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September 17th, 2011
Sweetwater High School senior Allie Zavaleta was crowned the 2011 Homecoming Queen at halftime of the Sweetwater Mustangs Homecoming game on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. She is shown being crowned by Class of 2001 Homecoming Queen Brenda Morales. Also shown is Zavaletaâ€™s escort, Christopher Hernandez. Zavaleta is the daughter of Jose and Griselda Zavaleta.
The Nolan County Emergency Food and Shelter Program has been chosen to receive $5,172 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
The Snyder police officer and former Sweetwater police officer recovering from a gunshot wound to the head is making steady progress.
Corporal Darryl Campbell is still in a Lubbock rehab center. According to Sweetwater police officer Armando Renteria who recently spoke to Amber Campbell, Darrell's wife, Cpl. Campbell is determined to recover. "He is very determined and is progressing above normal. On Thursday, he walked 198 feet with only the use of a cane. He is doing very well and is setting and meeting goals. He is also starting to use the left side of his body more."
Sweetwater Chief of Police Jim Kelley, who is also a Salvation Army representative for Sweetwater traveled to Bastrop last week with other Sweetwater natives to take donations given by Sweetwater to those who lost their homes and belonging in the recent wildfires. The donations, which included many items such as clothing and toiletries as well as $1,200 donated to the Salvation Army by local residents, were taken to the Celebration Church shelter in Bastrop. According to Kelley, the donations given were much appreciated by volunteers at the shelter.
Tenaska continues to make steady progress in development of its proposed Trailblazer Energy Center, with recent milestones including securing a partial water supply and completion of engineering studies, said Helen Manroe, Tenaska development director.
The Nolan County Board of Realtors, (NCBR) is planning on sending out a survey to the Sunnyvale, Fairway and Club Trail neighborhoods. The NCBR wants to determine if the homeowners on the southern side of these streets would be interested in a joint effort with the NCBR in taking steps to have their area reevaluated and to possibly have the flood zone status removed.
A Grandparents Day lunch was held on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at Southeast Elementary School. Shown above are Roman Camacho, student at Southeast Elementary with grandparents, Sandra and David Vaughan.
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed seven members to the Texas Commission on the Arts. The commission encourages appreciation for fine arts in Texas, and acts in an advisory capacity regarding the construction and remodeling of state buildings and works of art.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 53 calls for service, issued one citation and made two arrests on Sept. 14, 2011.
The SPD received 13, 911 calls.
â€¢ 200 block of E. Alabama.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Class A assault â€”Â 300 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD
â€¢ Tina Limon, 42 â€”Â Theft.
â€¢ Amber Welch, 23 â€”Â Theft/warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on Sept. 14, 2011.
Calls for service:
â€¢ MHMR transport â€”Â Wichita Falls.
â€¢ Suspicious vehicle â€”Â CR 181.
A Grandparents Day lunch was held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at Sweetwater Intermediate School. Shown above are Hope Peek, student at SIS with her grandmother, Glenda Bedwell and her great-grandparents, Billy and Irene Spears. The three traveled eight hours from Nashville, Arkansas to have lunch with their granddaughter. The lunches will continue at Sweetwater ISD schools this week.