December 5th, 2012
Today will be sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be from the south-southeast around 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight with a low around 45 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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A Christmas Celebration with Santa Claus will be held at the Texas Theatre from December 14 through 16 in Sweetwater.
"Help fix the 'broken spirit of Christmas' by joining us in this narrated Vaudeville production which will captivate you as each world class performer participates in revitalizing the Christmas spirit," said event organizers.
Among the talents presented will be an NBA halftime performer of the tight wire, Rolla Bolla, juggling, a hula hoop star, comedy, aerial acts, and chair balancing.
The December Chamber Coffee event will be held at First Financial Bank on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.
Everyone is invited to attend and come and go as they please. Refreshments will be served in the lobby of the bank.
The Republican Women of West Texas and State Representative Susan King co-hosted a coffee at the Pioneer Museum on Monday morning, December 3, 2012.
King was elected in 2006 and will be serving District 71 for the fourth time when the Legislature re-convenes on January 8, 2013.
"Give Where You Live" is this year's campaign for the Nolan County United Way (NCUW), a local group that runs solely on pledges. This year's goal is set at $85,000.
The NCUW strives to serve local organizations and is run by a board of volunteers within the community. With Wendy Smartt as the Executive Director of the NCUW, they strive to impact Sweetwater and Nolan County.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 142 calls for service, issued seven citations and made three arrests from Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2012.
The SPD received 75, 911 calls.
â€¢ 600 block of E Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 300 block of Lamar.
â€¢Â Burglary of vehicle â€”Â 800 block of Thomas.
â€¢ Duty of striking vehicle â€”Â 1700 block of Hailey.
â€¢ Evading â€”Â 500 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1000 block of Walnut.
â€¢ Assault â€”Â Sweetwater.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1400 block of Josephine.
Six Sweetwater players have earned first team all-District 4-3A football honors and sophomore quarterback Kaegan Jeffrey is the co-newcomer of the year.
Three of the first team-ers â€” senior Willie Norman, junior Kaleb Hoover and sophomore Bray Amos â€” are wide receivers while the other three are on defense â€” senior lineman Tadeo Canon-Masjoan, senior linebacker Ryan Linebaugh and sophomore defensive back Isaiah McGee.
Your Tuesday is shaping up to be a bit cooler, with a high near 66 and mostly sunny skies. Winds will be from the north at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 39. Winds from the north-northeast at 5 to 10 mph will become light and variable after midnight.
Learn more about the weekly forecast at weather.gov.
Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development Inc. received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for their New Primary Website in the category of General Purpose Website for communities with populations of less than 25,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 2, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which is being held Sept. 30 through Oct. 3, in Houston, Texas.
This year for the first time in Nolan County, the roar of motorcycles signaled the start of the Goodfellows Motorcycle Toy/Canned Good Run.
Each rider and passenger brought a new toy and a canned good to the Toy Run and was donated to the Sweetwater Goodfellows at the annual Goodfellows toy drive on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Wal-Mart. Many others also donated food, toys and money at the annual toy drive.
A total of 315 toys were collected, which is up from last yearâ€™s total of 282 toys collected. Also a total of $457 was collected at the drive.