Archive - Apr 11, 2013 - News Article
Tomorrow, over 50 county and district clerks--elected individuals who keep track of the records in their area--will converge in Sweetwater for the County & District Clerks' Association of Texas (CDCAT) Region III meeting.
The meeting will be held in the District Courtroom, located on the second floor of the Nolan County Courthouse.
Pat McGowan and Patti Neill, the respective county and district clerk, are hosting the local meeting. The last time the regional meeting was held in Nolan County was sometime around the year 2000.
The West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center (WTCAC) and High Sky Children's Ranch once again partnered to sponsor the Eighth Annual Family FunFair on Wednesday at the Nolan County Coliseum.
Many families, totaling about 400 people in attendance, enjoyed games and prizes from 27 agencies and food donated by the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club at the event.
The highlight of the event was the Time of Remembrance for child abuse victims. Local community leaders including District Attorney Ann Reed and local pastor Jeramy Thompson spoke at this event declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.Â
The Sweetwater Fire Department responded to a house fire on the 500 block of Hill Street on Wednesday evening around 8:20 p.m.
The home was not occupied at the time, as the owners were fixing the home to be rented out in the future. The house is a total loss and Sweetwater Fire Marshal Richard Spradlin is investigating the cause of the blaze.
Shown are Lance Campbell, Chris Kiser and Grant Madden inspecting the floor of the house.
The Lake Sweetwater Bait Shop was a topic of discussion during Tuesday's City Commission meeting, as some action was taken on a couple of items.
Approval was given to renew the lease agreement on the bait shop with G.M. Morgan, Inc. Some changes have been proposed by the company, and as a result of the approval City Manager Eddie Brown will be able to negotiate the changes.
As the annual lease is about to expire, the proposed changes are for the lease to become a five-year agreement with an extension option. Other issues would need to be further discussed with the company and the city.
An ordinance regarding Taylor Electric Cooperative was approved during Tuesday's city commission meeting.
Outlined in the ordinance was an agreement between the company and the City of Sweetwater, so that Taylor Electric can construct and maintain their lines with the necessary equipment. It also notes that the electric company can use city streets, alleys, highways and public grounds, while also establishing that the city will receive an annual payment for the usage.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued three citations and made two arrests on April 9, 2013.
The SPD received 15, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Reckless driving â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
â€¢ Theft â€” 600 block of Walnut.
â€¢ Theft â€” 400 block of W. Oklahoma.
â€¢ Harassment â€” 1100 block of Hickory.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Clifton Forbes, 31 â€”Â Warrants.
â€¢ Keithunaya Evans, 35 â€”Â Theft.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served seven civil papers and made two arrests on April 9, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
Expect sunny conditions today with a high near 69. Winds will be light and variable, becoming west-southwestern at 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 47 and western winds at 5 to 15 mph. Winds will shift in the evening to the southeast.
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