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December 3rd

Lack of rain tragically impacts Lake Trammell

December 3, 2012

A sad situation in unfolding at one of the local lakes, in which Lake Trammell is reaching its lowest levels and wildlife is at stake.
Recently, some dead fish were found at Lake Trammell. Eddy Campbell, the utility director of the City of Sweetwater, said that he estimates that the lake is only about thirty feet wide by fifty feet long, and only about a foot deep.
Campbell stated that in his 25 years of work with the city, this is the lowest he has ever seen Lake Trammell. The lake is man-made and was constructed sometime in the 1920s.

Technicians gathered at hands-on wind energy event

December 3, 2012

On Thursday, Nov. 28, wind energy technicians of every level arrived at the Texas State Technical College West Texas campus in Sweetwater for a two-day hands-on training event.
WindTech 2012 brought students face-to-face with working professionals and offered them an opportunity to network, learn in hands-on settings and engage with the latest technology. The inaugural event was organized by the college, the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse and Windpower Engineering and Development, a leading industry magazine.

December 1st

Blotters for Nov. 29, 2012

December 1, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Nov. 29, 2012.

The SPD received 22, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1900 block of E. 14th.
• Fraud — Sweetwater area.
• Forgery — 500 block of E. Broadway.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 11 — Aggravated sexual assault of a child.
• Timothy Burns, 40 — Public intoxication/possession of drug paraphernalia.

November 30th

Christmas parade on Monday

November 30, 2012

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will once again host the annual Christmas parade this year.
The parade will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Line up will begin at 4 p.m. in the Higginbotham parking lot. The parade will travel west to Pecan Street.
The theme for this year's parade will be "Peace on Earth." Those wishing to participate are asked to call 235-5488 or go by the Chamber offices at 810 E. Broadway to fill out an entry form. The deadline to enter is by noon on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Remember, Santa cannot be on the float as it is the entry of the Chamber.

RELIGION: This Sunday marks the first day of the Advent Season

November 30, 2012

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
As the month of November comes to a close and the Holiday season begins, looking back I have found this to be a November to remember. It has been a time of trial and tribulation as well as victory in the valley. I ask myself, “What do I need to remember?” Romans 8:28 says, “And we KNOW that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”

Elks craft show this weekend

November 30, 2012

The 39th annual Christmas Craft Show, hosted by the Sweetwater Elks Lodge #1257, will be open to the public on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Concessions will be available and absolutely no pets are allowed at the event.

Goodfellows toy drive this Saturday

November 30, 2012

The Sweetwater Goodfellows were started by four Rotarians in approximately 1929. The Goodfellows have gone through many changes over the years.  Today their mission is “to provide food and toys to needy families with children and food to needy individuals during the Christmas season.” 

Angel tree set up at Wal-Mart

November 30, 2012

Wal-Mart has once again partnered with the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center to provide a way for many children in the area to have a better Christmas.
The angel tree at Wal-Mart represents children who have been served by the WTCAC this year. Each angel has a child's gender, ages, sizes and special needs or a favorite toy of character that the child would like.

Westbound I-20 lanes closed again for bridge demolition

November 30, 2012

Both main lanes of westbound Interstate 20 at the US 84 overpass in Nolan County are temporarily closed starting to allow crews to demolish and remove a bridge that was damaged after a collision in late September.
The closure is expected to remain in effect for about a week. Traffic will be detoured to US 84 Business and routed around the overpass before being directed back to westbound I-20. The 3/4 mile detour is the same route that was used immediately following the collision. Signs, cones and message boards will be in place to direct drivers.

Blotters for November 28, 2012

November 30, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Nov. 28, 2012.

The SPD received 41, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Counterfeiting — Sweetwater area.
• CPS referral — Sweetwater area.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Nov. 28, 2012.

Arrested by DPS:
• Dakota Welch Bradbury, 17, of Roscoe — Public intoxication.

Calls for service:
• Stray livestock — Highway 153.
• Served warrant — Nolan County Jail.

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