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Big Country Electric Cooperative would like to make its members aware that beginning January 1, 2012, Texans wanting to claim an exemption from Texas sales and use taxes on electricity and other items used in agricultural and timber operations must provide a registration number to the supplier onÂ Texas Agriculture Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certification Form 01-924.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued seven citations and made three arrests on Dec. 27, 2011.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1300 block of Kiowa.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Accident involving damage â€” 1300 block of Kiowa.
â€¢ Credit/debit card abuse â€” 100 block of E. Third.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Jacinto Rosas, Sr., 42 â€” Public intoxication.
â€¢ Patrick Hutson, 32 â€” Public intoxication.
â€¢ Roosevelt Hutson, 52 â€” Public intoxication.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital held their Christmas activities on Dec. 21, and several awards were presented at that time.
Heartbeat of the Year winners were Plant Operations. Shown are Howard Bryant, Ronny Ashley, Steve Clark, Julian Garza and Chuck Browning.
The Nolan County Commissioners met for their final regular meeting of 2011 on Tuesday morning, Dec. 27 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
The commissioners approved the purchase of one mobile radio for the Sheriff's Office. Nolan County Sheriff David Warren noted that the majority of the purchase will be paid off by the Homeland Security grant from 2010, which will finish off the grant.
The 2011 Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Employee of the Year is Keri Halford. The announcement was made at the RPMH Christmas awards ceremony.
Halford was presented her plaque and monetary award by Rosa Best, CNO. Halford was described as dedicated and professional and one who goes above and beyond in her job duties. Best praised her for numerous compliments from co-workers and patients.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has one pet available for adoption.
The pet available for adoption this week is a male husky mix puppy, about one year old.
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.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 120 calls for service, issued six citations and made three arrests from Dec. 23-26, 2011.
The SPD received 85, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€” 2000 block of E. Twelfth.
â€¢ Theft â€” 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€¢ Theft â€” 200 block of SE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Matthew Ausborn, 32 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
â€¢ Teresa Grayson, 48 â€” Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 41 calls for service, served six civil papers and made four arrests from Dec. 21-26, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
A 41-year-old man died early Christmas morning in a fire in his Sweetwater home.
According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, firefighters received a call about smoke coming from a house on the 200 block of Lewis Front Street between 2 and 3 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2011. "People saw smoke coming from the house and called 9-1-1."
Shown are several eighth grade students who were chosen by their teachers as the third six weeks STAAR students for their hard work and dedication. They are Michael Lawrence, Alejandro Gamez, Abby Lynch, Jade Johnson, Brittany Jimenez, Brittany Presley, Kaylee Lantto, Savanna Kamer, Tonna Gilmore, Tierra Brown and Sandra Wise.
Attention agriculture and timber producers: Secure your sales tax exemption by getting your registration number before the Jan. 1, deadline. Under a new state law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011, commercial agriculture or timber producers will need an Ag/Timber Number issued by the Comptrollerâ€™s office to make eligible sales tax-exempt purchases for their business beginning Jan. 1, 2012.