Archive - 2013
Expect partly sunny skies today with a high near 86. We'll see breezy conditions with southern winds at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 50 and west-southwest winds at 15 to 20 mph. After midnight, they will change to western winds at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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Take advantage of warmer weather by hosting an outdoor brunch serving an egg-tastic recipe that's sure to please your friends and family. Eggs Benedict Casserole is a do-it-yourself version of the restaurant classic, combining traditional ingredients with a spicy twist. Requiring only one dish for baking and serving, this recipe is perfect for special occasions and celebrations, or casual weekend brunches at home.
Here's a list of items to consider when preparing for your outdoor brunch:
The Ninth Annual Hoops Dreams and Goals 2013 competition is set for March 22 at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
â€śHoops, Dreams and Goals is an exhilarating event that we use to celebrate intellectual and developmental disabilities awareness month and to kickoff our spring to coincide with all the March Madness Basketball Tournaments going on across the nation,â€ť said West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith, LMSW.
â€śItâ€™s just a fun event that brings our entire community together and gives our athletes a chance at some friendly competition.â€ť
A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted eight people this week, with five of those indictments sealed.
Alfonso Arevalo, 31, of Sweetwater, was indicted for burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit aggravated robbery, a first degree felony.
Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda stated that at approximately 10:40 p.m. on Jan. 10, the Sweetwater Police Department responded to a call of shots fired at the 1700 block of Pease. While en route to the location, officers received a call from Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital stating that an individual in the Emergency Room had been shot.
If you're looking for a great way to usher in the spring season this weekend, your search can come to an end. The 2013 Nolan County United Way (NCUW) Golf Tournament will be held this Saturday at the Sweetwater Country Club with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
This year's tournament will honor the life and service of the late Charles Roberson, who passed away in July 2012. He served on the NCUW board of directors for more than ten years and was also involved in many community activities and organizations.
Kenneth Acorn, 23 was arrested for possession of controlled substance in a drug free zone and warrants on Tuesday.
The Sweetwater Police Department received a complaint about loud music at the car wash around 12:30 p.m. Upon arrival, police arrested Acorn, as he had an outstanding warrant, and in the process, retrieved suspected crack cocaine, marijuana and money from Acornâ€™s vehicle.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Mar. 18, 2013.
The SPD received 27, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1600 block of Neff.
â€˘ 200 block of Elm.
â€˘ 300 block of Neff.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary â€”Â 800 block of E. Alabama.
â€˘Â Theft â€”Â 1000 block of View.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1200 block of Throckmorton.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Jammie Pruitt, 23 â€”Â Resisting/warrants/unlawful possession of firearm.
â€˘Â Ittticha Taylor, 30 â€”Â Driving while intoxicated.
Nelson Alfred Dressler, age 95, a longtime Sweetwater resident, died Monday, March 18, 2013 at Snyder Healthcare Center after a lengthy illness.
Services for Mr. Dressler will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home with Dr. Tommy Culwell officiating. Interment will follow at the Garden of Memories in Sweetwater, under the direction of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
Sweetwater JV and varsi-ty girls will play at Lamesa tournament.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
Sweetwater JV and varsity teams at Maverick Relays in Eastland.
Sweetwater middle school teams are at Badger Relays, Merkel.
Roscoe junior high teams at Roby meet.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
Sweetwater varsity at Big Spring, 7 p.m.
Sweetwater varsity and JV at Big Spring at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.
Sweetwater varsity plays at Monahans tournament.
Highland and Blackwell varsity and junior high teams at meets in Trent.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
The home field has been kind to Sweetwaterâ€™s base-ball team this year, and the Mustangs took advantage of those familiar surroundings to win their District 4-3A opener on Tuesday against Midland Greenwood.
Despite being out-hit 7-6, Sweetwater prevailed 4-3 as the Mustangs (9-10 overall) scratched out a 4-1 lead through five innings and held on in improving their home record to 7-1.
Sweetwater, which never trailed, used its small-ball abilities to take a 2-0 lead in the second inning and added single tallies in the fourth and fifth innings.