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October 28th, 2011

Blotters for October 26, 2011

October 28, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 51 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Oct. 26, 2011.

The SPD received 25, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 200 block of Orange.

Arrested by SPD:
• Female juvenile, 14 — Terroristic threat.
• Jimmy Medina, 22 — Warrant.
• Jaime Garcia, 26 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served five civil papers and made three arrests on Oct. 26, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Barry Michael Pieratt, 57, of Post — Warrant/motion to revoke probation.

October 27th

BEST bugs invade Sweetwater

October 27, 2011

Bugs invaded the Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater on Saturday, Oct. 22. Eight Region 14 high schools competed in the inaugural BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics competition, where Roscoe took home top honors.
Students went head-to-head in the categories of robotics, marketing, exhibits, engineering notebook and spirit and sportsmanship. Roscoe placed first in exhibits, marketing and sportsmanship snagging the overall BEST award, while Sweetwater placed first in robotics. Both teams are now preparing for the regional round in Dallas on Nov. 18-20. 

SEED goes LIVE with new website

October 27, 2011

Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) has a redesigned website that went live last Friday. The new website (with information still under construction) will better represent the community and SEED’s efforts in business expansion and retention. It is much easier to navigate, according to SEED staff members and allows the SEED staff to keep it updated in house. "The new website, along with social media connections, will assist us in making sure our community and our customers are aware of the progress Sweetwater is experiencing," said SEED Executive Director Ken Becker.

Survive a zombie attack this Halloween

October 27, 2011

Halloween is just around the corner…and the folks at WTU Retail Energy have their costumes ready and are honing their survival skills against zombies as they tune in one of their favorite shows, AMC’s The Walking Dead. So they put our heads together, literally picking them off the floor, to help pass on some basic survival skills, in case of a zombie apocalypse.
First, you’ll need to recognize said creatures. Then, you’ll need to spot any subtle infiltrations by them.

Blotters for October 25, 2011

October 27, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued five citations and made two arrests on Oct. 25, 2011.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1100 block of Elm.
• Possession of drug paraphernalia — 1700 block of Lamar.

Arrested by SPD:
• Christopher Medina, 24 — Warrants.
• Tammy Williams, 24 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Oct. 25, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:

October 26th

Truck wrecks, bursts into flames

October 26, 2011

An 18-wheeler hauling metal shavings wrecked yesterday in Sweetwater causing major damage to the truck and causing a fire. One person was involved with the wreck. The driver sustained minor injuries according to Sweetwater Emergency Services Manager Grant Madden. According to eye witnesses, the truck burst into flames after coming to rest on the east side of the Hillsdale Road overpass. The driver may have been distracted, which caused him to veer off the road. The engine, transmission and rear axle of the truck were found between the bridges.

AARP driving class offered free to veterans

October 26, 2011

The AARP Driver Safety Program (DSP) is proud to offer a free classroom course to all veterans, regardless of age, through the month of November 2011. The DSP is offering the course to recognize and thank veterans for their dedication and commitment to service.
Any military personnel — active duty, retired, guard or reserve — are eligible to receive a free DSP classroom course on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011.

RPMH swears in new board member

October 26, 2011

The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, Oct. 24, 2011 at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
Representatives from First Financial Trust were in attendance to inform the board of the status of their accounts. A review of the markets and the impact felt following the 2008 financial crisis was given, which in turn has affected the rise and fall of rates.

Blotters for October 24, 2011

October 26, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 30 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Oct. 24, 2011.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1000 block of Fowler.
• 600 block of E. 12th.
• 1700 block of Sam Houston.

Calls for service:
• Information only — 400 block of Fisher.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 16 — Possession of marijuana.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served two civil papers and made three arrests on Oct. 24, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:

October 25th

County reinstates burn ban

October 25, 2011

The Nolan County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday morning, Oct. 24, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse, where the burn ban for the county was reinstated.
The burn ban will remain in effect for the next two weeks until the next regular appointed meeting, where the item will be considered again.

The Sweetwater High School tennis team members are, standing from left, Colt Bewley, Brandon...
Two of the four Sweetwater Middle School football teams came away with wins in season-opening games...
All three of Sweetwater High School’s volleyball teams played dual matches Saturday at Lubbock...

 

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