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April 25th, 2012
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 55 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made two arrests on April 23, 2012.
The SPD received 26, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â˘ Assault by threats â Sweetwater.
â˘ Trespassing â 1000 block of W. Third.
Arrested by SPD:
â˘ Adam MuĂąoz, 26 â Warrant.
â˘ Christopher Boyd, 17 â Possession of marijuana.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 15 calls for service, served three civil papers and made six arrests on April 23, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
The Nolan County Board of Realtors is offering to all interested Nolan County graduating seniors, of the Class of 2012, an opportunity to apply for the NCBR annual scholarship. If you are planning to continue your educational experience beyond high school, the NCBR is offering four $500 college scholarships to help you with your expenses.
Many enjoyed the street dance in Roscoe "on the bricks" this past Saturday, April 21, 2012, with Eleven Hundred Springs (shown) providing the entertainment. The 1st Annual Screw Terlinquin Chili Cook-off took place earlier that day at The Lumberyard. All proceeds went toward the Open Door Child Development at the First United Methodist Church in Roscoe, a non-profit organization. A fireworks show was also displayed at the event.
Come show off your singing ability at this year's Relay For Life event, planned for Friday, May 18, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. at Sweetwater High School track.
Relay Idol will be held the night of the event (be prepared to stay all night) and will consist of three judges and three heats. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded. The event must have a minimum of 10 sign up to take place. All ages are welcome to enter the event.
Registration will be $10 and all proceeds will be given to the American Cancer Society.
In a three-to-one vote, the burn ban in Nolan County was reinstated for the next two weeks during the county commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, April 23, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
The burn ban was just one of several action items presented at the meeting. Approval was also given on the architect's plan for the sheriff's office and jail pending the overall costs of the project.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 127 calls for service, issued 25 citations and made 13 arrests from April 20-22, 2012.
The SPD received 68, 911 calls.
â˘ 3000 block of E. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â˘ Criminal mischief â 2000 block of E. Broadway.
â˘ Sexual assault â 100 block of Oak.
â˘ Information only â 800 block of Bowie.
â˘ Assault â 200 block of Frank Williams.
â˘ Burglary of a habitation â 1300 block of Grand.
â˘ Forgery â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â˘ Burglary of a habitation â 1200 block of Hickory.
â˘ Burglary of a vehicle â Coral Cove.
Campers, trailers, tents and barbecue pits could be seen all around the camp grounds at Lake Sweetwater this past weekend, April 20-22, 2012, for the 11th Annual Jaycee Roosters Motorcycle Rally and Cook-Off.
Cooks entered in several different categories including brisket, pork spare ribs, chicken and beans.
The results are as follows:
1. Justin Jones
2. Gary Watson
3. Dana Reed
4. Mike Calvio
5. Bobby McMorris
6. Riley Sawyers
7. Tony Terry
8. Dewayne Bowen
9. Michael Jones
10. Stewart Williams
Pork Spare Ribs
1. Riley Sawyers
2. Wayne Jones, Jr.
3. Jim Bailey
The Abilene Campus of Texas State Technical College West Texas will host a College Preview and Open House on Tuesday, April 24. The event, held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., is open to the public. TSTC West Texas advisors will lead participants on a campus tour where they will meet top-notch faculty and have the opportunity to check out first-hand the wind turbine mobile trainer the Wind Technology students train on. "Here at TSTC West Texas, we are proud to provide our students with more hands-on training than any other college in the area," said event coordinators.
On Wednesday, middle school bands from across West Texas participated in UIL Concert and Sight Reading Competition. The Sweetwater Middle School Band earned a first division plaque on their prepared music event, which was performed at Abilene Cooper High School.
âI was really pleased with how they did,â commented SMS band director Ross Grant. âThe kids really rose to the challenge. One of our pieces, âAdrenaline Engines,â was also performed by 5A Abilene High Schoolâs second band. It is actually a high school piece. Our students really pulled it off.â
The USDA Farm Service Agency is working harder than ever to assist new farmers and ranchers to succeed. Acting Texas FSA Executive Director James B. Douglass recently unveiled a new Land Contract Guarantee Program and several other tools designed to help beginning farmers and ranchers build the foundation for a successful career in agriculture.