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March 14th, 2012
A number of updates were heard from the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) staff during the group's board of directors meeting held on Monday morning, March 12, 2012 at the Chamber of Commerce.
Executive Director Ken Becker gave two updates regarding the Sweetwater Business Park to the board, one being that updated appraisal numbers need to be acquired for the industrial area. Following some discussion, the board decided to look at similar properties in order to determine the new number for interested clients in the future.
San Antonio â€“ The Junior Market Barrows Show was held on Feb. 20, 2012, at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Grand ChampionÂ Dark Crossbred honors were received by Taryn Cunningham of Breckenridge, Texas.Â Cunningham is currently a member of Stevens County 4-H. Her barrow, â€śBubblesâ€ť was bred by Ty Lettow. Cunningham would like to attend Texas A&M University one day.
The Seventh Annual Child Abuse Awareness Family FunFair will be held Wednesday, April 4, from 4-6:30 p.m. with the special ceremony â€śTime of Remembranceâ€ť from 6-6:30 p.m.Â Â Once again the Nolan County Coliseum Annex will be the site for this event.Â
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued four citations and made two arrests on March 12, 2012.
The SPD received 8, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 1400 block of Hailey.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Jerry Meeks, 50 â€” Public intoxication third or more offense/criminal trespassing.
â€˘ Joshua Maxwell, 17 â€” Injury to elderly/disabled and public intoxication/unauthorized use of a motor vehicle/resisting arrest.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served no civil papers and made five arrests on March 12, 2012.
This afternoon will continue to be mostly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Don't forget that the deadline to register for the Big Country Biggest Winner Contest is Thursday, March 15, with the kick-off event to take place at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2012, at the Sweetwater High School Track. Several gym memberships will be given away at the event.
Four people pled guilty to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, March 12, 2012, with District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas prosecuting the cases.
With attorney Russell Abound, Vicki Virdiana Guerrero and Raven Javon Weaver both pled guilty to possession of marijuana, prosecuted as a second degree felony. The two were in possession of more than 50 pounds of marijuana, but less than 2,000 pounds, on May 4, 2011, according to their original indictments.
During their regular meeting on Monday morning, March 12, 2012 held at the Courthouse, the Nolan County Commissioners approved a contract with West Texas Centers to purchase all laboratory testing services associated with their services and for inmates covered under the county's agreement with the establishment.
The inaugural Enchanted Darlings pageant is opening the door for area kids and teens to strut their stuff.
The "Beauty Pageant with Elegance" will be held at the LaQuinta Inn, located at 500 Northwest Georgia Avenue in Sweetwater, on Saturday, June 9, 2012 starting at 10 a.m. The pageant is open to girls all the way up to 18 years old and boys up to 6 years of age.
An estimated crowd of 30,000 attended the 54th Annual Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up. Winners of the 22nd Annual Brisket/Chili Cook-Off were announced with a total of 93 cooks entering the contest this year. Judging coordinator was Jean Gebhard. Grand Champion was Bernie Phillips and Reserve Champion was Dana Reed.
First Place, Bernie Phillips
Second Place, Jeff Johnson, 3 ÂĽ Dog Cookers
Third Place, Don Clevenger
Fourth Place, Jaime Galindo
Fifth Place, Bud Williams, Smart Ash BBQ
Sixth Place, Rick Fairchild, Big Rick & the Rattlers