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March 7th, 2013

Thursday's forecast for Sweetwater

March 7, 2013

Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 72. Winds will be from the south-southeast around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight, we should see partly cloudy skies with a low around 51. Winds will remain from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts topping out at 25 mph.
What's the weather looking like throughout the Rattlesnake Roundup weekend? Visit weather.gov to find out.

March 6th

Crawfish and Shrimp Etoufee

March 6, 2013

Ingredients:
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 small green bell pepper, diced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 fresh tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons Louisiana-style hot sauce
1/3 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
(optional)
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning blend
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup fish stock/clam broth/chicken stock
1 pound crawfish tails
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

Directions:

New ordinance relating to food vendors in effect

March 6, 2013

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.

Tickets available for WETS drawing benefitting NCUW

March 6, 2013

Nolan County United Way's 2013 Rattlesnake Round-Up gun raffle will benefit the nine local agencies assisted by NCUW including Big Country Medical Reserve Corp, Boy Scouts, Cancer Services Network, Gateway Family Services, Girl Scouts, Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP), Sweetwater Back Pack Buddies, West Texas Children's Advocacy Center and the Women's Resource Center.
The gun raffle is sponsored by Wind Energy Turbine Services (WETS) of Sweetwater.
Raffle prizes include three Savage Axis XP's ~ Camo- Rifle/Scope Packages with one 22-250, one 243 and one 270.

Round-Up offers several events

March 6, 2013

Rattlesnake Round-Up week is finally here.
From Thursday, March 7 through Sunday, March 10, the Sweetwater Jaycees host their 55th annual event at the Nolan County Coliseum. As usual, several activities are being held in conjunction with the Round-Up.
The Round-Up itself will actually be Friday through Sunday, March 8-10, at the Nolan County Coliseum. Gates will open at 8 a.m. all three days, closing at 5 p.m. on Friday and Sunday and at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Other Round-Up activities include the following:

Educational Diagnosticians’ Week is Mar. 4-8

March 6, 2013

At the beginning of last month, Texas Governor Rick Perry said that a week should be set aside each year during the month of March to highlight the contributions of a particular field of educators.
As a result, March 4 through 8 has been proclaimed as Educational Diagnosticians' Week in Texas.
"I urge all Texans to recognize the important efforts of educational diagnosticians," Governor Perry stated in the proclamation. "Their hard work contributes to the success of our young Texans and to the future of the Lone Star State."

TNB launches mobile banking

March 6, 2013

Texas National Bank’s focus on customer-centric products and services expanded this month to include Texas National Bank Mobile.
Mobile banking services provided by Texas National Bank Mobile include apps, available for Android™ and iPhone®, a mobile banking website (www.tnbnetbank.mobi) and text banking that offer customers features such as the ability to check balances, search transaction history, transfer money between Texas National Bank accounts, and bill pay.

Blotters for March 4, 2013

March 6, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Mar. 4, 2013.

The SPD received 30, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 300 block of NE Georgia.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1100 block of Silas.

Arrested by SPD:
• Female juvenile, 14 — Runaway.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served 10 civil papers and made four arrests on Mar. 4, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Gilbert Raul Aguilar, 21, of Port Lavaca — Warrant/motion to revoke probation.

Della Light

March 6, 2013

Della Light, age 97, of Sweetwater, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Good Life Senior Living Center in Snyder, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on. Friday, March 8, 2013, at McCoy Chapel of Memories, with Pastor Chester McCown officiating. Interment will follow at the Lone Wolf Cemetery.
A family visitation will be held Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home in Sweetwater.

Local sports calendar

March 6, 2013

THURSDAY, MARCH 7
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene tournament.
Sweetwater JV at San Angelo tournament.
Tennis
Sweetwater varsity plays at Brownwood tournament.
Sweetwater JV plays at Brownwood JV tournament.
Track
Sweetwater JV and varsity girls and boys will host Rattlesnake Relays.
Roscoe junior high teams host Blackland-Divide meet.
Highland junior high teams at Blackland-Divide meet.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8
Baseball
Sweetwater varsity at Abilene tournament.
Sweetwater JV at San Angelo tournament.
Track
Sweetwater middle school teams at Clyde meet.

Sweetwater boys host Coleman — freshmen at 4:30 p.m., JV at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 p.m. Sweetwater...
The Roscoe girls basket-ball team lost at Haskell, 57-34, to start District 7-2A play on Tuesday....
GRAPE CREEK — Three players hit double figures as the Sweetwater boys easily defeated Grape Creek,...

 

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