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July 5th, 2011
The Texas Center for Quality & Patient Safety, an affiliate of the Texas Hospital Association, has received a grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation to improve medication safety in Texasâ€™ rural hospitals.
A new technology program for local middle and high schools is forming, but is in need of donations.
Texas State Technical College (TSTC) West Texas in Sweetwater will be hosting a robotics competition called BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics for six weeks this fall. The goal is to start a new competition center in Sweetwater for the Big Country, but not without the help of community support, contributions and sponsorships.
The National WASP WWII Museum celebrated the Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII at WASP HOMECOMING 2011 on May 28, of Memorial Day Weekend. Approximately 1,000 people from all around the U.S. attended the day-long event. Twenty-two WASP were present who trained at Avenger Field in 1943-44 to become the first women to ever fly military planes in the United States.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 29 calls for service, issued no citations and made four arrests on June 30, 2011.
The SPD received 19, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Sexual assault â€”Â Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD
â€˘ Ocie Jennings, 40 of Sweetwater â€”Â Possession of marijuana.
â€˘ Roger Smith, 44 of Sweetwater â€”Â Public intoxication.
â€˘ James Raney, 21 of Sweetwater â€”Â Warrant.
â€˘ Faith Stansell, 48 of Sweetwater â€”Â Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served five civil papers and made one arrest on June 30, 2011.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents reveal that representatives of the City of Stamford have been negotiating behind closed doors since 2009 with the proposed Tenaska coal plant over what is likely thousands of acre feet per year of Stamford water. Stamford, along with about 94 percent of Texas was in a state of severe, extreme or exceptional drought as of June 7, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor and drought conditions are not expected to subside in the near future.
SWEETWATER â€“ The Texas AgriLife Extension Service offices in Nolan and Fisher counties will conduct a program for cattle producers hit by drought and fire from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6 at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex in Sweetwater.Â
â€śItâ€™s been a tough year with no end in sight,â€ť said Zachary Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County. â€śMany of our producers have had a double-whammy due to the ongoing dry weather coupled with the huge wildfires weâ€™ve been having.
Rep. Susan L. King as Joint Author proudly announces passage of HR 295 honoring Texas State Technical College-West Texas as a top ten percent award winner as chosen by the Aspen Institute. TSTC-West Texas is one of only 120 community colleges nationwide to receive this prestigious distinction.
The Oak Creek Lake Association (OCLA) announced contributions of $1,000 to the Volunteer Fire Departments (VFD) of Blackwell and Bronte as well as $1,000 to each Emergency Medical Services (EMS) of Bronte and Blackwell for a total of $4,000 contributed.
The City of Sweetwater owns Oak Creek Lake and surrounding property (with few exceptions) and leases lake lots to individuals. The lake is the major source of drinking water to the city of Sweetwater. The lessees pay taxes in Coke County and some lake lots pay Blackwell ISD taxes.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in solving a crime that occurred at the Sweetwater Country Club. Sometime between 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2011, and 10 a.m. on Monday, June 27, 2011, unknown person(s) caused damage to several golf carts and also caused damage to one of the greens on the golf course.
Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward for information received this week that leads to an arrest or indictment in this case.
Crime Stoppers wants your information, not your name.
Help take a bite out crime â€” call Crime Stoppers at (325) 235-TIPS or (325) 235-8477.
Employees of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital recently donated bottled water to assist local firefighters and volunteers. "The RPMH staff is proud of the great job all county firefighters and volunteers have done in defending the county against the fires and wantÂ to say thank you for all the hard, difficult work.â€ťÂ Shown from left to right are Kim Kiser, Esther Regalado, Ronny Ashley, Steve Clark, Grant Madden and Carla Howard.