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August 24th, 2011
The Nolan County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday morning, Aug. 22, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Two public hearings took place during the meeting â€” for bid considerations on the oil and gas lease and on the proposed property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year.
No input was offered for the oil and gas lease bid considerations, which encompasses two separate properties equaling 9.35 acres. As a result, approval was given to seek bids regarding the lease to be advertised in the Sweetwater Reporter for the next three weeks on a weekly basis.
Work continues at First Financial Bank in Sweetwater on the construction of a new motor bank and remodeling of the interior of the bank's main office.
The newly-added motor bank will be located on the corner of Broadway and Elm Street, on the north side of the existing bank building. The additions will consist of six drive-up lanes, a commercial lane and night depository.
Oncor Electric Delivery will be having a public hearing on Wednesday evening, Aug. 24, 2011 about their habitation conservation plan beginning at 5:30 p.m. It will take place at the Sweetwater campus of TSTC (Texas State Technical College West Texas) West Texas.
The plan comes so that the company can complete construction projects in the future, in which permits from the Texas Fish and Wildlife Service must be obtained to protect species that live in the state.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Aug. 22, 2011.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
â€¢ 900 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢ 300 block of Grape.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon â€”Â 400 block of Fisher.
â€¢ Property lost and found â€”Â 500 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Brenda Mendez, 29 â€”Â Burglary of a habitation.
â€¢Â Joe Harrell, 30 â€”Â Family violence assault.
An Abilene man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in the murder of a Sweetwater man.
Juan Rodriguez on Friday agreed to plea agreement and received 30 years in prison for his role in the beating death of Roland Lopez in June.
Police arrested Rodriguez and Michael Hernandez for the beating death, in which police say the pair used baseball bats to beat Lopez to death at a home on North 10th St. in Abilene.
Hernandez was sentenced to 50 years in prison last month.
With the clock on summer vacation ticking down to zero, the New Teachers Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 at the Sweetwater campus of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas welcomed those who would embark on their local educational journey.
Three campuses were highlighted: SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District), RISD (Roscoe Independent School District) and TSTC West Texas.
On, April 9, 2011, students from Team Chip Tae Kwon Do in Sweetwater tested for promotion in rank. Pictured are, (front row) Brittney Mendez of Team Chip San Angelo, Mea Cedillo-yellow stripe, Jayden Rule-yellow stripe, Eric Thomas Martinez helped with the ceremony, (back row) Toby Guerra-3rd Degree Red, Loni Mendez, Master Chip Townsend, Glyn Ann Townsend, Head Instructor Lonnie Mendez, Assistant Instructor Amanda Martinez and Eric Martinez. They are all under the instruction of Lonnie Mendez and Chip and Glyn Ann Townsend.
Two entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 128 calls for service, issued eight citations and made seven arrests from Aug. 19-21, 2011.
The SPD received 99, 911 calls.
â€¢ 900 block of W. Alabama.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1000 block of East Broadway.
â€¢ Assault â€”Â 900 block of Pecan.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1000 block of Bowie.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 500 block of Crane.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1100 block of Elm.
â€¢ Burglary â€”Â 900 block of Locust.
Arrested by SPD
â€¢ Jane Howe, 46 â€”Â Warrants.
â€¢Â Lindsey Jackson, 21 â€”Â Assault.
â€¢Â Rosie Boiles, 66 â€”Â Warrants.
â€¢ Ricky Lopez, 22 â€”Â Warrant.
On Saturday evening, Aug. 20, 2011, the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report that a Ford F-350 pickup had been stolen at gunpoint from Runnels County. The pickup was last seen traveling north on Texas Highway 153 near the community of Wingate in northern Runnels County.