The purpose of the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department Family Planning Program is to make available to citizens of the State who are of childbearing age comprehensive medical knowledge, assistance and services relating to the planning of families". The purpose of family planning is to provide women and men a means by which they decide for themselves the number, timing and spacing of their children.
Texas State Technical College announced that 20 members of its faculty and staff received the TSTC Chancellorâ€™s Excellence Award. Eight employees from TSTC West Texas earned the award this year. The TSTC Chancellorâ€™s Award for Excellence was established to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of faculty and staff who serve the students of TSTC and the communities of Texas, those whose demonstrated commitment to excellence makes a difference in the lives of others.
Kane Peavy of Roscoe, a student at Roscoe Collegiate High School, has been nominated to represent Texas as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2013 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.
Peavy has been awarded the opportunity to join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of journalism and media. Peavy was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued two citations and made one arrest on Jan. 29, 2013.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Disorderly conduct â€”Â 1200 block of Ragland.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Male Juvenile, 10 â€” Assault.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 12 calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Jan. 29, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ George Luis Parra, 42, of El Paso â€” Warrants/bond forfeiture.
Calls for service:
â€¢Â Court Bailiff â€”Â County Court at Law.
â€¢Â MHMR transport â€”Â Abilene.
Highlandâ€™s girls may not be the lone Nolan County high school basketball team advancing to the playoffs this year. The Roscoe girls and Highland boys are both close to locking up berths.
Alexis Thompson â€” 2nd in 114-pound class (465)
Valeria Zavaleta â€” 1st in 123-pound class (520)
Suede Shirley â€” 2nd in 148-pound class (550)
Dana Hohn â€” 2nd in 165-pound class (685)
Ezzy Mermel â€” 3rd in 181-pound class (525)
Nay Gonzales â€” 3rd in 220-pound class (565)
Jay Lomas â€” 2nd in 132-pound class (820)
Donald Baker â€” 3rd in 148-pound class (980)
Austin Marlett â€” 5th in 165-pound class (970)
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Jacob Lomas â€” 5th in 132-pound class
Zack Longoria â€” 5th in 148-pound class
Today will be sunny with a high near 65. Winds from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph will become western winds in the afternoon.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 34 and west-northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, they will shift to east-southeastern winds.
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6 tablespoons butter (divided)
1/4 cup flour
4 cups chicken stock
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 large onion, small chopped
1 clove garlic (minced)
1 large carrot, small chopped
1 to 2 large avocado, chopped
1 bell pepper chopped (any color green, yellow and red)
5 jalapeÃ±os, seeded and chopped
Melt 3 tbsp. butter in a skillet over low heat. Add onion, garlic, carrot and bell pepper.Â SautÃ© for about 5 minutes or until tender.Â Set aside.
Sweetwater Principles of Business class, taught by Jaime Ince, visited First Financial Bank for a tour of the bank facilities.
The students went to the bank to gain a better understanding of what goes on in a bank and all the different departments within the banking industry.
The Nolan County United Way (NCUW) is committed to serving local entities with a yearly campaign. This year's focus is "Give Where You Live".
This year, one company has done just that. First Financial Bank recently gave a large donation to Nolan County United Way, more than doubling last year's donation made by the bank, according to Nolan County United Way Executive Director Wendy Smartt.
According to FFB President and CEO Kirby Andrews, the donations made are completely employee-driven. "We have a really caring bunch of employees."