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August 11th, 2011

Blotters for August 9, 2011

August 11, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Aug. 9, 2011.

The SPD received 35, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 200 block of Arizona.
• Family violence assault — 100 block of Gillespie.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1200 block of SE Georgia.

Arrested by SPD
• Felix Trevino, 50 — Public intoxication.
• Robert Ackerson, 49 — Public intoxication.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on Aug. 9, 2011.

August 10th

Nominations now being accepted for 2011 Outstanding Citizens, Business of the Year

August 10, 2011

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for those to be honored as Outstanding Young Citizen, Outstanding Female Citizen and Outstanding Male Citizen for 2011. Nominations are also being accepted for Sweetwater's Business of the Year award.

Local fire departments respond to Taylor County blaze

August 10, 2011

Several local fire departments assisted in a Taylor County fire on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 south of Trent.
Nolan County fire departments fighting the blaze included Sweetwater Fire Department, Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department, Nolan Volunteer Fire Department and Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department, along with several Taylor County fire departments and the Texas Forest Service providing a spotter plane and a task force. The Sweetwater Elks Lodge provided refreshments for the firefighters.
According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, about 350 acres of land were burned in the blaze.

SEED discusses industrial park

August 10, 2011

The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday morning, Aug. 8, 2011 at the Chamber of Commerce.
Two significant action items on the agenda were considered by the board, one including the renewal of the $475,000 line of credit loan for EMA. Board members browsed an informative packet while a brief presentation was made by SEED member John Jay.

Blotters for August 8, 2011

August 10, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued three citations and made no arrests on Aug. 8, 2011.

The SPD received 25, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Information only — 900 block of W. 8th.
• Criminal mischief — 1600 block of Hailey.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served eight civil papers and made one arrest on Aug. 8, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Erica Magallon Carrasco, 34, of Odessa — Warrant/bond forfeiture x3.

Calls for service:
• Information only — E. Highway 80.
• Theft — FM 419.

August 9th

American Heritage Girls receive badges at Court of Honor

August 9, 2011

Rachel Fowler, Hayley Fowler, Natalie Barela, Katie Pantoja and Audrey Mink are shown with the badges they received at the recent American Heritage Girls Court of Honor. American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered scouting program for girls ages 5-18.

County tax rate to increase

August 9, 2011

The Nolan County Commissioners met for its regular meeting on Monday morning, Aug. 8, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse to discuss a variety of issues.
The proposed tax rate for the next fiscal year was discussed following recent department hearings from the budget workshops that have been taking place. The proposed tax rate presented was at .423023, equaling an increase of about three cents.

Greer is library Artist of the Month

August 9, 2011

The art display at the County-City Library is the pencil drawings of Terry and Bayli Greer. Bayli is the granddaughter of Terry and Gayle Greer. Terry Greer passed away in August of 2003. He began drawing in 2000 as a hobby and had no formal training. Bayli began drawing after seeing her grandfather’s work. Shown is Terry’s wife, Gayle Greer, next to some of his work currently on display at the library. The library is open Monday from 1-6 p.m.; Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

King to host meeting

August 9, 2011

State Representative Susan L. King would like to invite the residents of District 71 to a Public Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at the Abilene Public Library, located at 202 Cedar in Abilene, beginning at 6 p.m. 

Blotters for August 5-7, 2011

August 9, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 164 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made nine arrests from Aug. 5-7, 2011.

The SPD received 131, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1000 block of E. Broadway.
• 200 block of NE Georgia.
• 900 block of E. 17th.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 800 block of Lemon.
• Criminal mischief — 600 block of Hill.
• Information only — Sweetwater area.
• Family violence assault — 800 block of Circle Drive.
• Theft — 900 block of E. Third.
• Information only — 300 block of SE Georgia.

Arrested by SPD

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