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May 4th, 2013
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Abilene District will begin a project May 6, to preserve area highways with seal coating.
More than 257 miles of state-maintained roadways are part of the districtâ€™s 2013 seal coat program.Â Roadways in Nolan, Mitchell, Howard, Borden, Scurry, Fisher, Taylor, Callahan, Haskell, Jones, Stonewall and Shackelford counties will receive $7.9 million worth of preventive maintenance seal coat work.
Nolan County and the City of Sweetwater have a new emergency and mass notification provider. The transition from DeltAlert to the industry-leading, high-speed mass notification system, CodeREDÂ®, began earlier this year.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 35 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on May 2, 2013.
The SPD received 23, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 600 block of Pecan.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1200 block of Elm.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Dustin Williams, 31 â€”Â Family violence assault.
â€˘ Doyle McDonald, 69 â€”Â Possession of controlled substance, possession of dangerous drug, driving while intoxicated.
The Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, five civil papers served and made no arrests on May 2, 2013.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
There was a raging wild fire, and a photographer wanted to get some real good pictures of the fire, so he called the airport and set up a charter flight.Â The reservation was made, and he was told to be at the airport at 11 a.m. and a twin engine Cessna would be ready to take him over the fires.Â Being all excited about this great opportunity, he rushed to the airport, grabbed his camera from his bag, ran over to the plane, jumped in and told the pilot, â€śOkay, Iâ€™m ready, Letâ€™s go!â€ť
Rounding out the Nolan County Forward Planning Committee meeting last week at the Sweetwater Country Club, the entities presented discussed their current initiatives while looking ahead to how the Cline Shale oil development will impact them.
The local TSTC (Texas State Technical College) West Texas campus is gearing up for a new program in the fall as studies involving the oil and gas industry are on the rise. The school has also been asked about programs regarding CDLs (commercial drivers' license).
The spring season typically bring in warm weather, flourishing flowers and a new start. So to bring in a fresh approach, the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Sweetwater, located at 301 Cedar Street, will be having a revival starting this Sunday, May 5 and running through Wednesday, May 8.
The guest speaker will be Wesley Putnam, a full-time evangelist who has been ministering over 30 years. The revival services start each night at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
Highland Heights United Methodist Church recently consecrated a collection of items for the Samaritan Hospitality House located in Colorado City. It ministers to families who are visiting loved ones incarcerated in local prisons.
With a homelike atmosphere, the â€śHouseâ€ť provides weekend lodging for family members during their stay free of charge. Congregational members are pictured above with consecrated items.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 53 calls for service, issued four citations and made one arrest on May 1, 2013.
The SPD received 35, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 1000 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1800 block of W. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Pamela Cooper, 41 â€”Â Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, no civil papers served and made two arrests on May 1, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Byron Oneal Blueford, 25, of Sweetwater â€” Warrant/failure to appear.
Looks like we're in for a warm-up today, with a high near 65 and sunny skies. Winds will be from the west-northwest around 10 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies and a low around 43, with south-southwestern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
This weekend will continue to bring in warm temperatures, with highs in the mid-70s and lows ranging from the upper 40s and low 50s. Winds, however, will continue to remain from the north.
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Lulu's Super Mercado in Sweetwater is helping to paint the town purple this week with their building dĂ©cor and specials going on in the store.
Any $5 purchase gets customers a free purple nine ounce drink for coffee, water or soft drinks. The store is also giving away purple ribbons this week and every 100th customer will receive a door prize.
Customers can also make a donation to the American Cancer Society in the store and have their name put on a purple heart to be displayed in the store window.
Shown are employees Adriana Lopez, Patricia Wood and Linda Cano.