Archive - 2013 - News Article
Regional updates were heard at the Cline Shale Alliance luncheon, held this past Friday at The Center of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) in Sweetwater.
Nine counties were represented in the updates, which cited significant growth as the Cline Shale oil exploration and development continues. Many entities offered brief reports and presentations from their respective area, such as Howard County.
The Annual County-City Library Book Sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 19, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. There will be a brown bag special on Saturday. Books available include fiction, nonfiction, paperback, childrenâ€™s books, religious books, craft and cookbooks, magazines and special collectorâ€™s items. For more information call 235-4978 or go to www.sweetwaterlibrary.org. All proceeds benefit the library.
Following a 20-year run of Star Search, the local talent show sponsored by the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club, the civic group is unveiling a new type of talent show in an effort to boost involvement.
Introducing..."Sweetwater's Got Talent."
With only one performing act at last year's Star Search finals in the high school division, change was necessary, according to Kiwanis Club president Mitch Moore. The format of the show at the finals will be changed to resemble the television talent show "America's Got Talent" but with a local twist.
The Woman's Forum of Sweetwater presented a microwave and micro-refrigerator to the Pioneer Museum for the employees and for use for guests who want to attend meetings or parties at the museum. Making the presentation is Woman's Forum president Dianne Trent (center) to museum curator Melonnie Hicks (left) and museum board member Mike Fernandez (right). The Woman's Forum invites all women in Sweetwater and surrounding areas who are interested in promoting acquaintance and mutual helpfulness among women and women's organizations to aid in civic and intellectual improvements.
The City of Roscoe recently welcomed McVeyâ€™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.
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:
â€¢ Prowler â€” 200 block of W. Texas.
â€¢ Shots fired â€” 1600 block of Grand.
â€¢ Theft â€” 600 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Disorderly conduct â€” 200 block of Cedar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Jessie Tollison, Jr., 35 â€”Â Possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€¢ George Gonzales, 61 â€”Â Driving while intoxicated.
â€¢ Bobby Williamson, 24 â€”Â Warrants.
â€¢ Aime Galindo, 29 â€”Â Robbery/possession of marijuana.
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.