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September 19th, 2012

TSTC West Texas awarded Military Friendly Schools title for third straight year

September 19, 2012

Texas State Technical College West Texas has been named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list for the third straight year. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows TSTC West Texas’ commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Director for G.I. Jobs.

Apple Creek shooting suspect sought

September 19, 2012

According to Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda, a man has been identified as a suspect in the shooting that took place at Apple Creek Apartments on Grand Avenue in Sweetwater earlier this month. "We have not been successful in locating this individual.

Area receives rain

September 19, 2012

Nolan County has recently seen some rainfall in the area.
On Sept. 15-16, 2012, Oak Creek received 0.20 inches of rain, Lake Trammell received 0.23 inches of rain and Lake Sweetwater received 0.23 inches of rain. For 2012, Oak Creek has received 17.21 inches of rain, while Lake Trammell has received 17.73 inches of rain and Lake Sweetwater has received 17.59 inches of rain.
The filter plant received 0.22 inches of rain with its total for the year at 15.44 inches of rain.
Booster B has received 16.14 inches of rain for the year, with 0.25 of those inches this past week.

SISD continues technology progress

September 19, 2012

During the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees' meeting on Monday night, September 17, an update was given on the iPad initiative within the district.
Recently, due to a grant obtained by the district Director of Educational Technology, Mike Marlett, the seventh graders will be the next class to have iPads for their studies--almost a year ahead of the district's timeline.

Blotters for September 17, 2012

September 19, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 66 calls for service, issued six citations and made three arrests on Sept. 17, 2012.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Information — 800 block of E. Arizona.
• Information — 200 block of E. Fourth.
• Assault on elderly — 800 block of E. Arizona.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jonathan Clappison, 37 — Family violence assault/violate protective order.
• Monica Lopez, 19 — Warrant.
• Lashondrick Richardson, 22 — Possession of marijuana/manufacture/delivery of controlled substance.

Weather outlook for Wednesday

September 19, 2012

Expect warmer weather on Wednesday, with sunny skies and a high near 86. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be clear with a low around 63, and south winds from 5 to 10 mph.
Is the warm-up here to stay? Visit weather.gov to find out.

September 18th

VP Tire Celebrates Anniversary with Customer Appreciation

September 18, 2012

Pictured is Lus Pantoja (office manager), David Pantoja (owner), and Nick Pantoja (manager/operator) of VP Tire in Roscoe.
VP Tire celebrated their one year anniversary with a customer appreciation lunch of brisket sandwiches, chips and drinks.
The shop is located at 710 Broadway in Roscoe and is a full service new tire dealer and full service shop.

Burn ban lifted

September 18, 2012

Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough announced that the burn ban for the county has been lifted during a special-called Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, September 17.
The judge cited the recent rainfall received throughout the area--some totals almost reaching one inch--as reason for lifting the ban. The burn ban will remain lifted until the next meeting date, which is set for Monday, September 24 at 9 a.m. at the Nolan County Courthouse.

SHS senior awarded scholarship

September 18, 2012

Sweetwater High School senior Kyle Lambert was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Permian Basin Fair in Odessa.
Each year, the fair gives scholarships to high school senior 4-H and FFA (Future Farmers of America) members who show livestock at the fair and complete the application and interview process.
Lambert is the Student Advisor of the Sweetwater FFA Chapter and First Vice President of the Area 2 FFA Association. On Sunday, September 9, he exhibited his market lambs at the Permian Basin Fair.

Leadership Sweetwater & Future Sweetwater 2012-2013 Participants

September 18, 2012

The Sweetwater Chamber recently announced the participants for the 2012 Leadership Sweetwater as well as the new Future Sweetwater class.
"Congratulations to all Leadership and Future Sweetwater participants. We look forward to another successful year!"

Leadership Sweetwater Participants:
Gabriel Acosta, EMA
Martin Baker, Ludlum Measurements
Darrell Doggett, Buzzi Unicem
Peggy Elliott, SISD - Southeast Elementary
Richard Fergeson, State Farm Agent
Mike Fernandez, Texas National Bank
Brian Frieda, Sweetwater Police Department
Renee Garcia, First Financial Bank

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