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May 17th, 2012

Future Sweetwater class graduates

May 17, 2012

The Future Sweetwater class of 2012, consisting of 13 Sweetwater High School sophomores, graduated on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Texas State Technical College.
Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Jacque McCoy welcomed everyone to the event and Kirby Andrews led the invocation.

Several pets available for adoption

May 17, 2012

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has several pets available for adoption.
Available for adoption are a pair of mixed breed puppies, one white and one brown, a female Calico and her kitten, a black and white male mixed breed puppy and a black and white female cat with her five kittens.
Sweetwater’s animal control officer, Don Kite would like to remind the public not to abandon animals at the shelter. The female cat with her five kittens were left at the door of the shelter in a cardboard box. If the mother had not been with the kittens, they would have been put down.

SEED begins budget process

May 17, 2012

The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors approved a proposal by Oncor for street lighting in the Business Park during their meeting on Monday morning, May 14, 2012 at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce building.
Two proposals were presented to the board, with both noted as being well priced. By working with Oncor, SEED will have the benefit of the city's low rates for lights.

Blotters for May 15, 2012

May 17, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 28 calls for service, issued four citations and made one arrest on May 15, 2012.

The SPD received 19, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 9000 block of S. I-20.
• Family violence assault — 1600 block of Grand.
• Criminal mischief — 800 block of E. 14th.
• Harassment — 1100 block of Silas.

Arrested by SPD:
• Gina Torres, 40 — County indictment.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 13 calls for service, served six civil papers and made one arrest on May 15, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

May 16th

Free athletic physicals offered

May 16, 2012

Free athletic physicals will be given Saturday, May 19 at the Sweetwater High School athletic fieldhouse. Times for the physicals will be 8-9:30 a.m. for incoming seventh and ninth grade boys and girls, and 9:30-11 a.m. for incoming 11th graders and boys and girls with major injuries. Student athletes who are entering the seventh, ninth or 11th grade must receive a new physical for that year.

Early voting began Tuesday

May 16, 2012

Nolan County Clerk Pat McGowan wants to remind Republican voters in Nolan, Blackwell, Maryneal and Roscoe that they will be able to cast their ballot in their respective cities on Election Day instead of traveling to Sweetwater to vote.
"The Republican Precincts that are affected will be precincts 1-5; 7&9; 10-12 and 14," said McGowan.
Furthermore, Republicans and Democrats will now be voting at the same polling places. Voters from both parties should check the precinct number on their voter registration card and go to their respective polling place locations on the 29th.

NCF to award scholarships

May 16, 2012

Thirty Nolan County high school and home schooled spring graduates will be honored by the awarding of $1,000 scholarships at a reception hosted by the Nolan County Foundation at the Sweetwater Country Club beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, according to Jerry Riggs, NCF President.
Riggs continued that with these new awardees, the NCF has awarded 163 scholarships since the NCF Golf Classic began eight years ago. Proceeds from the golf scramble held each spring are dedicated to awarding Nolan County spring graduates $1,000 each to be applied at any Texas college.

Blotters for May 14, 2012

May 16, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued five citations and made four arrests on May 14, 2012.

The SPD received 19, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 2200 block of W. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault/impeding breath — 1600 block of San Carlos.

Arrested by SPD:
• Billy McQueen, 24 — City warrant.
• Valarie Lopez, 30 — Possession of drug paraphernalia.
• Joe Lopez, 18 — Possession of marijuana.
• Jessica Davis, 20 — Possession of marijuana.

May 15th

Musicians sought for local event

May 15, 2012

Area artists Brandon Bohall and Joah Henry have teamed up to bring Sweetwater a musical event for Memorial Day weekend.
On Saturday night, May 26, a concert will be held at the Nolan County Plaza parking lot. This is the first time for the acts to perform in Sweetwater.
Right now, any and all local singers, songwriters, artists and bands are encouraged to participate. They are also looking for any motorcycle and classic car clubs and other similar groups to join them for the event.

Local Loan and Pawn celebrates 40 years

May 15, 2012

A local business is celebrating 40 years of service.
Local Loan and Pawn Shop — home of the "upside-down" sign — opened its doors to the community on May 15, 1972. The founder, Bill Haley, began his pawn shop experience several years earlier in 1954 through 1955.
By the time Haley opened Local Loan, he was the only pawn shop available in Sweetwater, setting up shop at 211 Lamar. In all, the building was entirely 600 feet.

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