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November 8th, 2011
The Texas Constitutional Amendment Election is now upon us. There are several amendments for the Nov. 8 election seeking voter approval. Those amendments are:
â€˘ Proposition 1 â€śThe constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for an exemption from ad valorem taxation of all or part of the market value of the residence homestead of the surviving spouse of a 100 percent or totally disabled veteran.â€ť
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 144 calls for service, issued 19 citations and made 19 arrests from Nov. 4-6, 2011.
The SPD received 68, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Aggravated burglary â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1500 block of McCauley.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Adam Salazar, 21 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Zamardrick Walker, 18 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Raymond Spillers, 72 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Lonnie Bell, 39 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Santos Vera, 22 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Juvenile, 13 â€”Â Evading.
â€˘ Joe Lozano, 51 â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Jaime Garcia, 25 â€”Â Warrant.
According to the National Weather Service in San Angelo, today will be sunny with a high near 65, breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 25 mph becoming west northwest. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Tonight is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 38. Northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
5:05 p.m. Update
Two witnesses in the Aubrey Childers case were heard on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011 immediately after jury selection. The state called Rene Williams and Robert Carey, Jr. to the stand. The trial will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at 9 a.m.
3:55 p.m. Update:
Jury selection for the Aubrey Childers trial was chosen around 3:40 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7,2011, and began immediately. Check back for updates.
Mayor Greg Wortham stopped by Sweetwater Middle School on Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 as part of the Speaker's Bureau sponsored by SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise of Economic Development).
The Eighth Grade Career Investigations classes at SMS, taught by Irene Armstrong, learned about ways to approach and prepare for careers from Mr. Wortham. He offered a look at how different events and experiences in his own life â€” as early as middle school â€” helped him and are even used today in his employment.
November is a special month for the dynamic team at Rolling Plains Home Health (RPHH), and not because of the holiday startup as one might imagine. National Home Care Month is celebrated throughout November and presents an opportune time for the division of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital to educate the community about the benefits of home care available.
Monday in Sweetwater is expected to be windy with scattered thunderstorms, possibly severe in the afternoon. Storms may produce large hail and strong winds. High around 75F. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
The forecast for Monday night is variable clouds and windy with scattered thunderstorms. A few storms may be severe. Low 53F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
A local resident is making waves and food, all at the same time.
Culinary Specialist 1st Class (SW) Bobby Atkins recently boarded the USS Carl Vinson to teach the young Vinson sailors how to make homemade pizza. His 17 years of Navy service has given him numerous opportunities to teach culinary arts to junior Sailors.
Mr. Atkins praised the "hardworking" sailor-cooks for their "youth and motivation...a multi-talented group that juggles many things at a time."
Rockport, Texas residents Karl and Carol Hoepfner â€” officially named "Whataburger's Biggest Fans" by the restaurant â€”Â stopped into the Sweetwater location on Friday morning, Nov. 4, 2011 during their tour to visit every single Whataburger site.
Wearing their Whataburger shirts, bracelets and â€”Â most notably, their blue hats speckled with the pins mimicking the stickers on specially made orders ("no onions", "mustard", etc.), the couple recounted their journey from overnight pastime to journey of a lifetime.
Crews began removing night and truck speed limit signs in TxDOTâ€™s 13-county Abilene District on Friday, Nov. 4.
The 65 mph nighttime and truck speed limit was eliminated by HB 1353 enacted by the 82nd Legislature. Although the law went into effect Sept. 1, signs are just now coming down because the removal had to be scheduled by contract throughout the entire state, said Roy Wright, P.E., Transportation Operations Director for TxDOTâ€™s Abilene District.