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April 28th, 2011

Motorcycle stunt riders come to West Texas

April 28, 2011

On April 30 and May 1, the best MotoTrials riders in the country will come to Blackwell, TX to compete in the first two rounds of the American Motorcyclist Association's (AMA) National MotoTrials Championship Series. MotoTrials is an off-road motorcycle sport that tests rider skill by sending them through 12 obstacle sections per day; sections consist of natural obstacles such as rocks and hills.

Music students perform in studio recital

April 28, 2011

Music students of Noreen Carson presented classic Disney melodies at their annual costume recital held in the First Baptist Church on April 10. Participating students were (front row, l. to r.) Kevin Pantoja, Devin Gutierrez, Jon Basye, Brooke Hefner, (middle row) Michallah McKinney, Kaylee Martin, Natalie Barela, Kaitlyn Foster, (back row) Emrick Wilson, Ethan Wilson, Jeremy Witt, and Caroline Lawrence.

Music students perform in studio recital

April 28, 2011

Dressed in Disney character costumes, students of Noreen Carson performed classic Disney melodies for a large audience of family and friends and served refreshments afterward in the First Baptist fellowship hall. Students involved were (front row, l. to r.) Hayden Wehba, Faith Santiago, Jade Pinkerton, Sydni Jackson, Garrison Eaker, (middle row) Isabella Alden, Hannah Vermillion, Kaitlyn Chance, Kyrsten Smith, Allison Marlett, (back row) Isak Alvarez, Isabella Petty, Katie Pantoja, Megan Kirkland, and Muna Sutjipto.

Blotters for April 28, 2011

April 28, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 32 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made five arrests on April 26, 2011.

The SPD received seven, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a motor vehicle — 800 block of E. 16th.
• Sex offender duty to register — Sweetwater.

Arrested by SPD:
• Michael Ramos, 21 — Failure to ID.
• Daniel Rodriguez, 20 — Minor in consumption.
• Lisa Vaughn, 36 — Family violence assault.
• Alyssa McClusky, 25 — Theft.
• Christopher Guzman, 27 — Driving while license invalid/purchase furnish alcohol for a minor,

April 27th

Many recognized at SISD board meeting

April 27, 2011

The SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees met for its regular session meeting on Monday evening, April 18 at the Administration Building.
A variety of presentations were made at the meeting, recognizing individuals, groups and schools for their high honors. A resolution for seven different school entities were read by school board members, and each participant, teacher and principal received a copy.

Many recognized at SISD board meeting

April 27, 2011

A resolution for seven different entities within the SISD were read by school board members, recognizing individuals, groups and schools for their high honors. The SHS DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) were commended for their appearance at the recent state competition. Pictured are (back row, L to R) Sweetwater High School Principal Stacy Jones and DECA sponsor Nina Wilson and (front row, L to R) Tish Torres, Joselyn Gonzales and Gabriel Medellin.

Many recognized at SISD board meeting

April 27, 2011

A variety of presentations were made at the recent SISD Board of Trustees meeting held on Monday evening, April 18, 2011 at the Administration Building. A resolution was read to the SHS FCCLA (Family, Career & Community Leaders Of America) for participating at state competition. Shown (from L to R) are FCCLA sponsor Rebecca Duncan, Jenny Smola, Jenny Ordway and Kierstan Hernandez, and Sweetwater High School Principal Stacy Jones.

Blotters for April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued six citations and made two arrests on April 25, 2011.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 600 block of W. Ave. D.
• Criminal mischief — 1000 block of Hickory.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile — Disorderly conduct.
• Gerald McDonell, Jr., 35 — Warrants.

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

Arrested by NCSO:

April 26th

Residents attend Easter sunrise service

April 26, 2011

Sweetwater residents enjoyed a sunrise service on Easter morning at the Mustang Bowl. The service was hosted by the Nolan County Ministerial Alliance. Pastors from the alliance spoke, and a praise band from First United Methodist Church led the worship portion of the service.

Burn ban remains in effect

April 26, 2011

The Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for its regular meeting on Monday morning, April 25, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Texas National Bank (TNB) was awarded the bid for the Nolan County bank depository for the next four years. After the recommendation from county treasurer Gayle Biggerstaff was given, one concern arose about long term issues. However, TNB was approved for the depository and the assurance was given that negotiations on the contract can be made at the halfway mark, though the county has never done so in the past.

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