Archive - Apr 2012 - News Article

April 28th

Range recovery program set for May 8 in Sweetwater

April 28, 2012

SWEETWATER – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a rangeland recovery program from 6-8:30 p.m. May 8 in the Nolan County Courthouse’s third floor meeting room.

April 27th

Annual library book sale begins today

April 27, 2012

The Annual County-City Library Book Sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 27, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. There will be a brown bag special on Saturday. Books available include fiction, nonfiction, paperback, children’s books, religious books, craft and cookbooks, magazines and special collector’s items. For more information call 235-4978 or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org. All proceeds benefit the library.

Highland Heights collects items for Samaritan Hospitality House

April 27, 2012

Highland Heights United Methodist Church recently consecrated a collection of items for the Samaritan Hospitality House located in Colorado City. It ministers to families who are visiting loved ones incarcerated in local prisons.
With a homelike atmosphere, the “House” provides weekend lodging for family members during their stay free of charge. Congregational members are pictured above with the consecrated articles that filled the altar.

Blotters for April 25, 2012

April 27, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 64 calls for service, issued nine citations and made no arrests on April 25, 2012.

The SPD received 33, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Forgery — 900 block of Lamar.
• Assault — 2400 block of Bristol.
• Theft — 100 block of S. Hopkins.
• Theft — 200 block of SE Georgia.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on April 25, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

April 26th

Kamer named J.P. Cowen Teacher of the Year

April 26, 2012

Susie Kamer was recently announced as the 2011-2012 SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Teacher of the Year for J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center.
Kamer earned a Bachelor of Music degree at Abilene Christian University. She has spent her entire teaching career with the district as a Headstart teacher for the past six years.
She has been a member of the NHSA (National Head Start Association) and the TCTA (Texas Classroom Teachers Association). Within the community, she is an active member at Lighthouse Assembly of God as the worship leader and children's church leader.

Owl fledgling rescued

April 26, 2012

An owl fledgling was rescued on Wednesday morning after Danielle Sargeant — an employee of the Hall Law Firm in Downtown Sweetwater — found the owl near the Hall Law Firm in front of a glass door. Another employee called the Sweetwater Animal Hospital.
Veterinary Technician Brenda Stevens with Sweetwater Veterinary Hospital came to the rescue along with Animal Control Officer Donald Kite to take the fledgling back to the animal hospital.

Blotters for April 24, 2012

April 26, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 57 calls for service, issued 27 citations and made five arrests on April 24, 2012.

The SPD received 26, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1200 block of Stanley.

Arrested by SPD:
• Angel Aguilar, 18 — Warrant.
• Timothy McGinnis, 51 — Public intoxication.
• Adam Muñoz, 25 — Warrant/possession of marijuana.
• Tyler Polk, 22 — Warrant.
• Ricky Rivera, 21 — Criminal mischief.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served two civil papers and made three arrests on April 24, 2012.

April 25th

SPPA hosts reception for retiring Chief Kelley

April 25, 2012

Shown is retiring Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley with his wife, Scharles Kelley, accepting plaques at a retirement party hosted by the Sweetwater Police Patrol Association. Plaques were also made for the couple’s two sons, Paxton and Tanner.
Many members of the community and many agencies who work closely with the Sweetwater Police Department were in attendance at the reception held at Fourth and Elm Church of Christ.

Sheriff gives input on jail project

April 25, 2012

The Nolan County Commissioner’s Court met on Monday morning, April 23, and Item #5 on their agenda was to consider approval of the architects’ plans for the new Sheriff’s Offices and Jail.

Anytime Fitness offers club to chamber members

April 25, 2012

Anytime Fitness is inviting Chamber Members (owners, staff and employees) a brief opportunity to use their club for a few days, at no cost.
"At Anytime Fitness, we believe in the success and growth of our community. We also believe that to obtain great success, we must be healthy and active," said local management. "To stand by that belief, we are offering a very special benefit to all Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Members."

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