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April 20th, 2011

Winners announced at Spring Fling

April 20, 2011

The first annual Spring Fling Coloring Contest and Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest was held in downtown Roscoe at the Roscoe Emporium on April 16. Local students turned in coloring sheets prior to the contest and created sidewalk chalk art for the day's art contest. Winners of the contest are shown above including Temy Teel, John Robert O'Callaghan, Rhonda Stratton, Joseph Collins, Gabriel Alcala, Celinda Alcala, Kristina Rando, K'Den Stone, Larkyn O'Callaghan, Adison Torres and Alison Torres. Not shown are other winners, Hoyt Mulanax, Luke Wilson and Jake Wilson.

Confederate history on display at library

April 20, 2011

Mike Briggs will have a special history display at the County-City Library during the month of April which is Confederate History Month. He will be displaying the history of Texas as a Confederate state. The display will be set up on the bulletin board in the front of the library. The hours for the library are Monday from 1-6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Blotters for April 20, 2011

April 20, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued six citations and made one arrest on April 18, 2011.

The SPD received 13, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 400 block of E. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Credit/debit card abuse — 100 block of NW Georgia.
• Criminal mischief — 500 block of E. Broadway.
• Assault — 600 block of E. New Mexico.
• Aggravated sexual assault — Sweetwater area.
• Unattended death — 300 block of Hightower.

Arrested by SPD:
• Bennie Walker, 47 — Warrants.

April 19th

Clark burned saving fellow firefighter

April 20, 2011

DALLAS (AP) — A Gorman volunteer firefighter hospitalized in a Dallas burn unit says he ran for his life after being caught in a raging wildfire.
Matt 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.

Small acreage landowner workshop begins today

April 19, 2011

SWEETWATER – 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.

Law enforcement center discussed

April 19, 2011

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.

Blotters for April 19, 2011

April 19, 2011

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.

Accident:
• 300 block of SW Georgia.

Calls for service:
• Accident involving injury — 300 block of SW Georgia.
• Criminal mischief — 1400 block of Town Creek.
• Evading/resisting arrest —300 block of E. Alabama.
• Family violence/assault enhanced — Sweetwater.
• Information only — 300 block of Haskell.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jonathan Givens, 22 — Driving while intoxicated.

April 18th

Local resident catches ShareLunker Program fish

April 18, 2011

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.
McCain’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.

Local family wins ski resort’s cardboard derby

April 18, 2011

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 year’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 delivers more than electricity

April 18, 2011

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.

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