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June 15th, 2011

Over a thousand acres burned

June 15, 2011

According Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden, 1,116 acres were burned in a fire near Lake Trammell over the weekend. According to Nolan County Sheriff David Warren, the fire began on County Road 145 and was caused by a burning deer carcass. Ralph Lynch received a citation for the illegal burning during a burn ban. The Nolan County Commissioners recently passed an ordinance banning the sale or use of fireworks in the county.

Blotters for June 15, 2011

June 15, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued one citation and made four arrests on June 13, 2011.

The SPD received 23, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1400 block of Stanely.
• 200 block of Elm.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.

Arrested by SPD:
• Joe Leija, 33 — Warrant.
• Danorris Smith, 20 — Disorderly conduct/fighting.
• Kenneth Acorn, 21 — Disorderly conduct/fighting.
• Shyvina Slaton, 17 — Public intoxication.

June 14th

Man cited for illegal burning

June 14, 2011

According to the Texas Forest Service, right at 500 acres were burned in a fire near Lake Trammell over the weekend. According to Nolan County Sheriff David Warren, the fire began on County Road 145 and was caused by a burning deer carcass. Ralph Lynch received a citation for the illegal burning during a burn ban.

Sale and use of fireworks banned

June 14, 2011

In light of the Lake Trammell fire on Friday, June 10, some decisions were made by the Nolan County Commissioners at its regular meeting on Monday morning, June 13, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
A major approval was made banning the sale and use of fireworks due to the extremely dry weather conditions. Audience input was offered at the beginning of the discussion, with most voicing their agreement in the ban.

Flag Burning Cermony Postponed

June 14, 2011

The annual Flag Day retirement ceremony at the Sweetwater Elks Lodge has been postponed due to the Nolan County burn ban and will be rescheduled when the burn ban is lifted.

Local youth participate in SOW

June 14, 2011

Sweetwater Outreach Week was held June 9-11, 2011, and many local youth from local churches helped in efforts to assist local homeowners.
SOW is designed to help homeowners have pride in the house, help members to learn the blessings of service, and to give the Sweetwater community a renewed sense of faith in their fellow neighbors.
SOW selects several homes in the Sweetwater area that are in need of a “face lift” and then sends out a team of volunteers to scrape, paint and do various forms of yard work, all free of charge. They provide the paint, equipment and workers.

Blotters for June 14, 2011

June 14, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 109 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made four arrests on June 11 to 12, 2011.

The SPD received 50, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1400 block of Josephine.
• Public intoxication — 800 block of Alamo.
• Minor in consumption — 800 block of Alamo.
• Family violence assault — 400 block of Colorado.
• Disorderly conduct/discharge firearm — Circle Drive.
• Family violence assault — 800 block of E. Fourteenth.
• Criminal mischief — 1000 block of Silas.

Arrested by SPD:

June 13th

Fire caused by illegal burning

June 13, 2011

According to the Texas Forest Service, right at 500 acres were burned in a fire near Lake Trammell over the weekend. The fire was said to have been caused by a person illegally burning during a burn ban. The person was given a citation.

Data collected from abstinence program

June 13, 2011

Some eye-opening results coupled with some optimistic responses are being discovered following the SISD's "Aim For Success" abstinence education program.
The data taken from the 788 SISD students that completed and submitted the survey was compared to results from over 80,000 students nationwide who were surveyed during the 2009-10 school year through the Aim for Success initiative. The survey was broken down by gender into four age groups: 11-12 year olds, 13-14 year olds, 15-16 year olds and 17-19 year olds.

Chamber hosts appreciation luncheon

June 13, 2011

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Membership Appreciation Luncheon on Friday, June 10, 2011, at Texas State Technical College. Many attended the event and heard several speakers including Jacque McCoy, Tom Rees, Helen Manroe, Ken Becker, Mark Mims and Bob Sagmeister.

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