Archive - Jan 30, 2013

West Texas Kickin’ Jalapeno Soup

January 30, 2013

Ingredients:
6 tablespoons butter (divided)
1/4 cup flour
4 cups chicken stock
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 large onion, small chopped
1 clove garlic (minced)
1 large carrot, small chopped
1 to 2 large avocado, chopped
1 bell pepper chopped (any color green, yellow and red)
5 jalapeños, seeded and chopped
Directions: 
Melt 3 tbsp. butter in a skillet over low heat. Add onion, garlic, carrot and bell pepper. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until tender. Set aside.

Students learn about banking at First Financial

January 30, 2013

Sweetwater Principles of Business class, taught by Jaime Ince, visited First Financial Bank for a tour of the bank facilities.
The students went to the bank to gain a better understanding of what goes on in a bank and all the different departments within the banking industry.

FFB employees double donation to United Way

January 30, 2013

The Nolan County United Way (NCUW) is committed to serving local entities with a yearly campaign. This year's focus is "Give Where You Live".
This year, one company has done just that. First Financial Bank recently gave a large donation to Nolan County United Way, more than doubling last year's donation made by the bank, according to Nolan County United Way Executive Director Wendy Smartt.
According to FFB President and CEO Kirby Andrews, the donations made are completely employee-driven. "We have a really caring bunch of employees."

Know these fellows?

January 30, 2013

The Pioneer Museum in Sweetwater is searching for any information on this photo.
Anyone with information on who the men in the photo are, when it was taken or leads to other information or to people who may have more information may call Betty Turner or Franzas Cupp at the museum at 325-235-8547.
The hours of the museum are Tuesday through Saturday from 1-5 p.m. Any and all information is appreciated.

County approves agreement for legal services

January 30, 2013

During the Monday morning meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners, approval was given toward a general services agreement with the Bickerstaff, Heath, Delgado, Acosta law firm.
The agreement would allow the firm to assist the county attorney in various civil matters, which includes advising and representing Nolan County for a set fee. Since the agreement is a professional service, a finding will be entered that it is exempt from the competitive bidding requirements of the local government code.

Blotters for January 28, 2013

January 30, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued six citations and made three arrests on Jan. 28, 2013.

The SPD received 19, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1200 block of SE Georgia.

Calls for service:
• Runaway — 1900 block of Bristol.
• Theft — 900 block of Silas.
• Theft — 400 block of Bowie.
Arrested by SPD:
• Female juvenile, 10 — Aggravated sexual assault of a child.
• Female juvenile, 16 — Runaway.
• Chad Parsons, 19 — Possession of a controlled substance.

O.C. “Spot” Hale

January 30, 2013

EASTLAND – O.C. “Spot” Hale, 101, of Eastland, passed away Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 in Eastland. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Daugherty St. Church of Christ with Larry Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the Eastland City Cemetery directed by Edwards Funeral Home.

Weekly sports calendar

January 30, 2013

THURSDAY, JAN. 31
Basketball
Sweetwater 7th and 8th grade ‘A’ and ‘B’ boys host Snyder, 5 and 6:15 p.m.
Highland junior high teams host season-ending district tournament which ends on Saturday, Feb. 2.
Roscoe junior high teams at season-ending district tournament in Highland through Saturday, Feb. 2.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity will host Midland Greenwood in season-opening dual match starting at 4 p.m.
FRIDAY, FEB. 1
Basketball
Sweetwater girls host Snyder — JV at 5 p.m., varsity at 6:15 p.m., freshmen at 7:30 p.m.

SW girls tied for 3rd in district after winning at Monahans; ‘Stangs lose

January 30, 2013

MONAHANS — The Sweetwater girls basketball team did what it had to do Tuesday in order to keep its playoff hopes alive this season as it went to Monahans and won, 54-43, to snap a three-game losing streak.
The win for Sweetwater (18-13, 4-4 district) came in its final road game of the year and, coupled with Big Spring’s 60-24 loss to first-place Wylie on Tuesday, moved Sweetwater into a third-place tie in District 4-3A with the Lady Steers.

Nita Faye Clark Giesler

January 30, 2013

Nita Faye Clark Giesler, 81, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Boerne, Texas, of complications from a hip fracture. She was a native of Sweetwater, Texas and was born April 13, 1931, to Garland Felix (G.F.) and Helen Sawyer Clark. Nita attended Sweetwater High School. 
Nita married Daniel Lee (Dan) Giesler in the First United Methodist Church, Colorado City, Texas, June 28, 1948. Married for 64 years, they were always best friends; their bond was a partnership forged from love and laughter, enduring through life’s hardships and trials.

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