Archive - Jan 15, 2013 - News Article
On Jan. 2, local resident Travis Glasgow was taken to the emergency room with a severe bloody nose, lasting about two hours. Glasgow has had bloody noses his whole life, but none that lasted that long.
The City of Sweetwater business offices will be closed on Monday for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
There will be no residential trash pick-up on Monday, however, all services will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The commercial route will run as scheduled all week. Residents are asked to please be patient, as the trucks and staff will be running one day behind, but will catch up during the week. Residents may realize a small delay.
The citizen's drop-off center and Type IV landfill will be closed on Monday and reopen at regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
ONCOR recently made a contribution to the Nolan County United Way Campaign.
Pictured are Jim Clements with ONCOR and Kirby Andrews, Nolan County United Way Board Secretary. ONCOR is a top 10 contributor for NCUW every year.
"We thank them for their continued support and dedication to NCUW and the nine local agencies we support," said NCUW Executive Director Wendy Smartt.
The burn ban for Nolan County was lifted on Monday morning during the county commissioners' meeting. The lift will remain in effect for the next two weeks or until the next meeting date.
With the recent precipitation that came to the area, it was reported that Roscoe and Blackwell each received about an inch of rainfall by their respective commissioners Terry Willman in Precinct 1 and Tommy White in Precinct 3.
Windpower Engineering and Development, a key component to the first-ever wind technician conference that took place at Texas State Technical College Sweetwater in November, recently donated $4,500 to TSTCâ€™s Wind Technology scholarship fund.
Keith Plantier, Director of Energy Systems for TSTC West Texas said, â€śThis donation to the scholarship fund will allow several students to achieve their dream of working in this booming field.â€ť
One person was jailed after entering two pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday.
Manuel Adames III was sentenced to six years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice after he pled true to revoking his probation.
He was originally put on probation for possession of a controlled substance, namely cocaine on Sept. 5, 2003. It was classified as a third degree felony. He was sentenced on Oct. 9, 2007.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 147 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made seven arrests from Jan. 11-13, 2013.
The SPD received 49, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 600 block of Jack Lambert.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 800 block of E. Arizona.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1800 block of Hubbard.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1800 block of Hubbard.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 800 block of Circle Drive.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ John Wilkinson, 30 â€” Burglary of a building.
â€˘ Juan Jaramillo, 41 â€” Theft.
â€˘ Otis Williams, 46 â€” Family violence assault.
Expect partly cloudy skies today with a high near 41. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 22 and northern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, they will shift to the west.
Head on over to weather.gov right now to learn more about this week's forecast.