Archive - Jan 2013 - News Article
During the Monday morning meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners, approval was given toward a general services agreement with the Bickerstaff, Heath, Delgado, Acosta law firm.
The agreement would allow the firm to assist the county attorney in various civil matters, which includes advising and representing Nolan County for a set fee. Since the agreement is a professional service, a finding will be entered that it is exempt from the competitive bidding requirements of the local government code.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued six citations and made three arrests on Jan. 28, 2013.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1200 block of SE Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Runaway â€”Â 1900 block of Bristol.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 900 block of Silas.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of Bowie.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Female juvenile, 10 â€” Aggravated sexual assault of a child.
â€˘ Female juvenile, 16 â€” Runaway.
â€˘ Chad Parsons, 19 â€” Possession of a controlled substance.
It will be much cooler and less windy today, with a high near 52 and sunny skies. Winds will be from the west at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25.
Expect clear skies with a low around 33 tonight. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Head on over to weather.gov to learn more.
Sweetwater hosted more than 125 energy and infrastructure leaders from more than a dozen states around the USA last week for the 5th annual Transmission Summit 2013 on the campus of Texas State Technical College West Texas.
The event included project updates, business networking and industry sponsor exhibits. The event was sponsored by the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse.
Shown is speaker Jeff Gates with Duke Energy out of Charlotte, NC speaking about energy storage as a grid strategy at the transmission summit.
After a two-week time frame, the Nolan County Commissioners approved to reinstate the burn ban for the county at their meeting on Monday morning.
Collectively, the commissioners determined that the land throughout the county was not looking as "green" due to the lack of precipitation. The reinstatement will stand until the next meeting date, when the item will be considered once again by the commissioners.
As citizens who serve children and represent their communities, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges. Yet, few people fully understand the scope and far-reaching implications of board membersâ€™ responsibilities. All Texans should recognize the vital contributions of these men and women and focus attention on the crucial role these elected leaders play in the education of our children. They truly make a difference every day.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 123 calls for service, issued seven citations and made three arrests from Jan. 25-27, 2013.
The SPD received 66, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1400 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Runaway â€”Â 1100 block of Tonkawa.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1000 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Sexual assault â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 1400 block of McCauley.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Charles McLarty, 58 â€” Indictment.
â€˘ Shanna Metcalf, 22 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Jimmy Luna, 28 â€” Family violence assault/interfere with emergency call.
Be on the lookout for high winds today, as southwest winds at 15 to 25 mph will increase to 30 to 40 mph in the morning. Areas of blowing dust will be prevalent after noon and gusts could get as high as 55 mph. Otherwise, expect mostly sunny skies and a high near 63.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 31. Winds will be from the south-southwest from 20 to 30 mph, decreasing to 10 to 20 mph. Gusts could top out at 45 mph.
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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.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two more pets available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male border collie mix and a male heeler/cow dog.
Also recently featured were a male chihuahua mix, a female golden retriever and a female gray and white cat. Call the animal shelter to see if they are still available.
According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.