Archive - Apr 2013

April 5th

Local weekend weather

April 5, 2013

Friday's forecast is shaping up to be mostly sunny with a high near 79 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 54. Winds will be from the southeast at 15 to 20 mph.
Expect warm temperatures this weekend, with highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 60s. Winds will be around 15 mph, but could gust up to 30 mph throughout Saturday and Sunday.
Get a full weekend preview now at weather.gov.

April 4th

WTCAC to host annual Child Abuse Awareness Banquet

April 4, 2013

The West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center is fast approaching their Annual Child Abuse Awareness Banquet. This year the banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex and will have a guest speaker. Each year the WTCAC hosts the Child Abuse Awareness Banquet in an effort to raise the funds needed to support child abuse victims in the counties of Nolan, Scurry Mitchell, Fisher and Borden.
The mission of West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center is to provide intervention and victim services to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members.

Flashing for the library

April 4, 2013

Members of Sweetwater's Woman's Forum were hard at work on Wednesday — which was Library Tag Day — collecting money to be donated to the County-City Library.
The group collected close to $6,000 which will help fund the ebook program and summer reading programs this year. Donations can still be made to the library at 206 Elm Street, Sweetwater, TX 79556 or by calling 325-235-4978.
Shown is Woman's Forum member Lita McEachern flashing a sign from under her trench coat that reads, "Library Tag Day, Look Shocked, Don't Laugh! Just Donate, Thank U!"

Local child care providers recognized for achieving Texas Rising Star status

April 4, 2013

The Workforce Solu-tions of West Central Texas Board recently recognized 13 regional child care providers at their regular board meeting as having achieved Texas Rising Star (TRS) Provider status within the past year. A TRS Provider serves Texas Workforce Commission-subsidized children and voluntarily offers quality care that exceeds the State's Minimum Child Care Licensing Standards in areas such as health and safety, group size, child/staff ratios, caregiver training and age-appropriate curricula and activities.

Blotters for April 2, 2013

April 4, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on April 2, 2013.

The SPD received 28, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Harassment — 600 block of Sam Houston.
• Prowler — 1000 block of Locust.
• Prowler — 200 block of W. Texas.
• Criminal mischief — 1600 block of Grand.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 13 — Injury to a child.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served five civil papers and made one arrest on April 2, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:

Junior varsity softball team

April 4, 2013

Sweetwater High School’s junior varsity softball team, pictured here, returns to action at approximately 7 p.m. Friday.
The team will play at Snyder immediately after the varsity game at 5 p.m., with both games to be played at Snyder. The varsity baseball team will also play at Snyder on Friday, with the contest set to begin at 7 p.m., while the JV baseball team hosts Snyder at noon Saturday.

SMS boys at meet in Big Spring

April 4, 2013

Here are results for the Sweetwater Middle School boys track team at their meet in Big Spring this past Thursday:
7TH GRADE BOYS
98 points (4th place)
400 relay — 2nd (49.68 — Trenton Hicks, Chris Thompson, Kobe Clark, Michael Green)
800 — Daniel Avila 4th (2:38.24)
100 — John Medina 4th (12.45)
800 relay — 3rd (1:46.31 — Trenton Hicks, Chris Thompson, Kobe Clark, Michael Green)
400 — John Medina 2nd (1:00.91)
300 hurdles — Ky Hoo-ver 5th (56.65); Colt Bew-ley 6th (57.12)
200 — Michael Green 4th (26.78); Trenton Hicks 5th (27.02)

Thursday's local weather

April 4, 2013

Expect mostly cloudy skies early on Thursday, but then a gradual clearing with a high near 65. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 5 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 44. Winds from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph will change to the south-southeast after midnight.
Head on over to weather.gov to learn more.

April 3rd

It’s fresh pea season! Enjoy making a minted pea soup

April 3, 2013

This recipe can be prepared in 45 minutes or less but may require additional sitting time.
Even though it might seem odd to use frozen peas during fresh pea season, they are infinitely easier to deal with than fresh peas in the pod — particularly when making a quick dish such as this soup whizzed up in a blender.
Yield: Makes about 8 cups
Ingredients
1 small onion
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 pounds frozen peas
5 cups chicken stock or low-salt broth
1 cup packed fresh mint leaves
1 cup heavy cream (or ‚ cup heavy cream mixed with 1/2 cup plain yogurt)
Directions

NCF golf scramble to benefit local high school students

April 3, 2013

Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board are pleased to announce their annual Golf Classic for Scholarships for Nolan County high school graduates has set a goal of raising $33,000 from its April 20, 2013 golf scramble. This event is scheduled for a 9 a.m. tee time at the Sweetwater Country Club.
In reaching this goal, the NCF will have awarded 200 scholarships of $1,000 each for Nolan County high school graduates to start their college careers at any Texas college or university. This year's golf scramble will be the ninth consecutive year for this worthwhile event.

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