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November 14th, 2012

Wednesday's local weather

November 14, 2012

Expect a high near 61 today, along with south-southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 39. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

November 13th

Art show slated for Nov. 17

November 13, 2012

The West Texas Art Guild is presenting "A Return to the Big Country Art Show" on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Colorado City Civic Center, located at 157 West Second Street in Colorado City.
Guests are invited to bring their art work and spend the day enjoying an art demonstration by Leada Woods of Colorado City. In addition, attendees can tour the city's museum and walk through the "Railhead Days" arts and crafts displays. At the end of the day, everyone may pick up their work.

WASP Museum welcomes Stearman

November 13, 2012

The National WASP WWII Museum Board of Directors recently hosted a celebration of the arrival of the 1940 Boeing Stearman PT-17 on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the WASP Museum on Avenger Field Road. Wine, cheese and refreshments were served as the Stearman flew over the museum.

Veterans honored at Nolan Nursing

November 13, 2012

Veterans who reside at Nolan Nursing and Rehab in Sweetwater were honored with an appreciation plaque ceremony on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Pictured is Steve Allen, Horace Hoskins, Mark Bolton and Billy Brice. Veterans who were unable to attend the ceremony were John Jordan and Willie Hanley.

TxDOT recognizes employees for safety

November 13, 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 Muñoz, Virgil Pruitt, Mike Rosas, Sergio Ruiz, John Scifres and Kenneth Terry.

Suddenlink team earns top customer service honor

November 13, 2012

Team includes 96 employees in Abilene, Snyder and Sweetwater
 
Suddenlink’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. 
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 Suddenlink’s local team, led by Director of Operations Jason Gebhart.

Blotters for Nov. 9-11

November 13, 2012

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.

Accidents:
• 1100 block of E. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 1600 block of Grand.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 100 block of E. Louisiana.
• Theft — 200 block of E. New Mexico.
• Unattended death — 1300 block of Tonkawa.
• Interfere with emergency call — 700 block of E. Avenue D.
• Theft — 300 block of NE Georgia.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Theft — 1200 block of Lubbock.

November 12th

Westbound I-20 lane closure for bridge work begins today

November 12, 2012

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. Traffic will be detoured to US 84 Business and routed around the overpass before being directed back to westbound I-20. 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.

Local veterans events held over the weekend

November 12, 2012

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.

Run for the WASP held over the weekend

November 12, 2012

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. There were over 45 from the Dallas/ Midland/Odessa/Big Springs/Denton/ Abilene/Azle and surrounding areas.

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