Archive - Apr 2013
SNYDER â€“ The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the annual multi-county Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 at the Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder.
â€śThe conference updates our regionâ€™s producers on many of Â the major issues they may face during the upcoming growing season,â€ť said Zach Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at Lone Star Ag Credit, located at 400 E. 3rd Street in Sweetwater.
Lone Star Ag Credit is a cooperative owned by its customers and borrowers and is operated by Lone Star ACA in Fort Worth, TX. Founded in 1917 as part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, the company operates 10 offices in 33 counties, covering the north-central, northwest and northeast regions of Texas. The office in Sweetwater is managed by Tim Weldon.
Last week, members of Sweetwater FFA competed at the West Texas A&M University Invitational Judging Contest in Canyon as well as the Tarleton State University Invitational Judging Contest in Stephenville. Sweetwater FFA was represented by the third place Meats Judging Team and the fourth place Milk Quality Team at the WTAMU contest.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently began a project to refresh pavement markings on roadways in seven counties.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 155 calls for service, issued two citations and made seven arrests from Mar. 29-31, 2013.
The SPD received 78, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1600 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal trespass/stalking â€”Â 800 block of San Carlos.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 100 block of Florida.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 900 block of Brookside.
â€˘ Information â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 100 block of E. New Mexico.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 700 block of W. 5th.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Jessica Davis, 21 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘ Beatrice Vera, 41 â€”Â Warrants.
Highlandâ€™s 6-1 junior post Sierra Allen has been named to the Abilene Reporter-News All-Big Country girls basketball team for Class 1A, Division II that was announced today.
Also, Highland girls coach Shea Baucom is the Repor-ter-Newsâ€™ All-Big Country coach of the year.
Showers and thunderstorms are likely today as we have a 70% chance of precipitation; some of the storms could be severe. Otherwise, expect cloudy conditions with a high near 59 with eastern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Winds will shift to the north in the morning, and gusts could get as high as 20 mph.
Tonight our shower and thunderstorm chances continue at about 70%, and clouds remain in the area with a low around 41. Winds will be from the north at 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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The next scheduled regional meeting of the Cline Shale Alliance is scheduled for Friday, April 12, 2013 at the campus of TSTC West Texas in Sweetwater.Â It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in â€śThe Centerâ€™ seminar room.Â
Registration and reservations can be made online at www.clineshalealliance.com.Â At the home page click on the â€śeventsâ€ť button to register and reserve a seat.Â
Speaker topics for this meeting include oil and gas, pipe lines and base load gas power plants.Â Communities will also be giving updates on local and regional oil and gas activities.Â
Many in Sweetwater saw a peculiar sight on Easter Sunday when a large Minion blimp was flying around neighborhoods in town.
Universal Pictures is promoting "Despicable Me 2" scheduled for release on July 3, with an elaborate aerial advertising campaign in partnership with Van Wagner Communicationsâ€™ Airship Group.
LUBBOCK â€“ The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that a DPS joint task force made up of various divisions within the department conducted an operation in the Lubbock region last week that resulted in the capture of 45 wanted fugitives and the seizure of illegal narcotics.