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July 19th, 2011
Girls Scouts from Sweetwater and Roscoe braved the hot weather to spruce up Camp Boothe Oaks for future camping adventures. The workday was a success even though the heat got close to 100 degrees before the girls finished. Girl Scouts and volunteers from the community participated. Lionâ€™s Club members also helped. After clearing roadways of briars and dead trees for wider paths, painting and cleaning out the fire circle, all the volunteers were treated to a lunch with homemade ice cream for dessert. The next workday will be in cooler weather, slated for September or October.
Two pleas were entered to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday.
J. Santos Beltran pled true to a motion to revoke probation charge. Beltran was originally on probation for a May 13, 2009 arrest for possession of marijuana in a usable quantity of five pounds or less, but more than four ounces, a state jail felony. Beltran's date of conviction was Aug. 13, 2009. Beltran received 10 months confinement in the State Jail Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, a $500 fine, $370 in court costs and $1,000 in attorney's fees.
ABILENE, Texas â€“ A project to resurface 6.4 miles of SH 70 in Nolan County south of Sweetwater has been postponed.
The work originally was scheduled to begin this week, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the contractor now anticipates a start date next week, said Mary Beth Kilgore, Abilene District public information officer.
TxDOT officials still expect the project to be finished by mid-fall, weather permitting.
Stephens-Martin Paving LP of Abilene will resurface and improve the portion of SH 70 from I-20 to almost two miles south of FM 1809.
Burnt grass is seen all around a wooden post and rain gauge at a local home during the recent Lake Sweetwater fire. The rain gauge was melted. Although Nolan County did see little rain on Saturday, July 16, it was barely measurable. Oak Creek received 0.05 inches of rain, making the total for the year 2.77 inches. Lake Trammell received no rain and it has received 1.00 inch of rain for the year. Lake Sweetwater also received no rain and has received 1.71 inches of rain for the year. The Filter Plant, Wastewater Plant and Booster B received no rain. Well Field P.S.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 142 calls for service, issued nine citations and made seven arrests from July 15-17, 2011.
The SPD received 81, 911 calls.
â€¢ East Interchange.
â€¢ 1600 block of Lamar.
â€¢ 900 block of Lamar.
â€¢ 1500 block of Walnut.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1600 block of Grand.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 600 block of Jack Lambert.
â€¢ Impede breath â€”Â 17th Street.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1000 block of Oak Street.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 900 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 200 block of E. Oklahoma.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 700 block of E. Avenue B.
Organizers are developing plans for a weekend concert to benefit a Snyder Police Officer who was shot in the head last week.
Organizer Jamie Crowley says she's booked the Snyder Coliseum for the weekend of August 19-21 in an effort to raise money for Darrell Campbell. Campbell has a long road to recovery ahead of him. He remains in critical condition.
Crowley is now trying to spark interest and raise funds on the social media website Facebook.
The Nolan County Board of Realtors was very excited at the number of applicants who applied for their $500 college scholarship. This scholarship was made available to all of the graduating high school seniors in Nolan County, planning to further their education. The NCBR Scholarship Committee was also very impressed with the number of applicants that were qualified to receive this award. It was a very difficult job for the selection committee.
One person entered a plea last week to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
John Cole Johnson pled true to a motion to adjudicate. Johnson was originally put on community supervision on June 21, 2010 for burglary of a habitation, a second degree felony. The offense occurred on May 19, 2010.
Culinary arts students from Texas State Technical College will be at Brookshire's grocery store in Sweetwater on Saturday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to fix a great meal and teach those interested how to make the meal.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued five citations and made one arrest on July 14, 2011.
The SPD received 10, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 700 block of Fisher.
â€¢ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 200 block of SE Georgia.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1400 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 800 block of E Alabama.
â€¢ False report to police officer â€”Â 800 block of E Alabama.
Arrested by SPD
â€¢ Jerry Washington, 26 â€”Â Warrants/possession of marijuana/possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 1.