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August 24th, 2011

Public hearing held on tax increase

August 24, 2011

The Nolan County Commissioners met for their regular meeting on Monday morning, Aug. 22, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Two public hearings took place during the meeting — for bid considerations on the oil and gas lease and on the proposed property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year.
No input was offered for the oil and gas lease bid considerations, which encompasses two separate properties equaling 9.35 acres. As a result, approval was given to seek bids regarding the lease to be advertised in the Sweetwater Reporter for the next three weeks on a weekly basis.

Construction begins at FFB

August 24, 2011

Work continues at First Financial Bank in Sweetwater on the construction of a new motor bank and remodeling of the interior of the bank's main office.
The newly-added motor bank will be located on the corner of Broadway and Elm Street, on the north side of the existing bank building. The additions will consist of six drive-up lanes, a commercial lane and night depository.

Oncor to have public hearing

August 24, 2011

Oncor Electric Delivery will be having a public hearing on Wednesday evening, Aug. 24, 2011 about their habitation conservation plan beginning at 5:30 p.m. It will take place at the Sweetwater campus of TSTC (Texas State Technical College West Texas) West Texas.
The plan comes so that the company can complete construction projects in the future, in which permits from the Texas Fish and Wildlife Service must be obtained to protect species that live in the state.

Blotters for August 22, 2011

August 24, 2011

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Aug. 22, 2011.

The SPD received 18, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 900 block of E. Broadway.
• 300 block of Grape.

Calls for service:
• Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon — 400 block of Fisher.
• Property lost and found — 500 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• Brenda Mendez, 29 — Burglary of a habitation.
• Joe Harrell, 30 — Family violence assault.

Lady Stangs get split decision

August 24, 2011

The Sweetwater volleyball team got a split decision Tuesday when it played a three-way match at Water Valley that also included San Angelo Lake View.
The Lady Mustangs (10-7 overall) started out against Lake View and won 25-19, 25-13, 25-21, but then lost to host team Water Valley 25-27, 22-25, 20-25.

Hulme records 7th career hole-in-one

August 24, 2011

Darrell Hulme recorded his seventh career hole-in-one while playing Sunday at Sweetwater Country Club.
Hulme used a six-iron to record his latest ace while playing the No. 17 hole.
The feat was witnessed by Hulme’s daughter, Sandy Drake.

August 23rd

Rodriguez receives 30 years for murder of Roland Lopez

August 23, 2011

An Abilene man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in the murder of a Sweetwater man.
Juan Rodriguez on Friday agreed to plea agreement and received 30 years in prison for his role in the beating death of Roland Lopez in June.
Police arrested Rodriguez and Michael Hernandez for the beating death, in which police say the pair used baseball bats to beat Lopez to death at a home on North 10th St. in Abilene.
Hernandez was sentenced to 50 years in prison last month.

New SISD, RISD teachers welcomed at luncheon

August 23, 2011

With the clock on summer vacation ticking down to zero, the New Teachers Luncheon on Friday, Aug. 19, 2011 at the Sweetwater campus of TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas welcomed those who would embark on their local educational journey.
Three campuses were highlighted: SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District), RISD (Roscoe Independent School District) and TSTC West Texas.

Team Chip TKD students test for rank promotion

August 23, 2011

On, April 9, 2011, students from Team Chip Tae Kwon Do in Sweetwater tested for promotion in rank. Pictured are, (front row) Brittney Mendez of Team Chip San Angelo, Mea Cedillo-yellow stripe, Jayden Rule-yellow stripe, Eric Thomas Martinez helped with the ceremony, (back row) Toby Guerra-3rd Degree Red, Loni Mendez, Master Chip Townsend, Glyn Ann Townsend, Head Instructor Lonnie Mendez, Assistant Instructor Amanda Martinez and Eric Martinez. They are all under the instruction of Lonnie Mendez and Chip and Glyn Ann Townsend.

Two enter pleas

August 23, 2011

Two entered pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011.

Sweetwater met up with Snyder on Friday for the 65th time, and quickly fell into a hole as the...
The two sub-varsity high school games on Thursday between Sweetwater and Snyder resulted in a split...
Nolan County’s three area teams lost Friday as Roscoe dropped a squeaker at Jim Ned while Highland...

 

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