The Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up is approaching fast, bringing many food vendors to town. Individuals and organizations cannot sell food to the public without a county health permit as required by State and County law. A new ordinance went into effective last November requiring all food vendors to renew permits yearly. This means food vendors at the Round-Up must fill out a new permit application prior to their inspection.
The date of the Sweetwater Jayceeâ€™s Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, Sweetwater Rifle & Pistol Club Gun Knife & Coin Show is fast approaching. The citizens of Sweetwater will welcome about 30,000 tourists during March 8-10.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce is again furnishing a shuttle bus that will travel between the hotels, K-Mart parking lot and the Nolan County Coliseum. There will be a time schedule posted in each hotel and inside each bus.
LUBBOCK â€” The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct three workshops in February and March to introduce farmers and ranchers to electronic tablets and smartphones.
Dr. Jackie Smith, AgriLife Extension economist at Lubbock, said the workshops, all with similar curriculums, have the common goal of teaching producers the basics of the comparatively new technologies.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 55 calls for service, issued one citation and made three arrests on Feb. 21, 2013.
The SPD received 24, 911 calls.
â€˘ 100 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘ 200 block of E. Avenue A.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Duty on striking â€”Â 1900 block of Chester.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1800 block of E. 13th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Thomas Cox, 46 â€” Assault.
â€˘ Randall Wilson, 35 â€” Driving while license invalid.
â€˘ Melodey McWilliams, 27 â€” Public intoxication/criminal trespass.