January 29th, 2013
Sweetwater hosted more than 125 energy and infrastructure leaders from more than a dozen states around the USA last week for the 5th annual Transmission Summit 2013 on the campus of Texas State Technical College West Texas.
The event included project updates, business networking and industry sponsor exhibits. The event was sponsored by the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse.
Shown is speaker Jeff Gates with Duke Energy out of Charlotte, NC speaking about energy storage as a grid strategy at the transmission summit.
After a two-week time frame, the Nolan County Commissioners approved to reinstate the burn ban for the county at their meeting on Monday morning.
Collectively, the commissioners determined that the land throughout the county was not looking as "green" due to the lack of precipitation. The reinstatement will stand until the next meeting date, when the item will be considered once again by the commissioners.
As citizens who serve children and represent their communities, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges. Yet, few people fully understand the scope and far-reaching implications of board membersâ€™ responsibilities. All Texans should recognize the vital contributions of these men and women and focus attention on the crucial role these elected leaders play in the education of our children. They truly make a difference every day.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 123 calls for service, issued seven citations and made three arrests from Jan. 25-27, 2013.
The SPD received 66, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1400 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Runaway â€”Â 1100 block of Tonkawa.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1000 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Sexual assault â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 1400 block of McCauley.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Charles McLarty, 58 â€” Indictment.
â€˘ Shanna Metcalf, 22 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Jimmy Luna, 28 â€” Family violence assault/interfere with emergency call.
A memorial service for Jose Manuel Galvan, 53, of Roscoe, will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Roscoe with Rev. Juanelle Jordan officiating. He was cremated.
Galvan died Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Rolling Plains Hospital in Sweetwater.
He was born July 30, 1959 in Corpus Christi. Jose was married to Maria M. Galvan for many years. He was a mechanic and a chef. He loved building and remodeling things and was a carpenter. He built his own motorcycle.
Sweetwaterâ€™s basketball teams may well have to win at Monahans today in order to hold on to any realistic hopes of a District 4-3A playoff berth.
Thatâ€™s certainly true for the Sweetwater boys (1-4), who are two games behind Monahans (3-2), which is currently in third place.
But the Sweetwater girls (3-4) also need a win as they trail Big Spring (4-3) by a game for the No. 3 spot after losing three straight. They face a Monahans team that is 0-7, and Sweetwater probably has to win tonight and at home this Friday against 1-6 Snyder to have a realistic shot of getting to the playoffs.
Sweetwaterâ€™s junior varsi-ty girls will be 21-0 when they go to Monahans today.
Sweetwater (7-0 in dis-trict) needs three more wins to have a perfect season after rolling to a 47-5 win at Greenwood Friday. Shaneese Brown and Abby McPherson had 10 points while Cierra Knox and Morgan Whitley had eight, Maddie Jones five, Jasmine Reddic four and Jaya Adkins and Nisha Williams one. Sweetwater led 29-1 at halftime and 40-3 after three periods of play.
Be on the lookout for high winds today, as southwest winds at 15 to 25 mph will increase to 30 to 40 mph in the morning. Areas of blowing dust will be prevalent after noon and gusts could get as high as 55 mph. Otherwise, expect mostly sunny skies and a high near 63.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 31. Winds will be from the south-southwest from 20 to 30 mph, decreasing to 10 to 20 mph. Gusts could top out at 45 mph.
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On Jan. 2, local resident Travis Glasgow was taken to the emergency room with a severe bloody nose, lasting about two hours. Glasgow has had bloody noses his whole life, but none that lasted that long.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two more pets available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male border collie mix and a male heeler/cow dog.
Also recently featured were a male chihuahua mix, a female golden retriever and a female gray and white cat. Call the animal shelter to see if they are still available.
According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.