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December 13th

Status of Nolan County Jail & Sheriff’s Office

December 13, 2011

Completing a whirlwind tour by county officials throughout Nolan County, the 5th and final community information hearing was held last Thursday night at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex in Sweetwater.
Two important topics were covered in each of these community meetings with the first being necessary repairs to the exterior of the Nolan County Courthouse and the second covering the need for a new Nolan County Jail and Sheriff’s Office. While both matters are very important, this article addresses the second issue of the jail and sheriff’s office.

Veteran’s Transportation Services

December 13, 2011

The West Texas VA Health Care System has increased transportation services available for Veterans in the 53,000 mile catchment area that lack reliable transportation or otherwise cannot get themselves to their scheduled appointments.

Star Search semi-finals at East Ridge Elementary

December 13, 2011

Shown are the East Ridge Elementary School Star Search competitors. Back row: Sydni Jackson, Samantha Lawhon and Thomas Hernandez. Front row: Kylie Reyes, MacKenzie Hawkins, Hannah Boone, Cameron Coldiron, Alyson Moore, Ramiro Lopez Jr. and Rachael Sparks.

Blotters for December 9-11, 2011

December 13, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 127 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made eight arrests from Dec. 9-11, 2011.

The SPD received 55, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 600 block of E Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of vehicle x2 — 1600 block of Grand.
• Burglary of vehicle — 800 block of E 15th.
• Theft/motorcycle — 1800 block of Henderson.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Cruelty to animals — 1600 block of E 13th.
• Information only — 200 block of Jenny George.

Arrested by SPD:
• Branden Almanza, 20 — Warrant/evading with previous conviction.

December 12th

Local music students perform at festival

December 12, 2011

Music students of Noreen Carson performed in the Woodward Dellis Recital Hall on the Hardin Simmons University campus in the Abilene Music Teachers Association’s annual Ensemble Festival.

Sweetwater featured in regional guide

December 12, 2011

Sweetwater is one of 42 communities featured in the 2012 Texas Midwest Guide. The 17th edition of the annual publication is now in circulation and showcases quality of life and points of interest in the region. Participation in the regional marketing guide is sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. Local advertisers participating in the guide include La Quinta Hotel, Ranch House Motel and Restaurant and Stay Express Inn and Suites.

Bears That Care at Bealls benefit Toys For Tots

December 12, 2011

Bealls is spreading a little holiday cheer while giving back to the community this festive season through the sale of their boy and girl-themed ‘Bears that Care’ to benefit Toys for Tots. The plush brown and tan bears adorned with a holiday scarf and Christmas gift retail for $6.98 and from now until Dec. 24, Stage Stores Inc., the parent company of Bealls, will donate $1 for every bear sold to Toys for Tots.

Hubbard wins shopping spree

December 12, 2011

C.J. Hubbard was the winner of the $500 shopping spree, given by the Sweetwater Woman’s Forum. Each holiday season, the Woman’s Forum conducts a drawing for a shopping spree, with all proceeds going towards Sweetwater’s beautification and also this year going towards the County-City Library. Shown are Woman’s Forum representative Lita McEachern with Hubbard at the drawing site, the Sweetwater Elks Lodge annual Christmas Craft Show, held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex.

Statewide average gasoline price increases one cent

December 12, 2011

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is one cent more than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.  The current statewide average is $3.12.
The national average is $3.29, showing no change from last week.  The statewide average price is 17 cents less than the national average.  The most expensive gasoline average in the state is in Amarillo at $3.16, two cents less than last week.  El Paso is reporting the least expensive average in the state at $3.01 for a gallon of regular unleaded.

December 9th

Blotters for Dec. 8, 2011

December 10, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued six citations and made one arrest on Dec. 8, 2011.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
• Theft — 1800 block of Rose.
• Theft — 700 block of SW Georgia.
• Suicide — 700 block of SW Georgia.

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