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January 3rd, 2012
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Doris' Sweet Shop, located at 1404 Hailey.
The business is owned by Doris Johnson, who founded the bakery in 1988. She and Horace Johnson operate the bakery, while Brenda Kamer is the on-site manager. Six workers are employed at Doris' Sweet Shop.
Within the last decade wind turbines have sprung up through most of the wide stretches of landscape in our area.
Government tax credits and subsidies, have largely contributed to this new age renewable energy boom, however an expiration for a certain tax credit could abruptly end the latest surge.
The wind energy impact on the Big Country is evident.
"Truck drivers, welders, steel workers... people all across Texas in particular," explained Sweetwater Mayor and Executive Director of the Texas Wind Energy Clearing House, Greg Wortham.
December 31st, 2011
On June 14-17, 2012, Abilene will host Artfully Abilene's "Children's Art & Literacy Festival" (CALF) featuring Dr. Seuss.
This idea emanated from the The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (NCCIL) planned exhibition of the original illustrations from "The Lorax" on June 1 - August 31, 2011. To enhance this Seussian experience we have also secured funding for "The Art of Dr. Seuss Retrospective", as well as the Seuss Sculpture Touring Garden.
Weather across West Central Texas can change dramatically and is typically characterized by flash floods, drought, wildfires, hail, winter storms and tornadoes. 2011 will go down as the hottest summer on record. Below are five of the most significant weather events for 2011 that impacted the region from the National Weather Service Office in San Angelo.
1. Drought, wildfires and heat in West Central Texas; 2011.
2. Powerful winter storm and cold in Abilene and Big Country, Feb. 1-4, 2011.
3. Abilene hail storm, April 24, 2011.
3. Clyde downburst; May 1, 2011.
Senior Vice President of First Financial Trust & Asset Management Janis McDowell gives a can of black-eyed peas to Kaitlinn Reed and Regina Scott at the First Financial Bank motor bank in Sweetwater. Each year, FFB gives the cans to customers to celebrate the new year.
Senior Vice President of First Financial Trust & Asset Management Wayne Chowning gives a can of black-eyed peas to Boo Nemir at the First Financial Bank motor bank in Sweetwater. Each year, FFB gives the cans to customers to celebrate the new year.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 53 calls for service, issued four citations and made three arrests on Dec. 29, 2011.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 1300 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 700 block of W. Colorado.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Shontyeisha Brock, 21 â€” Criminal trespassing.
â€˘ Charlene Carrington, 50 â€” Criminal trespassing.
â€˘ Eristeo Palacios, 32 â€” Warrants.
If youâ€™re a driver who has too much to drink, or youâ€™re a party host, restaurant or bar owner whoâ€™s concerned about a guest thatâ€™s overindulged and you want to make sure that person gets home safely, AAA Texas is offering members and non-members alike our Tipsy Tow program to make sure everyone who needs a ride home gets home safely.
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department is urging everyone to practice food safety to prevent the spread of salmonella through tips and facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Salmonella, also called food poisoning, is a bacteria which commonly causes foodborne illnesses. Most recently, news headlines have been bombarded with outbreaks due in part to eggs, peanut products and other food which has been contaminated with salmonella.