January 25th, 2013
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has four pets available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male chihuahua mix, a male basset hound mix, a female golden retriever and a female gray and white cat.
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.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.
A local television program is in danger of signing off due to some federal regulations.
For over 40 years, Broadway Baptist Church in Sweetwater has been airing a thirty-minute program every Sunday morning at 9 a.m. on KTXS. But after January 6, the program has not aired, following a letter from the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in which the show's exemption status--which deals with closed captioning--had changed.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 57 calls for service, issued four citations and made three arrests on Jan. 23, 2013.
The SPD received 26, 911 calls.
â€¢ 1400 block of Hoyt.
â€¢ 1100 block of E. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1100 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Male juvenile, 15 â€” Disruption of classroom.
â€¢ Courtney Frausto, 23 â€” Theft.
â€¢ Dustin Wells, 27 â€” Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Jan. 23, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
The Sweetwater High School varsity basketball team resumes District 4-3A play when it begins a two-game road swing by playing at Midland Greenwood at 7:30 p.m. today.
Pictured are, standing from left, Sean Morrow, Dylan Bennett, Trey Taylor, Michael Hunt, Kaleb Hoover, Rhett Torres, Deandre Gatson, Cole Maxwell, Quentin Wetsel, Isaiah McGee; seated, manager Theo Birdsong, manager Amy Witt, assistant coach Jarrod Gee, head coach Al Hunt, assistant coach Skylar Houston, manager Ashley Kincheloe and manager Rachel Hunt.
With lopsided losses at Wylie last Friday followed by disappointing home defeats on Tuesday against Big Spring, the past week hasnâ€™t been a lot of fun for Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity basketball teams.
They likely will have to avoid a similar fate over the next two games in order to keep their playoff chances alive, but both games â€” starting today with contests at Midland Greenwood at 6:15 (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys) â€” will be on the road. Sweetwater also goes to Monahans on Tuesday before returning home next Friday to face Snyder.
Sweetwaterâ€™s junior varsity boys basketball team will play Midland Greenwood at 5 p.m. today.
Pic-tured from left are Jay Lomas, J.P. Poe (moved up to varsity in recent weeks), Matthew Trevino, Michael Hazard, JV boys head coach Jarrod Gee, Brandon Sut-ton, Deshaun Williams, Jonathan Browning, and Mike McCoy.
A light cold front has come in, bringing today's high down to around 56. Expect partly sunny skies and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph as well.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 38. Winds will be from the north around 5 mph, shifting to the east-northeast after midnight.
A windy warm-up will be in the forecast for the weekend, with Saturday's high in the 60s and up to the 70s on Sunday. Weekend lows are expected to be in the 50s.
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"If he had a toothache with a tooth that size, he probably just laid down and died."
This was one of several comments about the prehistoric animal tusks uncovered in May 1967 on Vergil Redden's land north of the Nolan County Coliseum, as dirt contractors were digging out an area near the stock pond so the pond could be drained.
Workers uncovered one tusk that crumbled easily when touched. Redden decided to wait for more expert help before doing more digging.
The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors met on Monday night at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), in which they approved a policy regarding the new condition alert wrist bands.
According to state requirements, hospitals must have three different color-coded wristbands that alert medical staff on a patient's allergies, fall risk and their desire to not be resuscitated. The hospital will also be adding two additional bracelets that will alert medical staff on latex allergies and restricted extremities.
Region 14 Education Service Center Head Start announces that its Annual Report to the Public for 2011-2012 is available for viewing. This report is part of the federal standards for providing an annual report each year for school districts, parents, community members and any other interested agencies.
This report includes data on children served, curriculum, funding information, results from the 2009 Federal review and governance.