September 7th, 2011
Two entered guilty pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011.
Randy Lynn Hill pled guilty to forgery, a state jail felony.
For his plea, Hill received two years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-State Jail Division, probated for three years. He will also have to pay a $1,500 fine, $309 in court costs, $775 in restitution and $2,224 in attorney's fees. He will also have to serve 120 hours of community service and shall enter the Teen Life Challenge and successfully complete the program.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at the Sweetwater Country Club and will be hosted by State Representative Susan L. King, whose office is located at 401 Cypress, Suite 101 in Abilene.
Rep. King is currently serving her third term in the Texas Legislature. She represents Taylor and Nolan Counties and began serving the two counties in January 2007.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 162 calls for service, issued 20 citations and made nine arrests from Sept. 2-5, 2011.
The SPD received 25, 911 calls.
â€˘ 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€˘ 800 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 200 block of W. Colorado.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€”Â 1000 block of Robert Lee.
â€˘Â Unauthorized use of a vehicle â€”Â 900 block of E. New Mexico.
â€˘Â Theft of a firearm â€”Â 900 block of E. New Mexico.
â€˘Â Criminal mischief â€”Â 1700 block of Hubbard.
â€˘Â Class C assault â€”Â 500 block of Newman.
Adelle went to be with her Lord Sept. 1, 2011. She was born Sept. 14, 1929 in Sweetwater, TX, to Elmer and Carrie Patton.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heritage Family Funeral Home of Ballenger, Texas. Services are currently pending.
Funeral services for Maurine Blair Jones, 86, of Sweetwater, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Phillip Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Jones died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, at her place of residence. She was married to Zane E. Jones on June 30, 1949, at Seymour, Texas.
The Sweetwater High School volleyball team has been pretty good at winning on the road this season. Itâ€™s a good thing, because prior to Tuesday, the Lady Mustangs hadnâ€™t played in their gym since their season opener on Aug. 9.
As a result the team, according to coach Liz Miller, had a small case of nerves going into its match with Lamesa and she wasnâ€™t sure what to expect.
But the result was just fine as Sweetwater (13-11) had a straight-set victory, winning by scores of 25-15, 25-18, 25-19 at Mustang Gym to stay above .500 this season.
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September is National Cholesterol Education Month and to acknowledge this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Lab will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening.
Road construction on SEEDâ€™s (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) 88 acre industrial park located on I-20 at the western entrance to Sweetwater began recently.Â In the last two years, SEED has added water, sewer, and 3-phase electricity to the park.Â To make it â€śshovel ready,â€ť a term used in the economic development industry to mean â€śready to build,â€ť the SEED Board of Directors decided to take bids on constructing an 850' road with a cul-de-sac turn around.Â The bid was accepted in July and the picture is the beginning of the road construction.
Texas motorists may notice some changes to speed limit signs in the next several months, as new laws regulating speed limits on the roadways of the state highway system begin to take effect.