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April 12th, 2012

Blotters for April 10, 2012

April 12, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made one arrest on April 10, 2012.

The SPD received 15, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 700 block of E. Louisiana.
• Theft — 400 block of E. Avenue B.
• False alarm/report — 1600 block of Josephine.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jessie Zapata, 62 — Driving while intoxicated.
• Jennifer Adkins, 29 — Theft.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on April 10, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

April 11th

Mobley chosen as finalist to be new head football coach

April 11, 2012

Former Sweetwater High School assistant coach Shane Mobley has been named as the lone finalist to be the school's new head football coach and athletic director.
The decision was announced Tuesday afternoon in a news release from the Sweetwater ISD. Mobley, currently the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Seguin High School, will be presented for approval to Sweetwater ISD's school board when it meets Monday night after being named as the lone finalist from a pool of over 100 applicants.

Tenaska Trailblazer prepared for new greenhouse gas standards

April 11, 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 EPA’s draft rule. Projects like Trailblazer are important because they help develop and commercialize the technology that can meet such standards.

SPD, NCSO not to consolidate on jail project

April 11, 2012

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.

Blotters for April 9, 2012

April 11, 2012

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:
• Unattended death — 1500 block of James.
• Theft — 600 block of E. Third.
• Disorderly conduct — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Stalking/harassment — 1000 block of Lamar.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
• Jesus Delgado, 24 — 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.

April 10th

Finalist announced for SHS Athletic Director

April 10, 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.

Update: Taste of Sweetwater

April 10, 2012

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.

Over $6K raised on Library Tag Day

April 10, 2012

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 Women’s Forum member Lita McEachern at the Chamber Coffee held at the library. Anne Kearney was this year’s LTD chairperson.

No shortage of Easter eggs

April 10, 2012

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 — 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.

Blotters for April 6-8, 2012

April 10, 2012

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.

Accidents:
• 200 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 200 block of E. New Mexico.
• Unauthorized use of a vehicle — 700 block of Pease.
• Evading arrest or detention — 1400 block of Lubbock.
• Unattended death — Sweetwater.
• Burglary of a habitation — 1000 block of Lou.
• Family violence assault — 2200 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• Lonnie Bell, 43 — Warrants.

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