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April 16th, 2013

Sweetwater represented in Austin

April 16, 2013

Legislative issues in Austin were recently being addressed by Sweetwater-friendly supporters. Shown from left to right are Rick Rhodes, Deputy Director for the Texas Department of Agriculture and former Mayor of Sweetwater; Ken Becker, Executive Director for the Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED); and Mike Reeser, Texas State Technical College (TSTC) System Chancellor and former TSTC West Texas President.

Cline Shale Alliance meeting held in Sweetwater

April 16, 2013

The quarterly Cline Shale Alliance luncheon was held on Friday at the Sweetwater campus of Texas State Technical College, as a full house gathered to learn more about the oil exploration and development.
The keynote speaker of the event was Ronald Wade, President and CEO of Trail Ridge Exploration and Production LLC.
The Grapevine-based company is working on the eastern side of Scurry County, though they are currently still in the exploratory phase. However, the presentation examined other oil plays while looking toward the Cline Shale.

Blotters for April 12-14, 2013

April 16, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 157 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made 10 arrests from April 12-14, 2013.

The SPD received 116, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Unauthorized use of a vehicle — 1000 block of E. Third.
• Theft — 2000 block of E. Broadway.
• Information only — 1500 block of Campbell.
• Prowler — 200 block of W. Texas.
• Domestic — 500 block of NW Georgia.
• Disturbance — 1500 block of Lubbock.

Arrested by SPD:
• Joseph Borrego, 26 — Criminal mischief.
• David Castaneda-Fernandez, 22 — City warrant.

April 15th

Several dogs currently available for adoption

April 15, 2013

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has several dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption are a female boxer mix puppy, female bull terrier mix, female collie mix, female mixed breed, female terrier mix, male chihuahua and a male mixed breed dog.
According to Sweetwater’s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.

Two pleas entered in District Court

April 15, 2013

Two people have recently pled guilty during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Jamie Yeazel aka Jamie O'Connor pled guilty to tampering with government records, a state jail felony. Yeazel was sentenced to five years of community supervision and will have to pay a $750 fine, $343 in court costs, $500 in attorney's fees and $5,336 in restitution to Texas Health and Human Services. Yeazel will also have to serve 120 hours of community service.

Roscoe welcomes Peppy’s

April 15, 2013

The City of Roscoe recently welcomed Peppy’s Mexican pottery and furniture to Roscoe with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Shown are Brenda Stirl, Liz Howard, Vicki Bowen, Lucia Lavalais, Bryan Studdard, Delma Boston, Nicole Neff, Robert McBride, Pete Porter, Eddie Castro, Minnie Castro, Juanita Santiago, Josefa Castro, Lorin Lopez, Libby Lopez, Peter Lopez, Nicholas Anthony, Kay Aiken, Helen Perry, Vickie Haynes, Gloria Guzman, Donna Parker, Travis Williams, Mike Fernandez, Lita McEachern, Kelly Etheredge and Gayle Greer.

Separate entities provide combined medical care

April 15, 2013

In Sweetwater and across Nolan County, residents can reap the benefits of the current and continuing growth within the medical community. Through the private doctors' offices, the newly-named Shannon Clinic, and Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, access to critical health care services is becoming more convenient.
"Medical services in Sweetwater continues to thrive with great medical support for most of our community’s needs," said Donna Boatright, the hospital administrator at RPMH. "In fact, local healthcare continues to grow and expand to meet the changing needs of Nolan County."

Hoyt House receives TV donation

April 15, 2013

Rent-A-Center in Sweetwater recently donated a flat-screen television to Hoyt House senior assisted living community. Shown are Dorothy Duncan, Whitney Ashford, Gerald Runyard, Molly Thomas, Francis Springfield, Pauline Gillette, Almaz Webb, Casey Hewett, Sue Ulbrich, Martha Diggs and A.J. Cook.

Varied opinions expressed during public hearing

April 15, 2013

A considerable amount of input was heard during a public hearing that took place at the April meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission.
The agenda stated that the public hearing would be for the consideration of a request to abandon and close a right-of-way located on East 5th Street, between Elm and Fowler Streets. The area is 80 feet wide and 180 feet long.

April 13th

Local boutique owners busy after boots featured on American Idol

April 13, 2013

The owners of Paradise Boutique in Sweetwater, sisters Jacqi Johnson Martinez and Sheretta Johnson are celebrating — and now very busy — after a pair of their custom bling boots recently made their way, and a big impression, on the Fox Television show American Idol.
According to the sisters, they were contacted a few weeks ago by a friend of American Idol contestant Janelle Arthur of Tennessee, wanting a pair of their blinged boots for Arthur to wear on stage.

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