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February 8th, 2012
Texas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced that the Ranch House Motel in Sweetwater will be honored with the Patriotic Employer Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employee who serves in the National Guard and Reserve.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has eight dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a male Chihuahua from last week. Also available are three female Chihuahuas, one male wire-haired mixed breed dog and one female mixed breed dog. Newly available are two male wired haired, terriers mixes.
According to Sweetwaterâ€™s 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.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
First Financial bank's new motor bank is now open to customers as of Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. The new motor bank addition is located on the north side of the existing bank building on the corner of Broadway and Elm Street. There are six drive up lanes, a commercial lane, a night depository and a new state-of-the-art, deposit taking ATM.
One person entered a plea to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this week.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued one citation and made three arrests on Feb. 6, 2012.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Assault by threat â€”Â 200 block of E. Fourth St.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1900 block of Avalon.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Beatrice Vera, 40 â€” City warrants.
â€˘ Everett Center, 27 â€” NCSO warrant.
â€˘ Joyce Ammons, 31 â€” Telephone harassment.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served no civil papers and made four arrests on Feb. 6, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
With two years of success behind them, the third annual "Ridin' for Cash" Bull Bash is sure to be another profitable event.
The fundraiser will take place on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at the Nolan County Coliseum. While the riding performances will start at 7 p.m., doors will open at 5 p.m. for guests to browse the 30-plus vendor booths that will be on hand.
A local employee of the Texas Department of Transportation was recently honored for 10 years of service to the agency. Sergio Ruiz (right), a transportation technician in the Sweetwater maintenance office, received a framed certificate and a lapel pin depicting his years of service to the department. Lauren Garduno, P.E. (left), Abilene District Engineer, made the presentation during a meeting in Abilene.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation are announcing their annual NCF Golf Classic scheduled for April 21, 2012 at the Sweetwater Country Club.
According to Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, this event started in 2006 as a source of additional funding for spring graduates from Blackwell, Highland, Roscoe and Sweetwater high schools who desire to continue their education at any Texas college or university. Since its inception, the NCF has awarded $1,000 each to 133 graduating seniors.
Averitt Express associates have once again provided a substantial monetary gift to St. Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital. Averitt Cares for Kids recently presented St. Jude with a donation of $400,000 during an event held at the Memphis hospital.
The funds were collected entirely from Averitt associate contributions during 2011, most of which were $1 weekly payroll deductions. Since 2006, associates have given more than $2.2 million to St. Jude through Averitt Cares for Kids, the charitable giving arm of Averitt Express.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 134 calls for service, issued five citations and made five arrests from Feb. 3-5, 2012.
The SPD received 49, 911 calls.
â€˘ 800 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 500 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ 1000 block of E. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Disorderly conduct â€”Â 300 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1800 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Terrorist threats â€”Â 100 block of E. First.
â€˘ Criminal trespass â€”Â 900 block of Lemon.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 100 block of Gillispie.
â€˘ Burglary of a motor vehicle â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.