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August 8th, 2011

VA town hall meeting planned for Thursday

August 8, 2011

Daniel Marsh, director of the West Texas VA Health Care System, invites interested veterans, veteran's groups or friends and families of veterans to attend and participate in a VA town hall meeting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. The meeting will be held at the Law Enforcement Center in the second floor conference room at 450 Pecan Street in Abilene.
Following an overview by Mr. Marsh, leadership will provide information regarding newly implemented programs, changes to existing programs and some future programs in the planning phase. Constructions and staffing will also be shared.

August 6th

FFB plans new motor bank and remodel for local bank office

August 6, 2011

First Financial Bank, N.A., Sweetwater, has announced that it will break ground this week on the construction of a new motor bank and remodeling of the interior of the bank at the main office at 201 Elm Street to provide a more appealing environment for customers and to improve customer service.

Drive for United Way set for Saturday

August 6, 2011

It's almost time to tee-off for a good cause.
The Nolan County United Way 2011 summer golf tournament — Drive for United Way — is set for Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Sweetwater Country Club. The tournament starts at 8 a.m. to a shotgun start.
With the fast approach of the summer tournament there is still a need for hole and prize sponsors. Sponsorships are available for $100. Sponsors will receive their name in the newspaper and on a hole during the tournament.

Want to adopt a Mustang?

August 6, 2011

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have an older brother? Or what it would be like to "adopt" someone? Well, now you can! Mustang Moms are initiating a fun new program called "Adopt-A-Mustang." Boys and girls, school age kindergarten through sixth grade, have the chance to adopt a varsity football player on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 after Meet the Mustangs, which starts at 8 p.m. Registration will be held immediately after Meet the Mustangs at the bowl and costs $25.

City enters drought contingency plan

August 6, 2011

Based on recent water use trends combined with higher than normal water use projections, it is the recommendation of the City of Sweetwater's consulting engineers Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd, that the city enter into Stage 1 Drought Condition as described in the city's Drought Contingency Plan.
The city uses five stages of drought response in its Drought Contingency Plan with Stage 1 being least severe and least restrictive to system users.

Volunteers are true heroes

August 6, 2011

As the Nolan Volunteer Fire Department (NVFD) prepares for its annual, sole brisket fundraiser coming up on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at the Nolan-Divide Community Center starting at 5 p.m. the group of individuals we met couldn’t help but recollect what brought them to this point from its beginnings, the stark reality of the recent White Hat fire and the dire need of funds they hope to replenish as a result of the upcoming fundraiser.

Guilty: Mendez receives 18 year sentence

August 6, 2011

After four hours of deliberation, Albert Mendez, Jr. was found guilty of indecency with a child by contact and was sentenced to 18 years of prison with a $10,000 fine on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 in the 32nd Judicial District Court by a Grand Jury.
The morning began at 9 a.m. with presiding Judge Glen Harrison giving the complete charge to the 10-man, 2-woman jury. The indictments read were for three counts against Mendez—aggravated sexual assault, indecency with a child by contact and indecency with a child by exposure, following a Jan. 17, 2010 allegation of crime on his step-daughter.

August 5th

Night Around the Drag

August 5, 2011

Facebook page, I Grew Up in Sweetwater, Texas invites all residents to drive around the old drag, around the old Sonic and back up to First Financial Bank. The event will be from 9:30-11:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011.

Mendez takes the stand

August 5, 2011

Day three of the Albert Mendez, Jr. trial continued on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, in the 32nd Judicial District Court on the counts of sexual assault of a child, indecency of a child by contact and indecency of a child by exposure against Mendez following an incident with his step daughter on Jan. 17, 2010 at his residence in Sweetwater.
The day was full of testimonies — including Mendez taking the stand himself during the afternoon block of the trial.

Heart Walk planned for October

August 5, 2011

The 2011 Sweetwater Heart Walk will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at the Sweetwater Mustang track field. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. An informational breakfast was held this week with speakers telling about the local heart walk and heart disease. One speaker was Scott Lambert (right). His son, Zane (left) was born with a heart problem. At nine days old he had open heart surgery to fix a pinched aorta. Lambert stated that he was never limited by the operation and is currently a student at Sul Ross State University in Alpine.

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