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December 8th

Blotters for December 6, 2011

December 8, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued three citations and made no arrests on Dec. 6, 2011.

The SPD received 19, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 300 block of Elm.

Calls for service:
• Display wrong license plate — 1100 block of Elm.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served 15 civil papers and made one arrest on Dec. 6, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Juan Vega-Campoya, 50, of El Paso — Judgement.

Calls for service:
• MHMR transport — Abilene.
• Court Bailiff — 32nd Judicial District Court.
• Burglary — CR 116.

December 7th

Judge dismisses appeals of TCEQ order granting Tenaska permits

December 7, 2011

SWEETWATER, Texas – A Texas District Court judge has dismissed two appeals of the order issued by the Texas Environmental Quality Commission (TCEQ) in December 2010 granting air quality permits for the Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center. The appeals had been filed by the Multi-County Coalition and the Sierra Club.
Judge Rhonda Hurley of 98th District Court in Travis County on Oct. 20, heard oral arguments on the TCEQ’s and Tenaska’s pleas arguing that the Court did not have jurisdiction since the appeals were not filed in a timely manner.

Infamous day not forgotten

December 7, 2011

On December 7, 1941, the attack on a U.S. Naval Base on the Hawaiian island of Oahu rocked the nation to its core. Seventy years later, the "day which will live in infamy" still resonates in the minds of Americans.
Leading up to the 1930s, conflicts regarding raw materials heightened, resulting in rising tensions between the United States and Japan. The Japanese goal to expand upon China led to threats from the United States to put an end to iron, oil and steel provisions.

Christmas parade rescheduled

December 7, 2011

The annual Christmas parade, themed this year as "Under the Christmas Tree," has been rescheduled and will be starting at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12. The parade will begin at Higginbotham’s and will continue to Pecan Street. Judging will be at 4 p.m. in the Higginbotham parking lot. Candy may be thrown carefully to the crowd. Entries are not required to be lighted, just decorated. Walking entries are welcome, as are strollers, dogs on a leash, skaters, those riding scooters, bicycles or go-carts.  Small children must have an adult walking with them.

Star Search preliminaries held at SIS

December 7, 2011

The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club is once again sponsoring Star Search for Sweetwater schools. Each school in Sweetwater holds an individual contest at their school and a certain number of acts are picked for the Star Search final competition in January. Proceeds from the Star Search finals go towards awards for the A's R Us program at the end of each school year. This year's Star Search schedule is as follows:
• Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m., Sweetwater High School;
• Thursday, Dec. 8, at 9 a.m. East Ridge Elementary; and 4 p.m. Sweetwater Middle School;

Blotters for December 5, 2011

December 7, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 20 calls for service, issued three citations and made no arrests on Dec. 5, 2011.

The SPD received 65, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary — 1600 block of Grand.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 19 calls for service, served eight civil papers and made two arrests on Dec. 5, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Lucreshia Moneak Washington, 29, of Sweetwater — Warrants/motion to revoke probation and parent contributing to failure to attend school.
• Jessie Ray Cash, 26, of Sweetwater, Polk County, MO — Warrant/assault.

December 6th

Vigil planned marking one year since Hailey Dunn went missing

December 6, 2011

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Nolan County receives needed precipitation

December 6, 2011

Parts of Nolan County received over an inch of rain in the past few days according to a rain report from Saturday, Dec. 3, through Monday, Dec. 5.
Oak Creek received 0.71 inches of rain while Lake Trammell received 1.50 inches of rain and Lake Sweetwater received 1.25 inches of rain.
The filter plant received 0.98 inches of rain and Booster B received 0.62 inches of rain. The wastewater plant saw over an inch of rain with 1.46 inches, as well as Well Field P.S. with 1.40 inches of rain. CR 151 receives 0.75 inches of rain.

Maloney’s Pharmacy to host Chamber Coffee

December 6, 2011

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at Maloney Prescription Pharmacy and Ann-G's Gifts, located on 1405 Hailey.
The business is owned and operated by Wayne and Ann-G Chowning, where Ann-G is the on-site manager. Maloney Prescription Pharmacy provides services in prescriptions, Medicare Part B, free delivery on prescriptions and other products in stock, and all insurance cards are accepted including Medicaid and Medicare. Ann-G's Gifts is a full line gift shop which offers free gift wrapping.

Goodfellows gear up for distribution

December 6, 2011

Members of the Sweetwater Fire Department, Jarrett Knowles, Richard Acuña and Nick Shaw are shown boxing up groceries for Sweetwater Goodfellows that will be distributed to needy families this Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. Last year Sweetwater Goodfellows helped more than 907 individual in Nolan County. Please help the Goodfellows make this year even better. If you would like to make a donation to the Sweetwater Goodfellows, send it to P.O.

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