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The City Commission met for their final regular meeting of 2011 on Tuesday morning, December 13, 2011 at City Hall.
City Manager Eddie Brown, in his report to the commission, noted that sales tax revenue for the month of November increased over the same period last year by $109,042.26.
He stated that he and the city staff have been looking into the situation and have been working with the State Comptroller to determine if the numbers are possibly an error. However, on Tuesday afternoon, the State Comptroller's office confirmed to city staff that the sales tax numbers are valid.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued one citation and made zero arrests on Dec. 13, 2011.
The SPD received 27, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 100 block of S Hopkins.
â€˘ Assault â€” 300 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1600 block of Cypress.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Dec. 13, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Herlinda Alvarez Arizmendi, 48, of Snyder â€” Warrant/theft by check.
â€˘ Felipe DeJesus Aguinaga, 33, of Dallas â€” Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
Last Saturday six members of the Sweetwater High School Band traveled to Lubbock to audition for All-Region honors. All six students won positions in the All-Region Band. Sweetwater had the third most students out of twenty-eight participating schools.
Students making All-Region were junior Laura Duclos â€“ baritone, junior Briana Rosas â€“ trombone, freshman Clay Kitchens â€“ trumpet, sophomore Stephen Le â€“ French horn, Sophomore Chase Scott â€“ alto saxophone, and sophomore Crysten Ivy â€“ clarinet. The All-Region Band will present a concert at Lubbock-Cooper High School on Saturday, January 29th.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has six pets available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a blonde male lab mix. Another is a female brown chihuahua. Also available is a male blue heeler puppy as well as a brown female heeler puppy. A male pointer mix, colored brown and white is up for adoption as well. Another brown and white male mix breed is available for adoption to a loving home. According to Sweetwater's new animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors met for their monthly meeting on Monday morning, December 12, 2011 at the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
Jim Clements with Oncor attended the meeting to discuss two issues: an update on the CREZ transmission project and the SEED Business Park lighting.
With five substations, a majority of the CREZ line has been completed. From a more narrow perspective, the local area has already been energized.
The Nolan County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday morning, December 12, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse, with several presentations being made on a variety of matters.
Three county residents presented an ongoing situation on County Road 235 to the court about several vehicles that drive at excessive speeds. Currently, no speed limit or warning signs are posted on the road.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 32 calls for service, issued five citations and made five arrests on Dec. 12, 2011.
The SPD received three, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Juvenile, 15 â€” Disorderly conduct/fighting.
â€˘ Juvenile, 15 â€” Disorderly conduct/fighting.
â€˘ Juvenile, 16 â€” Disorderly conduct/fighting.
â€˘ Juvenile, 16 â€” Disrupting classroom activity.
â€˘ Eaon Acorn, 17 â€” Disorderly conduct/fighting/disrupting classroom activity.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served zero civil papers and made two arrests on Dec. 12, 2011.
An area contractor will be making an appearance on a national Emmy award-winning reality show.
Charles Ray Nichols, owner of Nichols Contracting in Abilene, will be assisting Ty Pennington and the gang from "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition". Mr. Nichols and his team will venture to Bastrop County as they help rebuild the home of a volunteer firefighter who lost her home and art studio during the September blazes.
Completing a whirlwind tour by county officials throughout Nolan County, the 5th and final community information hearing was held last Thursday night at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex in Sweetwater.
Two important topics were covered in each of these community meetings with the first being necessary repairs to the exterior of the Nolan County Courthouse and the second covering the need for a new Nolan County Jail and Sheriffâ€™s Office. While both matters are very important, this article addresses the second issue of the jail and sheriffâ€™s office.
The West Texas VA Health Care System has increased transportation services available for Veterans in the 53,000 mile catchment area that lack reliable transportation or otherwise cannot get themselves to their scheduled appointments.