Archive - Feb 2012 - News Article

February 16th

Ludlum Measurements honored for 50 years of service

February 16, 2012

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce hosted a 50th anniversary celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at the Sweetwater Country Club for Ludlum Measurements. Many members of the community attended the reception and several presentations were made to founder Don Ludlum.

Courthouse reconstruction continues

February 16, 2012

During their meeting on Monday morning, Feb. 13, the Nolan County Commissioners approved two contracts with Wigington, Hooker and Jeffrey Architects toward repairs and reconstruction of the Nolan County Courthouse and construction of a jail and possible offices for the county sheriff.
The contracts include--for both projects--the estimated budgets, services and responsibilities of the parties. A timeline of both projects was presented, which consisted of evaluating proposed constructions.

City meeting postponed

February 16, 2012

The regular monthly meeting of the City Commission was scheduled for Tuesday morning, Feb. 14, 2012 at City Hall. However, travel and unforeseen circumstances led to the lack of a quorum, resulting in the postponement of the meeting.
Nonetheless, a few non-deliberating items were briefly presented. Commissioner Jerod Peek read a resolution which recognized the economic contributions of the Ludlum family to Sweetwater as the company bearing the family's name is celebrating 50 years of business this year.

Three dogs available for adoption

February 16, 2012

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has three dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a female basset hound mix shown on Tuesday. Also available are a female mixed breed puppy, a male mixed breed dog (brown) and a male terrier mix (white).
According to Sweetwater’s 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.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.

Blotters for February 14, 2012

February 16, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued five citations and made six arrests on Feb. 14, 2012.

The SPD received 89, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1800 block of Lamar.
• 800 block of E. Arizona.

Calls for service:
• Forgery — Sweetwater area.
• Criminal mischief — 1200 block of Towncreek.

Arrested by SPD:
• Michael Diggs, 26 — Disorderly conduct/fighting.
• Stacee Diggs, 24 — Disorderly conduct/fighting.
• Sammy Soto, 17 — Disorderly conduct/fighting/failure to identify.
• Ricky Rodriguez, 21 — Disorderly conduct/fighting.

February 15th

RPMH employees contribute over $13K to United Way

February 15, 2012

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital employees strive to be the number one contributor to the Nolan County United Way with a donation of $13,946. Pictured in no particular order are Rhonda Guelker, Kristie Young, Sherma Barham, Natalie Rubio, Janice Juarez, Brenda Green, Misty Austerman, Erica Muñoz, Carla Wilkinson, Kelly Hester, Wes Stafford, Leigh White, T.J. Wilson, Jenny Dodd and Chavela Muñoz.

TFU elects Wes Sims President for ninth term

February 15, 2012

Wes Sims was re-elected to a ninth consecutive two year term as President of the Texas Farmers Union (TFU) during the organization’s 110th annual convention in San Antonio. Sims, a family farmer and cattle producer from Sweetwater, was first elected in 1996 to lead the Texas family farm and ranch group.

Jason S. Blake qualifies for Edward Jones’ Financial Advisor Leaders Conference

February 15, 2012

Jason S. Blake, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Sweetwater, qualified for the firm's 2012 Financial Advisor Leaders Conference.
This conference recognizes financial advisors who are among the leaders in the financial-services firm.
Blake was one of only 570 financial advisors who qualified out of the firm's more than 11,000 financial advisors.
The 2012 conference will be held in May at the firm's headquarters in St. Louis, Mo.

RPMH offers free cholesterol screening

February 15, 2012

February is American Heart Month. To observe this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening. There will be pamphlets and information available on cholesterol. SNCHD stresses the importance of good health and encourages the community to take advantage of the monthly events that are sponsored each month.
The health department will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20 for President’s Day.

Blotters for February 13, 2012

February 15, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued four citations and made two arrests on Feb. 13, 2012.

The SPD received 89, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon — 200 block of E. Fourth.
• Criminal mischief — 500 block of W. New Mexico.
• Information only — 1500 block of McCaulley.
• Theft — 2000 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• Israel Salazar, 21 — Family violence assault.
• Eloy Gomez, 32 — Warrant.

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