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January 25th, 2012
The Nolan County Commissioners announced their selection of an architect for the new county jail and courthouse improvements during their meeting on Monday morning, Jan. 23, 2012.
Chosen for the project was the Wiginton Hooker Jeffry Architect firm, a Dallas-based company. Before the announcement was made, Precinct 4 Commissioner Tony Lara thanked those who made presentations to the commissioners â€” some who were in attendance â€” for their time and professionalism during the process.
This yearâ€™s Future Sweetwater class learned about our local economy on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, beginning at the Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development office to speak with Ken Becker, SEED Executive Director. Shown are Future Sweetwater students Taylor McPherson, Caroline Lawrence, Quentin Wetsel, Austin Marlett, Stephen May, Mason Andrews, Kaleb Hoover, Greg Aiken, Megan Carney, Kayla Chowning, Rachel Gray and Allison Winslett.
The Nolan County Livestock Show was held Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 through Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.
The goat, rabbit and broiler shows took place on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 and the swine show took place on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. The results from these shows are as follows:
Goats Class 1
1st â€”Â Hayden Wehba
2nd â€” Hayden Wehba
3rd â€”Â Kassie Gunn
4th â€”Â BreAnne Richardson
5th â€”Â BreAnne Richardson
6th â€” Kellse Cornett
7th â€”Â Kamren Fisher
8th â€” Lexi Harrell
9th â€” Shelby Sutton
10th â€” Shelby Sutton
11th â€”Â Kamren Fisher
Goats Class 2
1st â€”Â Stina Tomlin â€”Â Grand Champion
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has five dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a tan female Labrador mix. Also available are two puppies, one male Husky mix and one male pit bull mix (shown). Also available from last week are two female mixed breed dogs, one white and one brown. According to Sweetwater's animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Jan. 23, 2012.
The SPD received eight, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Unauthorized use of a vehicle â€”Â 1600 block of Grand.
â€¢ Fraud â€”Â 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€¢ Information only â€”Â 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€¢ Information only â€”Â 700 block of SW Georgia.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 900 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 200 block of Jenny George.
â€¢ Runaway â€”Â 1200 block of Towncreek.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
Arrested by SPD:
Many people can see a problem; few people will take action to resolve it.
Sweetwater resident Russ Petty noticed piles of trash accumulating around town â€” specifically around the Interstate 20 and Lamar Street area â€” and decided to take action.
Petty not only thought about the community, but how the trash might leave a poor impression to passers-by about Sweetwater.
"It's embarrassing," said Petty in a phone interview.
Shown is the Grand Champion Lamb/Champion Cross, shown by Yates Cypert with Judge, Marty Gibbs. The Reserve Champion Lamb/Champion Medium Wool was shown by Halee Sanderson.
The Nolan County Livestock Show will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 through Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.
The goat, lamb, rabbit and broiler shows took place on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 and the swine show took place on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012. The results from the lamb show are as follows:
Finewool Light Weight
1st â€”Â Emrick Wilson â€”Â Grand Champion
2nd â€” Laramie Thompson
3rd â€”Â Yates Cypert
4th â€”Â Sage Nelsen
5th â€”Â Cameryn Jones
6th â€” Brook Nervig
7th â€”Â Logan Cornutt
8th â€” Ty Crain
9th â€” Bailey Nervig
10th â€” Caden Cornutt
11th â€”Â Wade Allen
12th â€” Wade Allen
Finewool Heavy Weight
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 142 calls for service, issued 12 citations and made 13 arrests from Jan. 20-22, 2012.
The SPD received 63, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1800 block of Lamar.
â€¢ 2100 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢ 800 block of Lemon.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Unauthorized use of a vehicle â€”Â 1800 block of Rose.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 500 block of Ash.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 700 block of Neff.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Megan Treadway, 18 â€”Â City warrants.
â€¢ Elvia Lopez, 46 â€”Â City warrants.
â€¢Â Sydney Moore, 21 â€”Â Out of town warrant.
Approximately 100 acres of land were burned on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, in the southwestern portion of Sweetwater, started by electrical lines shaken by the wind shortly after noon, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden. Wind gusts were up to 55 mph with humidity in the teens.