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August 10th, 2011
Several local fire departments assisted in a Taylor County fire on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011 south of Trent.
Nolan County fire departments fighting the blaze included Sweetwater Fire Department, Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department, Nolan Volunteer Fire Department and Blackwell Volunteer Fire Department, along with several Taylor County fire departments and the Texas Forest Service providing a spotter plane and a task force. The Sweetwater Elks Lodge provided refreshments for the firefighters.
According to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, about 350 acres of land were burned in the blaze.
The SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Board of Directors met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday morning, Aug. 8, 2011 at the Chamber of Commerce.
Two significant action items on the agenda were considered by the board, one including the renewal of the $475,000 line of credit loan for EMA. Board members browsed an informative packet while a brief presentation was made by SEED member John Jay.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued three citations and made no arrests on Aug. 8, 2011.
The SPD received 25, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Information only â€”Â 900 block of W. 8th.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1600 block of Hailey.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served eight civil papers and made one arrest on Aug. 8, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Erica Magallon Carrasco, 34, of Odessa â€”Â Warrant/bond forfeiture x3.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Information only â€”Â E. Highway 80.
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â FM 419.
Rachel Fowler, Hayley Fowler, Natalie Barela, Katie Pantoja and Audrey Mink are shown with the badges they received at the recent American Heritage Girls Court of Honor. American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered scouting program for girls ages 5-18.
The Nolan County Commissioners met for its regular meeting on Monday morning, Aug. 8, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse to discuss a variety of issues.
The proposed tax rate for the next fiscal year was discussed following recent department hearings from the budget workshops that have been taking place. The proposed tax rate presented was at .423023, equaling an increase of about three cents.
The art display at the County-City Library is the pencil drawings of Terry and Bayli Greer. Bayli is the granddaughter of Terry and Gayle Greer. Terry Greer passed away in August of 2003. He began drawing in 2000 as a hobby and had no formal training. Bayli began drawing after seeing her grandfatherâ€™s work. Shown is Terryâ€™s wife, Gayle Greer, next to some of his work currently on display at the library. The library is open Monday from 1-6 p.m.; Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
State Representative Susan L. King would like to invite the residents of District 71 to a Public Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at the Abilene Public Library, located at 202 Cedar in Abilene, beginning at 6 p.m.Â
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 164 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made nine arrests from Aug. 5-7, 2011.
The SPD received 131, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1000 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ 200 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘Â 900 block of E. 17th.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 800 block of Lemon.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 600 block of Hill.
â€˘ Information only â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€˘Â Family violence assault â€”Â 800 block of Circle Drive.
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 900 block of E. Third.
â€˘ Information only â€”Â 300 block of SE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD
Swinging Bridge Twilight Camp was held last week at Camp Boothe Oaks, south of Sweetwater. "Have you ever heard a tree sing? Have you ever seen a bug dance? The camp comes alive when the girls start arriving. When we grow up, we forget to look down, look up and look around to everything growing and living around us. We are so busy making a living that we forget to live. Even in this tremendous heat the girls had a marvelous time.â€ť One of the special things is singing around the "Singing Tree."
Prior to the first day of school each child entering kindergarten are required to have two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine, two doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine, and two doses of varicella vaccine. A written statement from a parent (or legal guardian), school nurse or physician attesting to a childâ€™s positive history of varicella disease (chickenpox), or of varicella immunity is acceptable in lieu of either dose of varicella vaccine.