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June 11th, 2012

Students perform solos during recital

June 11, 2012

Piano and guitar students of Noreen Carson performed solos during the annual Spring Awards Recitals on Sunday, May 27 in the First Baptist sanctuary. Students were presented awards in recognition of their accomplishments throughout the 2011-2012 school year.

Edward Jones named Firm of the Year by Money Management Institute

June 11, 2012

Financial services firm Edward Jones was named the Advisory Solutions Firm of the Year by the Money Management Institute as the firm that most exemplified overall excellence and contributed to the long-term success and sustainability of the wealth management industry, according to Jason Blake in Sweetwater.

June 9th

CLEAT members receive awards, Campbell, Ortiz receive Valor awards

June 9, 2012

On June 8, 2012, the 2011 Texas Law Enforcement Achievement Awards were presented at the Texas Capitol in Austin. The ceremony was conducted by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE).
CLEAT would like to congratulate the winners for their dedicated and heroic service to the citizens of Texas. "We would like to give special recognition to our members from Amarillo, Kilgore, Lancaster and Snyder who received awards."
Awards Presented
Professional Achievement
Detective Haywood W. Sawyer, Jr. – Bellmead PD

Important date approaches for Nolan County projects

June 9, 2012

The Nolan County Commissioner’s Court will meet on Monday morning, June 25, at 9 a.m. and will be voting to award certificates of obligation to fund the courthouse repairs and construction of the new Nolan County Sheriff’s Office and Jail, provided that there is not a valid petition submitted that will force the issues to a November bond election.

Many participate in df Ranch Triathlon

June 9, 2012

The 4th Annual df Ranch Triathlon was held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Lake Sweetwater public boat ramp and was the USA Triathlon Texas State Sprint Championships.
The triathlon was be a timed race that includes a 500-meter swim in the lake, 14 mile bike on a rolling hills course on FM 2035 and a 3.1-mile run on County Road 252.

SISD tax rate lowered

June 9, 2012

The SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees met for their regular meeting at noon on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Administration Building.
Two public meetings were held during the meeting--one regarding the 2012-13 tax rate and the other for the district's technology plan. While no input was given for both open forums, action was taken on both matters.

Saints sign former SW star Joseph Banyard to free agent contract

June 9, 2012

Rookie free agent Joseph Banyard, a running back who starred at Sweetwater and the University of Texas-El Paso, inked a three-year contract this past week with his second National Football League team, the New Orleans Saints.
Banyard also participated on a tryout basis in the Saints’ minicamp that was held from June 5-7 in New Orleans.
Following his transfer from Texas Christian where he initially committed, Banyard spent his final two years of college eligibility at Texas-El Paso where he rushed for a total of 1,490 yards with 14 touchdowns.

Firing up for a grilliant summer

June 9, 2012

Simple steps for grilling brilliantly
Family Features
Whether cooking on a gas or charcoal grill, at home, at a park or at a tailgate, grilling provides an unmistakable aroma, a sizzling sound and maximum flavor. And research shows that when it comes to grilling, nearly three out of four Americans choose beef as the meat they grill the most often; but nearly 30 percent are still looking for more information on how to harness the power of the grill.
For guaranteed, delicious results when grilling beef, try following these three easy steps:
1. Choose Your Cut

Trinity Baptist members embarking on a mission trip to the ROC in Garland

June 9, 2012

AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Greetings to everyone, from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us if you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.

Blotters for June 7, 2012

June 9, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 59 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on June 7, 2012.

The SPD received 24, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1400 block of Hailey.
• Debit/credit card abuse — 300 block of E. Broadway.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1500 block of Josephine.

Arrested by SPD:
• Female Juvenile, 15 — Family violence assault.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served no civil papers and made three arrests on June 7, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:

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