June 15th, 2012
While friends and family plan their summer road trips thereâ€™s good news again this week for drivers across the Lone Star State.Â The current average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in Texas is now $3.33, which is five cents less than last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â Drivers in El Paso are paying the most on average at $3.51, while drivers in Fort Worth are paying the least at $3.27. Drivers in Sweetwater are currently paying $3.29.
A ribbon cutting and open house took place on Thursday, June 14, 2012, for Hendrick Medical Supply to celebrate their Grand Re-Opening.
The medical supply company has expanded their store, with the front of the store now facing Lamar Street, on the corner of Lamar and East Arizona Street near Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
The second public hearing regarding the proposed annexation for property for the incoming Love's Truck Stop was held on Thursday morning, June 14, 2012 during the Sweetwater City Commission meeting at City Hall.
The first meeting was held during the monthly meeting of the city commissioners that occurred on Tuesday morning, June 12. The land is 53.14 acres and is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Hopkins Road and Interstate 20.
Shown are two nurse aides at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, Tabitha Goldthreate and Hilary Montgomery.Â
The hospital celebrated Certified Nurses Week this week beginning Thursday, June 14.Â Annual NationalÂ Nursing AssistantsÂ Week continues through June 21.
â€œWe at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital have very capable and caring nursesâ€™ aides," said Hospital Administrator Donna Boatright.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 54 calls for service, issued six citations and made no arrests on June 13, 2012.
The SPD received 13, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€”Â 2800 block of W. Alabama.
â€¢Â Information only â€”Â 300 block of Oak.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on June 13, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Patricia Ann Pedregon, 45, of Sweetwater â€”Â Warrants/expired annual inspection, fail to appear, public intoxication, disorderly conduct.
Arrested by DPS:
Funeral services for Eddie John Groff, 39, of Sweetwater are pending with McCoy Funeral Home.
Groff died Tuesday. June 12, 2012, in Wichita, Kan.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has five puppies available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female mixed breed dog and five sibling Chinese Crested puppies â€” all female â€” that were abandoned at the shelter. 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.
Residents of Nolan Nursing and Rehab recently enjoyed a day of fun at the Pioneer Museum. Pictured are Donald McGregor; Myrtis Scott; Doris Ondrusek, volunteer; Ella Sedberry; Sandra Good; Billie Irving; and Lisa Seals, volunteer. Youth volunteers are Darian Carr, Caitlyn Carr and Bailley Bromley.
Area residents are once again invited to join in the festivities "On The Bricks" in historic downtown Roscoe to celebrate our great nation.
There will be a parade starting at 10 a.m. followed by food, crafts and kid's activities in Old Town Park and a Mud Bog at George Parks Field (Gates open at 11 a.m.). More information on the Plowboy Mudbog can be found on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/plowboy.mudbog.5?sk=wall).
Several area fourth through sixth grade students tried out some fun experiments led by the staff at the County-City Library on Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
Mayra Garcia and Erica Caballero â€” "mad scientists" â€” led the students in the experiments. Garcia is shown helping the students in the magic writing experiment in which the students wrote with lemon juice on paper. They could not see the writing until iodine was put on the paper and made the "ink" show through.