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August 17th, 2011

SISD excited about changes

August 17, 2011

While the sweltering summer winds down, the Sweetwater Independent School District (SISD) is already preparing for the "New Course - New Direction" of the new school year which is just days away.
Two huge changes have been made that will drastically impact the community: the closing of the HOBBS alternative school and the reorganization of the two elementary schools.

Briggs donates Civil War print

August 17, 2011

Michael Briggs of Sweetwater generously donated a limited edition print titled “The Texas Brigade” to the County-City Library. It is dedicated to those who gave their lives for their state and their nation. Briggs’ goal is to promote history and had a display of his Civil War collection at the library several years ago. Billy Joe Jay of Sweetwater Frame and Gallery donated the glass for the frame.

Blotters for August 15, 2011

August 17, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made three arrests on Aug. 15, 2011.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Assault — 500 block of Wall.

Arrested by SPD
• Michael Austerman, 27 — Warrant.
• Amber Austerman, 26 — Warrant.
• Male juvenile, 12 — Order of immediate custody.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served four civil papers and made one arrest on Aug. 15, 2011.

Arrested by NCSO:

Sibyl Louise Walding

August 17, 2011

Sibyl Louise Walding, 93, passed away, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. at Kiker-Seale Chapel. Dr. Jerry Shields will be officiating services.

August 16th

Fire burns 500 acres

August 16, 2011

Several fire departments are currently responding to the M&M Ranch fire near Maryneal. According to Sweetwater fire Chief Grant Madden, a total of 500 acres have already burned as firefighters continue to battle the blaze. The cause of the fire is of a "suspicious" nature, according to Madden.

Singer Songwriter Showcase slated for Aug. 27

August 16, 2011

STTAR (Sweetwater Texas Theatre Acquisition and Renovation) and the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium board announce an exciting live music performance to be held in the Municipal Auditorium on Saturday evening, Aug. 27. The event, The West Texas Singer-Songwriter Showcase will feature Texas musicians, singers and songwriters, from locally to nationally known, including Lance Richburg of Sweetwater, Tony Barker of Abilene, Brian McRae of Austin, Lesley Sawyer, Andy Wilkinson and Kenny Maines, all of Lubbock and Bob Livingston of Austin.

Regional economic development workshop held in Sweetwater

August 16, 2011

Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development Executive Director Ken Becker and Executive Assistant Kirstin Smith joined economic and community development representatives from throughout the region at the Texas State Technical College campus on Wednesday, Aug. 10 to hear presentations related to enhancing local economic development initiatives.

Nolan County receives rain

August 16, 2011

Nolan County has recently seen some much needed rain in the area.
From Aug. 12-14, Oak Creek received 0.36 inches of rain, Lake Trammell received no rain and Lake Sweetwater received 0.15 inches of rain. For 2011, Oak Creek has received 3.13 inches of rain, while Lake Trammell has only received 1.00 inch of rain and Lake Sweetwater has received 1.99 inches of rain.
The filter plant received 0.47 inches of rain last week with its total for the year at 3.47 inches of rain.
Booster B has received 2.01 inches of rain for the year, with 0.50 of those inches last week.

Nolan County receives rain

August 16, 2011

Nolan County has recently seen some much needed rain in the area.
From Aug. 12-14, Oak Creek received 0.36 inches of rain, Lake Trammell received no rain and Lake Sweetwater received 0.15 inches of rain. For 2011, Oak Creek has received 3.13 inches of rain, while Lake Trammell has only received 1.00 inch of rain and Lake Sweetwater has received 1.99 inches of rain.
The filter plant received 0.47 inches of rain last week with its total for the year at 3.47 inches of rain.
Booster B has received 2.01 inches of rain for the year, with 0.50 of those inches last week.

Blotters for August 12-14, 2011

August 16, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 137 calls for service, issued 29 citations and made nine arrests from Aug. 12-14, 2011.

The SPD received 53, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1400 block of James.
• Family violence assault — 400 block of Fisher.
• Duty upon striking — 400 block of E. Alabama.
• Unattended death — 600 block of E. Avenue C.
• Assault — 700 block of E. Arkansas.

Arrested by SPD
• James Gray, 40 — Reckless driving and driving while license invalid.
• Antonio Flores, 38 — Public intoxication.
• Lauren Pardue, 19 — Warrant.

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