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March 26th, 2013

County commissioners award bids at meeting

March 26, 2013

After almost a month of gathering and conducting research, the Nolan County Commissioners awarded bids to several items during their Monday morning meeting at the county courthouse.
Nolan County precincts will be obtaining their AC5 paving materials from the Valero company, following approval from the commissioners. While they did not offer a bid, the company gave the option of selling on a daily rack basis for $570 per ton.

SISD trustees approve proposed pipeline right-of-way project

March 26, 2013

A proposed pipeline right-of-way project was approved by the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees during their Thursday night meeting.
Making the presentation was SISD business manager Nathan Ehlert, noting that the pipeline would run from Colorado City all the way to Houston and is located north of an already-existing line.
The line, which is fifty feet wide, would run through a delinquent tax lot of about seventeen acres. Of that amount, about three acres would be impacted by roughly 1.6 acres of the permanent right-of-way line.

Blotters for March 22-24, 2013

March 26, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 152 calls for service, issued three citations and made 12 arrests from Mar. 22-24, 2013.

The SPD received 78, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 200 block of Elm.
• 700 block of W. Fourth.
• 500 block of E. Broadway.
• 1100 block of E. Third.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 900 block of Hillside.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Burglary of a building — 3200 block of W. Broadway.
• Driving under the influence/duty upon striking — 1100 block of E. Third.

Arrested by SPD:
• Amie Galindo, 29 — Warrant.
• Marquese Mabery, 26 — Warrant.

Tuesday's local forecast

March 26, 2013

Expect sunny skies today with a high near 61 and winds from the east at 5 to 15 mph. In the morning, winds will come from the south.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 45. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

March 25th

SFSA holds opening ceremonies

March 25, 2013

Sweetwater Fastpitch Softball Association held its opening ceremonies on Saturday at the Jerry Collins Complex.
The league includes teams in the 6-under, 8-under, 10-under, 12-under and 14-under age divisions. All of the players and their coaches were introduced to the crowd, and several games were played following the ceremonies.

School board election cancelled

March 25, 2013

At Thursday evening's meeting of the Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Board of Trustees, approval was given to cancel the upcoming school board election as the three candidates were uncontested.
The election, which would have been held on Saturday, May 11, would have been for seats for Districts 1, 2 and 5 on the board.
As a result, Genevieve Mayes and Becky Jimenez will continue to serve in their respective districts of 1 and 2, while Jennifer Cherry will now serve in District 5. Cherry will be replacing Nancy Johnson on the board, who chose not to run for re-election.

McDonald’s to close for renovations

March 25, 2013

Some local children will be missing their favorite eating establishment for a few months beginning on Easter Sunday, March 31, when the local McDonald's will close for renovations.
According to manager Lia Martinez, the restaurant is scheduled to re-open in July or early August.
The entire establishment will be knocked down and totally rebuilt, boasting a bigger restaurant and a double-lane drive-thru for customers on the go. The playground is expected to be smaller, but will have more activities, according to Martinez.

Monday's local forecast

March 25, 2013

Even though the spring season is officially here...it's cold today!
Monday's high will be 49 with sunny skies and northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 32 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
What's the full weekly weather look like? Visit weather.gov to learn more.

March 23rd

Blotters for Mar. 21, 2013

March 23, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Mar. 21, 2013.

The SPD received 19, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 500 block of W. 9th.
• Criminal mischief — 1700 block of Lamar.
• Burglary of vehicle — 500 block of NW Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jerry McQueen, 71 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 15 calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Mar. 21, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Xavier Rene Limones, 21, of Sweetwater — Judgment.

East Ridge gives campus report

March 23, 2013

A campus report on East Ridge Elementary was given during Thursday night's SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees' meeting. Principal Vicki Mayberry was accompanied by several students who discussed various programs used by the second and third graders on campus.
Joseph Milner and Kialyn Walton, both second graders, began the presentation with Imagine Learning lab, a utilized station which deals with fluency, reading and comprehension.

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