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June 26th, 2012

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.

June 23rd

Hometown heroes work together to make the community safe

June 23, 2012

Our law enforcement and fire departments, along with other entities, work together to make the community a safe place to live. Shown are law enforcement vehicles from the 32nd Judicial District Investigative Team, Texas Department of Public Safety, Sweetwater Police Department, Nolan County Sheriff's Office, Roscoe Police Department and Texas State Technical College Police Department. See a tribute to these law enforcement and local fire departments — Hometown Heroes — inside today's paper.

Fun in the sun

June 23, 2012

Joe Angel Reyna and Rian Hill are shown under water at the Sweetwater Municipal Swimming Pool this past week. Many area families cool off and have fun, spending quality time together at the pool.

TMCN hosts lawmakers luncheon

June 23, 2012

Texas Midwest Community Network hosted a special event at the Bill Franklin Center in Coleman to recognize state lawmakers who serve districts in the region. The purpose of the Lawmakers Luncheon was to provide an opportunity for state senators and representatives to meet with local officials in preparation for the 2013 Legislative Session.

Blotters for June 21, 2012

June 23, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 31 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on June 21, 2012.

The SPD received 22, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1000 block of W. 6th.
• Fraudulent use of ID — Sweetwater.
• Burglary of a building — 1200 block of Ragland.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served two civil papers and made no arrests on June 21, 2012.
Calls for service:
• Vehicle accident — I-20 MM 236 east bound.
• Information only — E. 14th.
• Suspicious person — South I-20.

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