Archive - Apr 16, 2013 - News Article
A fire consumed a home on Adrian Road, just south of Interstate 20 in Nolan County on Monday afternoon, as firefighters tried to extinguish the blaze. According to authorities, the home was a total loss. A lack of manpower and water was a contributing factor to the loss. Assisting with the fire were the Sweetwater fire Department, Trent Volunteer Fire Department, Lake Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department, Merkel Volunteer Fire Department, Nolan Volunteer Fire Department and the Nolan County Sheriff's Office.
At the April meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission, approval was given toward the first reading of three ordinances that are slated for adoption.
The first ordinance amends Chapter 17 of the Code of Ordinances entitled "Licenses and Business Regulations", which deals with RV (recreational vehicle) parks and their equal development.
Legislative issues in Austin were recently being addressed by Sweetwater-friendly supporters. Shown from left to right are Rick Rhodes, Deputy Director for the Texas Department of Agriculture and former Mayor of Sweetwater; Ken Becker, Executive Director for the Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED); and Mike Reeser, Texas State Technical College (TSTC) System Chancellor and former TSTC West Texas President.
The quarterly Cline Shale Alliance luncheon was held on Friday at the Sweetwater campus of Texas State Technical College, as a full house gathered to learn more about the oil exploration and development.
The keynote speaker of the event was Ronald Wade, President and CEO of Trail Ridge Exploration and Production LLC.
The Grapevine-based company is working on the eastern side of Scurry County, though they are currently still in the exploratory phase. However, the presentation examined other oil plays while looking toward the Cline Shale.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 157 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made 10 arrests from April 12-14, 2013.
The SPD received 116, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Unauthorized use of a vehicle â€” 1000 block of E. Third.
â€˘ Theft â€” 2000 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Information only â€” 1500 block of Campbell.
â€˘ Prowler â€” 200 block of W. Texas.
â€˘ Domestic â€” 500 block of NW Georgia.
â€˘ Disturbance â€” 1500 block of Lubbock.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Joseph Borrego, 26 â€”Â Criminal mischief.
â€˘ David Castaneda-Fernandez, 22 â€”Â City warrant.