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September 22nd, 2011
The SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Directors held a regular meeting on Monday evening, Sept. 19, 2011 at the Administration Building.
A public hearing took place concerning the FIRST Rating report, though no one was in attendance to offer input. A brief overview on the report was given by SISD Business Manager Nathan Elhert, citing specific indicators within the report that regarded the district.
Being as it has been one of the driest years on record for the State of Texas, homeownersâ€™ landscapes have suffered. Letting your grass go is not a huge loss, since grass can be re-seeded without a huge cost. However, replacing trees and large shrubs can be very expensive. That is why some landscapers suggest making it a priority to save your trees and not to worry too much about your lawn.
Mum Night Activities will be held at Roscoe on Friday, Sept. 23.
Football Beau and Sweetheart nominees are Isabel Aguayo, Eric Padilla, Jacinda Morales, Devon Carter, Lynnsi Moses, Corey Hatcher, Shlana Mitchell and Matthew Cuellar.
Band Beau and Sweetheart nominees are Crystal Luna, Eduardo Gallegos, Natalie Anthony, Landon Jones, Amy Holley, Jose Rangel and Alura Renteria.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued two citations and made one arrest on Sept. 20, 2011.
The SPD received 14, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€˘ Unauthorized use of a vehicle â€”Â 800 block of NW Georgia.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1600 block of Sam Houston.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served two civil papers and made two arrests on Sept. 20, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Cynthia Marie Baeza, 22, of Sweetwater â€”Â Warrant/capias pro fine.
Arrested by DPS:
In honor of Darrell Campbell, the former Sweetwater Police officer who was shot in the head in July 2011, while on duty with the Snyder Police Department, the Sweetwater Police Patrol Association and Sweetwater Elks Lodge have joined forces to host a benefit for the Campbell Family. The lunch, dinner, auction and dance benefit will be held in Sweetwater on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Sweetwater Elks Lodge. A brisket lunch is planned for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a brisket dinner at 6 p.m. A live auction will be held at 7 p.m. and a DJ dance will follow.
The Nolan County Commissioners' Court met for a special meeting on Monday morning, Sept. 19, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
A public hearing was held on the 2011-12 proposed budget. No input was given; thus, the meeting re-opened for other business.
However, five changes citing the transfer and inclusion of funds were noted for the proposed budget in which the changes had to be voted on. One particular change which prompted some discussion was in regards to overtime within the Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO).
The City of Sweetwater is currently in the process of cleaning all waterways and drainage ways in Sweetwater. According to Sweetwater's Public Works Director, Ray Adames, the waterways are cleaned on a regular basis so that water flows through smoothly with no backup. Due to the lack of rain this season, city workers were able to move heavy equipment into the waterways for cleaning, as opposed to manually removing debris when there is water is the drainage ways. Shown is the waterway near Towncreek and Alabama being cleaned by city workers.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued three citations and made four arrests on Sept. 19, 2011.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Gloria Medina, 47 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Jerry Meeks, 49 â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€˘ Gary Limones, 31 â€”Â Driving while license invalid.
â€˘ Levi King, 24 â€”Â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 24 calls for service, served two civil papers and made nine arrests from Sept. 16-19, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Lisa Elaine Gonzales, 32, of Sweetwater â€”Â Warrant/release of surety x2.
BEST Robotics Steering Committee Bob Peterson, Keith Plantier, Joni Coons, Beverly Campbell, Terry Blankenship and Austin Mullins accept a Gold Sponsorship donation from the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce. Presenting the check is Jacque McCoy, Executive Vice President of the Chamber. Steering committee members expressed their gratitude to the Chamber for supporting this event and helping to bring the program to the area. The competition season has started - the Kickoff event was held on Saturday, Sept. 10, and there were representatives from 10 local schools.
Four people pled guilty to Judge Glen Harrison during recent 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.
Kenneth Frank McCann pled guilty to aggravated assault with serious bodily injury, a second degree felony. For his plea, McCann received six years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, probated for six years. He will also have to pay a $3,000 fine, $309 in court costs, $3,177.09 in restitution and $500 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 240 hours of community service. The defendant shall also enter a Male Batterers Intervention Program.