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November 3rd, 2011

HOBY award winner announced

November 3, 2011

Shown are the winner of the HOBY award, Destiny Hopkins and runner up Teresa Perez. This award is a leadership award given each year to an outstanding sophomore who scores high in a written essay on leadership and who shows a positive attitude, leadership among his or her peers, is dependable, cooperates with others, has a high work ethic and has respect and courtesy for authority, classmates and themselves.

Blotters for November 1, 2011

November 3, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Nov. 1, 2011.

The SPD received 28, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a habitation — 1700 block of Harvey.

Arrested by SPD:
• Delores Hollon, 49 — Family violence assault.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 17 calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Nov. 1, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Jorge Alfredo Zamora, 32, of Houston — Warrants/bond forfeiture x2.

Arrested by DPS:

November 2nd

Round-Up for Rehab events raise over $33K

November 2, 2011

The West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s Round-Up for Rehab events in Sweetwater were again a big success. The Shrimp Peel/Auction and the sale at Sweetwater Cattle Auction this year raised over $33,000 according to Dan Huggins, Director of Donor Relations at the West Texas Rehab Center. Huggins said “We truly appreciate the support of the Sweetwater community. Once again, everyone, including many businesses and individuals, came through in a special way for our patients and our organization, we cannot do what we do without you.”

Ready for the big chill?

November 2, 2011

Conditions are expected mild and breezy this Wednesday morning ahead of a strong cold front which will move through during the early afternoon hours. Expect highs today in the lower 70s before the front works into the area shortly after noon.
Winds will shift from the south to the northwest at 20-30 miles per hour. A Wind Advisory is in effect for portions of the area from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. this evening.
Winds will subside a bit overnight, as high pressure builds into the area. Expect clear skies and lows in the low to mid 30s.

FSA offers assistance to producers affected by wildfires

November 2, 2011

The Nolan County Farm Service Agency (FSA) will have a sign-up for Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) that began on Oct. 17, 2011 and will continue through Nov. 16, 2011.
Producers that had fences damaged or destroyed due to wildfires may be eligible for cost-share assistance to rebuild or repair their fences. ECP payments are subject to FSA eligibility regulations and funding availability.
For more information or to make an appointment to sign-up, please call your local Farm Service Agency at 325-235-8693.

Blotters for October 31, 2011

November 2, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Oct. 31, 2011.

The SPD received 23, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Information only — 1000 block of W. Third.
• Criminal mischief — 500 block of Orange Street.

Arrested by SPD:
• Kori Southern, 33 — Public intoxication.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served two civil papers and made one arrest on Oct. 31, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:

November 1st

Restaurant “Peeping Tom” suspect arrested

November 1, 2011

A "peeping tom" accused of spying on women in restrooms of two south side restaurants has been arrested.
Jeremy Jacques was marched into the law enforcement center in Abilene around noon Monday. The 40-year-old Sweetwater resident is charged with disorderly conduct.
Authorities say he allegedly spied on women in restrooms at Abuelo's and Hobby Lobby. It's believed there were also incidents at other south side restaurants.
According to police, the incidents are very similar in nature and the suspect descriptions in both incidents were the same.

WASP Museum to host Chamber Coffee

November 1, 2011

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at the National WASP WWII Museum, located at 210 Avenger Field Road.
Sharron Davis is at the museum as the Executive Director. The museum opened in 2005 and serves as a national point of interest. The WASP Museum has one full time employee and three part time employees.

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.

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