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October 25th, 2011
The Nolan County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday morning, Oct. 24, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse, where the burn ban for the county was reinstated.
The burn ban will remain in effect for the next two weeks until the next regular appointed meeting, where the item will be considered again.
The Roscoe Fire Department had a fire prevention day at Roscoe ISD and Highland ISD on Friday Oct. 21, 2011. Students had the chance to see what a firefighter in full gear looks like. Shown is Roscoe Fire Chief Gary Armstrong speaking with children about fire safety and prevention.
At the end of last year the Texas Veterans Commission provided a grant to the Goodwill of West Texas.
"The first cycle that we earned was scheduled to end the 31st of October," explains Coordinator of Veterans Services, Chuck Wilson.
However, Goodwill cut the program two weeks sooner than that scheduled date, leaving employees out of a job.
"It came as a shock," says former employee Arlanda Knight.
Former employees say the loss to the city of Abilene is an unfortunate one.
Knight says, "The sad part about it is we are actually losing a great resource in this community."
Feral hogs are taking over the Texas countryside and Brown County resident Jerry Campbell is doing his best to rid the state of this costly nuisance. Last week, America got their first look at the Campbell family in their own reality show, âAmerican Hoggersâ, which premiered Wednesday, Oct. 19, on the A&E Network. The show features the Campbell family and their adventures as they struggle to rescue Texas residents and ranchers from the devastating chaos caused by millions of invasive wild boars, states A&E.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 146 calls for service, issued 16 citations and made 10 arrests from Oct. 21-23, 2011.
The SPD received 73, 911 calls.
â˘ 200 block of NE Georgia.
â˘ 100 block of Elm Street.
Calls for service:
â˘ Unattended death â 600 block of Lamar.
â˘ Family violence assault â 200 block of E. Avenue C.
â˘ Theft â 1700 block of Lamar.
â˘ Information â 1000 block of Bowie.
â˘ Information â 300 block of W. Colorado.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Male juvenile, 16 â Directive to apprehend.
â˘ Bruce McKinney, 29 â Drive on out of state license.
On Monday night, Oct. 17, amidst roaring winds and blowing sand, the Sweetwater High School Marching Band put on a classy performance to earn them straight â1sâ in UIL marching competition in Abilene. âWe knew the bad weather was on the way, and it hit just as the band was preparing to perform,â explained band booster photographer Carola Martin. âWe braced ourselves, and the band played and marched like it was a walk in the park.â
Early voting for the Texas Constitutional Amendment Election begins on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in the Nolan County Clerk's Office, located at 100 E. Third Street, Suite 108 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. The last day for the County Clerk to receive an application to vote by mail is Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For the second year in a row, there will be two back-to-back fundraising events associated with the Round-Up for Rehab in Sweetwater to raise dollars for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. A Shrimp Peel dinner and auction will be held at the Nolan County Annex on Tuesday evening, Oct. 25, the night before the sale at Sweetwater Auction which will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 26.
The Texas Rangers evened the World Series at two games apiece with a 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Pictured here is Texas slugger Josh Hamilton hitting a single during Saturday's game against the Cardinals. Game 5 is tonight in Arlington.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued two citations and made seven arrests on Oct. 20, 2011.
The SPD received 14, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Theft â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â˘ Family violence assault â 1000 block of Oak Street.
â˘ Family violence assault â 900 block of Circle Drive.
â˘ Disorderly conduct â 1200 block of Ragland.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Calvin Pittman, 53 â Theft.
â˘ Dustin Wells, 26 â Warrant.
â˘ Adam Garza, 25 â Contributing to a minor.
â˘ Shawn Garza, 20 â Minor in consumption.