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May 6th, 2013
Expect partly sunny skies today with a high near 77. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 56, and southeastern winds at 5 to 15 mph.
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May 4, 2013 marks the 105th anniversary of the formation of the Sweetwater Fire Department. On May 4, 1908 two companies, Chemical Company No. 1 and Hose Company No. 1, came together and started the Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department. Original charter members from both companies included Bud Brown (foreman), Tom Morris, Jess Hamby, Ed Wilkinson, Dan L. Childress (chief), Dr. A. Brann (foreman), Henry Moffett, D.B. Brown, and Eley Pate. Two more companies, Engine Company No. 1 and Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, were organized on March 2, 1914. Charter members for both were T.B.
Clear Fork Crime Stoppers, in cooperation with the Fisher County Sheriffâ€™s Office, is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information about a burglary of a habitation which occurred Sunday, April 21, south of Roby. Items taken include firearms and ammunition, a flat screen TV, electronics, a Pampered Chef knife set and other knives. The victim of this crime is offering a substantial cash reward in addition to the money offered by crime stoppers.
Anyone with information about this crime is urged to call the tipline at 800-222-TIPS or text CFCS@CRIMES. All callers remain anonymous.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Amole Express, located at 2014 Lamar Street. Chamber Ambassadors and members of the community joined in welcoming the business to Sweetwater. Shown are Debbie Anthony, Brenda Stirl, Leah Andrews, Don King, Noland Harvey, Lita McEachern, Carla Perez, holding Sophia, Janis McDowell, Mike Fernandez, Martin Perez, Trey Aiken, Teresa Perez, Rosie Tovar and Aida Pantoja.
Midwest Finance went all out during Paint the Town Purple Week to support Nolan County Relay For Life, celebrate cancer survivors and remember those who are no longer with us. Shown are (back row) Yvonne Bugarin, Veronica Reschman, Michele Rowe, Johnny Castereno (bottom row) Tommy Ortega, Jessica Talamantez, Justin Castereno and Gloria Castereno. The Mayor declared April 29, 2013 through May 4, 2013, as American Cancer Societyâ€™s Paint the Town Purple Week. Midwest employees wore their purple on Friday and the business was decorated in purple.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Abilene District will begin a project May 6, to preserve area highways with seal coating.
More than 257 miles of state-maintained roadways are part of the districtâ€™s 2013 seal coat program.Â Roadways in Nolan, Mitchell, Howard, Borden, Scurry, Fisher, Taylor, Callahan, Haskell, Jones, Stonewall and Shackelford counties will receive $7.9 million worth of preventive maintenance seal coat work.
Nolan County and the City of Sweetwater have a new emergency and mass notification provider. The transition from DeltAlert to the industry-leading, high-speed mass notification system, CodeREDÂ®, began earlier this year.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on May 2, 2013.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 600 block of Pecan.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1200 block of Elm.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Dustin Williams, 31 â€”Â Family violence assault.
â€˘ Doyle McDonald, 69 â€”Â Possession of controlled substance, possession of dangerous drug, driving while intoxicated.
The Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, five civil papers served and made no arrests on May 2, 2013.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
There was a raging wild fire, and a photographer wanted to get some real good pictures of the fire, so he called the airport and set up a charter flight.Â The reservation was made, and he was told to be at the airport at 11 a.m. and a twin engine Cessna would be ready to take him over the fires.Â Being all excited about this great opportunity, he rushed to the airport, grabbed his camera from his bag, ran over to the plane, jumped in and told the pilot, â€śOkay, Iâ€™m ready, Letâ€™s go!â€ť
Rounding out the Nolan County Forward Planning Committee meeting last week at the Sweetwater Country Club, the entities presented discussed their current initiatives while looking ahead to how the Cline Shale oil development will impact them.
The local TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas campus is gearing up for a new program in the fall as studies involving the oil and gas industry are on the rise. The school has also been asked about programs regarding CDLs (commercial drivers' license).