March 16th, 2012
AAA Texas recently conducted a Spring Break travel poll to identify how gas prices are affecting many Texansâ€™ budgets, spending and spring break plans this year.Â As a result of current gas price increases, 61 percent of those surveyed said the recent high gasoline prices have affected their household budgets, compared to 51 percent in last springâ€™s poll.Â This week the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas is 11 cents more than the average last week, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.Â The current statewide average is $3.70.Â
Members of the Nolan County Foundation are announcing their annual NCF Golf Classic scheduled for April 21, 2012 at the Sweetwater Country Club.
According to Jerry Riggs, President of the NCF, this event started in 2006 as a source of additional funding for spring graduates from Blackwell, Highland, Roscoe and Sweetwater high schools who desire to continue their education at any Texas college or university. Since its inception, the NCF has awarded $1,000 each to 133 graduating seniors.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 37 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on March 14, 2012.
The SPD received 18, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Fraud â€” Sweetwater.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 200 block of E. Fourth.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1300 block of Silas.
â€˘ Theft â€” 700 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 100 block of W. 1st.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1200 block of Ragland.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Michael Amos, 49 â€” Public intoxication.
Bob E. Lively, age 74, died Friday, March 16, 2012, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, Texas. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on Sept. 5, 1937, to Ruth Collins Lively and Houston Lively of Dilley, Texas. A memorial service celebrating Bobâ€™s life will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2012, at Trinity Baptist Church, 1506 Santa Fe Street in Sweetwater, Texas with Rev. Ward Hayes presiding. McCoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
This afternoon will continue to be partly sunny, with a high near 80 according to the National Weather Service in San Angelo. South southeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph will also be expected.
For tonight the forecast is mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. South southeast wind between 10 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph are expected.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
2 Sara Lee Pound Cake Slices, or 2 (1/2-inch) slices from 1 package
of Sara Lee Pound Cake
1/2 cup Greek peach yogurt
1 cup light whipped topping, divided
1/4 cup sliced fresh peaches
1/4 cup whole raspberries
1 tablespoon toasted almonds
Thaw 2 pound cake slices according to package directions. Cut thawed pound cake into 1-inch cubes.
Mix yogurt with 1/2 cup light whipped topping, reserving remaining whipped topping for later.
Morgan Real Estate and Beall Abstract & Title Company on Oak Street in downtown Sweetwater have recently been receiving a facelift to their facades. The Nolan County Courthouse will also receive a new facade in the future and many ribbon cuttings by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce are taking place this month.
The County-City Library continues to be a vital part of the community and the number of patrons continues to grow and every part of the library is used on a regular basis to serve the people of the community.
One of the finest big bands in the world today, the Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., tours thousands of miles each year to promote patriotism and good will for the U.S. Army through free public concerts. They will appear at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium on Monday night, April 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
A new church is opening in Sweetwater, and its leader is inviting everyone to learn more about it. This Sunday, March 18, 2012, the Followers of Jesus Christ will be meeting in their facilities at 922 Roscoe, on the corner of Roscoe and Poplar in Sweetwater (the former New Life Tabernacle).
Dearl Messick, the church's founder, is a resident of Loraine employed with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Along with being the pastor of the church, he has also written a book.