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June 24th, 2011

Blotters for June 22, 2011

June 24, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued two citations and made four arrests on June 22, 2011.

The SPD received 33, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1900 block of Lamar.
• 100 block of Ragland.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a habitation — 1500 block of Vards Lane.

Arrested by SPD:
• Christina Juarez, 21 — Assault.
• Chrystal Palafox, 21 — Theft.
• Jerry Washington, 26 — Warrant.
• Chad Parsons, 17 — Driving under the influence of alcohol.

June 23rd

Over 70,000 acres now burned

June 23, 2011

Currently, the Texas Forest Service is assisting local crews put out a handful of fires: two of the more noticeable are in Nolan County near Maryneal and Taylor County near Trent.

SISD terminates 14 due to budget cuts

June 23, 2011

The Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD) Board of Trustees met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, June 20, 2011 at the Administration Building.
On the consent agenda, the board approved the minutes from the meeting held on May 16, the financial statements and bills from the previous month and the investment statement. Approval was also given to accept one of the three delinquent tax lot bids received by the board; the other two were denied as they did not meet the minimum requirement.

Morgan RE welcomes new realtor

June 23, 2011

Morgan Real Estate recently welcomed a new realtor to their company, Amanda Morrow, who moved to Sweetwater with her family about two and a half years ago, after being born and raised in Big Spring.
Morrow has had an interest in real estate for over six years, even during the time she was a stay-at-home mother. Morrow finished her final real estate course in March of 2011, through on line courses at Texas A&M University.
Morrow loves residing in Sweetwater, and enjoys raising her family here.

Blotters for June 21, 2011

June 23, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on June 21, 2011.

The SPD received 35, 911 calls.

Arrested by SPD:
• Cristino Alvo, 25 — Driving while license invalid.

RETRACTION
A retraction has been issued by the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) for the Wednesday, June 15, 2011 arrest of Jose Salamanca Solis, 34, of Roscoe for driving while intoxicated.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on June 21, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:

June 22nd

Fire damage up to 42,000 acres

June 22, 2011

According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, the White Hat fire in Nolan County is slowing down and getting more and more under control as local and state firefighters battle the blaze. A slight rain on Tuesday evening helped firefighters in places that could not be reached. Madden stated that the Texas Forest service estimates that the fire has burned about 65,000 acres. According to the Texas Forest Service, the fire is 30 percent contained. There have been voluntary evacuations around the Maryneal community.

Sawyers to hunt on Animal Planet

June 22, 2011

The local fascination with rattlesnakes will be getting some national attention this Wednesday evening.
Sweetwater Jaycee Riley Sawyers, along with friends Allen Wells and Brandon Watson, will be appearing on the pilot episode of "Rattlesnake Republic" on Animal Planet. The show will be broadcast at 9 p.m. on Wednesday night, June 22.

SMS robotics team attends STEM Institute

June 22, 2011

Student-built robots rolled down the fashion runway, after being programmed, assembled and dressed by two teams of girls from Sweetwater, Texas, who attended Preston STEM Institute, a unique summer program for middle school students at Preston Middle School in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Blotters for June 20, 2011

June 22, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on June 20, 2011.

The SPD received 46, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1700 block of Hailey.
• 500 block of E. 15th.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault— 200 block of E. Arizona.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1500 block of Grand.
• Duty upon striking an unattended vehicle — 1700 block of Hailey.
• Endangering a child — 500 block of E. 15th.

Arrested by SPD:
• Robert Sharp, 39 — Theft/possession of marijuana.

June 21st

At least a dozen homes destroyed

June 21, 2011

According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, the large fire burning in Nolan County that forced many to evacuate their homes on Monday night in Maryneal, has burned over 20,000 acres of land. "Very little of the fire is contained at this point," said Madden. The wind is currently in our favor and the fire is now burning back into itself after winds shifted last night."

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