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November 1st, 2011

New, existing business workshops offered

November 1, 2011

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business, but don’t know how to get started? Do you already own a business that has room for improvement or has unmet growth potential and you would take it to the next level? Then you are invited to one or both of two upcoming workshops that offer some innovative tools and strategies that will help you turn your dream for a successful business into reality.

Blotters for October 28-30, 2011

November 1, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 141 calls for service, issued 17 citations and made five arrests from Oct. 28-30, 2011.

The SPD received 53, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 2100 block of E. Broadway.
• Assault — 1400 block of Josephine.
• Theft — 10 block of Industrial Drive.
• Family violence assault — 900 block of Circle Drive.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 900 block of Locust.
• Criminal mischief — 1600 block of Grand.
• Robbery — 100 block of SW Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Raymond Doak, 52 — Warrant.
• Male Juvenile, 14 —Assault.

Pets available for adoption

November 1, 2011

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has three dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a white female labrador mix puppy. Another of the adoptable pets is a brown male terrier mix (shown). Another of the adoptable pets is a brown male chihuahua.
According to Sweetwater's new 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. "I like to give these animals a chance and would rather have someone adopt them than to have to put them down."

October 31st

Many enjoy Fall Festival at FBC

October 31, 2011

Many families attended the Fall Festival held at First Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. Shown (right) is church member Judy Clayton helping a little princess retrieve a prize from the fishing booth.

Martial artists fight childhood obesity

October 31, 2011

Over the past two decades childhood and adolescent obesity has risen at an alarming rate.
Here are just some of the statistics:

Pumpkins judged at J.P. Cowen

October 31, 2011

Kathy Smartt and Tracey Smola are shown judging pumpkins at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center. Each class decorated pumpkins to be judged. There were bats, hamburgers, cats and much more on display.

Statewide gas price average decreases

October 31, 2011

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is $3.29, five cents less than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. 
The national average is $3.44, three cents less than last week.  The statewide average price is 15 cents less than the national average. The most expensive gasoline average in the state is in Amarillo at $3.36. Corpus Christi is reporting the least expensive average in the state at $3.14 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Sweetwater is currently reporting $3.39 for a gallon of regular unleaded.

Pumpkins on display at Pioneer Museum

October 31, 2011

Students at Sweetwater Intermediate School decorated pumpkins and displayed them on the porch of the Pioneer Museum.

October 29th

Blotters for Oct. 27, 2011

October 29, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued three citations and made no arrests on Oct. 27, 2011.

The SPD received 32, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Information only — 1000 block of Locust.
• Burglary of a habitation — Lakewood.
• Family violence assault — 200 block of W. Florida.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served seven civil papers and made one arrest on Oct. 27, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Jerry DeWitt Washington, Jr., 26, of Sweetwater — Warrants x2/surety withdrawal.

Calls for service:

Goodfellows sign up this week

October 29, 2011

It’s that time of year again and the Sweetwater Goodfellows are getting ready to help needy Nolan County families have a better Christmas. Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to families in need with children and food to needy individuals during the Christmas Season. Sign ups will be at the Sweetwater Fire Station, 900 E. Broadway, on Nov. 1, 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. All applicants need to bring last proof of income, approval notice for food stamps, birth certificate for each child, pay stub and approval notice for TANF.

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