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September 11th, 2012

11 Years Later: Remembering 9/11

September 11, 2012

Eleven years ago on this day, America came under attack by terrorist forces. Tuesday, September 11, 2001 would be forever remembered as a day full of sorrow and senselessness when almost 3,000 lives were lost at the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C, and a field in rural Pennsylvania.

County sets date for tax rate vote

September 11, 2012

During their regular meeting on Monday morning, September 10, 2012, the Nolan County Commissioners set a date to vote on the 2012-2013 property tax rate.
Prior to setting the date, the second public hearing was held on the proposed property tax rate for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. No input was heard, but it was acknowledged that the proposed rate of .394635 per $100 valuation--the combination of the general fund rate of .340670 and the farm to market rate of .053965, both per $100 valuation--is three cents lower than the current rate.

Cable barriers protecting drivers

September 11, 2012

One vehicle was involved in a wreck on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, on Interstate 20 near Family RV Center.
There was only one person in the vehicle and no injuries were reported according to Sweetwater Emergency Services. The vehicle did not enter the incoming lane of traffic due to the cable barriers along I-20.

Blotters for September 7-9, 2012

September 11, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 147 calls for service, issued six citations and made 11 arrests from Sept. 7-9, 2012.

The SPD received 100, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1100 block of Crane.
• Family violence assault — 1600 block of Grand.
• Theft of service and criminal mischief — 2200 block of E. Broadway.
• Theft — 1600 block of E. Broadway.
• Credit/debit card abuse — Sweetwater.
• Assault — 1200 block of Coral Drive.
• Criminal mischief — 100 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:

Tuesday's local weather

September 11, 2012

Tuesday is looking mostly sunny with a high near 95. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 20 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 65, with winds from the southeast around 10 mph.
Learn more about the local forecast by going to weather.gov.

September 10th

Bow hunters to host archery shoot

September 10, 2012

The Sweetwater Bow Hunter's Association will have their 3D Archery Shoot Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Lake Trammell. The public is welcome to join in the event and it will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The $10 shooting fee covers both days and military and youth shoot free (youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult).
Sign-in will be at the outdoor archery range, across the road from the lake house. Follow the dirt road next to the fish mail box to the archery range. There will be 25 targets at the hunting ranges plus one optional prize shot.

First graders support troops through class projects

September 10, 2012

First graders at Southeast Elementary will be learning about a very important aspect of American history this week.
"Celebrate Freedom Week!", as part of the social studies curriculum, will coincide with Patriot Day, the eleventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The week will teach students on what it means to be an American, the freedoms we have as Americans as well as those who protect our freedom.

RPMH offers free cholesterol screening

September 10, 2012

September is National Cholesterol Education Month and to acknowledge this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Lab will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening.

J.P. Cowen paraprofessionals earn Associate’s degrees

September 10, 2012

Pictured with Lenora Peterson from the Region 14 Educational Service Center are J.P. Cowen Paraprofessionals who have earned their Associates Degree in Early Childhood from Cisco College.
Pictured left to right are Peterson, Norma Rendon, Joanna Martinez, Delfina Balderas, Anita Castro, Norma Torres and Diana Critz. Child development professionals provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children.
SISD is proud to celebrate this special accomplishment.

Monday's local weather

September 10, 2012

Monday's forecast will bring in the warm weather, following the past weekend of cooler temperatures. Expect sunny skies and high near 92 today, with winds from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight, it will be mostly clear with a low around 64. Winds will remain from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more about your weekly weather.

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