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March 14th, 2012

Industrial Park updates heard by SEED Board

March 14, 2012

A number of updates were heard from the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) staff during the group's board of directors meeting held on Monday morning, March 12, 2012 at the Chamber of Commerce.
Executive Director Ken Becker gave two updates regarding the Sweetwater Business Park to the board, one being that updated appraisal numbers need to be acquired for the industrial area. Following some discussion, the board decided to look at similar properties in order to determine the new number for interested clients in the future.

Carper wins Reserve Champion at SALE

March 14, 2012

San Antonio – The Junior Market Barrows Show was held on Feb. 20, 2012, at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Grand Champion Dark Crossbred honors were received by Taryn Cunningham of Breckenridge, Texas. Cunningham is currently a member of Stevens County 4-H. Her barrow, “Bubbles” was bred by Ty Lettow. Cunningham would like to attend Texas A&M University one day.

Family FunFair approaches

March 14, 2012

The Seventh Annual Child Abuse Awareness Family FunFair will be held Wednesday, April 4, from 4-6:30 p.m. with the special ceremony “Time of Remembrance” from 6-6:30 p.m.  Once again the Nolan County Coliseum Annex will be the site for this event. 

Blotters for March 12, 2012

March 14, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued four citations and made two arrests on March 12, 2012.

The SPD received 8, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1400 block of Hailey.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jerry Meeks, 50 — Public intoxication third or more offense/criminal trespassing.
• Joshua Maxwell, 17 — Injury to elderly/disabled and public intoxication/unauthorized use of a motor vehicle/resisting arrest.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served no civil papers and made five arrests on March 12, 2012.

Mary Alice McQueen

March 14, 2012

Mary Alice Rae McQueen, 95, of Levelland, Texas, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2012. Mrs. McQueen had been a resident of the Levelland Nursing Home for the past five years. She was born on Jan. 24, 1917, in Talpa, Texas, to George Elliott and Lillie Mae (Maughan) Rae. She married Daniel Jackson McQueen, her husband of 53 years, on Aug.

Caballero is 10th at regionals

March 14, 2012

Angel Caballero of Sweet-water placed 10th in the 275-pound weight class at the Region I, Division 2 Class 3A boys powerlifting meet Friday in Sundown.
Caballero lifted a total of 1,070 pounds. He was one of 14 boys from Sweetwater at the regional meet, but his accomplishment was not included in a story that ran in Monday’s paper.

March 13th

Mostly sunny this afternoon

March 13, 2012

This afternoon will continue to be mostly sunny, with a high near 79. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Only two more days to register

March 13, 2012

Don't forget that the deadline to register for the Big Country Biggest Winner Contest is Thursday, March 15, with the kick-off event to take place at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2012, at the Sweetwater High School Track. Several gym memberships will be given away at the event.

Possession, injury to a child cases heard in District Court

March 13, 2012

Four people pled guilty to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, March 12, 2012, with District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas prosecuting the cases.
With attorney Russell Abound, Vicki Virdiana Guerrero and Raven Javon Weaver both pled guilty to possession of marijuana, prosecuted as a second degree felony. The two were in possession of more than 50 pounds of marijuana, but less than 2,000 pounds, on May 4, 2011, according to their original indictments.

April declared CAAM by County

March 13, 2012

During their regular meeting on Monday morning, March 12, 2012 held at the Courthouse, the Nolan County Commissioners approved a contract with West Texas Centers to purchase all laboratory testing services associated with their services and for inmates covered under the county's agreement with the establishment.

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