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July 25th, 2012
The Sweetwater City Commission approved the proposed tax rate for the 2012 tax year during their meeting on Tuesday morning, July 24, 2012 at City Hall.
The approved, proposed tax rate for the 2012 tax year now stands at $.4630 (46.30 cents) per $100 valuation. City Manager Eddie Brown noted that the rate had been at 48 cents for the past five year, but the increase of valuations led to the decrease of the tax rate. This new tax rate will also come in under the rollback tax rate.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 36 calls for service, issued one citation and made no arrests on July 23, 2012.
The SPD received 27, 911 calls.
â€¢ 500 block of E. 14th.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 800 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Theft â€” 200 block of SE Georgia.
â€¢ Information â€” 1500 block of E. 17th.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on July 23, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ John Ryan Rylander, 33, of Iraan â€”Â Midland County warrant.
Calls for service:
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Bureau recently gave a donation of $16,500 to the West Texas Rodeo Association.
Several rodeos were held in April through July leading up to the Finals, July 20-22, 2012, at the Nolan County Coliseum.
Shown is Gil Cherry (far left) giving the donation to WTRA President Rusty Allen (far right), along with the eight and under and five and under rodeo participants.
One person entered a plea to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, July 23, 2012.
Henry William Shelton, along with his attorney Paul Hanneman, pled true to revoking his probation. He was originally put on probation on July 21, 2009, for possession of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine, a state jail felony.
The Nolan County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday morning, July 23, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Among the action items presented, approval was given toward the renewal of their health insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) for 2012-2013. Tommy Morris and Nancy Johnson with the company discussed the various rates and credits from the health, dental and life policies.
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, reminds producers to report crop losses resulting from a weather-related disaster event within 15 days of the disaster or when the loss first becomes apparent; this includes crops covered by crop insurance, the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) and crops without insurance coverage.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 121 calls for service, issued 38 citations and made four arrests from July 20-22, 2012.
The SPD received 71, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Michael Amos, 49 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€¢Â Donald Hill, 20 â€”Â Deadly conduct.
â€¢Â Daniel Luera, 39 â€”Â Driving while license invalid.
â€¢ Rodolfo Garza, 45 â€”Â Possession of a controlled substance.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 19 calls for service, served no civil papers and made four arrests from July 20-22, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) invites citizens to attend a public meeting about a project to rehabilitate Lamar Street (BS 70-G) on Tuesday, July 24, from 1-8 p.m. in the administration classroom at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital at 200 E. Arizona Avenue in Sweetwater.
The proposed project would improve Lamar Street from Avenue B to I-20. Work would include rehabilitating the existing roadway with new base, asphalt pavement, sidewalks, signs and pavement markings. Plans call for the project to be built in phases with one side of Lamar Street closed at a time.
Shown are Susan Almanza-Lab Assistant and Irene Garcia-Lab Assistant, giving diabetic and cholesterol screenings at Mt. Rose Baptist Church.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Diabetic Outreach recently offered free diabetic and cholesterol screenings to the public at Mt. Rose Baptist Church, located at 108 Hubbard Street on Wednesday, July 18. Blood pressure checks were also provided.
A total of 26 participated in the screenings. Find more photos in today's paper.
Tens of thousands of families mourn the loss of loved ones each year to a variety of diseases. Adding to the heartbreak, their death could have been prevented if proper vaccinations were administered.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month and as the month approaches, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) wants to remind families and individuals in the community to catch up on their vaccinations. This is especially important as the new school year begins.