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August 12th, 2011

Driver airlifted from I-20 wreck

August 12, 2011

The driver of a Honda Odyssey was airlifted via Native Air to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene on Thursday afternoon around 5 p.m. The driver was said to have lost control of his vehicle, driving between the guardrails and off of an Interstate 20 bridge near Cemetery Road, just east of Roscoe. The vehicle impacted the concrete below the bridge and climbed up to the median before stopping. The driver was listed in stable condition.

NCF donates to fire departments, museum

August 12, 2011

Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board announced the awarding of six $2,000 grants to each of the Nolan County fire departments and a $10,000 challenge grant to the Pioneer City-County Museum. According to Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, the awards are a part of a continuing program for the NCF to recognize worthwhile projects that will benefit all of Nolan County.

Blotters for August 10, 2011

August 12, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Aug. 10, 2011.

The SPD received 35, 911 calls.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served eight civil papers and made no arrests on Aug. 10, 2011.

Calls for service:
• Transport — Acadia in Abilene.
• Stranded motorist — I-20 west bound.
• Welfare concern — 1400 block of FM 1230.
• Inmate transport — Formby Unit.

Total in Custody: 42 (1 Taylor County)

August 11th

City announces Police Chief Jim Kelley’s plan to retire

August 11, 2011

The Sweetwater City Commission met for its regular meeting on Tuesday morning, Aug. 9, 2011 at City Hall for two public hearings as well as an assortment of approvals on action items.
The first public hearing was in regards to the Proposed Budget for 2011-2012, yet no input was heard from the small audience requiring no action to be taken. The proposed budget will raise more total property taxes than last year's budget by 2.74% and of that amount, $53,833 is tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the roll this year.

Campbellfest 2011 set for Aug. 19-21

August 11, 2011

Campbellfest 2011, a benefit concert for Snyder Police Cpl. Darrell Campbell, is taking shape and several musical acts will perform during the three-day event.
The concert will be held Aug. 19-21 at The Coliseum and organizers have launched a website (www.campbellfest2011. com).
Tickets are available at KSNY and B's Beverage Barn in Snyder and Sharp Shooter's in Lubbock. The cost is $20 in advance for adults and $25 if purchased at the door. Children between the ages of six and 11 will be admitted for $10 while those five and under will be able to attend free.

Congressman Conaway stops in Sweetwater

August 11, 2011

Congressman Mike Conaway made a pit stop in Sweetwater on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011 for a lunchtime meeting with local community leaders at the Sweetwater Country Club.
The Republican representative of the 11th Congressional District of Texas led the discussion about several of the happenings in Washington as well as issues which affect local voters.

KTXS-TV first with local HD local news broadcasts

August 11, 2011

Bonten Media Group’s KTXS-TV (ABC) and KTXE-TV (ABC) became the first television stations in the Abilene-Sweetwater and San Angelo markets to broadcast local news in high definition (HD) at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011.

Blotters for August 9, 2011

August 11, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Aug. 9, 2011.

The SPD received 35, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 200 block of Arizona.
• Family violence assault — 100 block of Gillespie.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1200 block of SE Georgia.

Arrested by SPD
• Felix Trevino, 50 — Public intoxication.
• Robert Ackerson, 49 — Public intoxication.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on Aug. 9, 2011.

August 10th

Nominations now being accepted for 2011 Outstanding Citizens, Business of the Year

August 10, 2011

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for those to be honored as Outstanding Young Citizen, Outstanding Female Citizen and Outstanding Male Citizen for 2011. Nominations are also being accepted for Sweetwater's Business of the Year award.

Local fire departments respond to Taylor County blaze

August 10, 2011

Several local fire departments assisted in a Taylor County fire on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 south of Trent.
Nolan County fire departments fighting the blaze included Sweetwater Fire Department, Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department, Nolan Volunteer Fire Department and Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department, along with several Taylor County fire departments and the Texas Forest Service providing a spotter plane and a task force. The Sweetwater Elks Lodge provided refreshments for the firefighters.
According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, about 350 acres of land were burned in the blaze.

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