June 12th, 2013
Following continual negotiations, the Sweetwater City Commission approved a lease agreement on the Lake Sweetwater Bait Shop during their meeting held Tuesday morning at City Hall.
As stated by City Manager Eddie Brown at the meeting, the negotiations between G.M. Morgan, doing business as the Sweetwater Lake Marina, and the city continued after last month's regular meeting by request of the commissioners. Brown mentioned some of the amendments made to the agreement prior to its approval.
Shown is Ricky Castro (right), Precinct 3 City Commissioner, being sworn into office during Tuesday's City Commission meeting held at City Hall.
Administering the oath of office is city attorney Pete Sheridan (left). Also pictured is Precinct 4 City Commissioner Dr. Jerod Peek (seated).
A partnership between Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Passenger Safety, Nolan County Extension Service, Sweetwater Fire Department, Stanley Ford, State Farm Insurance and the Texas Department of Transportation made for a successful child safety seat event in Sweetwater.
These students at the Lady Mustang Basketball Camp were recognized at an award ceremony this past Thursday:
Free throw contest win-ners â€” Sydni Jacques, Jessica Poe.
Best ballhandler â€” Amber Knox.
Dribble knockout con-test winners â€” Amber Knox, Gretchen Sweek, Michaela Currie.
Overall Hot Shot total points â€” Eva Ornelas, Sonora Medellin.
Most improved â€” Han-nah Cauthen, Riley Dodd.
Heart of a Champion â€” Jessica Poe.
Lady Colt award â€” Sonora Medellin.
Little Lady Colt â€” Zoee Jeffrey.
Best layup â€” Zoee Jeffrey.
Hustle awards â€” Bri Moriel, Lati Burnett.
We'll see sunny skies today, with a high near 95 and southern winds around 15 mph. Gusts will be as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 72. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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During the Nolan County Commissioners meeting on Monday morning, approval was given to replace seven outdated desktop computers in the county jail offices and upgrade other computers by using funds from the jail maintenance repairs budget.
Nolan County Sheriff David Warren made the presentation to the commissioners, in which he explained that the Your Way Computer Tech Team evaluated the computers. As previously mentioned in commissioners court, Microsoft will stop offering support to Windows XP by April 2014.
At the inaugural meeting of the Cline Shale Consortium, speakers gave presentations at McMurry University.
With the assistance of local company Shermco Industries, several local individuals including students from a local baseball travel team and one of their coaches and Shermco employee Josh Gilbert delivered trash bags, water, shovels, rakes, gloves, and also assisted in clean up of debris in Moore, Okla. after the town was devastated by a tornado. Students that went included Kaegan Jeffrey, J.P. Poe, Chris Figueroa, Bray Amos and Izzy McGee.
Raul Martinez Rodriguez, 28, of Roscoe, was arrested on Saturday evening after leading police officers on a pursuit after he allegedly fired shots at two people in a vehicle in Roscoe.
According to Roscoe Chief of Police Felix Pantoja, the Roscoe Police Department received a call about shots fired around 10:45 p.m. on Fourth and Cypress in Roscoe. Officers responded to the scene, but could not find the suspect, who was said to be driving a white Silverado.
Kelsi Crosson, a 2013 Sweetwater High School gradu-ate, received the John Riddlehoover Memorial Spirit Award on Saturday at the inaugural Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Festival volleyball match that was played at Abilene Wylie High School.
The award, voted by the all-stars, is given to a player and cheerleader who exemplifies courage, sacrifice and selflessness. Crosson will continue her volleyball career at Cisco Junior College.