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August 18th, 2011

TSTC to host Community Connections Fair

August 18, 2011

All businesses are invited to participate in the TSTC Sweetwater Community Connections Fair again this fall on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity for new and returning students and their families to meet local businesses and organizations and get to know what services are offered. "We think this is a fun and informative opportunity for our students," said Jeff Howard, Associate Vice President of Student Development at Texas State Technical College West Texas.

Blotters for August 16, 2011

August 18, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 49 calls for service, issued four citations and made six arrests on August 16, 2011.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

• 100 block of SW Georgia.

Calls for service:
• Runaway — Sweetwater.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 700 block of E. Third.
Arrested by SPD
• Randy Bailey, 35 — Warrants.
• Kenneth Acorn, 21 — warrants.
• Christopher Guzman, 27 — Driving while intoxicated, second offense.
• Luisa Gamez, 37 — Theft.
• Raymond Balderas, 60 — Warrants.
• Michael Hernandez, 21 — Warrants.

August 17th

Grand Jury indicts 11

August 17, 2011

A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 11 people on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011. Three of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
• Arthur Ray Johns was indicted for continuous family violence, a third degree felony. Court documents state that Johns recklessly caused bodily injury to a family member by pulling her hair on July 24, 2011 and hit the same family member on May 17, 2011. His bond was set at $10,000.

Teams to play for a cause

August 17, 2011

The public is invited to attend when Sweetwater and San Angelo Lake View participate in a football scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 19 at Mustang Bowl. The JV Red and White teams will play at 6 p.m. and the varsity teams take the field at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the scrimmage will be $1 as part of "Our Day To Shine," with all proceeds being donated to the Texas High School Coaches Association's Benevolence Fund.

SISD excited about changes

August 17, 2011

While the sweltering summer winds down, the Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD) is already preparing for the "New Course - New Direction" of the new school year which is just days away.
Two huge changes have been made that will drastically impact the community: the closing of the HOBBS alternative school and the reorganization of the two elementary schools.

Briggs donates Civil War print

August 17, 2011

Michael Briggs of Sweetwater generously donated a limited edition print titled “The Texas Brigade” to the County-City Library. It is dedicated to those who gave their lives for their state and their nation. Briggs’ goal is to promote history and had a display of his Civil War collection at the library several years ago. Billy Joe Jay of Sweetwater Frame and Gallery donated the glass for the frame.

Blotters for August 15, 2011

August 17, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made three arrests on Aug. 15, 2011.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Assault — 500 block of Wall.

Arrested by SPD
• Michael Austerman, 27 — Warrant.
• Amber Austerman, 26 — Warrant.
• Male juvenile, 12 — Order of immediate custody.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served four civil papers and made one arrest on Aug. 15, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:

August 16th

Fire burns 500 acres

August 16, 2011

Several fire departments are currently responding to the M&M Ranch fire near Maryneal. According to Sweetwater fire Chief Grant Madden, a total of 500 acres have already burned as firefighters continue to battle the blaze. The cause of the fire is of a "suspicious" nature, according to Madden.

Singer Songwriter Showcase slated for Aug. 27

August 16, 2011

STTAR (Sweetwater Texas Theatre Acquisition and Renovation) and the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium board announce an exciting live music performance to be held in the Municipal Auditorium on Saturday evening, Aug. 27. The event, The West Texas Singer-Songwriter Showcase will feature Texas musicians, singers and songwriters, from locally to nationally known, including Lance Richburg of Sweetwater, Tony Barker of Abilene, Brian McRae of Austin, Lesley Sawyer, Andy Wilkinson and Kenny Maines, all of Lubbock and Bob Livingston of Austin.

Regional economic development workshop held in Sweetwater

August 16, 2011

Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development Executive Director Ken Becker and Executive Assistant Kirstin Smith joined economic and community development representatives from throughout the region at the Texas State Technical College campus on Wednesday, Aug. 10 to hear presentations related to enhancing local economic development initiatives.

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