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November 5th, 2011
Crews began removing night and truck speed limit signs in TxDOTâ€™s 13-county Abilene District on Friday, Nov. 4.
The 65 mph nighttime and truck speed limit was eliminated by HB 1353 enacted by the 82nd Legislature. Although the law went into effect Sept. 1, signs are just now coming down because the removal had to be scheduled by contract throughout the entire state, said Roy Wright, P.E., Transportation Operations Director for TxDOTâ€™s Abilene District.
A Celebration of Life service for 19-year-old Anabel Reid will be held Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas.
She died Friday of injuries from the one-vehicle bus accident that sent 16 people from ACU to area hospitals.
As of Saturday evening, seven remained hospitalized, three in critical condition.
An Abilene Christian University sophomore was killed Friday afternoon when the bus she was on crashed on US Highway 83 in southern Runnels County.
The annual Texas State Technical College Health Fair was held Thursday, Nov. 3 at the TSTC Student Center. Members of the community were invited out to receive free information and health screenings such as blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol readings.
Several have recently entered guilty pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings, prosecuted by District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney C. Barrett Thomas.
From this week:
Daylight saving time is coming to an end. Time will revert back to standard time on Sunday, Nov. 6. All clocks will need to be set back one hour. The standard time to change clocks, according to the Daylight Saving Time Web site, is at 2 a.m. The 2 a.m. changeover was chosen to ensure as little disruption as possible. At this time, most people are at home and when train travel was a major factor, the fewest trains were running at this time. The early morning time also prevents the time change from changing days, which would happen if the change occurred at midnight or 1 a.m.
The West Texas Art Guild is sponsoring its Third Annual Regional Art Show at the Civic Center in Colorado City on Saturday, Nov. 19. The show is unique in that it lasts only one day so that artists can enter their artwork that morning, have it judged and pick it up that afternoon. Prizes will be offered and there will be five categories: Watercolor, oils/acrylics, dry media, photography and 3-D.
Carolyn Walker will be giving a painting demonstration in acrylics and this is for any interested persons. The demonstration will take place in the Civic Center and will be starting at 10 a.m.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 55 calls for service, issued two citations and made one arrest on Nov. 2, 2011.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Terry Bradley, 38 â€”Â Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served 13 civil papers and made two arrests on Nov. 2, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ David Lee Shout, 20, of Sweetwater â€”Â Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
â€˘ Juan Martin Vina, 47, of Rotan â€”Â Warrant/parole violation.
The WASP Museum was this monthâ€™s host for the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event. Many enjoyed refreshments and networking at the event. Shown above are Museum Director Sharron Davis speaking with Russ Petty about an exhibit at the museum.
The Texas Constitutional Amendment Election is approaching. There are several amendments scheduled for the Nov. 8 election seeking voter approval. Those amendments are:
â€˘ Proposition 1 â€śThe constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.â€ť
November is American Diabetes Month, and to acknowledge this Alice Velez from the Diabetic Outreach Program at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the health department on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 8 a.m. until noon to check blood glucose and answer any questions you may have regarding diabetes. Pamphlets and materials will be available.