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January 4th, 2012
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has a family of pets available for adoption.
The pets available for adoption this week are a black Labrador mix mother and her five male puppies, three black, one brown and the runt, a beige puppy. Also still available is the male husky mix puppy, about one year old from last week.
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.
Larry Cornoyer is the Artist of the Month for January. Larry, who was born in Sweetwater, lives in Roscoe and his been sketching nearly his whole life, but didn't start in earnest until he was 30. He is self taught and works primarily with pencil, but also uses charcoal, pen, pastels and colored pencils. His works will be displayed at the County-City Library throughout the month.
The winners of the annual residential lighting contest were as follows:
First Place â€”Â John and Debra Soto, 507 E. New Mexico.
Second Place â€”Â Mary Gutierrez, 508 E. Louisiana.
First Place â€” U.S. and Francis Burton, 111 W. Avenue K.
Second Place â€” Randy Petty, 118 Southview Terrace.
First Place â€” Karan Bergstrom, 510 CR 119.
First Place â€” Cooper Hrbacek, 10 Club Terrace.
Second Place â€” Ted and Peggy Kimbrell, 906 Silas.
First Place â€” Paul and Sabrina Bishop, 1419 Bandera.
Second Place â€”Â Vickie's Gifts, 211 Main Street.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 224 calls for service, issued 12 citations and made 23 arrests from Dec. 30, 2011 to Jan. 2, 2012.
The SPD received 85, 911 calls.
â€˘ 300 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ 300 block of Hailey.
â€˘ 800 block of Sam Houston.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 600 block of E. Third.
â€˘ Assault â€” 200 block of E. Alabama.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 700 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€” 1600 block of Bowie.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€” 200 block of Orange.
â€˘ Theft â€” 900 block of Roscoe Street.
A Sweetwater Middle School (SMS) sixth grader recently won a contest sponsored by the Grace Museum of Abilene.
SMS sixth grade history teacher Shaunna Cleckler presented the contest--naming the brahma bull mascot of the Grace's upcoming Children and Art Literacy Festival (CALF)--to her students. Among the student entries, the name "Mini Moo" from sixth grader Reese Dahl was chosen.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Doris' Sweet Shop, located at 1404 Hailey.
The business is owned by Doris Johnson, who founded the bakery in 1988. She and Horace Johnson operate the bakery, while Brenda Kamer is the on-site manager. Six workers are employed at Doris' Sweet Shop.
Within the last decade wind turbines have sprung up through most of the wide stretches of landscape in our area.
Government tax credits and subsidies, have largely contributed to this new age renewable energy boom, however an expiration for a certain tax credit could abruptly end the latest surge.
The wind energy impact on the Big Country is evident.
"Truck drivers, welders, steel workers... people all across Texas in particular," explained Sweetwater Mayor and Executive Director of the Texas Wind Energy Clearing House, Greg Wortham.
December 31st, 2011
On June 14-17, 2012, Abilene will host Artfully Abilene's "Children's Art & Literacy Festival" (CALF) featuring Dr. Seuss.
This idea emanated from the The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (NCCIL) planned exhibition of the original illustrations from "The Lorax" on June 1 - August 31, 2011. To enhance this Seussian experience we have also secured funding for "The Art of Dr. Seuss Retrospective", as well as the Seuss Sculpture Touring Garden.
Weather across West Central Texas can change dramatically and is typically characterized by flash floods, drought, wildfires, hail, winter storms and tornadoes. 2011 will go down as the hottest summer on record. Below are five of the most significant weather events for 2011 that impacted the region from the National Weather Service Office in San Angelo.
1. Drought, wildfires and heat in West Central Texas; 2011.
2. Powerful winter storm and cold in Abilene and Big Country, Feb. 1-4, 2011.
3. Abilene hail storm, April 24, 2011.
3. Clyde downburst; May 1, 2011.
Senior Vice President of First Financial Trust & Asset Management Janis McDowell gives a can of black-eyed peas to Kaitlinn Reed and Regina Scott at the First Financial Bank motor bank in Sweetwater. Each year, FFB gives the cans to customers to celebrate the new year.