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May 8th, 2012
On Saturday, May 26 the annual WASP Homecoming 2012 will begin with an honor parade from Sweetwater Plaza at 9 a.m. to the museum. Other WASP will arrive in the WASP Fly-in at 10 a.m. Joining the Fly-in will be vintage planes from the CAF, Wisconsin and Louisiana, along with modern aircraft. One Stearman trainer is returning to Avenger Field for the first time since WWII.
Meek Blood Center will have two blood drives in Sweetwater on Thursday, May 10, from noon until 6 p.m. A bloodmobile will be at Sweetwater Spine Clinic, located at 1413 Hailey Street. The second blood drive will take place inside the Lions Club building, located at 1501 Lamar.
Meek Blood Center recently revised their guidelines regarding many medications and medical conditions, which will qualify more people as blood donors. Those who have been deferred for medications and medical conditions in the past are asked to call 325-670-2798 to inquire about eligibility.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 115 calls for service, issued 23 citations and made three arrests from May 4-6, 2012.
The SPD received 93, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 600 block of Jack Lambert.
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€” 1600 block of Elm.
â€¢ Aggravated assault â€” 300 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€” 900 block of Circle Drive.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 1900 block of Bristol.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 700 block of Bluff.
â€¢ Theft â€” 1800 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€” 600 block of Pecan.
Arrested by SPD:
AUSTIN - The Texas Department of Public Safety today announced the implementation of new proof of residency requirements to obtain Texas driver licenses or identification cards effective May 7, 2012. The requirements, which only apply to first-time driver license and identification card applicants, are the result of legislation approved by the Texas Legislature.
U.S. Congressman Randy Neugebauer made a stop in Sweetwater on Thursday morning, May 3, 2012 for a "Coffee with the Congressman" event at JavaJax in downtown Sweetwater.
Through recent redistricting, Congressman Neugebauer represents District 19 of Texas which now covers Nolan County and spans from Lubbock to Abilene.
While Congress is currently in recess, Congressman Neugebauer noted that many important issues are before them and changes have to be made within the country.
This next week, as the nation celebrates National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week, May 6-12, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will particularly focus on the incredible work nurses and hospital team members provide each day for the community.
The idea that "every child can be successful" is just one of the reasons that Courtney Martin was selected as the 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year for Southeast Elementary within the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District).
Martin is a first grade teacher and has spent all five years of her teaching career with Sweetwater ISD. She attended Texas Tech University and Sul Ross University and has earned an Associate's degree in Science, a Bachelor of Human Science degree and a Master's in Education with Counseling.
On May 17, 2012 in Abilene, Dow AgroSciences will be introducing The New Standard in Mesquite Control. Mesquite is one of the toughest, most invasive brush species in the world. Left alone, it tends to increase in density and detrimental effect. It thrives â€“ even through drought â€“ on 74 million acres of the Southwest, most of that in Texas.
An estimated 150 acres of land burned just off of Interstate 20 on Friday afternoon. The blaze began when an 18-wheeler overheated a wheel bearing, causing it to lose a front wheel and start a fire in the median, which spread to the field north of the interstate, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden. Many entities assisted in extinguishing the blaze with it spreading due to 99 degree weather with 12 percent humidity and 19 mile per hour winds.
Sweetwater and the surrounding area has been "going buggy" with an increase of moths in the area.
According to KTXS, the rise of the insects has been due in part to a succession of humidity, rain and extreme heat. From cars, homes and all over, the moths are known to hide in cracks and crevices.
Bill Lewis with Lewis Pest Control said that the increase is also due in part to a number of types of moths--including cutworm moths--laying eggs. While they do not pose any kind of real threat, Lewis says that the "bothersome" pests are only of concern when taking part in outdoor events.