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February 19th, 2013
During the February meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission, Eddie Brown stated in his monthly City Manager's report that Code Enforcement and building inspections have show an increase in activity, as oil-related business continues to expand. Seeing the most growth has been Bradford Lane and Interstate 20.
A multitude of information has been presented during the Cline Shale meetings held in surrounding counties for the past few months, in which the February meeting was held in Colorado City.
"We don't know what to expect," said Brown in regards to change.
Mayor Greg Wortham, SEED Executive Ken Becker, SEED Marketing Dir. Kirstin Smith, and Jeff Howard from TSTC joined more than 100 people representing cities in the Texas Midwest region in Austin on Feb. 5th participating in â€śTexas Midwest Day at the Capitolâ€ť. Representatives for the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup were at the Capitol promoting the annual event and were able to take time to join the TMCN group for photos.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 150 calls for service, issued nine citations and made 10 arrests from Feb. 15-18, 2013.
The SPD received 60, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1700 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Indecency with a child by contact â€”Â 1000 block of Silas.
â€˘ Duty on striking unattended vehicle â€”Â 500 block of E Alabama.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â Coral Cove.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Cory Martin, 35 â€” Driving while intoxicated, third or more.
â€˘ Juan Leanos, 22 â€” City warrants.
â€˘ Decoreyon Thomas, 21 â€” Possession of marijuana.
Expect mostly sunny skies this morning with a high near 59. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, showers are likely with a possible thunderstorm. Otherwise, we'll see mostly cloudy skies with a low around 45 and southeastern winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could top out at 25 mph; chance of rain is at 60%.
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Registration opened for the fifth annual Suddenlink Open Tony Gibson Memorial Fishing Tournament, to be held Saturday, March 2, at the Concho Pavilion on Lake O.H. Ivie, 24282 County Road 4763, in Millersview.Â Once again Joe Thomas, host of â€śStihlâ€™s Reel in the Outdoorsâ€ť on Outdoor Channel â€“ Americaâ€™s Leader In Outdoor TV, will award prizes and greet competitors.
For the second year in a row, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be hosting a 24-hour Treadmill Walkathon. The hospital announced that the event is scheduled to kickoff at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 and run through 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 23, at the hospitalâ€™s Cardiac Rehab Center.
As cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, RPMH continues to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases through community events such as the walkathon.
If you've ever walked into the Sweetwater Reporter office and wondered who the smiling face is that greets you, wonder no more. That lovely lady is ShaQuita Bray.
Quita was born in Ft. Worth and grew up in Abilene where she attended Abilene High School. She moved to Sweetwater in 2006, and has remained here ever since.
The Sweetwater Fire Department recently had a wildfire class put on by Texas A&M Extension Service.Â It was a week-long class, put on at the local fire station.
The class covered many topics, ranging from safety on the fire grounds, to what equipment to take on deployment, communications, fire behavior in the wildfire setting, managing risk and deploying a fire shelter.Â
A public hearing was held during February's Sweetwater City Commission meeting to consider requests for the abandonment and closure of two right-of-ways.
The first right-of-way is platted as a future dead-end street extension of Industrial Drive, which is currently undeveloped and located in the western portion of Lot 8 of the industrial park. A similar, yet developed, parallel dead-end street currently exists approximately 155 feet to the east.
Your President's Day forecast is shaping up to be mostly sunny with a high near 65. Winds will be from the west-southwest around 15 mph, shifting to the north-northwest in the afternoon. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 38 and north-northwest winds around 5 to 15 mph. After midnight, they will become east-southeast winds.
Visit weather.gov to get an early week-long weather preview.