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Eljen Technology in Sweetwater is beginning to make a real mark on the world of radiation detection with its advances in plastic scintillation material. The company, a subsidiary of Ludlum Measurements, was recently recognized as a collaborator on a project that was named one of the R&D 100 for 2012.
The R&D 100 Awards is a list of the top 100 research and development projects named annually by the R&D Magazine, a research and development publication that serves research scientists, engineers, and technical staff members at laboratories worldwide.
The Sweetwater City Commission began looking at bids toward the construction of the new SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program) building at their meeting on Tuesday, December 11 at City Hall.
Seven bids were received on the project, with the companies hailing from Sweetwater, Abilene, Lubbock, Big Spring and Waco. A brief summary of the cost along with the deductions for other work were read aloud.
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The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 34 calls for service, issued three citations and made three arrests on Dec. 13, 2012.
The SPD received 17, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Male juvenile, 12 â€” Trespassing on school property.
â€˘ Lynne Looby, 54 â€” Public intoxication.
â€˘ Chad Parsons, 18 â€” Possession of marijuana/possession of a controlled substance.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had three calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on Dec. 13, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘Â Amanda Eddleston, 33, of Weatherford â€” Judgment.
Sweetwater Intermediate School was well represented at the Regional Qualifiers meet in Ft. Worth on Dec. 8. SIS took four teams to the First Lego League Robotics Competition. This is the first year that SIS students have had an opportunity to participate in robotics.
First, he killed his mother.
Nancy Lanza's body was found later at their home on Yogananda Street in Newtown â€” after the carnage at Sandy Hook Elementary School; after a quiet New England town was scarred forever by unthinkable tragedy; after a nation seemingly inured to violence found itself stunned by the slaughter of innocents.
Nobody knows why 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot his mother, why he then took her guns to the school and murdered 20 children and six adults.
Local Girl Scouts Troop #7104 recently donated an assortment of clothing and toys to the Angel Tree project through the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center. The girls picked four angels from the tree, two boys and two girls, from ages 4 to 13. Pictured with the donations are (back row) troop leader Josephine Gonzales, Madison Black and Teresa Zarate with the West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center (front row, from left to right) and Girl Scouts Lucy CastaĂ±eda, Feliciti Gonzales, Heather Caballero and Delena Underwood. Not pictured are Paris Houston, Leyla Gunter and Calie Hernandez.
The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club recently donated an assortment of clothing, toys, music and food to the Angel Tree project through the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center. A local family was adopted by the group, with five children ranging from ages 2 to 14 years old. Throughout the year, the Kiwanis Club raises money specifically for a Christmas project, with around $500 being raised this year. Pictured with the donations are Kiwanis Club president Mitch Moore, club members Brandi Sitter and Nancy Howlett, and club secretary Rachel Newberry.
The meeting of the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board of directors took place on Monday morning, December 10 at the Chamber of Commerce.
Opening the meeting was an executive session, which lasted around 35 minutes to discuss various matters. After the closed meeting, approval was given to increase the incentive agreement amount and terms for Cape and Son.
Geoff Haney with the company made a brief presentation to the board, noting that around 50 contractors recently submitted bids for dirt and track.
During their meeting on Tuesday morning, December 11, the Sweetwater City Commission approved the proposal by SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) to sell real estate located inside the Sweetwater Business Park, the 88-acre industrial site.
Thirty acres will be sold to Select Energy, as an incentive agreement has already taken place. They are hoping to build a regional office with this real estate and are anticipating a work base of up to 50 employees in the next two years.