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March 30th, 2012

Chamber honors FFB motor bank

March 30, 2012

First Financial Bank’s new motor bank officially opened to the public on Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. The new motor bank addition is located on the north side of the existing bank building on the corner of Broadway and Elm Street. There are six drive up lanes, a commercial lane, a night depository and a new state-of-the-art, deposit taking ATM. The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors honored the new addition with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. President and CEO Kirby Andrews, along with wife, Leah Andrews, is shown cutting the ribbon.

Blotters for March 28, 2012

March 30, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued eight citations and made one arrest on March 28, 2012.

The SPD received seven, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1500 block of Hailey.
• 500 block of E. Ave C.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 700 block of NE Georgia.
• Theft — 600 block of E. New Mexico.
Arrested by SPD:
• Michelle Castillo Jackson, 32 — Family violence assault/warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on March 28, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

SW golf teams 2nd after 1st district leg

March 30, 2012

Sweetwater’s golf teams are both close to the lead following the opening leg of their respective District 5-3A tournaments this week. The girls are just one shot out of the lead in their event after shooting a 356 in Wednesday’s first round at Abilene’s Maxwell Municipal Golf Course, while the boys shot a 320 and sit just three strokes out of the lead after the first round of their event which began Thursday at Snyder’s Western Texas College.

Texans prepare for season opener

March 30, 2012

The Sweetwater Texans youth football league team is shown during a recent practice. Sweetwater will take on the Abilene Buccaneers at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Abilene’s Taylor County Expo Center for its season opener and then plays Breckenridge at 11 a.m. Saturday. The league consists of fifth and sixth graders. This year’s coaches are Sammy Alvarez Jr., Joe Hall, Randy Melendez and John Castillo.

Beatrice Ortiz

March 30, 2012

Beatrice Ortiz, age 79, of Sweetwater, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Jesse Ortiz officiating. Burial will follow at Roscoe Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

March 29th

Grss fire in Nolan County

March 29, 2012

Approximately 40 acres burned in Nolan County on Thursday afternoon when a controlled burn became an uncontrolled burn. Two Sweetwater Fire Department trucks and the Trent Volunteer Fire Department tanker worked on the blaze with eight firemen working to extinguish the fire.

Williams trial continues

March 29, 2012

The second day of the Robert Williams trial took place on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 in the 32nd Judicial District Court at the Nolan County Courthouse.
The entire day was made up of further testimony from the lead investigator at the time of the incident, Tim Blount, formerly with the Nolan County Sheriff's Office. Several videos and a number of photographs were submitted to evidence and shown to the five-woman, seven-man jury.

Cornerstone to Host Dallas Teen Challenge

March 29, 2012

On Sunday, April 1, the staff and men from Teen/Life Challenge of Dallas will be sharing music, testimonies and a sermon in the 10:30 a.m. service at Cornerstone Church in Sweetwater.
Teen Challenge, now an international ministry with well over 1100 centers in 86 countries, was started in 1958 by the late David Wilkerson. It is considered one of the largest and most successful programs of its kind in the world.

WTCAC to host Child Abuse Awareness Banquet

March 29, 2012

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month and as a way to celebrate the efforts to end child abuse, the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center will host the seventh annual awareness banquet.
According to David McDonald, Board President, last year's banquet was a great success due to generous donors. "We are optimistically looking forward to another successful event this year."

Something new for Sweetwater

March 29, 2012

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors honored new business and Chamber member, Lulu’s Super Mercado, located at 1001 Lamar in Sweetwater with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 23, 2012. Owner Danish Siddiqui is shown receiving his first dollar from Ambassador Gay Nell Cherry.
Also, the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors honored new business and Chamber member, Open Window, located at 316 Oak in Sweetwater with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

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