Archive - Mar 12, 2013 - News Article
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce welcomed Love's truck stop to Sweetwater with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Many Chamber Ambassadors and members of the community joined in the celebration including Debbie Anthony, Peggy Parrott, Teresa Zarate, Wayne Chowning, Tim Fambrough, Zollie Steakley, Aida Pantoja, Stacy Dove, Art Maberry, Terry Pittman, Kirby Andrews, Tom Henderson, Kirsten Smith, Jennifer Rosas, Gil Cherry, Brenda Stirl, Kirk Maberry, Don King, Janis McDowell, Nathan Ehlert, Jacque McCoy, Renee Garcia, Mark Garcia and Thea Serrano.
At the Nolan County commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, further action was taken which will allow for continued progress to take place on one of the county projects.
Approval was given on the acceptance of the design development documents for a new jail and sheriff's office--which was dated on January 16, 2013, along with a construction budget of $9,895,123. The approval also authorizes Wiginton, Hooker and Jeffry Architects, the designers of the project, to proceed with the construction document phase.
Recently, water conservation has been a widely-discussed topic, even at the state level. However, the Wes-Tex Groundwater Conservation District hopes to remind everyone about how individuals can be alert in their own water-saving efforts.
One way to conserve water is by examining the "water footprint" of items used daily. According to siemens.com, a water footprint is the "total amount of freshwater used directly and indirectly by consumers and manufacturers."
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 218 calls for service, issued nine citations and made eight arrests from Mar. 8-10, 2013.
The SPD received 108, 911 calls.
â€¢ 900 block of Lamar.
â€¢ 200 block of Musgrove.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Violation of protective order/family violence assault â€” 1400 block of Hughes.
â€¢ Theft â€” 200 block of W. Alabama.
â€¢ Theft â€” 500 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Assault â€” 1600 block of Cypress.
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€” 1000 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Theft â€” 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€¢ Assault â€” 300 block of FM 419.
Expect sunny skies and a high near 65 today, with winds from the west at 15 mph, becoming northern winds in the morning. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 41. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph, decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening.
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