder, optional
6 cups popped popcorn
1/2 cup sugar
Shown are Daniella Vela and Diego Vela donating toys and food at the Sweetwater Goodfellows box at the Sweetwater Reporter.
The annual toy drive to benefit the Sweetwater Goodfellows is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 1, at Wal-Mart. Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to families with children and individuals in need during the Christmas season.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board recently announced a Challenge Grant of $2,000 to the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium to be used for purchasing a Yamaha digital electric grand piano. Because the piano is digital, it never has to be tuned and it has the capability of several different "voices". The electric piano rivals the sound of a large acoustic grand piano and has the added grand piano feel when played. Also, it is easily moved.
Several improvements within the Sweetwater ISD athletic department were discussed at the SISD board meeting on Monday, November 19, notably for the roof of the field house and the Sweetwater Middle School tennis courts.
The presentations were made by the Sweetwater ISD athletic director Shane Mobley and the district's maintenance director Scott Lambert.
The fieldhouse was constructed in 1982 and its roof has not seen any type of improvements since its construction over thirty years ago. As a result, water leaks in the roof and ceiling have been seen in the field house.