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October 17th, 2012
When voters head to the polls on Tuesday, November 6, two names will stare them in the face for United States Representative in District 19: the well-known Republican incumbent Randy Neugebauer and Libertarian candidate Richard "Chip" Peterson.
Peterson is currently a Professor Emeritus at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He is a former Professor of Finance at the university, where he is also the holder of the I. Wylie and Elizabeth Briscoe chair of bank management.
Linda Linn hosted a Telling Our Stories workshop at the County-City Library in Sweetwater on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. Another class will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. The previous class, held in February, had their stories made into a book. "We hope to add the stories from this class to the book that is in the library from the previous class," said Becky Brock, Library Director.
The workshop is free and open to anyone of any age. No sign-up is necessary; just show up to the class. Linda says "When you think about writing your life story, it can be overwhelming."
A public hearing was held concerning the FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) rating report during the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees' meeting, which took place on Monday evening, October 15 at the Administration Building.
A preliminary report was given over the summer, with SISD garnering the highest rating, Superior--an achievement they have earned for the past seven years. The district's score, at 68, comes in well over the passing rate of 52.
With no public input heard on the matter, the board then approved the FIRST rating report.
Two people entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.
Israel Perez pled true to revoking his probation. He was originally put on probation for driving while intoxicated on Aug. 4, 2007, a third degree felony. His date of conviction was Nov. 30, 2007. For is plea, Perez received five years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He will also have to pay a $1,200 fine, $466 in court costs and $500 in attorney's fees. He will receive 349 days credit towards his sentence for time already served in jail.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued eight citations and made two arrests on Oct. 15, 2012.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 1400 block of Ragland.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 100 block of W. Third.
â€˘ Assault â€” 800 block of E. 16th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ William Clark, 28 â€”Â Possession of marijuana/theft/possession of controlled substance in correctional facility.
â€˘ Billy Opry, 47 â€”Â Warrant.
Wednesday's weather will be sunny with a high near 81. Winds from the west at 15 to 20 mph will shift to the north in the afternoon. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 49. North-northeast winds at 10 t 15 mph will become east-southeast after midnight.
Learn more about the local forecast at weather.gov.
The Goodfellows will have their sign-ups for Nolan County from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, Thursday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 2, at the Sweetwater Fire Station, located at 900 E. Broadway.
Applicants need to bring their latest proof of income, approval notice for food stamps, birth certificate for each child, pay stub and approval notice for TANF.
The International Lions Club is sponsoring a Peace Poster Contest for young people â€” ages 11, 12 and 13 years old. This is a competition with the winner chosen from anywhere around the world. More than 350,000 children participate annually. This year's theme is "Imagine Peace".
Members of the local BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) chapter recently visited Southeast Elementary School to talk to Kindergarten and first grade students about stranger danger.
Javier â€śCheweyâ€ť Franco (shown speaking) taught students about talking to strangers, friendly strangers and what to look out for when they are alone. The group also went over Halloween safety tips.
Other BACA members attending were (shown in back, from left to right) Kurt â€śSquiggieâ€ť Huckabee, Amanda â€śStitchâ€ť Sadler, Kris â€śMijoâ€ť Warner and Robert â€śCurlyâ€ť Sadler.
New guidelines published recently by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists urges women 21 and older to have pelvic exams on an annual basis. This announcement comes just months after several groups, including the American Cancer Society said most women need a Pap smear only once every three years.
With the conflicting information, some women are confused about how often they should see their gynecologist. Many women think they should only see an OB/GYN physician for a Pap smear, but that couldnâ€™t be further from the truth.