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August 10th, 2012
The Sweetwater Fire Department has recently promoted one of its own to Assistant Fire Chief. Paul King is the newest supervisor of his shift after the retirement of Jim Porter after 35 years of service.
King is an Intermediate Emergency Medical Technician and a firefighter, who has been with the Sweetwater Fire Department for 11 years.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has three dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male blue heeler puppy, a female terrier mix and a male terrier mix. According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
Last week, a 73-year-old Sweetwater woman was scammed over the phone, but this scam pulled at the woman's heart strings, making her even more vulnerable to the scammers and essentially blinding her from seeing the red flags.
"A man called me that morning, around 10:30 a.m. and told me that he was my eldest grandson," stated the victim. "His voice sounded different and I told him so, but he said that his sinuses were stopped up."
One person was killed in a two vehicle crash in Eastland County.
At about 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 on Interstate 20 near mile marker 346 in the west bound lane, Jessica Marie Rogers, 20 years of age, of Henrietta, was driving a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro in Eastland County.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 60 calls for service, issued three citations and made no arrests on Aug. 8, 2012.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Information â€” 300 block of Neff.
â€˘ Theft â€” 800 block of E. Texas.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served three civil papers and made five arrests on Aug. 8, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Brooke Ann Hollis, 32, of Sweetwater â€” Possession of marijuana.
â€˘ Chad Eugene Parsons, 18, of Sweetwater â€” Warrant/theft of property.
Arrested by DPS:
Sweetwater will see hot temperatures throughout the entire weekend, as Friday's forecast calls for sunny skies with a high near 98. Thankfully, winds will be from the north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
On Friday night, we'll see a low around 70 with mostly clear skies. The winds will be at 5 to 10 mph, changing from the northeast to the southeast after midnight.
Saturday, it'll be sunny, hot and temps will top out at the century mark with east-southeast winds coming in at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday night will be mostly clear with a low around 75; winds will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
With an effort to revitalize the local art community and give local artists a place to display and work on projects, Mick and Carol Truitt of Sweetwater have remodeled the building that once housed local screen printing businesses at 109 Locust, behind the Texas Theatre. This new business is called Mustang 247.
This year's American Heart Walk/Run has been set for Saturday, October 20, 2012. During the Sweetwater Business Leadership Breakfast held on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at The Center at the local TSTC (Texas State Technical College) campus, various community leaders gathered to learn more about the American Heart Association and the upcoming event, which will help raise funds to fight cardiovascular diseases. The keynote speaker at the breakfast was Karen Willis. To learn more about the local 2012 American Heart Walk/Run, contact Jerrie Gee at 235-4997.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 53 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Aug. 7, 2012.
The SPD received 25, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 1400 block of W. Broadway.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 1000 block of Lou.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Brian McQueen, 25 â€” Driving while license invalid.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served one civil paper and made no arrests on Aug. 7, 2012.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Animal control â€”Â Gulfton Road.
â€˘Â MHMR transport â€”Â Big Spring.
Sweetwater will feel the heat once again on Thursday, with the forecast calling for mostly sunny skies and a high near 100. Winds will shift from the west at 5 to 10 mph to east-northeast in the afternoon.
Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 72. The east to northeast winds at 5 to 10 mph will become light and variable in the evening.
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