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May 12th

Nolan County receives ample rainfall

May 12, 2012

Nolan County received an ample amount of rain on Thursday, May 10, 2012. The following are rainfall amounts for the county.
Oak Creek, 2.10 inches; Lake Trammell, 2.00 inches; Lake Sweetwater, 2.00 inches; Filter Plant, 2.20 inches; Booster B, 1.90 inches; Wastewater Plant, 2.40 inches; Well Field P.S., 1.90 inches; and CR 151, 1.60 inches.
The following are rainfall amounts for the month of May in Nolan County.

Mother’s Day celebrated at Cornerstone Christian Preschool

May 12, 2012

Brittany and Marly Weaver pose for their Mother’s Day teapot frame picture at Cornerstone Christian Preschool on Friday, May 11, 2012.

Mother’s Day celebrated at Cornerstone Christian Preschool

May 12, 2012

The four-year-old class at Cornerstone Christian Preschool celebrated Mother's Day on Friday, May 11, 2012. The children and their mothers enjoyed building teapot picture frames, playing concentration games, reading Mother's Day books and eating lunch together.

May 11th

Sweetwater sixth grade band earns all ones

May 11, 2012

On Friday, May 4, 2012, the Sweetwater sixth grade band followed in the footsteps of the middle school and high school band as they came home with superior ratings at the Clyde Invitational Band Festival.
"This is an exciting moment," explained director Ross Grant. "This is these student's first-ever contest performance. They perform on an unfamiliar stage before three adjudicators. It is a great opportunity for them to put their new skills to the test. The kids must focus in and do their best."

Gas price drops again

May 11, 2012

Crude oil prices declined over the last week and the prices at the pump continued a steady, month-long decline. This week the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is down seven cents and sits at $3.61, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. 
The national average is down for a fifth consecutive week and is now $3.74, which is six cents less than last week. 

Blotters for May 9, 2012

May 11, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued three citations and made four arrests on May 9, 2012.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 700 block of NE Georgia.
• Assault — 400 block of E. 12th.

Arrested by SPD:
• Tanner Engel, 21 — Disorderly conduct.
• Henry Payne, 26 — Warrants.
• Mark Williams, 28 — Evading arrest/detention.
• Christopher Ramos, 20 — Public intoxication.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on May 9, 2012.

May 10th

Letter carriers help stamp out hunger

May 10, 2012

The National Association of Letter Carriers will be having their annual food drive on Saturday, May 12. This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

National filmmaker to premiere controversial film in Abilene theater

May 10, 2012

A national filmmaker is bringing an international issue to a local theater through his latest project.
"Murder Capital of the World", an intense documentary from director Charlie Minn which highlights the drug war in Juarez, Mexico and its growing atrocities, will be premiering this weekend at the Premiere Cinema theater, located at the Mall of Abilene. The film will have a minimum run of one week starting this Friday, May 11 at 11:30 a.m. with weekend showtimes every two hours until 9:30 p.m.; weekday showtimes will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the same schedule.

DECA teams honored at school board meeting

May 10, 2012

A resolution honoring the 2012 Sweetwater High School DECA Teams State and National Qualifiers was presented at the recent Sweetwater ISD School Board Meeting.
Pictured receiving the resolution are  (l to r) Belinda Hefner, Spencer Young, Adrian Lopez, Gabriel Medellin, Alex Garcia, Christopher Gonzales and Cesar Arellano. Also in attendance was the SHS Principal Stacy Jones. 
Other DECA recipients not pictured are  Kinsey Browning, Kensi Jones, Bryson Wallace, Kaylen Whittenburg and Hailey Wilkinson.

Blotters for May 8, 2012

May 10, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 55 calls for service, issued seven citations and made two arrests on May 8, 2012.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — Sweetwater.
• Burglary of a building — 500 block of E. Avenue A.
• Theft — 1000 block of W. 8th.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Ashley Runnels, 30 — Possession of a controlled substance.
• Justin Logston, 31 — Possession of a controlled substance.

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