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December 2nd

Pets in need of homes

December 2, 2011

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has four pets available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a black and brown female mixed breed dog. Another is a black and white female mixed breed dog. The brown dog available is a male terrier mix and the cat available is a white and orange female long-haired breed. According to Sweetwater's new 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.

Blotters for November 30, 2011

December 2, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Nov. 30, 2011.

The SPD received 18, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• CPS referral — Sweetwater.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1500 block of Silas.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 16 — Aggravated sexual assault of a child.
• Romeshia Holder, 22 — Warrant.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served one civil paper and made three arrests on Nov. 30, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:

Herbert E. (Toby) Davenport

December 2, 2011

Herbert E. (Toby) Davenport, age 81, of Hobbs, New Mexico (Former resident of Sweetwater, Texas) passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, in Hobbs, New Mexico. 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Curtis Ward officiating. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories. Arrangements under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home. 

Gay Martin

December 2, 2011

Gay Martin, age 70 of Sweetwater, Texas passed away on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at Word of God Church with Pastor Dale Stowe officiating. Burial will follow at Hobbs Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.

SW, Highland girls start with two wins

December 2, 2011

The Sweetwater girls basketball team ended a four-game slide by winning twice Thursday at the Ballinger tournament. The Highland girls, meanwhile, did the same with a couple of wins on Thursday at the Bronte tournament as they exten-ded their winning streak to seven games.
Highland (7-1) slipped by Bronte 37-36 in its first game as Kara Hughey scored 15 points and Sierra Allen and Beth Richburg nine each, and then downed Colorado City 31-14 as Allen had 13 points.

December 1st

SHS student chosen by two talent agencies

December 1, 2011

In July of this year, Abilene radio station Power 103 announced that ProScout, a talent scouting company, would be visiting Abilene looking for models, actors and good talent. Company reps go from state to state looking for talent.

Uniform election discussed at hospital board meeting

December 1, 2011

The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors met for their regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, Nov. 28, 2011 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
The board meeting opened with a discussion of a possible change to the May uniform election date to November. RPMH Administrator Donna Boatright, along with the Nolan County Clerk Pat McGowan, led the discussion on what potential possibilities and options were available.

Local employee recognized at TxDOT Roadeo

December 1, 2011

Pio Muñoz, right, was the top finalist in the Nolan County Truck Roadeo for TxDOT’s Abilene District and was recognized by District Engineer Lauren Garduño, P.E. Muñoz, a maintenance section assistant, earned the right to represent his maintenance section in the district-wide Roadeo held recently in Abilene and competed against 33 other drivers. The Texas Department of Transportation sponsors the annual Roadeo as part of the fleet safety training. The drivers are tested on several skills involving vehicle inspection, backing, stopping, docking and other safe driving habits.

Rotary Club donates to Goodfellows

December 1, 2011

Jerod Peek, Sweetwater Rotary Club President, presented a check for $500 to Sweetwater Goodfellows Vice President Ken Becker. Donations to the Sweetwater Goodfellows will help local children and families during the Christmas season. Sweetwater Goodfellows provides food and toys to local families in need with children and food to needy individuals during the Christmas season. The schedule for this year includes a toy drive at Wal-Mart on Saturday, Dec. 3, with distribution of the toys and food on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Blotters for November 29, 2011

December 1, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 50 calls for service, issued 16 citations and made no arrests on Nov. 29, 2011.

The SPD received 14, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Sexual assault — Sweetwater area.
• Consumption of alcohol by a minor — 1000 block of Locust.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had two calls for service, served two civil papers and made one arrest on Nov. 29, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Robert Galdiano Hernandez, Jr., 60, of Fort Worth — Warrant/motion to revoke probation.

Calls for service:
• Inmate transport/MHMR — Big Spring.

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