Archive - Feb 25, 2012

Rattlesnake Round-Up events set

February 25, 2012

Ray Cornutt, Sweetwater Jaycee President and Chairman of the 54th Annual World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, has released the schedule and prices for the upcoming Round-Up on March 9-11, 2012. The Jaycees have released that they will be paying $10 per pound for live Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes. The Jaycees have collected more than 300,000 pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes since the start of the Round-Up in 1959.

Blotters for Feb. 23, 2012

February 25, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued three citations and made two arrests on Feb. 23, 2012.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Information — 400 block of W. Louisiana.

Arrested by SPD:
• Justin Cole, 22 — Public intoxication.
• Ricardo Guzman, 22 — Burglary of a habitation.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served four civil papers and made zero arrests on Feb. 23, 2012.

Calls for service:
• Animal control — I-20 MM 227 west bound.
• Prisoner transport — Plainview.

Mary Ann Burns

February 25, 2012

Mary Ann Burns, 49, of Talpa, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at her residence. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at McCoy Chapel of Memories. Arrangements were made under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
She was born Mary Ann Sanders on May 31, 1962, in Sweetwater, the daughter of William Donald Sanders, Jr. and Sunshine Tempest Hamilton Sanders. She grew up and attended school in Sweetwater. She moved to Talpa three months ago from Virginia. She worked as a waitress and always was willing to help others.

Big Country Biggest Winner approaches

February 25, 2012

Big Country Biggest Loser Winner is coming to the Big Country next month for those who want to boost their New Year's Resolutions and are getting ready for summer and swimsuit season locally, as well as compete for a cash prize.
The contest, sponsored by the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, Rolling Plains Rural Health Clinic, Texas State Technical College and the Sweetwater Reporter will be from March 14 to May 14 with registration dates from March 5-15.

One pet available for adoption

February 25, 2012

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has one dog available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a Westie mix puppy.
According to Sweetwater’s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.

Trial set for former pharmacy trainee

February 25, 2012

The trial for Jill Frizzell has been set for Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in the 32nd Judicial District Court. Frizzell was indicted for fraudulent possession of a controlled substance, a third degree felony. Court documents state that Frizzell attempted to possess an increased quantity of a controlled substance, namely Zopiclone, by misrepresentation or deception. The date of offense was July 17, 2010.

Open Door CDC receives ESGR award

February 25, 2012

Texas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), an agency of the Department of Defense, announced that Open Door Child Development Center in Roscoe has been honored with the Patriotic Employer Award in recognition of extraordinary support of its employee who serves in the National Guard and Reserve.

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