March 15th, 2012
Morgan Real Estate and Beall Abstract & Title Company on Oak Street in downtown Sweetwater have recently been receiving a facelift to their facades. The Nolan County Courthouse will also receive a new facade in the future and many ribbon cuttings by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce are taking place this month.
The County-City Library continues to be a vital part of the community and the number of patrons continues to grow and every part of the library is used on a regular basis to serve the people of the community.
One of the finest big bands in the world today, the Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., tours thousands of miles each year to promote patriotism and good will for the U.S. Army through free public concerts. They will appear at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium on Monday night, April 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
A new church is opening in Sweetwater, and its leader is inviting everyone to learn more about it. This Sunday, March 18, 2012, the Followers of Jesus Christ will be meeting in their facilities at 922 Roscoe, on the corner of Roscoe and Poplar in Sweetwater (the former New Life Tabernacle).
Dearl Messick, the church's founder, is a resident of Loraine employed with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Along with being the pastor of the church, he has also written a book.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued four citations and made two arrests on March 13, 2012.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 600 block of SW Georgia.
â€˘ Fraud â€” 1700 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Fraud â€” 1100 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Family violence/assault â€” 1000 block of View.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 1000 block of Walnut.
â€˘ Theft â€” 2100 block of Bristol.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Raymond Balderas, 60 â€” Solicitation.
â€˘ Arnulfo Castillo, 17 â€” Interference with emergency call and family violence/assault.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16
Sweetwater varsity and JV teams will play doubleheader at Wall at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams host Big Spring (district openers), 5 and 6:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 17
Sweetwater JV hosts Jim Ned, noon.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Cari Aguilar, Loni Mendez, Lexie Perez and Joslyn Rosas will compete at state meet in Corpus Christi.
Roscoe varsity teams at Hamlin meet.
Another overseas scam has recently hit Sweetwater. According to Sweetwater Police Officer Danny Heine, a local business was the victim of a scam involving a counterfeit money order sent to the Philippines by a local resident.
A number of updates were heard from the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) staff during the group's board of directors meeting held on Monday morning, March 12, 2012 at the Chamber of Commerce.
Executive Director Ken Becker gave two updates regarding the Sweetwater Business Park to the board, one being that updated appraisal numbers need to be acquired for the industrial area. Following some discussion, the board decided to look at similar properties in order to determine the new number for interested clients in the future.
San Antonio â€“ The Junior Market Barrows Show was held on Feb. 20, 2012, at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Grand ChampionÂ Dark Crossbred honors were received by Taryn Cunningham of Breckenridge, Texas.Â Cunningham is currently a member of Stevens County 4-H. Her barrow, â€śBubblesâ€ť was bred by Ty Lettow. Cunningham would like to attend Texas A&M University one day.
The Seventh Annual Child Abuse Awareness Family FunFair will be held Wednesday, April 4, from 4-6:30 p.m. with the special ceremony â€śTime of Remembranceâ€ť from 6-6:30 p.m.Â Â Once again the Nolan County Coliseum Annex will be the site for this event.Â