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May 7th, 2012
U.S. Congressman Randy Neugebauer made a stop in Sweetwater on Thursday morning, May 3, 2012 for a "Coffee with the Congressman" event at JavaJax in downtown Sweetwater.
Through recent redistricting, Congressman Neugebauer represents District 19 of Texas which now covers Nolan County and spans from Lubbock to Abilene.
While Congress is currently in recess, Congressman Neugebauer noted that many important issues are before them and changes have to be made within the country.
This next week, as the nation celebrates National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week, May 6-12, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will particularly focus on the incredible work nurses and hospital team members provide each day for the community.
The idea that "every child can be successful" is just one of the reasons that Courtney Martin was selected as the 2011-2012 Teacher of the Year for Southeast Elementary within the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District).
Martin is a first grade teacher and has spent all five years of her teaching career with Sweetwater ISD. She attended Texas Tech University and Sul Ross University and has earned an Associate's degree in Science, a Bachelor of Human Science degree and a Master's in Education with Counseling.
On May 17, 2012 in Abilene, Dow AgroSciences will be introducing The New Standard in Mesquite Control. Mesquite is one of the toughest, most invasive brush species in the world. Left alone, it tends to increase in density and detrimental effect. It thrives â even through drought â on 74 million acres of the Southwest, most of that in Texas.
An estimated 150 acres of land burned just off of Interstate 20 on Friday afternoon. The blaze began when an 18-wheeler overheated a wheel bearing, causing it to lose a front wheel and start a fire in the median, which spread to the field north of the interstate, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden. Many entities assisted in extinguishing the blaze with it spreading due to 99 degree weather with 12 percent humidity and 19 mile per hour winds.
Sweetwater and the surrounding area has been "going buggy" with an increase of moths in the area.
According to KTXS, the rise of the insects has been due in part to a succession of humidity, rain and extreme heat. From cars, homes and all over, the moths are known to hide in cracks and crevices.
Bill Lewis with Lewis Pest Control said that the increase is also due in part to a number of types of moths--including cutworm moths--laying eggs. While they do not pose any kind of real threat, Lewis says that the "bothersome" pests are only of concern when taking part in outdoor events.
SWEETWATER â The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a rangeland recovery program from 6-8:30 p.m. May 8 in the Nolan County Courthouseâs third floor meeting room.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a mother Pekingese mix and her female puppy. According to Sweetwaterâs 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.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope. From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and optimistic community. Thatâs the message organizers are touting with the 2012 National Hospital Week theme, âMaking Miracles Happenâ.
The event theme, announced this week, is the centerpiece of a promotional campaign aimed at uniting health care facilities across the country during the May 6-12 celebration.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 58 calls for service, issued 20 citations and made one arrest on May 3, 2012.
The SPD received 11, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â¢ Fraud â 800 block of E. Avenue B.
Arrested by SPD:
â¢ Troy Daniels, 46 â Criminal trespass.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served two civil papers and made two arrests on May 3, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â¢ Joshua Lee Lopez, 29, of Sweetwater â Warrant/motion to revoke probation.