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September 14th, 2012

Sewer line project completed

September 14, 2012

Thanks in part to a state grant, the sewer line of Neff Street in Sweetwater has been fixed and the project is completed.
At the Sweetwater City Commission meeting on Tuesday, September 11, action was taken regarding the 2011 CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) Sewer Project. John Voller, with Enprotec/Hibbs and Todd, was at the meeting to present the resolution for the acceptance of the recently-completed project.
The resolution was read at the meeting, with city staff praising the work on the project. Plans are also in place for the city to seal coat the area sometime next summer.

Blotters for September 12, 2012

September 14, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 27 calls for service, issued two citations and made one arrest on Sept. 12, 2012.

The SPD received 23, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Fraud — 900 block of Mulberry.
• Criminal mischief — 300 block of E. Oklahoma.

Arrested by SPD:
• Ricky Delapaz, 31 — Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Sept. 12, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Brian Keith Johnson, 28, of Sweetwater — Taylor County warrant/motion to revoke probation.

Calls for service:

Friday's local forecast

September 14, 2012

Friday's forecast should allow us to see the rain we were fortunately enough to receive yesterday, with a 20% chance of showers and a high near 68. We'll see cloudy skies and a north wind around 10 mph.
Tonight, the rain chances will continue with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 57. North winds will remain at 5 mph.
Stay posted to the local weather by visiting weather.gov.

September 13th

Donation given to Nolan County Commissioner candidate Hulcy

September 13, 2012

Members of the State Republican Executive Committee unanimously voted to contribute and endorse Jerry Hulcy of Sweetwater. Hulcy is a candidate for Nolan County Commissioner, Precinct 1.

USDA FSA reminds producers to report crop losses

September 13, 2012

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, reminds producers to report crop losses resulting from a weather-related disaster event within 15 days of the disaster or when the loss first becomes apparent, this includes crops covered by crop insurance, the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) and crops without insurance coverage.

Outgoing SEED board member honored

September 13, 2012

Shown are Kirsten Smith, SEED Asst. Marketing/Admin. Director; Ken Becker, SEED Executive Director; Kyle Lawrence, outgoing SEED board member; Arthur Maberry, SEED board member; Billy Whisenant, SEED board member; Bill Johnson, SEED board member; and Sweetwater City Manager, Eddie Brown.
Outgoing SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board member and chairman Kyle Lawrence was honored for his eight years of service during their board meeting on Monday morning, Sept. 12.

Blotters for September 11, 2012

September 13, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued four citations and made two arrests on Sept. 11, 2012.

The SPD received 26, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 400 block of Hailey.
• 1100 block of Oak.

Calls for service:
• Harboring runaway — 1100 block of Oak.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jose Cruz, 24 — Warrants.
• Charlene Carrington, 51 — Warrant.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Sept. 11, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

City prepares for new fiscal year

September 13, 2012

A variety of action items were presented and approved for the new fiscal year during the Sweetwater City Commission meeting held on Tuesday morning, September 11, 2012 at City Hall.
The two proposals for the self-insured group health, dental and life insurance employee benefit for the 2012-2013 fiscal year were considered. Tommy Morris and Nancy Johnson were at the meeting to present their comparison findings to the commission and made the recommendation to award the bid to Blue Cross, the city's current insurance provider, which was approved.

Speedy Suppers

September 13, 2012

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SEED approves proposal for incoming company

September 13, 2012

An incentive proposal for Select Energy Services was approved during the meeting of the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors on Monday morning, September 10, 2012.
A presentation was given by Allen Espinoza with Merit Advisors, a site selector for Select Energy Services.
As the company has been seeking for a place to locate, Espinoza noted that Sweetwater's placement to Interstate 20 proves to be very beneficial for transportation. The geographic location of the town was also noted as great in order to service clients.

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