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July 28th, 2011
The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors met for its regular meeting on Tuesday evening, July 26, 2011 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
With the new fiscal year approaching, the board reviewed the 2012 Capital Budget, being presented a handout which is broken down by department, in which the purchases are broken down by need as well as price.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued seven citations and made no arrests on July 26, 2011.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served two civil papers and made three arrests on July 26, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Loraine Danielle Brown, 19, of Sweetwater â€” Indictment/prohibited substance in a correctional facility-alcohol/drug/phone/tobacco.
â€¢ Mark Anthony Zavala, 27, of Wilson â€” Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
Arrested by DPS:
The Sweetwater City Commission met for its second regular meeting of the month on Tuesday morning, July 26, 2011 at the City Hall. The two main topics of the brief meeting were on the budget for the upcoming fiscal year and the continued process of redistricting.
Sweetwater City Manager Eddie Brown presented the review of the proposed budget for 2011-2012. Brown highlighted several facets of the budget, including the recommended 3.3% cost of living raise for city employees.
Shown are all of the are fire departments that received $500 checks from the Lions Club of Sweetwater on Tuesday July 26, 2011. Those fire departments included Maryneal Volunteer Fire Department, Nolan Volunteer Fire Department, Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department, Lake Sweetwater Volunteer Fire Department, Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department and Sweetwater Fire Department.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E.12th, will giveaway a MarioKart Wii. Everyone who receives immunizations during immunization clinics the month of August, will have their name put in the drawing to win the MarioKart Wii. The drawing will be Aug. 31.
Sweetwater Independent School District has recently announced upcoming new student registration for the coming school year.
â€¢ New student registration begins Monday, Aug. 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the campus offices: J. P. Cowen, 700 West Fourth Street for Pre-K; Southeast Elementary, 1201 Mustang DriveÂ for all Kindergarten and first grade students; East Ridge Elementary, 1700 East 12th Street for all second and third grade students; and Sweetwater Middle School, 305 Lamar, Â for all sixth, seventh and eighth graders.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 28 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on July 25, 2011.
The SPD received 12, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD
â€¢ Londa Bussey, 44 â€” Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served one civil paper and made three arrests on July 25, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Arthur Ray Johns, 41, of Roscoe â€” Family violence assault causes bodily injury to a house member two or more times within 12 months.
Rick and Patty Davis of Sweetwater have been volunteering their time and money at the Garden of Memories cemetery in Sweetwater for the past five years. In addition to landscaping, watering and general maintenance of plots, they donated $200 towards the water bill. Rick and Patty don't just tend their own family plots; the plots of family friends are also looked after. The couple knows that not everyone can make it out to the family plots on a regular basis, so they keep an eye on things.
The Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for its regular meeting on Monday morning, July 25, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Though two commissioners were away â€” Terry Willman of Precinct 1 in New York City and Precinct 3 Commissioner Tommy White in the Dominican Republic, several matters were still deliberated on by the other half of the group (Precincts 2 and 4 Commissioners Terry Locklar and Tony Lara, respectively).
The Sweetwater Jack in the Box has been closed since Friday, July 8, 2011, according to the Jack in the Box corporate office. According to the corporate office, the franchisee of the location is Clarissa Kopchak of Stephenville, who also owns the Jack in the Box in Abilene that is also closed. Many calls to Kopchak remain unanswered and messaged have not been returned. It is unknown whether the closings are temporary or permanent.