Archive - 2013 - News Article

January 15th

ONCOR makes United Way contribution

January 15, 2013

ONCOR recently made a contribution to the Nolan County United Way Campaign.
Pictured are Jim Clements with ONCOR and Kirby Andrews, Nolan County United Way Board Secretary. ONCOR is a top 10 contributor for NCUW every year.
"We thank them for their continued support and dedication to NCUW and the nine local agencies we support," said NCUW Executive Director Wendy Smartt.

County burn ban lifted at meeting

January 15, 2013

The burn ban for Nolan County was lifted on Monday morning during the county commissioners' meeting. The lift will remain in effect for the next two weeks or until the next meeting date.
With the recent precipitation that came to the area, it was reported that Roscoe and Blackwell each received about an inch of rainfall by their respective commissioners Terry Willman in Precinct 1 and Tommy White in Precinct 3.

TSTC Wind Technology receives donation to scholarship fund

January 15, 2013

Windpower Engineering and Development, a key component to the first-ever wind technician conference that took place at Texas State Technical College Sweetwater in November, recently donated $4,500 to TSTC’s Wind Technology scholarship fund.
Keith Plantier, Director of Energy Systems for TSTC West Texas said, “This donation to the scholarship fund will allow several students to achieve their dream of working in this booming field.”

One jailed after district court pleas

January 15, 2013

One person was jailed after entering two pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday.
Manuel Adames III was sentenced to six years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice after he pled true to revoking his probation.
He was originally put on probation for possession of a controlled substance, namely cocaine on Sept. 5, 2003. It was classified as a third degree felony. He was sentenced on Oct. 9, 2007.

Blotters for January 11-13, 2013

January 15, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 147 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made seven arrests from Jan. 11-13, 2013.

The SPD received 49, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 600 block of Jack Lambert.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 800 block of E. Arizona.
• Criminal mischief — 1800 block of Hubbard.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1800 block of Hubbard.
• Theft — 800 block of Circle Drive.

Arrested by SPD:
• John Wilkinson, 30 — Burglary of a building.
• Juan Jaramillo, 41 — Theft.
• Otis Williams, 46 — Family violence assault.

Tuesday's local weather

January 15, 2013

Expect partly cloudy skies today with a high near 41. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 22 and northern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, they will shift to the west.
Head on over to weather.gov right now to learn more about this week's forecast.

January 14th

NC Livestock Show begins Wednesday

January 14, 2013

The 2013 Nolan County Junior Livestock Show starts next Wednesday at the Nolan County Coliseum.
The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday:
1-7 p.m.         Swine Weight In
4-7 p.m.         Sheep and Goat Weight In
6 p.m.           Steer Show
Thursday:
4 p.m.           Goat Show followed by the Lamb Show
5 p.m. Rabbit Show followed by the Broiler Show
Friday:              
4:30 p.m.        Swine Show
Saturday:
10 a.m.          Honorary Show (young ones)
1 p.m.           Show Awards
1 p.m.           Premium Sale

Free computer classes offered at local library

January 14, 2013

The County-City Library is hosting computer classes that can help with computers skills and help upgrading job hunting or work skills.
Experienced technology trainers from the Texas State Library's Technology Expertise, Access and Learning Project (TEAL) are providing the following two-hour training sessions at the library free of charge:
• Computer Basics: Monday, Feb. 4, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
• Internet Basics: Monday, Feb. 4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
• Email: Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon.
• Microsoft Word: Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 2-4 p.m.

Girl Scout cookies now available locally

January 14, 2013

The Abilene region, including Sweetwater, kicked off the 2013 Girl Scout cookie sale with the annual Cookies Now! event.
The event took place in Abilene at the Caddlerock shopping center in the K-Mart parking lot, with several 18-wheelers full of Girl Scout cookies waiting to be distributed.
Each Girl Scout that attended received cases of each cookie flavor.

Incoming oil boom continues to bring change

January 14, 2013

Sweetwater continues to prepare for the incoming oil boom, as items presented at the City Commission meeting on Tuesday morning, January 8 at City Hall will bring about more change.
One item approved by the commissioners was an ordinance which amends Chapter 18 of the city's Code of Ordinances by adding Article 3. The new article outlines "freight and portable storage containers" by detailing their definition, their prohibition as an accessory structure or building, and providing exceptions and penalties.

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