Archive - News Article
September 17th, 2011
Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley, who is also a Salvation Army representative for Sweetwater traveled to Bastrop last week with other Sweetwater natives to take donations given by Sweetwater to those who lost their homes and belonging in the recent wildfires. The donations, which included many items such as clothing and toiletries as well as $1,200 donated to the Salvation Army by local residents, were taken to the Celebration Church shelter in Bastrop. According to Kelley, the donations given were much appreciated by volunteers at the shelter.
Tenaska continues to make steady progress in development of its proposed Trailblazer Energy Center, with recent milestones including securing a partial water supply and completion of engineering studies, said Helen Manroe, Tenaska development director.
The Nolan County Board of Realtors, (NCBR) is planning on sending out a survey to the Sunnyvale, Fairway and Club Trail neighborhoods. The NCBR wants to determine if the homeowners on the southern side of these streets would be interested in a joint effort with the NCBR in taking steps to have their area reevaluated and to possibly have the flood zone status removed.
A Grandparents Day lunch was held on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Southeast Elementary School. Shown above are Roman Camacho, student at Southeast Elementary with grandparents, Sandra and David Vaughan.
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed seven members to the Texas Commission on the Arts. The commission encourages appreciation for fine arts in Texas, and acts in an advisory capacity regarding the construction and remodeling of state buildings and works of art.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 53 calls for service, issued one citation and made two arrests on Sept. 14, 2011.
The SPD received 13, 911 calls.
â€¢ 200 block of E. Alabama.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Class A assault â€”Â 300 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD
â€¢ Tina Limon, 42 â€”Â Theft.
â€¢ Amber Welch, 23 â€”Â Theft/warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on Sept. 14, 2011.
Calls for service:
â€¢ MHMR transport â€”Â Wichita Falls.
â€¢ Suspicious vehicle â€”Â CR 181.
A Grandparents Day lunch was held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Sweetwater Intermediate School. Shown above are Hope Peek, student at SIS with her grandmother, Glenda Bedwell and her great-grandparents, Billy and Irene Spears. The three traveled eight hours from Nashville, Arkansas to have lunch with their granddaughter. The lunches will continue at Sweetwater ISD schools this week.
Four-H members and youth interested in learning more about the 4-H food and nutrition project are invited to participate in a multi-county Food Fun Night on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Ranch House located on the Taylor County Expo grounds in Abilene. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. To register, call the Taylor County Extension Office at 325-672-6048. Cost for the camp is $5 for 4-H members and $10 for non-members, which includes supper. Registration may be paid at the workshop.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its 47th Annual Membership Banquet on Monday, Sept. 26, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex. The theme for this year's banquet is "Spotlight on Sweetwater".
There will be eight spaces open for businesses to "spotlight" their products/services. It is first come, first serve. There will not be a fee â€” however, you must be registered. Please call the Chamber for more information and registration.
Texas State Technical College will be hosting the Halloween Extravaganza once again this year. The date is Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 from 6-9 p.m. in the Student Center at the TSTC Sweetwater campus. Student organizations from the TSTC campus as well as community organizations, church groups and youth groups will be providing fun and spooky games for the evening. Candy and games will be given away as prizes.
If anyone is interested in having a booth at the Halloween Extravaganza, contact TSTC as soon as possible.