Archive - Apr 2013 - News Article

April 17th

Roscoe welcomes McVey’s Native Nursery

April 17, 2013

The City of Roscoe recently welcomed McVey’s Native Nursery to town with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Many members of the community showed their support at the event. Shown are Kelley Etheredge, Carlos Perez, Delma Boston, Cathy George, Mike Fernandez, Melissa Gillespie, Armando Perez, Nicholas Anthony, Liz Howard, Sherry Baugh, Helen Perry, Vicki Bowen, Brenda Stirl, Kelton McVey (cutting the ribbon), Regina McVey, Pete Porter, Nicole Neff, Robert McBride, Travis Williams, Kay Aiken, Vickie Haynes, Michelle Allen and Donna Parker.

Blotters for April 15, 2013

April 17, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 53 calls for service, issued four citations and made four arrests on April 15, 2013.

The SPD received 49, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Prowler — 200 block of W. Texas.
• Shots fired — 1600 block of Grand.
• Theft — 600 block of Lamar.
• Disorderly conduct — 200 block of Cedar.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jessie Tollison, Jr., 35 — Possession of drug paraphernalia.
• George Gonzales, 61 — Driving while intoxicated.
• Bobby Williamson, 24 — Warrants.
• Aime Galindo, 29 — Robbery/possession of marijuana.

April 16th

House a total loss after blaze

April 16, 2013

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.

First readings held on three ordinances

April 16, 2013

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.

Sweetwater represented in Austin

April 16, 2013

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.

Cline Shale Alliance meeting held in Sweetwater

April 16, 2013

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.

Blotters for April 12-14, 2013

April 16, 2013

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:
• Unauthorized use of a vehicle — 1000 block of E. Third.
• Theft — 2000 block of E. Broadway.
• Information only — 1500 block of Campbell.
• Prowler — 200 block of W. Texas.
• Domestic — 500 block of NW Georgia.
• Disturbance — 1500 block of Lubbock.

Arrested by SPD:
• Joseph Borrego, 26 — Criminal mischief.
• David Castaneda-Fernandez, 22 — City warrant.

April 15th

Several dogs currently available for adoption

April 15, 2013

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has several dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption are a female boxer mix puppy, female bull terrier mix, female collie mix, female mixed breed, female terrier mix, male chihuahua and a male mixed breed dog.
According to Sweetwater’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.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.

Two pleas entered in District Court

April 15, 2013

Two people have recently pled guilty during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Jamie Yeazel aka Jamie O'Connor pled guilty to tampering with government records, a state jail felony. Yeazel was sentenced to five years of community supervision and will have to pay a $750 fine, $343 in court costs, $500 in attorney's fees and $5,336 in restitution to Texas Health and Human Services. Yeazel will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.

Roscoe welcomes Peppy’s

April 15, 2013

The City of Roscoe recently welcomed Peppy’s Mexican pottery and furniture to Roscoe with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Shown are Brenda Stirl, Liz Howard, Vicki Bowen, Lucia Lavalais, Bryan Studdard, Delma Boston, Nicole Neff, Robert McBride, Pete Porter, Eddie Castro, Minnie Castro, Juanita Santiago, Josefa Castro, Lorin Lopez, Libby Lopez, Peter Lopez, Nicholas Anthony, Kay Aiken, Helen Perry, Vickie Haynes, Gloria Guzman, Donna Parker, Travis Williams, Mike Fernandez, Lita McEachern, Kelly Etheredge and Gayle Greer.

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