September 29th, 2012
This year there will again be two back-to-back fundraising events associated with the Round-Up for Rehab in Sweetwater to raise dollars for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center. The Shrimp Peel dinner and auction will be held at a new location, the Sweetwater Country Club, on Tuesday evening, Oct. 30. The following day on Wednesday the regular Round-Up sale will be held at Sweetwater Auction.
TxDOT engineering staff is assessing the damage to the US 84 bridge at westbound I-20 that was struck by a tractor trailer Thursday evening west of Sweetwater.
One person was killed in a fatal crash in Nolan County on Friday evening, Sept. 28, 2012.
According to Sweetwater Emergency Services Director Grant Madden, one woman died after an accident near the Nolan/Taylor County Line.
Three vehicles were involved in the wreck. Four people were in a car when they wrecked with a truck just above a hill on Interstate 20 including an older female, a younger female and one female child and one male child in the back seat. There was one person in the truck. All in the car were buckled and safe after the wreck.
Nolan County has recently seen some continued rainfall in the area.
The Sept. 27, 2012 totals are as follows: Oak Creek received 0.55 inches of rain, Lake Trammell received 0.20 inches of rain and Lake Sweetwater received 0.15 inches of rain. For 2012, Oak Creek has received 17.76 inches of rain, while Lake Trammell has received 17.93 inches of rain and Lake Sweetwater has received 17.74 inches of rain.
The filter plant received 0.29 inches of rain with its total for the year at 15.73 inches of rain.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued four citations and made no arrests on Sept. 27, 2012.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1400 block of Hughes.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served no civil papers and made three arrests on Sept. 27, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Venancio Cerda Torres, Jr., 50, of Snyder â€” Warrants/surety withdrawal, driving while intoxicated, third or more offense and violation of parole.
Former Lady Mustang volleyball players will be recognized during the district volleyball game against Big Spring on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at the Sweetwater High School gym. Shown are former and current Sweetwater Lady Mustang volleyball players (top row, from left to right) Brenda Stevens, Karen Sparks Brown, Sharon Herrera, Tecka Mobley, Ashley Rivera, Melisa Presley, Cynthia Spradlin, Hanna Kite, (bottom row, from left to right) Janell Walker, Destiny Osteen, Kelsi Crosson, Taylor McPherson, Angela Garza and Shelby Cason.
The HUB and Rooted Ministries will host a Jeremy Camp concert on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. The show will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the HUB, located at 204 S. Concho in Roby. This is an outdoor venue so those attending are asked to bring a lawn chair.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are on sale at www.itickets.com, Mardel Christian Store in Abilene, Emmanuel Fellowship and First Baptist churches in Sweetwater, or the HUB in Roby at (325) 338-4266.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female chihuahua mix and a male Labrador mix. According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
Following some action taken at the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, September 24, 2012 at the county courthouse, the Nolan County Sheriff's Department will be getting some assistance in several ways.
Approval was given to add two reserve deputy positions (non-paid) for the Sheriff's Department, with a total limit of four. With one currently serving and the two new volunteers, Sheriff David Warren spoke about how these people willingly donate their time and effort to serve in this capacity.
Avondale Baptist Church
Greetings to everyone from the Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite you to come and visit us if you are looking for a loving church family. We welcome you to come and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ with us. We have Sunday school classes for all ages and we have great teachers for all of the classes. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.