Archive - 2013 - News Article
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has three pets available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male kitten, along with two Labrador mix puppies â€” one male (bottom right) and one female (bottom left).
According to Sweetwaterâ€™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.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
Approval was given on Tuesday on an ordinance calling for an election to be held on Saturday, May 11 to vote for a mayor and two city commissioners.
Those positions are currently filled by Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham, Larry May for Precinct 1 and Ricky Castro in Precinct 3. An election calendar was included in the meeting packets, which outlined specific dates and deadlines.
Also during the meeting, several citizens were approved to serve in a variety of civil boards.
The Sweetwater girls basketball team will play its area round playoff game with Lubbock Cooper at 6 p.m. Friday at Post High School.
Sweetwater (21-14), making its first postseason appearance since 2005, defeated Fort Stockton 58-43 in bi-district after winning a third-place district tiebreaker against Big Spring last Friday. Lubbock Cooper (29-4) earned a first-round playoff bye as District 2-3A champion.
The game will be the first half of a playoff doubleheader, as Wylie plays Levelland starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday's winners will play each other in the regional quarterfinals next week.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, along with members of the community, welcomed Nicole Neff at the new Edward Jones office, located at 110 E. Broadway with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Pictured are (in no particular order) Ken Becker, Aida Pantoja, Ben Sparks, Margaret Sparks, Tim Fambrough, Clint Singleton, Debbie Anthony, Nicole Neff, Sally Neff, Russ Petty, Janis McDowell, Stanley Neff, Tom Henderson, Mickey Neff, Rosie Tovar, Wayne Chowning, Kirk Maberry, Jacque McCoy, Kirby Andrews and Gil Cherry.
A recap of the recent Cline Shale Session was given during Monday's SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board meeting by Kirstin Smith, during her monthly Asst. Marketing/Admin. Director update.
The meeting, which took place last Friday in Colorado City, saw higher attendance than anticipated with 166 participants. The rise in attendance was largely credited to representatives from state agencies and other groups.
Fourth grade student at Sweetwater Intermediate School, Danner Foust, collected money throughout the school, his church and family to donate to Mrs. Andrea Renteria, his homeroom teacher.
Her family recently lost their home and all of their belongings in a fire.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 58 calls for service, issued five citations and made four arrests on Feb. 12, 2013.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1100 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢ Credit card abuse â€”Â 100 block of E. Louisiana.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 300 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Criminal trespass â€”Â 1400 block of Hughes.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Male juvenile, 14 â€” Obstruction.
â€¢ Emilio Morales, 17 â€” Unlawful restraint.
â€¢ Britten Speels, 25 â€” Warrants/evading in vehicle.
â€¢ Mark Williams, 29 â€” Evading in vehicle.
Your Valentine's forecast will be sunny with a high near 66. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 15 mph, shifting to the east-northeast in the afternoon.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 35 and winds from the north-northeast at 5 to 10. After midnight, they will increase to 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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The West Texas Art Guild is sponsoring a Children's Art Show at the County-City Library for the month of March. The show will be divided into five age groups as follows: Ages 3-5; ages 6-8; ages 9-11; ages 12-14; and ages 15-18.
The name and age of the child must be attached to the back of the artwork.
Four years ago, a local event was started to raise awareness and money to benefit the visually impaired children in the community. This year, the "Ridin' for Cash Bull Bash" is once again gearing up and will take place this Saturday at the Nolan County Coliseum.
The "Bull Bash" was incepted by Matt and Annie Miles, whose oldest son Laramie Cash Miles was born with Septo-Optic Nerve Dysplasia. A person with this condition has a minimized optic nerve which prohibits the transfer of information from his eyes to his brain to process, resulting in blindness.