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December 1st

Local employee recognized at TxDOT Roadeo

December 1, 2011

Pio Muñoz, right, was the top finalist in the Nolan County Truck Roadeo for TxDOT’s Abilene District and was recognized by District Engineer Lauren Garduño, P.E. Muñoz, a maintenance section assistant, earned the right to represent his maintenance section in the district-wide Roadeo held recently in Abilene and competed against 33 other drivers. The Texas Department of Transportation sponsors the annual Roadeo as part of the fleet safety training. The drivers are tested on several skills involving vehicle inspection, backing, stopping, docking and other safe driving habits.

Rotary Club donates to Goodfellows

December 1, 2011

Jerod Peek, Sweetwater Rotary Club President, presented a check for $500 to Sweetwater Goodfellows Vice President Ken Becker. Donations to the Sweetwater Goodfellows will help local children and families during the Christmas season. Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to local families in need with children and food to needy individuals during the Christmas season. The schedule for this year includes a toy drive at Wal-Mart on Saturday, Dec. 3, with distribution of the toys and food on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Blotters for November 29, 2011

December 1, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued 16 citations and made no arrests on Nov. 29, 2011.

The SPD received 14, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Sexual assault — Sweetwater area.
• Consumption of alcohol by a minor — 1000 block of Locust.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had two calls for service, served two civil papers and made one arrest on Nov. 29, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Robert Galdiano Hernandez, Jr., 60, of Fort Worth — Warrant/motion to revoke probation.

Calls for service:
• Inmate transport/MHMR — Big Spring.

November 30th

Goodfellows toy drive this Saturday

November 30, 2011

The Sweetwater Goodfellows were started by four Rotarians in approximately 1929. The Goodfellows have gone through many changes over the years.  Today their mission is “to provide food and toys to needy families with children and food to needy individuals during the Christmas season.” 

Fire chief visits SMS for Speaker’s Bureau

November 30, 2011

Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden stopped by Sweetwater Middle School on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 as part of the Speaker's Bureau sponsored by SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise of Economic Development).
The Eighth Grade Career Investigations classes at SMS, taught by Irene Armstrong, learned about ways to approach and prepare for careers from Madden.

Special DivorceCare class offered

November 30, 2011

Trinity Baptist Church, located at 1506 Santa Fe in Sweetwater, will host a special DivorceCare class called "Surviving the Holidays." Classes will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6 and Tuesday., Dec. 13, both from 6-7:30 p.m. The class is free to anyone wishing to attend. For more information, call the church office at 325-235-2991.
DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help people face challenges of separation and divorce and move toward rebuilding their lives. Each DivorceCare session has two distinct elements:

Blotters for November 28, 2011

November 30, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made one arrest on Nov. 28, 2011.

The SPD received 14, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1100 block of E. Fourteenth.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1400 block of Hoyt.

Arrested by SPD:
• Devin Florres, 19 — Assault.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served one civil paper and made eight arrests on Nov. 28, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
• DeWhite Scott Wells, 24, of Snyder — Warrant/surety withdrawal.

Arrested by DPS:

November 29th

Campbell receives 15 years

November 29, 2011

Casey Joe Campbell, along with attorney John S. Young, pled guilty to online solicitation of a minor, a second degree felony, to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas prosecuted the case.
Campbell was indicted in June 2011, on two counts of online solicitation of a minor, second and third degree felonies, enhanced to second and first degree felonies with a prior conviction. Count two was abandoned by the state.

First jail public meeting held

November 29, 2011

Nolan County hosted its first of five public hearings Monday night in Roscoe to inform citizens about the needs of the county jail and some issues regarding repair to the outside of the courthouse.
Sheriff David Warren was on hand to make a presentation about the current conditions of the Nolan County jail and why he said he believes the county needs to build a new jail. His presentation included a slide show of pictures of the inside of the jail.

Ducks Unlimited banquet slated for Friday, Dec. 2

November 29, 2011

The Sweetwater committee of Ducks Unlimited will host its annual banquet at the Sweetwater Elks Lodge on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at 6 p.m.
"We are looking forward to a great crowd at this year's banquet," said committee chairman Jackie Rose. "Everyone is welcome at the banquet, which will feature auctions and raffles of wildlife and sporting art as well as goods and services donated by area businesses. Proceeds from the event will go to support DU's wetlands and waterfowl habitat conservation efforts in Texas, the U.S., Canada and Mexico."

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