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April 19th, 2011
DALLAS (AP) â€” A Gorman volunteer firefighter hospitalized in a Dallas burn unit says he ran for his life after being caught in a raging wildfire.
MattÂ Clark, a native of Sweetwater and son of Sweetwater Police Sergeant Robert and Linda Clark, responded to a brush fire near his home in Gorman last week.
Clark, in a bedside interview Monday with WFAA-TV, said his crew was surrounded by flames. Clark says he and others "were at a dead sprint, trying to outrun the fire" and it was very scary.
SWEETWATER â€“ The Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Nolan County will conduct a four-part series of small-acreage landowner workshops.
The first will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 in the Extension Meeting Room on the third floor of the Nolan County Courthouse in Sweetwater.
A special meeting was held by the Nolan County Commissioners' Court on Monday morning, April 18, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
The meeting was a workshop on the potential construction of a new law enforcement center and jail for Nolan County. Local city officials and law enforcement were in attendance to determine the current standing on the matter and what steps to take in order to move forward.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 136 calls for service, issued eight citations and made 16 arrests from April 15-17, 2011.
The SPD received 27, 911 calls.
â€˘ 300 block of SW Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Accident involving injury â€” 300 block of SW Georgia.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1400 block of Town Creek.
â€˘ Evading/resisting arrest â€”300 block of E. Alabama.
â€˘ Family violence/assault enhanced â€” Sweetwater.
â€˘ Information only â€” 300 block of Haskell.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Jonathan Givens, 22 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
Faron McCain of Sweetwater, Texas caught a 14.94 pound largemouth bass on April 14, 2011 at Lake O.H. Ivie. The Texas Parks and Wildlife ShareLunker Program was dispatched to the Concho Park Marina to document and transport the bass to their hatchery in Athens, Tx.
McCainâ€™s fish was the third largest ShareLunker Program fish of the year, which runs from October 1 through April 30. Sean Swank of De Berry, Tx has the largest bass, weighing in at 16.07 pounds, caught in Caddo Lake.
On Saturday, March 19, in Sipapu, New Mexico the Sipapu Ski Resort held its Annual Cardboard Derby. The Cardboard Derby gets bigger and better every year. This yearâ€™s event the Team Division was won by The West Texas Wind Runners consisting of team members Chris Hamlin, James Hamlin and Rusty Goates, all of Sweetwater.
Oncor, in partnership with the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, is inviting its Sweetwater neighbors to visit Ask Oncor. We Deliver. This open house-style exhibit features several interactive booths tailored to educating residents on smart meters, energy and money saving tips and more. Added bonus? Attendees will receive money-saving giveaways for their homes and have a chance to win prizes including a $200 American Express gift card!
The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex, located at 1699 Cypress Street.
SWEETWATER â€“ The Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Nolan County will conduct a four-part series of small-acreage landowner workshops. The first was held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, April 11 in the Extension Meeting Room on the third floor of the Nolan County Courthouse in Sweetwater.
Other sessions are scheduled for April 26, May 10 and May 24, said Zachary Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County.
â€śThese workshops will each have different subject-matter material, but all are geared to the person with a few acres seeking information on what to do with it,â€ť Wilcox said.
The three day mission trip "for the glory of God" led Sweetwater resident and Word of God pastor Dale Stowe â€” along with missionary Larry Goff â€” through a "glorious trip" that began on April 1, 2011.
Stowe and Goff went into three areas, including the Mexican cities of Nuevo Laredo and Reynosa, where a majority of the work was done.
Recently some of the members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints tied three quilts to send to those in need in Japan. Some of those who participated were Shirley Church, John and Nancy Verschoor, Toby Milani, Christian and Sue Ulbrich, Willie Mae Green, Margaret Bishop and the two missionaries, Elder Durfey and Elder Jacobsen. The quilts will be sent to Salt Lake and then forwarded with other humanitarian supplies from the Church headquarters to Japan.