September 11th, 2012
Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham is hosting an informal â€śmeet and greetâ€ť session for U.S. Senate candidate Paul Sadler from 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 117 E. 3rd Street, on the north side of the Nolan County Courthouse square in Sweetwater. The public is invited to come by and meet Sadler.Â
Eleven years ago on this day, America came under attack by terrorist forces. Tuesday, September 11, 2001 would be forever remembered as a day full of sorrow and senselessness when almost 3,000 lives were lost at the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C, and a field in rural Pennsylvania.
During their regular meeting on Monday morning, September 10, 2012, the Nolan County Commissioners set a date to vote on the 2012-2013 property tax rate.
Prior to setting the date, the second public hearing was held on the proposed property tax rate for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. No input was heard, but it was acknowledged that the proposed rate of .394635 per $100 valuation--the combination of the general fund rate of .340670 and the farm to market rate of .053965, both per $100 valuation--is three cents lower than the current rate.
One vehicle was involved in a wreck on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, on Interstate 20 near Family RV Center.
There was only one person in the vehicle and no injuries were reported according to Sweetwater Emergency Services. The vehicle did not enter the incoming lane of traffic due to the cable barriers along I-20.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 147 calls for service, issued six citations and made 11 arrests from Sept. 7-9, 2012.
The SPD received 100, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1100 block of Crane.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 1600 block of Grand.
â€˘ Theft of service and criminal mischief â€”Â 2200 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1600 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Credit/debit card abuse â€”Â Sweetwater.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 1200 block of Coral Drive.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 100 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
Ryan Linebaugh has been named as Sweet-water High Schoolâ€™s Football Player of the Week. Linebaugh, a 185-pound junior running back and linebac-ker, ran for 53 yards on just three carries against Andrews and was in on seven tackles, one for a loss, while also intercepting a pass.
Tuesday is looking mostly sunny with a high near 95. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 20 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 65, with winds from the southeast around 10 mph.
Learn more about the local forecast by going to weather.gov.
The Sweetwater Bow Hunter's Association will have their 3D Archery Shoot Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at Lake Trammell. The public is welcome to join in the event and it will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The $10 shooting fee covers both days and military and youth shoot free (youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult).
Sign-in will be at the outdoor archery range, across the road from the lake house. Follow the dirt road next to the fish mail box to the archery range. There will be 25 targets at the hunting ranges plus one optional prize shot.
First graders at Southeast Elementary will be learning about a very important aspect of American history this week.
"Celebrate Freedom Week!", as part of the social studies curriculum, will coincide with Patriot Day, the eleventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The week will teach students on what it means to be an American, the freedoms we have as Americans as well as those who protect our freedom.
September is National Cholesterol Education Month and to acknowledge this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Lab will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening.