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September 19th, 2011

Wildlife thought to have caused power outage

September 19, 2011

The Sweetwater City Commission met for a regular meeting on Tuesday morning, Sept. 13, 2011 at City Hall.
A public hearing took place during the meeting to discuss redistricting plans. No input was offered, but two representatives with the city's selected redistricting firm, Knight and Partners, gave a presentation on the process and plan chosen.

Multiple agency cooperation helped in search for missing man

September 19, 2011

On Thursday morning, Sept. 15, 2011, just before 9 a.m., the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office located a missing person that had been wandering around in a disoriented state for approximately 30-plus hours in southern Nolan County.

Grandparents Day lunch at J.P. Cowen

September 19, 2011

Paulina Rodriguez, Kayloni Juarez and Hope Rodriquez are pictured at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center's Grandparents Day lunch on Friday, Sept. 16.

September 17th

Zavaleta crowned Homecoming Queen

September 17, 2011

Sweetwater High School senior Allie Zavaleta was crowned the 2011 Homecoming Queen at halftime of the Sweetwater Mustangs Homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. She is shown being crowned by Class of 2001 Homecoming Queen Brenda Morales. Also shown is Zavaleta’s escort, Christopher Hernandez. Zavaleta is the daughter of Jose and Griselda Zavaleta.

Nolan County food and shelter program awarded federal funds

September 17, 2011

The Nolan County Emergency Food and Shelter Program has been chosen to receive $5,172 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

Darrell Campbell determined to recover

September 17, 2011

The Snyder police officer and former Sweetwater police officer recovering from a gunshot wound to the head is making steady progress.
Corporal Darryl Campbell is still in a Lubbock rehab center. According to Sweetwater police officer Armando Renteria who recently spoke to Amber Campbell, Darrell's wife, Cpl. Campbell is determined to recover. "He is very determined and is progressing above normal. On Thursday, he walked 198 feet with only the use of a cane. He is doing very well and is setting and meeting goals. He is also starting to use the left side of his body more."

Local donations taken to Bastrop

September 17, 2011

Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley, who is also a Salvation Army representative for Sweetwater traveled to Bastrop last week with other Sweetwater natives to take donations given by Sweetwater to those who lost their homes and belonging in the recent wildfires. The donations, which included many items such as clothing and toiletries as well as $1,200 donated to the Salvation Army by local residents, were taken to the Celebration Church shelter in Bastrop. According to Kelley, the donations given were much appreciated by volunteers at the shelter.

Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center progresses

September 17, 2011

Tenaska continues to make steady progress in development of its proposed Trailblazer Energy Center, with recent milestones including securing a partial water supply and completion of engineering studies, said Helen Manroe, Tenaska development director.

September 16th

Nolan County Board of Realtors questioning flood zone

September 16, 2011

The Nolan County Board of Realtors, (NCBR) is planning on sending out a survey to the Sunnyvale, Fairway and Club Trail neighborhoods. The NCBR wants to determine if the homeowners on the southern side of these streets would be interested in a joint effort with the NCBR in taking steps to have their area reevaluated and to possibly have the flood zone status removed.

Grandparents Day lunch at Southeast

September 16, 2011

A Grandparents Day lunch was held on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Southeast Elementary School. Shown above are Roman Camacho, student at Southeast Elementary with grandparents, Sandra and David Vaughan.

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