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July 14th

Blotters for July 12, 2012

July 14, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued three citations and made four arrests on July 12, 2012.

The SPD received 21, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Runaway — 1100 block of Josephine.
• Forgery — 500 block of E. Broadway.
• Criminal mischief — 1600 block of Morris.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jennifer Arispe, 40 — Driving while license invalid with previous conviction.
• Female juvenile, 14 — Order of immediate custody.
• Male Juvenile, 15 — Curfew violation.
• Male Juvenile, 15 — Curfew violation/minor in possession.

Local churches offer summer activities

July 14, 2012

Broadway Baptist Church 
Have you ever realized how the Bible begins and ends with heaven? 
• Genesis 1:1 – heavens and earth created
* Revelation 21:1 – new heaven and earth
• Genesis 1:16 – Sun created
* Revelation 21:23 – no need for the sun
• Genesis 1:5 – Night established
* Revelation 22:5 – No night in heaven
• Genesis 3:14-17 – the curse pronounced
* Revelation 22:3 – nor more curse
• Genesis 3:19 – death enters history
* Revelation 21:4 – no more death
• Genesis 3:24 – Man driven from paradise
* Revelation 22:14 – Paradise restored

Incoming agriculture teacher contributes to Texas students

July 14, 2012

In March at the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Show, Latimer Burnett won the Champion Hampshire Light Weight Division with her barrow "Ernie".
Ernie was a Certified Texas Bred Pig and was purchased from Corey Rains of Lamesa, TX, a Texas Breeder that is supporting Texas students.
The Certified Texas Bred Registry is now in its 14th year of rewarding 4-H and FFA students who purchase their show swine from Texas Breeders. During this time, CTBR breeders have contributed over $320,000 in premiums and prizes to thousands of students that raised Certified Texas Bred Pigs.

Nolan County Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week

July 14, 2012

On Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at about 7:30 a.m., the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary that took place in the 1700 block of F.M. 1856, Lake Sweetwater area. It was reported that unknown person(s) entered several buildings at this location and took several thousand dollars worth of personal items. A witness noticed a black Dodge extended cab, 4X4 pick up truck, with heavy front end damage and a broken windshield parked in the area.

John Wayne Film Festival returns to Snyder

July 14, 2012

The John Wayne Film Fest (JWFF) returns to Snyder, Texas for the second year in a row this Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2. Held at the town's historic Ritz Theater on the square, this is a rare opportunity to see some of the Duke's most legendary films on the big screen. The weekend will begin on Friday at noon with the classic Rio Lobo, and include screenings of True Grit, Red River, The Quiet Man and The Green Berets, among others.

Tree health highlights AgriLife Extension program in Nolan County

July 14, 2012

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a tree health program from 6-8 p.m. July 17, in the meeting room on the third floor of the Nolan County Courthouse in Sweetwater.
Zach Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County, said the program’s main objective will be to determine what, if anything, can be done with the many landscape trees affected by last year’s record heat and drought.

Storybook Theatre performance set for July 25 at County-City Library

July 14, 2012

The Storybook Theatre will be visiting the County-City Library on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. The group will be performing The New Little Red Riding Hood, a classic story that emphasizes the importance of character traits with a splash of environmental awareness. This is the second year for the group to perform in Sweetwater. Last year's show was Two Pigs and T.H.E. Wolf. The Storybook Theatre is on the approved roster of artists with the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Students learn about music and instruments

July 14, 2012

Get A Clue With Music with Kenny Salazar was held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, at the County-City Library for children in grades fourth through sixth. Kenny showed the children various instruments, demonstrating how to play them and what sounds they can make. The children were allowed to try their hands at the different instruments before making their own guitars and drums.

July 13th

Street dance coming to Downtown Sweetwater

July 13, 2012

‘Sweet H2O’ is a benefit fund raiser street dance and concert that will take place in downtown Sweetwater. The event will feature 11 musicians/bands that are scheduled to appear Saturday, July 28, starting at 5 p.m. The music will range from country to Texas music, blues, rock, folk and Americana. The beneficiary of this event is the Texas Theater in downtown Sweetwater.

City reviews budget, portion of Oak Street to receive lower speed limit

July 13, 2012

The 2012-2013 Budget Draft was reviewed during the Sweetwater City Commission meeting on Tuesday morning, July 10, 2012 at City Hall.
Several items were discussed from the packet by City Manager Eddie Brown on changes that would be reflected in the budget. Among the items were a $1 increase for general admission to the city pool starting next summer, along with a 3.3% cost of living raise for city employees. In addition, the trend in sales tax numbers will be seen in the new budget.

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