March 29th, 2013
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 54 calls for service, issued five citations and made one arrest on Mar. 28, 2013.
The SPD received 33, 911 calls.
â€˘ 800 block of First Street.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 700 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Sexual assault â€”Â Sweetwater.
â€˘ Duty to register sex offender â€”Â Sweetwater.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Billy Sweek, 40 â€”Â Theft/possession of a dangerous drug.
The Sweetwater Fire Department responded to five ambulance calls and three fire calls over the past 24 hours.
â€˘ Four ambulance calls in the city of Sweetwater.
The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) recently presented Sweetwater High School teacher Skylar Houston with its Teaching Excellence in Financial Literacy Award. Houston is one of three award recipients from across the state. He was presented the award on Thursday at Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s regular monthly faculty meeting.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) began a project this month to refresh pavement markings on roadways in seven counties.
Larry Black of Roscoe was elected President of the Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council (TACC) at the recent Joint Cooperative Meeting for the 2013-2014 year. Black is the general manager for the Central Rolling Plains Cooperative in Roscoe. Black started in the co-op industry in 1981 as a suction hand at Quanah Farmers Co-op located in northern Texas. He became manager at Quanah in 1987. In 2002, Black moved to Roscoe to manage Roscoe Co-op, which became Central Rolling Plains Co-op in 2007 following the merger of Roscoe and Inadale Co-ops, orchestrated by Black.
The County-City Library continues to be a vital part of the community and the number of patrons continues to grow and every part of the library is used on a regular basis to serve the people of the community.
Johnny Cash fans will have the opportunity to relive a Cash performance by way of Bennie Wheels, who will make his way to Sweetwater again. This Johnny Cash tribute artist will put on a show at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium Saturday, March 30, performing many of Cashâ€™s hits. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The Sweetwater Municipal Band will not be a part of the musical entertainment as planned, but instead Crystal Meneses will open for Wheels.
A few Woman's Forum members met at the County-City Library recently to assemble Library Tag Day letters to be mailed.
Library Tag Day will be held Wednesday, April 3. Anyone wishing to give a donation may take it to the County-City Library.
Members pictured are Linda Everhart, Kathy Shadley, Jana Fry and Karan Bergstrom. Attending the meeting but not pictured is Betty Ayres.
As a result of unopposed candidates, the Nolan County Hospital District (NCHD) will also be canceling their election on Saturday, May 11.
The cancellation was approved by the NCHD board during their meeting at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) on Monday night. The following directors were uncontested and will serve a new, two-year term: Linda Kite, District 2; Steve Holcomb, District 4; Jose Villafranca, District 6 and Kirby Andrews, District 7.
The Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Maintenance Department has recently completed many projects and are already looking ahead to their summer plans.
The construction/maintenance update was given by Scott Lambert, the districtâ€™s maintenance director, during the March meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees.
As mentioned in last monthâ€™s meeting, the west side ticket booth at the Mustang Bowl will be remodeled this summer to look similar to the booth on the south end. Pillars will be placed from the end of the tennis courts to the bus barn.