June 17th, 2011
A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house was held at Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation at their new location on the east end of Sweetwater by the Texas Department of Transportation office off of Interstate 20. The new facility is licensed for 96 residents. Among the four wings, there are six private rooms and the rest are semi-private rooms. Each wing dead-ends into a sitting area, which has telephones, plasma televisions and couches. Each room has a bed, a chair and a wardrobe closet.
TXU Energy has launched a new electricity plan in Texas for customers looking for a plan that does not require a deposit.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 49 calls for service, issued five citations and made two arrests on June 15, 2011.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 1400 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 1300 block of James.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Arthur John, 41 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘ Jesus Rodriguez, 27 â€”Â Driving while license invalid.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served three civil papers and made four arrests on June 15, 2011.
Arrested by SPD:
A Mustang Tennis Clinic for students completing grades 3-8 will be held Monday through Thursday, June 20-23, at the Sweetwater High School tennis courts. The hours of the clinic will be 8-11 a.m. Students will need to bring a tennis racquet, water bottle and sun screen. The cost of the clinic will be $35. For more information, call Shella Arnwine at (325) 721-6550 or Christi Adams at (325) 277-0411.
Mustang Golf Camp
A pair of Sweetwater baseball teams made up of 7- and 8-year-olds took first and third place, respectively, at a tournament held here on June 4-5.
The two local teams were the Select, which won first-place honors, and the Venom, which took third place at the event. The Brownwood Reds took second place in the tournament.
The Brownwood Reds played in the tournament and finished in second place.Â BackÂ row from left to right are coaches, Gerrardo Campos, Toby Bowers, Joe Tiner, Bill Long, Ed Nadurata; middle row, Eduardo Campos, Jayden Cain, Tyler Tiner, David Long, Elijah Nadurata, Trevor Bowers; frontÂ row, Branden Tiner, Tait Bowers, Dalton Tiner, Nathan Wheelington and Zander Bible.
The Sweetwater Venom also played in the tournament and finished in third place. Back row from left are J.J. Cunnings, Wendy Abbott, Mike Buckner, Andrew Medina, Anthony Gomez and Gary Delgado; middle row, Brendan Delgado, Thomas Hernandez, Braxton Gomez, Jayton Cunnings, Jacob Roden, Brett Buckner, Dylan Nathan; front row, Hector Medina, Seth Garcia, Cody Carey, James (Bubba) Gonzales and Cooper Hrbacek.
Johnathan Castillo, 11, of Sweetwater won several honors during his participation in the Abilene Youth Bowling League from last September to this May. He and Abilene teammate Lane Couch, not pictured, placed first in the prep division. Castillo also received the award as the leagueâ€™s most improved bowler as he recorded a 28-pin improvement. He was also first in the singles, doubles and team competitions in all events at the city tournament. He will bowl in the state tournament at Plano and Richardson on June 18-19. Castillo is shown with bowling coach Don Herbst.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway began operating the 2011 BNSF Special in Emporia, Kan., Friday, June 3, 2011, beginning a three-week, 7,000-mile journey through portions of Kansas, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado, visiting 11 cities along the route. The passenger train stopped in Sweetwater on Tuesday, June 14.
â€śThe BNSF Special is a great way to share the excitement of the railroad with these special passengers and to say thank you to our employees, their families, and the communities we serveâ€ť
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E.12th, will have their annual immunization fun day event on Wednesday, June 22 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. This is a normal day for immunization clinic but they have set this day to emphasis the importance of making sure childrenâ€™s immunizations are up-to-date.Â They plan to make it a special day for the children; each child receiving immunizations will receive a balloon, stickers and more. Also, parents will have a chance to win a $50 gas card.