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April 13th, 2011
Over 430 people attended the annual Taste of Sweetwater on Monday, April 11, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex, benefitting the Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP). Many local restaurants featured their specialties for the public to enjoy. Many door prizes were also given during the event. Over $3,000 was raised at the event.
National Farmers Union (NFU) adjourned its 109th annual convention in San Antonio, Texas. More than 500 Farmers Union members from across the country gathered to celebrate the past yearâ€™s achievements, look ahead to future challenges, and vote on the farm organizationâ€™s priorities for the coming year. The convention, themed, â€śSpur to Action,â€ť is where NFU members are able define the focus of the organizationâ€™s work.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued one citation and made four arrests on April 11, 2011.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 1900 block of Hubbard.
â€˘ Threats â€” 1600 block of Henderson.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Edward Arrellano, 24 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Tammy Spraggins, 37 â€” Warrants/possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€˘ Alfonso Arevalo, 29 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Randell Wilson, 33 â€” Driving while license invalid.
Members of the Nolan County Foundations have been stressing the number 101. As reported by Homer Taylor, Executive Director of the NCF, the number represents the number of Nolan County high school graduates who have been awarded $1,000 scholarships to attend any Texas College since the NCF started the Scholarship Golf Classic in 2005.
Three people entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, April 11, 2011.
On Monday morning, April 11, the Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for its regular meeting at the Nolan County Courthouse.
At the meeting, a bid was received for approximately 70,000 tons of Grade 3 crushed rock for this summer's seal coating project. Vulcan Materials Company in Abilene offered the only bid to the commissioners which was accepted and approved.
Rodney Foster of First Financial Bank (center) receives a Certificate of Appreciation for the bank's sponsorship of the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps. Shown left to right is Dr. Jerry Smola, Don Ware, Lita McEachern, Rodney Foster, Ray Browning and Charles Roberson.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 161 calls for service, issued 13 citations and made 10 arrests from April 8-10, 2011.
The SPD received 66, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1600 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ 200 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘ 700 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1500 block of Lubbock.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1300 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Theft â€” 9400 block of I-20.
â€˘ Theft â€” 700 block of W. 10th.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1500 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Hit and run â€” 400 block of E. Twelfth Street.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€” 1200 block of Hickory.
A small vehicle was totaled when it collided with an 18-wheeler on Interstate 20 and Highway 84 on Friday. No injuries were reported in the wreck and the 18-wheeler sustained minimal damage to its side.
The annual County-City Library book sale will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16.
Friday they will be selling hard back books for one dollar, and paperbacks for fifty cents. Friday only, they will have collectible and coffee table style books, ranging from five dollars a book to twenty-five dollars a book.
On Saturday they will be selling books by the bag. Three dollars will buy a bag of hard back or paperback books, and one dollar will buy a bag of magazines.