November 30th, 2012
Both main lanes of westbound Interstate 20 at the US 84 overpass in Nolan County are temporarily closed starting to allow crews to demolish and remove a bridge that was damaged after a collision in late September.
The closure is expected to remain in effect for about a week. Traffic will be detoured to US 84 Business and routed around the overpass before being directed back to westbound I-20. The 3/4 mile detour is the same route that was used immediately following the collision. Signs, cones and message boards will be in place to direct drivers.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Nov. 28, 2012.
The SPD received 41, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Counterfeiting â€”Â Sweetwater area.
â€˘Â CPS referral â€”Â Sweetwater area.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Nov. 28, 2012.
Arrested by DPS:
â€˘Â Dakota Welch Bradbury, 17, of Roscoe â€”Â Public intoxication.
Calls for service:
â€˘Â Stray livestock â€”Â Highway 153.
â€˘Â Served warrant â€”Â Nolan County Jail.
Sweetwater teams had a perfect first day of basket-ball competition Thursday at their respective tourna-ments played in Ballinger.
Sweetwaterâ€™s boys (2-1) beat Hawley 43-29 as they advanced into todayâ€™s 7:30 p.m. semifinal against host team Ballinger. Todayâ€™s winner will play for the championship against either Jim Ned or Clyde at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Isaiah McGee led Sweetwater with 10 points. Quentin Wetsel added nine, Rhett Torres seven, Dylan Bennett six, Cole Maxwell four, Deandre Gatson three and Michael Hunt and Tre Taylor two. Sweetwater was up by 22, 28-6, at halftime.
On Sunday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 79. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 57, with south-southwest winds around 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
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Your Saturday is looking lovely with sunny skies and a high near 79. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
It will be mostly clear tonight with a low around 56 and southern winds around 15 mph.
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Today will be sunny with a high near 76. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 55 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could top out at 20 mph.
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The roar of motorcycles usually signals that some bikers are getting together to go somewhere and have some fun riding down the highway. This year for the first time in Nolan County, the roar of motorcycles will signal the start of the Goodfellows Motorcycle Toy/Canned Good Run. Bikers are known for many things, but one thing they know within their world is that there is generosity among bikers. There is a saying in the biker world that says that a fellow biker will help whenever possible, with whatever means necessary.
Live entertainment returns to the Texas Theatre this weekend. The Sweetwater Texas Theatre Acquisition and Renovation (STTAR) board of directors, along with KXOX and Perfect City Productions, is hosting an evening of live entertainment this Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Texas.
Several members from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) were in Sweetwater on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 28, to assist local law enforcement in a recent accident on the 1300 block of Lamar.
Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda stated that DPS has a reconstruction team, in which they rebuild different crash scenes. Different objects are used in the computer-generated reconstruction, which maps out the scene from its start and progresses, leading up to the crash to determine the position of the people and vehicles.
The Superintendent's Report was given during the November meeting of the Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees, which highlighted a wide variety of issues within the school district.
One update given was on the district's food service, as changes had to be made locally--along with all the other districts in the nation--due to the amendments in the National School Lunch Program. Though feedback has been varied, a majority of students are not pleased with the changes.