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June 27th, 2012

Texas Comptroller speaks at town hall meeting

June 27, 2012

A town hall meeting took place on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in Abilene set up by the Comptroller’s office.  Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, was the presenter. The meeting was designed to keep the financial issues of the state of Texas in front of the public as Texas prepares to go into the next legislative session. The rainy day fund, set up by the legislature, currently has approximately $6.3 billion in the account. It is projected to reach $7.3 billion by August 31, 2013.

Blotters for June 25, 2012

June 27, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 59 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on June 25, 2012.

The SPD received 35, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a habitation— 700 block of E. Avenue B.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 800 block of Silas.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 700 block of Lubbock.
• Identity theft — Sweetwater area.
• Unauthorized use of a vehicle — 200 block of Lamar.
• Theft— 200 block of SE Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Samantha Blake, 20 — Warrant.

June 26th

BGC Manufacturing announces additions to Red Diamond Tea product line

June 26, 2012

Brookshire Grocery Co. has announced Red Diamond Sweet Peach Tea is now available in half-gallon and pint sizes at all Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.
Also, Red Diamond will be available in the half-gallon size in Sweet, Unsweet and Sugar Free beginning June 29.
“Flavored teas have become very popular, and we’re excited about adding Red Diamond Peach Tea to our lineup—just in time for summer,” said BGC Manufacturing Vice President Mike Giles. “The tea is fresh brewed right here at our plant in Tyler.”

Veteran readjustment counseling services offered through Nolan County

June 26, 2012

The Veterans Readjustment Counseling Services are the community-based professionals within the VA who welcome home the war veteran by providing top-quality compassionate readjustment assistance to the veteran and their family in order to facilitate a successful return to civilian life within their community.
They offer individual, group, marital and family counseling to Combat Veterans of all wars and their families. Counseling is also available to any Veteran who experienced any form of sexual harassment or sexual assault while serving in the military.

Petition delays jail construction

June 26, 2012

Nolan County Commissioners accepted a petition Monday following the commissioners’ meeting, which will take county jail construction and fixing of the courthouse facade to the voters in November. Dr. Loren Bryant presented a petition of 446 signatures asking the issue to go to a bond election. This number meets the required 5% of registered voters, which equals 420 voters.

Cancer Services Network announces Stogsdill as social worker

June 26, 2012

Cancer Services Network, a not-for-profit agency in Abilene, serving underserved cancer patients and their families in 19 counties in West Central Texas — including Nolan County — has announced the addition of Mendy Stogsdill, LCSW, to their staff.
Mendy began her duties as CSN social worker in November 2011. She has over 20 years of experience as a social worker in hospital and hospice settings.
Mrs. Stogsdill holds a Masters in Science of Social Work from University of Texas in Arlington. Mendy and her husband, Steve, have a daughter, Emily, 9, and a son, Alex 3.

Abilene man killed in Callahan County crash

June 26, 2012

One person was killed in a one vehicle crash occurring in Callahan County.
On Monday, June 25, at 10:10 a.m., Dr. Thomas Allan Woodward was driving his 2004 Cadillac south bound on Texas 36 in Callahan County. The vehicle traveled off of the roadway and struck a tree.
This crash occurred about 1.3 miles north of U.S. Highway 283. There were no braking or evasive action marks prior to impact with a tree on the side of the roadway.

Blotters for June 22-24, 2012

June 26, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 118 calls for service, issued nine citations and made seven arrests from June 22-24, 2012.

The SPD received 60, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1300 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Runaway— 900 block of E. Avenue B.
• Theft — 800 block of E. New Mexico.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Criminal mischief — Sweetwater area.
• Information — Sweetwater area.
• Burglary of a habitation— 1300 block of Avondale.
• Unauthorized use of a vehicle— 1700 block of Hailey.
• Unauthorized use of a vehicle— 500 block of E. Avenue C.

June 25th

Prairie Dogs to host Nolan County Community Night

June 25, 2012

The Abilene Prairie Dogs will host Nolan County Community Night at Walt Driggers Field on the campus of McMurry University on Tuesday, June 26. The Prairie Dogs will host the Rio Grande Valley White Wings. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the first pitch will be at 7:05 p.m.

TSTC leads community project at Newman Park

June 25, 2012

This year, as part of the TSTC (Texas State Technical College) Women's Leadership Institute's (WLI) mission to support the TSTC Values, each TSTC location — Waco, Harlingen, Marshall and West Texas (Abilene, Brownwood, Breckenridge, Sweetwater — each did a community project on Saturday, June 23, 2012.
The Sweetwater group spoke with Russell Jones, City of Sweetwater Director of Public Works, about painting the picnic tables at Newman Park and he was thrilled with the idea. He has asked that the pillars of the pavilion be painted as well.

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