Archive - 2013

January 15th

Blotters for January 11-13, 2013

January 15, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 147 calls for service, issued 10 citations and made seven arrests from Jan. 11-13, 2013.

The SPD received 49, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 600 block of Jack Lambert.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 800 block of E. Arizona.
• Criminal mischief — 1800 block of Hubbard.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1800 block of Hubbard.
• Theft — 800 block of Circle Drive.

Arrested by SPD:
• John Wilkinson, 30 — Burglary of a building.
• Juan Jaramillo, 41 — Theft.
• Otis Williams, 46 — Family violence assault.

Clara L. Duncan

January 15, 2013

Clara L. Duncan, age 91, of Sweetwater, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Crowley officiating. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home.
Clara was born on Jan. 24, 1921, in Vernon, Texas to Ernest and Elizabeth (Bunker) Keenan. She was a member of the Church of Christ and also worked as a technician for Texas Instruments.

Ola Mae Bunnell

January 15, 2013

Funeral services for Ola Mae Bunnell, 92, of Roscoe, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Rev. Adam Davis officiating. Interment will follow at Roscoe Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.
Bunnell died Friday, Jan. 11, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.

Varsity girls basketball team

January 15, 2013

The Sweetwater High School varsity girls basketball team, which is 16-10 overall and 2-1 in district play, will play at Snyder at 6:15 p.m. today with the boys game at 7:30.
Standing from left are Kendra Crosson, Suede Shirley, Kathleen Campbell, coach Al Miller, Shelby Cason, Kelsi Crosson, Taylor McPherson, manager Ziggy Collins; kneeling, Hayley Brownlow, Elise Lawrence, Janell Walker, Kayla Chowning.

SW hoopsters travel to Snyder

January 15, 2013

Sweetwater will be taking on a pair of desperate teams when the Lady Mustangs and Mustangs go to Snyder for a key District 4-3A bas-ketball doubleheader today.
While the Sweetwater and Snyder boys are both 0-1 in district play, Sweetwater’s girls — who will tip off the doubleheader at 6:15 p.m. — are 2-1 while Snyder is off to an 0-3 start. The Lady Mustangs need a win to stay on the heels of 4-3A co-leaders Wylie and Green-wod, both 3-0, who have an early showdown in Green-wood today.

Tuesday's local weather

January 15, 2013

Expect partly cloudy skies today with a high near 41. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 22 and northern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, they will shift to the west.
Head on over to weather.gov right now to learn more about this week's forecast.

January 14th

NC Livestock Show begins Wednesday

January 14, 2013

The 2013 Nolan County Junior Livestock Show starts next Wednesday at the Nolan County Coliseum.
The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday:
1-7 p.m.         Swine Weight In
4-7 p.m.         Sheep and Goat Weight In
6 p.m.           Steer Show
Thursday:
4 p.m.           Goat Show followed by the Lamb Show
5 p.m. Rabbit Show followed by the Broiler Show
Friday:              
4:30 p.m.        Swine Show
Saturday:
10 a.m.          Honorary Show (young ones)
1 p.m.           Show Awards
1 p.m.           Premium Sale

Free computer classes offered at local library

January 14, 2013

The County-City Library is hosting computer classes that can help with computers skills and help upgrading job hunting or work skills.
Experienced technology trainers from the Texas State Library's Technology Expertise, Access and Learning Project (TEAL) are providing the following two-hour training sessions at the library free of charge:
• Computer Basics: Monday, Feb. 4, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
• Internet Basics: Monday, Feb. 4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
• Email: Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon.
• Microsoft Word: Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 2-4 p.m.

Girl Scout cookies now available locally

January 14, 2013

The Abilene region, including Sweetwater, kicked off the 2013 Girl Scout cookie sale with the annual Cookies Now! event.
The event took place in Abilene at the Caddlerock shopping center in the K-Mart parking lot, with several 18-wheelers full of Girl Scout cookies waiting to be distributed.
Each Girl Scout that attended received cases of each cookie flavor.

Incoming oil boom continues to bring change

January 14, 2013

Sweetwater continues to prepare for the incoming oil boom, as items presented at the City Commission meeting on Tuesday morning, January 8 at City Hall will bring about more change.
One item approved by the commissioners was an ordinance which amends Chapter 18 of the city's Code of Ordinances by adding Article 3. The new article outlines "freight and portable storage containers" by detailing their definition, their prohibition as an accessory structure or building, and providing exceptions and penalties.

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