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February 19th, 2013

East Ridge students raise over $3,000 at “Jump Rope for Heart”

February 19, 2013

Seventy-five East Ridge students collected over $3,000 to donate to the American Heart Association during their recent "Jump Rope for Heart" event.
The five students with the largest donations were: (back row) Katie Reed, Jaxon Gilmore, Paula Tovar, and (front row) Aubrey Galindo and Christyn Allen.
Thanks to all the children who participated in helping this worthwhile organization!

Increased activity seen from oil-related business

February 19, 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.

Texas Midwest Day at the Capital

February 19, 2013

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 “Texas Midwest Day at the Capitol”. 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.

Blotters for February 15-18, 2013

February 19, 2013

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.

Accidents:
• 1700 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Indecency with a child by contact — 1000 block of Silas.
• Duty on striking unattended vehicle — 500 block of E Alabama.
• Criminal mischief — Coral Cove.

Arrested by SPD:
• Cory Martin, 35 — Driving while intoxicated, third or more.
• Juan Leanos, 22 — City warrants.
• Decoreyon Thomas, 21 — Possession of marijuana.

Tuesday's local weather

February 19, 2013

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%.
So when's our best chance for rain coming? Visit weather.gov to find out.

February 18th

Registration opens for Suddenlink charity fishing tournament

February 18, 2013

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. Once again Joe Thomas, host of “Stihl’s Reel in the Outdoors” on Outdoor Channel – America’s Leader In Outdoor TV, will award prizes and greet competitors.

RPMH hosts Second Treadmill Walkathon

February 18, 2013

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 hospital’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.

ShaQuita Bray: Classifieds Representative

February 18, 2013

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.

Wildfire Training Class hosted at Sweetwater Fire Department

February 18, 2013

The Sweetwater Fire Department recently had a wildfire class put on by Texas A&M Extension Service. 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. 

Public hearing held on right-of-way closures

February 18, 2013

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.

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