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November 13th, 2012
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently hosted its annual Safety Awards Banquet to recognize employees for outstanding efforts in vehicle, equipment and personal safety. Employees from the Nolan County maintenance section were recognized for their years of service as safe operators (no vehicle or equipment incidents) and no injury. Employees receiving awards included Joe Ashley, Danny Escobar, Elmer Green Jr., Randy Griffith, Cammy Guelker, Melissa Hinckley, Jeffery Lay, Pio MuĂ±oz, Virgil Pruitt, Mike Rosas, Sergio Ruiz, John Scifres and Kenneth Terry.
Team includes 96 employees in Abilene, Snyder and Sweetwater
Suddenlinkâ€™s Abilene-Snyder-Sweetwater team has won an award for the highest customer satisfaction scores of any Suddenlink cable system, based on company surveys conducted the past year.Â
Chairman and CEO Jerry Kent, Chief Operating Officer Tom McMillin and West Region Senior Vice President of Operations Dave Gilles recently visited Abilene to present the award to Suddenlinkâ€™s local team, led by Director of Operations Jason Gebhart.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 120 calls for service, issued four citations and made five arrests from Nov. 9-11, 2012.
The SPD received 63, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1100 block of E. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Family violence assault â€” 1600 block of Grand.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 100 block of E. Louisiana.
â€˘ Theft â€” 200 block of E. New Mexico.
â€˘ Unattended death â€” 1300 block of Tonkawa.
â€˘ Interfere with emergency call â€” 700 block of E. Avenue D.
â€˘ Theft â€” 300 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1200 block of Lubbock.
Both main lanes of westbound Interstate 20 at the US 84 overpass in Nolan County are scheduled for a temporary closure for preliminary work to replace the bridge that was damaged after a collision in late September.
Westbound Interstate 20 will be closed the week of Monday, Nov. 12.Â Traffic will be detoured to US 84 Business and routed around the overpass before being directed back to westbound I-20.Â The three-quarter mile detour is the same route that was used immediately following the collision. Signs, cones and message boards will be in place to direct drivers.
Shown is Celia Pietzch with the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #109 of Sweetwater. Pietzch was at K-Mart in Sweetwater on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, distributing poppies. Proceeds from the donations for the poppies are used for rehabilitation and welfare programs for veterans. The poppies are made by hospitalized and disabled veterans as a form of physical and psychological therapy.
Many people supported veterans and celebrated Veterans Day at the annual Run for the WASP 5k run/1.3 mile walk/ kids fun run on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 on Avenger Field Road. The museum's new Stearman PT-17 did flyovers during the race.Â There were overÂ 45 from the Dallas/ Midland/Odessa/Big Springs/Denton/ Abilene/Azle and surrounding areas.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital leverages the Great American Smokeout to encourage smokers to quit
Smokers who are choosing a date to put an end to their potentially deadly habit can mark Nov. 18, on their calendar. The Great American Smokeout is the day where tobacco users across the nation are encouraged to go 24 hours without smoking a cigarette or chewing tobacco and begin an effort to quit.
On Monday evening, Nov. 5, students from Sweetwater High School (SHS)--who are part of the local FFA (Future Farmers of America) program--took part in the Lone Wold District FFA Leadership Development Event (LDE) contest at Western Texas College in Snyder.
The Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium will be hosting a benefit concert Saturday, Dec. 15, to continue to raise funds for auditorium improvements. The concert will feature accomplished pianist and modern pop artist, Kristine Mirelle.
Mirelle, a Roswell, New Mexico native, was an International Guild pianist by the age of 13 and wrote her first full-length classical piece at age 8. She now writes, sings and produces her own music, which she describes as burlesque/pop.
Her performances include her piano playing, along with dance; and she sings in both English and Spanish.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Nov. 8, 2012.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
â€˘ 300 block of Mulberry.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Assault â€” 1200 block of Hickory.
â€˘ Unattended death â€” 100 block of CR 220.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Sheldon Eveland, 37 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served three civil papers and made five arrests on Nov. 8, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO: