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July 12th, 2011
Residents from Stamford and activist organizations from around the state were in Stamford on Monday for a Q&A session with Tenaska.
Tenaska is planning to build a power plant that will run on coal. The catch? The plant requires millions of gallons of water to operate.
Tenaska has gone to several cities to get the water they need, most have turned them away.
Stamford has entertained the idea and could decide to provide the water they need to run the plant. But it all comes at a cost, for both the residents of Stamford and Tenaska.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 178 calls for service, issued nine citations and made 12 arrests from July 8-10, 2011.
The SPD received 80, 911 calls.
â€¢ 800 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢Â 200 block of SE Georgia.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1300 block of E. 12th.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 400 block of Bowie.
â€¢ Terrorist threats â€”Â 600 block of W. Broadway.
â€¢ Assault â€”Â 700 block of E. Oklahoma.
â€¢Â Criminal mischief â€” 800 block of E. 14th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Sharelle Smith, 24 â€”Â Theft.
â€¢Â Female Juvenile, 15 â€”Â Theft.
According to the Texas Forest Service, the Nolan County Complex Fire is burning southeast of Sweetwater along FM 1856; it is traveling north. An estimated 500 acres and five homes are threatened. Several Volunteer Fire Departments and Sweetwater Fire Department are battling the flames as well as air tankers and forest service ground support. This started out as two seperate fires that joined into one.
Amy Nixon was named the Teacher of the Year at Southeast Elementary School.
Amy Nixon is a first grade teacher at Southeast Elementary. She has taught three years at Sweetwater ISD, with a total of eight years of teaching under her belt.
Nixon attended Angelo State University from August 1999 through May 2003 and earned a Bachelor of Science with a major in Interdisciplinary Studies and Mathematics.
Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie, reminds producers that the annual crop certification deadline for spring-seeded crops is July 15, 2011.
Producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits.
"I encourage all producers to visit the Nolan County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the July 15 deadline in order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements," said Cumbie
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued five citations and made six arrests on July 7, 2011.
The SPD received 31, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 700 block of E. 12th.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 200 block of W. Avenue D.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 700 block of Hill.
Arrested by SPD
â€¢ Female Juvenile, 14 â€”Â Family violence assault and resisting arrest.
â€¢ Victoria Coffman, 21 â€”Â Theft.
â€¢Â Jeffrey Williams, 32 â€”Â Theft.
â€¢Â Meighan Elliott, 23 â€”Â Warrants.
â€¢Â Frenchesca Rico, 18 â€”Â Warrant.
Sweetwater ISD recently named their 2010-2011 Campus Teachers of the Year, along with the Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year for the district. The following are the recipients of this very high honor:
â€¢ Amy Hernandez â€“ J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center
â€¢ Amy Nixon â€“ Southeast Elementary
â€¢ Tracy Holmes â€“ East Ridge Elementary
â€¢ Irene Armstrong â€“ Sweetwater Middle School
â€¢ Brandie Gee â€“ Sweetwater High School
â€¢ Teresa Slaton â€“ Sweetwater Intermediate School & SISD Elementary Teacher of the Year
â€¢ John Cox â€“ HOBBS Alternative School & SISD Secondary Teacher of the Year
Any students looking to apply to the University of Texas at Austin in the future may have another outlet of financial assistance for college from a local source.
Billy Roy Mathews has lived in Sweetwater his entire life and is a graduate from the Austin school. In 2010, a scholarship program was started as a tribute to Mathews to award one honor student accepted to the university a $2,000 scholarship.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas increased one cent since last week according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. The national average increased four cents.
The statewide average is 13 cents less than the national average.Â The statewide average is $3.45 and the national average is $3.58.Â
Reserved season football tickets for the 2011 season will be up for renewal to current option holders beginning Monday, July 18, through Friday, Aug. 5. Tickets may be purchased at the Sweetwater ISD Administration office. Tickets are $30 for five home games. Reserved ticket sales for the general public will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 8. The last day to purchase season tickets will be Friday, Aug. 19. Tickets will be sold during regular business hours. For more information, contact the Sweetwater ISD Administration office at 235-8601 ext. 116.