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April 20th, 2012

Sweetwater continues to grow with Gold & Silver Buyers opening

April 20, 2012

Gold & Silver Buyers, the largest purchaser of precious metals in the state of Texas is expanding into the Big Country, with a new location in Abilene at 3458 Catclaw (between AAA Vacuums and City Nails) and a location in Sweetwater, scheduled to open next month at 309 North East Georgia Street (next to Check ‘N Go). 

Blotters for April 19, 2012

April 20, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 53 calls for service, issued 21 citations and made three arrests on April 19, 2012.

The SPD received 22, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 200 block of NE Georgia.

Calls for service:
• Minor in possession (tobacco) — 300 block of Lamar.
• Burglary of a building — 1000 block of W. 8th.
• Criminal mischief — 1000 block of W. 8th.
• Theft — 800 block of E. Avenue D.
• Disorderly conduct — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Sexual assault — 1600 block of Grand.
Arrested by SPD:
• Paul Anthony Gutierrez, 23 — Assault.
• Ramiee Brown, 19 — Theft.

Sweetwater Band wins UIL Sweepstakes

April 20, 2012

The UIL really likes the number “three”.

Hamlin/Baker Win again at Sipapu Ski Resort’s 9th Annual Cardboard Derby

April 20, 2012

On Saturday, March 17, in Sipapu, New Mexico the Sipapu Ski Resort held its 9th Annual Cardboard Derby. The Cardboard Derby continues to grow in participants and spectators every year. This year’s event the “Team Division” was won again by “The West Texas Wind Runners” consisting of team members Chris Hamlin (duct tape specialist), James Hamlin (driver) and Dustin Baker (stability).

Blotters for April 18, 2012

April 20, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 67 calls for service, issued 26 citations and made five arrests on April 18, 2012.

The SPD received eight, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1000 block of Mulberry.

Calls for service:
• Assault — 100 block of S. Hopkins.
• Deadly conduct — 1600 block of Grand.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 14 — Criminal trespass.
• Dylan Kirkpatrick, 17 — Disorderly conduct/possession of marijuana.
• Chase Ramsey, 17 — Disorderly conduct.
• Frank Diaz, 30 — Family violence assault.
• Brittany Kincaid, 18 — Public intoxication.

April 19th

7-11 hosting grand opening

April 19, 2012

After some necessary renovations, the 7-Eleven convenience store, located on Northeast Georgia in Sweetwater, is hosting a grand opening.
On August 25, 2011, the store was hit by a storm with high winds, resulting in the roof being torn off. For around four months, the store was closed to completely repair the building. During that time, owner Alon Brands Retail took advantage of an opportunity to make a number of changes to emphasize the company’s renewed commitment to cleanliness, varied products and full inventories of the items customers look for most.

Family Planning clinics offer broad range of services

April 19, 2012

The purpose of the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department Family Planning Program is to make available to citizens of the State who are of childbearing age comprehensive medical knowledge, assistance and services relating to the planning of families". The purpose of family planning is to provide women and men a means by which they decide for themselves the number, timing and spacing of their children.

Blotters for April 17, 2012

April 19, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 32 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made one arrest on April 17, 2012.

The SPD received 13, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 400 block of E. Avenue C.

Calls for service:
• Assault — 700 block of Bluff.
• Information only — 1200 block of Mustang.
Arrested by SPD:
• Pedro Monroy, 30 — Public intoxication.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on April 17, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Gabriela Rodriguez, 39, of El Paso — Warrant/motion to revoke probation.

April 18th

It’s official —Brian Frieda appointed new police chief

April 18, 2012

The appointment of Brian Frieda as Sweetwater Police Chief was approved by the City Commission on Tuesday morning, April 17, 2012 at a special-called meeting at City Hall.
Prior to the vote, City Manager Eddie Brown recapped the hiring process and how the Texas Police Chief Association was utilized in the process. A regional committee of law enforcement leaders was formed for the local panel, which included Abilene Police Department chief Stan Standridge who was the chairman.

Local collegiate 4-H member serves as Ambassador at National 4-H Conference

April 18, 2012

Wade Howard, a Senior Agriculture Leadership major at Texas Tech University recently served as a Collegiate Ambassador for the National 4-H Conference in Washington, DC. Wade was one of 13 collegiate 4-H members selected nationwide to serve as an ambassador and the only ambassador chosen from Texas. The event was March 22-29, 2012.

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