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May 18th, 2013
The Sweetwater City Commission gave authorization for city staff to go out on bids for the construction of a new police station during their meeting on Tuesday morning.
The architect is very close to finishing the plans; upon their completion, this approval grants permission for the city to begin obtaining bids.
Other bids were discussed during the meeting as well. Approval was given to allow staff to go out for bids to sell five surplus, real properties owned by the city.
The Sweetwater City Commission once again took a look at the city ordinance on storage containers during their meeting on Tuesday at City Hall.
Chapter 18 of the Code of Ordinances, entitled "Miscellaneous Provisions and Offenses," dealt with allowing freight and portable storage containers in certain zoning districts. The ordinance was previously passed, but after a request by the commissioners, it was reconsidered by the city to make it more business friendly.
A friendly and familiar face has rejoined the Sweetwater Reporter advertising team. Brenda Morales, Sweetwater native, reprised her advertising executive role in March of 2013. She first brought her advertising expertise to the Sweetwater Reporter from 2002-2003 and then again from 2008-2010.
Morales was born and raised in Sweetwater. She graduated from Sweetwater High School in 2001 and then again from Texas State Technical College in 2007 with a degree in digital imaging and design.
The Sweetwater Mustang baseball team was sent off to Lubbock for the Region I-3A quarterfinal best-of-3 series at Lubbock Christian Universityâ€™s Hays Field on Friday with several schools having a honk rally. The Mustangs lost their first game last night by one run and will play again today at 2 p.m. Check back for scores.
Four people were transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital on Thursday after three school buses bumped together after school, causing only minor injuries. One bus was disabled as well.
The Nolan County 4-H Meats Judging Team recently won the District 7 4-H intermediate judging contest.
Shown are Kaitlyn Foster who won high individual; Kinsey Chowning, who won second place individual; and Brooke Hefner, who won fourth place individual.
A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 11 people this past week. Six of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Ethan Charles Stringer was indicted for indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony. Court documents state that Stringer's victim was a male, younger than 17 years of age. His bond was set at $50,000.
Devon Energy recently presented four local fire departments with checks for $1,000 each.
Shown are (from left to right) Grant Madden, Sweetwater Fire Department; Gary Armstrong, Roscoe Fire Department; Todd Donahoo, Devon Energy; John Lucky, Lake Sweetwater Fire Department; and Kevin Rivers, Roby Fire Department.
During Tuesday's Sweetwater City Commission meeting, discussion was held on the lease agreement between the city and G.M. Morgan, Inc., the entity who is doing business as Sweetwater Lake Marina for the city-owned property known as the Lake Sweetwater Bait Shop.
City Manager Eddie Brown recently negotiated a deal with a prepared contract, which was then returned by the company with some changes that were noted by Brown at the meeting. Although approval was given at the April meeting for Brown to negotiate the deal, any changes would be brought before the city commission for final approval.