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June 14th, 2011
The annual Flag Day retirement ceremony at the Sweetwater Elks Lodge has been postponed due to the Nolan County burn ban and will be rescheduled when the burn ban is lifted.
Sweetwater Outreach Week was held June 9-11, 2011, and many local youth from local churches helped in efforts to assist local homeowners.
SOW is designed to help homeowners have pride in the house, help members to learn the blessings of service, and to give the Sweetwater community a renewed sense of faith in their fellow neighbors.
SOW selects several homes in the Sweetwater area that are in need of a â€śface liftâ€ť and then sends out a team of volunteers to scrape, paint and do various forms of yard work, all free of charge. They provide the paint, equipment and workers.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 109 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made four arrests on June 11 to 12, 2011.
The SPD received 50, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1400 block of Josephine.
â€˘ Public intoxication â€”Â 800 block of Alamo.
â€˘ Minor in consumption â€”Â 800 block of Alamo.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 400 block of Colorado.
â€˘ Disorderly conduct/discharge firearm â€”Â Circle Drive.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 800 block of E. Fourteenth.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1000 block of Silas.
Arrested by SPD:
According to the Texas Forest Service, right at 500 acres were burned in a fire near Lake Trammell over the weekend. The fire was said to have been caused by a person illegally burning during a burn ban. The person was given a citation.
Some eye-opening results coupled with some optimistic responses are being discovered following the SISD's "Aim For Success" abstinence education program.
The data taken from the 788 SISD students that completed and submitted the survey was compared to results from over 80,000 students nationwide who were surveyed during the 2009-10 school year through the Aim for Success initiative. The survey was broken down by gender into four age groups: 11-12 year olds, 13-14 year olds, 15-16 year olds and 17-19 year olds.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Membership Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, June 10, 2011, at Texas State Technical College. Many attended the event and heard several speakers including Jacque McCoy, Tom Rees, Helen Manroe, Ken Becker, Mark Mims and Bob Sagmeister.
An airplane from the Texas Forest Service drops fire retardant onto the fire near Lake Trammell in Nolan County.
Area firefighters were still battling a large blaze on Saturday afternoon in Nolan County near Lake Trammell. The fire began around 2 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2011, near a barn just off of County Road 145, near Camp Boothe Oaks according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden. According to the Texas Forrest Service, 500 acres have already been burned. The Sweetwater Fire Department lost a truck during the blaze. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by Nolan County authorities.
The Sweetwater Independent School District recently completed a process which included public input, surveys and a committee of students, parents, teachers, principals and administrators to come up with an improved dress code for Sweetwater ISD schools.Â "We began with a public forum months ago where the students modeled standard attire.Â Although standard attire did not receive the majority of votes, a definite majority supported change," stated Assistant Superintendent Kathy Smartt.Â "The committee worked diligently to address the specific concerns of sagging and cleavage.Â The key will be consi
Nolan County's money is already hard at work.Â
The Nolan County United Way has distributed their first allocation for the year. This year there are nine agencies receiving funds: The American Red Cross, Gateway Family Services, SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program), Back Pack Buddies, WTCAC (West Texas Child Advocacy Center), Cancer Services Network, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts and Women's Resource Center.Â