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October 15th, 2012
Tuesday, November 6 is the date for the general election, but a number of important deadlines are also coming up in the meantime.
With the final day to register to vote already passing on October 9, 2012, voters can already look ahead to early voting. But prior to the early vote, the automatic tabulating equipment that will be used in the general election will be tested on Friday, October 19.
It will be held at 10 a.m. at 100 E. 3rd, Suite 305, to ensure that the votes cast will be accurately counted for all offices and on all measures.
Texas State Technical College West Texas received an award from The Hispanic Business Council and Abilene Chamber of Commerce for five years of building bridges.
Kim Porter and Nick Alvarado accepted the award from Business Mercado Co-Chairs David Hernandez and Jesse Cardenas.
This fall the Texas Classroom Teachers Association awarded scholarships totaling $6,000 to two 2012 high school graduates from the Abilene area who are pursuing higher education: Fabian Esquivel, Winters High School, Winters ISD; and Emilia Richardson, Sweetwater High School, Sweetwater ISD.
The two deserving teens are among 42 students across Texas to receive scholarships totaling $108,000 from the TCTA Scholarship Program, which is funded by the estate of the late Charles and Phyllis Gottlieb. Awards are based on the cost of tuition at recipientsâ€™ chosen schools and financial need.
Monday's forecast is looking mostly sunny with a high near 82. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight, we'll see partly cloudy skies and a low around 60, with southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued three citations and made two arrests on Oct. 11, 2012.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Assault â€” 300 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Theft â€” 500 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Robert Santiago, 26 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ James Schorer, 49 â€”Â Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served two civil papers and made one arrest on Oct. 11, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
On Saturday, September 29, Sweetwater saw a downpour of much-needed rain. But as a result, the Nolan County Courthouse saw some extensive rainwater damage to their facilities and equipment. Each floor of the courthouse was affected by the rainwater that seeped into the building. The first floor saw damage in the east entrance and the northwest stairwell.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital hosted another Lunch and Learn Seminar on Wednesday, October 10 on early cancer detection. Dr. Ellen Walthall was the speaker for the "Catch it on the Screen" event.
Dr. Walthall opened the seminar by answering familiar questions regarding screenings. Screenings allow for a patient to learn if they do or do not have a particular cancer; by catching it earlier, the possibilities of treating and curing the disease are better.
Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman has local ties
It was announced by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 that the Waco Police Departmentâ€™s Victim Services Unit was the recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Victim Services Award. The unit was singled out as the medium (population) agency winner for police departments in the country. Unit members received the award and were recognized at the IACPâ€™s 119th Annual Conference in San Diego, California on Oct. 1.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
In my daily Bible reading and devotions I came across Deuteronomy 24:18 â€śThou shalt remember...the Lord thy God redeemed thee...â€ť What a wonderful blessing it is to remember that it is God Who redeemed us. It is easy for us to remember the ruin, the bad, the difficult and the hard times in life, but how often do we pause and remember our redemption. This week take a moment and remember the day you received Christ. Take a moment toreminisce and rejoice in the God of your salvation. In doing so you can regain the joy of the Lord in the midst of your storms.
The Boosting Engineering Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics competition is drawing near. A record number of area teams will competition on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater. BEST works to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, technology and math through participation in a sports-like science â€” and engineering-based robotics competition. This yearâ€™s theme is Outer Space, which is sure to spark tons of creative robots.