July 16th, 2012
To any first responders in and around Nolan County, the Smalley Foundation will host a gas pipeline training awareness class will take place at the Sweetwater Fire Department. The class will be held in the training room on three separate nights including Tuesday, July 31, Wednesday, August 1, and Thursday, August 2, at 6 p.m. each evening.
The mission of the Smalley Foundation is to increase safety and awareness for those who live, work and play near the nationâ€™s oil and gas sites and pipelines through empowering the general public, training first-responders and partnering with industry.
Sweetwater â€” The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) invites citizens to attend a public meeting about a project to rehabilitate Lamar Street (BS 70-G) on July 24, from 1-8 p.m. in the administration classroom at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital at 200 E. Arizona Avenue in Sweetwater.
The proposed project would improve Lamar Street from Avenue B to I-20. Work would include rehabilitating the existing roadway with new base, asphalt pavement, sidewalks, signs and pavement markings. Plans call for the project to be built in phases with one side of Lamar Street closed at a time.
Shown are Donna Boatright, Administrator of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital and Jim Clements of Oncor.Â
Clements is shown presenting Boatright with a City Matching Grant Program check for $40,517. This was awarded as a result of the energy conservation measures taken during the hospital's recent renovations.
"I am really proud that we were able to achieve these energy savings and receive the grant.Â Jim is a great emissary for Oncor and has supported RPMH and encouraged us to work toward this grant.Â We are very appreciative of Oncor for making this incentive available," said Boatright.
One person was killed and one injured in a one vehicle crash occurring on U.S. Highway 84 at the intersection with Farm Road 1982 in Nolan County.
The crash occurred in Nolan County on Wednesday, July 11, at 6:40 p.m. One of the injured was pronounced dead late last night, July 15.
CARROLLTON â€” In a short span of time, the Sweetwater 11-12 year-old Little League all-starsâ€™ Section 2 semifinal against Waco Midway on Saturday went from being a near-blowout to a nearly miraculous finish.
Trailing 7-1 going into its final at bat in the bottom of the sixth inning, Sweetwater scored four quick runs to close the margin to 7-5, chase two Waco Midway pitchers and bring the go-ahead run to the plate with no outs and runners at second and third base.
Sweetwater High School fans will get a chance to meet the new SHS coaches at a â€śMeet the Mustang Coachesâ€ť event which is set for Thursday, Aug. 16 from 6-8 p.m.
The event will be held at Sweetwaterâ€™s Dairy Queen on 1608 Lamar Street.
All of the proceeds from the event will be used for the Sweetwater High School athletic program.
Sweetwaterâ€™s 11-12 year-old Little League all-stars faced elimination Saturday after splitting their first two games at a Texas West Sec-tion 2 tournament held in Carrollton.
Reserved season tickets for Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s 2012 football season were up for renewal to current option holders beginning this past Monday and the renewal period will continue through Friday, Aug. 3.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be holding its 15th annual First Bank Texas/FCA Golf Fellowship Friday, Aug. 10 at the Diamondback Golf Club in Abilene. The annual tournament is used to cre-ate awareness of the FCAâ€™s ministry outreach, and also to raise funds to support programs and activities which are associated with the local FCA chapters in the Big Country.
The tournament will in-clude hole-in-one prizes and special hole prizes. The cost will be $125 for indivi-duals, and is $600 for team sponsorships which will include sign registration.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued three citations and made four arrests on July 12, 2012.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Runaway â€”Â 1100 block of Josephine.
â€˘Â Forgery â€”Â 500 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘Â Criminal mischief â€”Â 1600 block of Morris.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Jennifer Arispe, 40 â€” Driving while license invalid with previous conviction.
â€˘ Female juvenile, 14 â€” Order of immediate custody.
â€˘ Male Juvenile, 15 â€” Curfew violation.
â€˘ Male Juvenile, 15 â€” Curfew violation/minor in possession.