Archive - Jun 13, 2012 - News Article
On June 14-17, 2012, Abilene will host Artfully Abilene's "Children's Art & Literacy Festival" (CALF) featuring Dr. Seuss.
This idea emanated from the The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (NCCIL) planned exhibition of the original illustrations from "The Lorax" on June 1-Aug. 31, 2011. To enhance this Seussian experience they have also secured funding for "The Art of Dr. Seuss Retrospective," as well as the Seuss Sculpture Touring Garden.
Several of Highland's National Honor Society members participated in the recent Relay for Life in Sweetwater.
Highland's team name was 'The Olympians'. Their motto was "Go for the Gold - Fighting for a Cure."
The team was made up of National Honor Society members Haley Hill, Brenden Huckabee, Kara Hughey, Jessica McCain, Brianne O'Ryan, Jordan Rowan, Putri Soedarsono, Lora Stewart and Julia Tibbit. The team captain was the NHS advisor, Leigh Petty.
A public hearing was held during the regular monthly meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission on Tuesday morning, June 12, 2012 at City Hall.
The open forum was the first of two regarding the proposed annexation of a 53.14 acre tract of land, located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Hopkins Road and Interstate 20. The petition is from Love's Truck Stop for an incoming site.
The Nolan County Commissioners approved for a change to be made on Southern Heights Road during their regular meeting on Monday morning, June 11, 2012, held at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Robert Smith, a resident on the road, spoke to the commissioners about an ongoing problem which has been tolerated for at least the past 20 years. He said that he has seen several cars go airborne on the road, with other vehicles going through fences and even into a ditch.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued seven citations and made two arrests on June 11, 2012.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1600 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 200 block of Arizona.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Forgery â€”Â Sweetwater.
â€˘Â Debit/credit card abuse â€”Â Sweetwater.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Chad Stanglin, 36 â€”Â Duty upon striking.
â€˘ Shawn Garza, 20 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on June 11, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO: