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April 12th, 2013
The month of May has several events lined up, which were noted by City Manager Eddie Brown during his monthly report at Tuesday's meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission.
On May 4, a celebration marking 105 years of the Sweetwater Fire Department will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire station. Grant Madden, the city's Emergency Services Director, extended an invitation to the commissions and the public for the event.
The Highland One Act Play has advanced to Area competition and will compete at the Area 2 Region II contest Saturday, April 13 at the Naoma Huff Performing Arts Center at Clyde High School.
The Highland cast of students is performing scenes from â€śAll My Sons,â€ť by Arthur Miller, published by Dramatists Play Service.
During the Sweetwater City Commission on Tuesday morning at City Hall, a bid was awarded for the construction of a bulk water station which will be located at the Highland High Service Pump Station.
City engineer John Voller reviewed the two bids received by the city, but recommended the bid from Purcell Contracting Limited in Meridian, Texas.
Their project totaled $312,000 and had a completion date of 150 days from the start date. Although both bids were in compliance, the selected company's price came within the range hoped for by city staff.
The City of Roscoe and the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Rockinâ€™ S Cantina to Roscoe with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued six citations and made two arrests on April 10, 2013.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
â€˘ 700 block of Ragland.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 200 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Prowler â€” 400 block of E. Arkansas.
â€˘ Prowler â€” 500 block of Hill.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Jerry Espinoza, 29 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘ Angel Diaz, 37 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served one civil paper and made no arrests on April 10, 2013.
Calls for service:
Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 76. Winds will be from the southeast at 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 53 with southeastern winds around 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
This weekend, we'll gradually warm up from the upper 70s to the low 90s on Sunday. Lows will be in the upper 50s/low 60 with winds ranging from the from southeast and southwest and possible gusts up to 25 mph.
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Tomorrow, over 50 county and district clerks--elected individuals who keep track of the records in their area--will converge in Sweetwater for the County & District Clerks' Association of Texas (CDCAT) Region III meeting.
The meeting will be held in the District Courtroom, located on the second floor of the Nolan County Courthouse.
Pat McGowan and Patti Neill, the respective county and district clerk, are hosting the local meeting. The last time the regional meeting was held in Nolan County was sometime around the year 2000.
The West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center (WTCAC) and High Sky Children's Ranch once again partnered to sponsor the Eighth Annual Family FunFair on Wednesday at the Nolan County Coliseum.
Many families, totaling about 400 people in attendance, enjoyed games and prizes from 27 agencies and food donated by the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club at the event.
The highlight of the event was the Time of Remembrance for child abuse victims. Local community leaders including District Attorney Ann Reed and local pastor Jeramy Thompson spoke at this event declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.Â
The Sweetwater Fire Department responded to a house fire on the 500 block of Hill Street on Wednesday evening around 8:20 p.m.
The home was not occupied at the time, as the owners were fixing the home to be rented out in the future. The house is a total loss and Sweetwater Fire Marshal Richard Spradlin is investigating the cause of the blaze.
Shown are Lance Campbell, Chris Kiser and Grant Madden inspecting the floor of the house.
The Lake Sweetwater Bait Shop was a topic of discussion during Tuesday's City Commission meeting, as some action was taken on a couple of items.
Approval was given to renew the lease agreement on the bait shop with G.M. Morgan, Inc. Some changes have been proposed by the company, and as a result of the approval City Manager Eddie Brown will be able to negotiate the changes.
As the annual lease is about to expire, the proposed changes are for the lease to become a five-year agreement with an extension option. Other issues would need to be further discussed with the company and the city.