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April 11th, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its draft rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions, requiring carbon dioxide (CO2) emission controls on new coal plants that are similar to those of the Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center.
The Trailblazer project is designed to capture 85 to 90 percent of the CO2 it produces, keeping emission levels well below the requirements of the EPAâ€™s draft rule. Projects like Trailblazer are important because they help develop and commercialize the technology that can meet such standards.
The burn ban was approved to remain lifted at the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, April 9, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
The decision was made following the rain seen throughout the county over the past weekend--along with the chances of precipitation forecasted for this week--and will remain lifted until the next meeting.
Also approved at the meeting was the continuation of paying an employee's medical and dental premiums while on an extended worker's comp leave.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 36 calls for service, issued six citations and made one arrest on April 9, 2012.
The SPD received 10, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Unattended death â€” 1500 block of James.
â€˘ Theft â€” 600 block of E. Third.
â€˘ Disorderly conduct â€” 1200 block of Ragland.
â€˘ Stalking/harassment â€” 1000 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Theft â€” 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Jesus Delgado, 24 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on April 9, 2012.
Sweetwater Independent School District has announced the finalist for the Athletic Director/Head Football Coach at Sweetwater High School.
Shane Mobley, presently the Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator at 5A Seguin High School, will be presented for approval to the SISD School Board on Monday evening.
Mobley coached at Sweetwater from 2004-2008, serving as the defensive coordinator. During his time there, SHS compiled a 41-12 record and a trip to the 2005 3A State Semi-Finals.
Many members of the community showed their support for the local Meals on Wheels program by attending the annual Taste of Sweetwater on Monday, April 9, 2012. Over 300 people showed up for the event, directly benefitting the program, part of the Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP), delivering hot meals every weekday to over 200 homebound residents in Sweetwater and Roscoe. According to Director Tonya Challis, the event raised about $3,000 for the Meals on Wheels program.
The Women's Forum of Sweetwater sponsors Library Tag Day each year to benefit the County-City Library. This year the event took place on Wednesday, April 4, with all proceeds going to the library.
The total amount raised was $6,856.18. Donations come from local businesses, civic groups and individuals wanting to keep the local library growing and thriving.
Shown above is John Spaulding giving a donation to Womenâ€™s Forum member Lita McEachern at the Chamber Coffee held at the library. Anne Kearney was this yearâ€™s LTD chairperson.
The Sweetwater Jaycees hosted their annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at Fraley Park, bringing hundreds of children to the park to hunt for thousands of eggs â€”Â some filled with prizes and tickets for large Easter baskets.
The hunt is only one of the events hosted by the Jaycees, as they also put on a Thanksgiving Day Feed and Santa Claus call-in for the community and give to many local organizations. They also host the World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, along with the Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 108 calls for service, issued 32 citations and made six arrests from April 6-8, 2012.
The SPD received 39, 911 calls.
â€˘ 200 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 200 block of E. New Mexico.
â€˘ Unauthorized use of a vehicle â€” 700 block of Pease.
â€˘ Evading arrest or detention â€” 1400 block of Lubbock.
â€˘ Unattended death â€” Sweetwater.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 1000 block of Lou.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€” 2200 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Lonnie Bell, 43 â€”Â Warrants.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has three dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male dachshund mix, one male mixed breed dog and one female collie 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.
On May 3, 2012, Sweetwater Independent School District will hold Kindergarten Roundup at Southeast Elementary. Personnel from Southeast Elementary will be registering students that will be attending Kindergarten next year in the 2012-2013 school year. The registration will be from 4-6 p.m. in the gym at Southeast Elementary, 1201 Mustang Drive. All Kindergarten students in Sweetwater attend school at Southeast Elementary and this will be an opportunity for the students to be registered for school early.