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August 29th, 2011

USG announces retirement

August 29, 2011

United States Gypsum announced the retirement of Doyle Clemmer, Quarry Equipment Operator, after 41 years of service. Doyle selected a flat screen TV and a new phone as his retirement gifts. "The employees of the Sweetwater Plant would like to thank Doyle for his years of dedicated service, his personal commitment to safety and for his impact on the outstanding achievements of our plant over the years. We wish you the best in your future endeavors."
Doyle Clemmer (right) is shown accepting his retirement plaque from Plant Manager, Buck Cason.

August 27th

Blotters for Aug. 25, 2011

August 27, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 34 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Aug. 25, 2011.

The SPD received 23, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Credit card abuse — Sweetwater area.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served three civil papers and made one arrest on Aug. 25, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Mike Ramirez Carrasco, Jr., 30, of Temple — Warrants/motion to revoke probation and violation of parole.

Calls for service:
• Stray livestock — CR 181.
• Vehicle fire — I-20 MM 250 east bound.

Sweetwater Mustang Band shows their spirit

August 27, 2011

The Sweetwater Mustang Band is in full force this football season, playing at the first football game of the season at Sweetwater’s Mustang Bowl. Shown above is the brass section during halftime of the game.

Car involved in local shooting being investigated in Abilene

August 27, 2011

The DPS car involved in the fatal shooting last weekend is in Abilene.
The car was examined on Friday and will be sent to Austin for further investigation into the shooting death of Jesse Torres.
Torres stole a truck in Runnels County before leading authorities on a high-speed pursuit into Sweetwater.
The case is being investigated by the Texas Rangers.

Statewide gas price average decreases two cents

August 27, 2011

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is $3.46, two cents less than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

Eighth Annual Fashions for the Cure to benefit Cancer Services Network

August 27, 2011

ABILENE, Texas – Planning is underway for Village Boutique’s Eighth Annual “Fashions for the Cure” style show benefiting Cancer Services Network, a Nolan County United Way agency.
Festivities are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at the Abilene Civic Center. Enjoy fall's latest looks and an outstanding runway fashion show. Tickets are $30 per person. There will be a silent auction, entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Vehicle registration fee structure to see massive overhaul

August 27, 2011

A massive overhaul of the vehicle registration fee structure is about to get underway, and it's important Nolan County residents understand what's happening and why.
Beginning Sept. 1, more than 1,700 registration fee categories are reduced to nine weight classifications that create a more equitable, standardized and simpler registration fee system.

August 26th

High winds cause damage

August 26, 2011

A storm packing high winds blew through Sweetwater on Thursday afternoon, leaving a trail of damage behind.
Winds toppled power lines on Interstate 20, temporarily closing the highway. The roof of 7-11 along Interstate 20 was blown off into the Highland Heights United Methodist Church parking lot and a wreck also occurred on Interstate 20 about the same time. The interstate was blocked for some time due to the downed power line.

Pittman denies sideline access

August 26, 2011

The Sweetwater Reporter was recently denied sideline access to Sweetwater Mustang home football games by Sweetwater Independent School District Superintendent Terry Pittman. Ron Howell, sports editor for the Reporter, was contacted this past Monday by Pittman and told that the Reporter would not be allowed to have its contract photographer on the sidelines for the game. However, Pittman would not reveal the reason for this decision to Howell.

Gilbert wins prize package

August 26, 2011

Laura Gilbert’s name was drawn as the winner of the Texas Rangers Prize Package from Meek Blood Center. The prize package included four tickets to see the Rangers play the L.A. Angels on Aug. 26, a one night hotel stay and a $50 debit card. Laura is a mail carrier and a two gallon donor with  Meek Blood Center.

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