Retailers are making it even easier this year for shoppers to pull an all-nighter from Thanksgiving Thursday to Black Friday.
The unofficial holiday began in the 1960s to usher in the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, allowing for businesses to move from the "red" to the "black" in their financial records. Today, the rush of the sales and crowds in the stores have allowed for outlets to expand their early-morning hours even into the late night prior to Black Friday.
An emotional crowd gathered at the 32nd Judicial District Courtroom on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, during pre-trial proceedings presided over by Judge Glen Harrison.
Roscoe Collegiate High School and Sweetwater High School competed this past weekend in the BEST robotics regional competition in the Dallas. Event sponsor was the University of Texas at Dallas.
Approximately 1,500 students from 56 teams across Texas and New Mexico came to compete in presentations, exhibits, spirit and sportsmanship, engineering notebooks and robot performance.
The Nolan County Extension Office and Leadership Advisory Board of the county recently held their annual Interpretive Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Zach Wilcox, the AgriLife Extension agent for Nolan County, opened the "Making a Difference in Nolan County," lunch by thanking those who assisted in preparing the event and offered a brief overview of the year.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 28 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on Nov. 21, 2011.
The SPD received 16, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Jason Anderton, 18 â€” Warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 13 calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Nov. 21, 2011.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Ector Joe Martinez, 31, of Sweetwater â€” Warrant/theft by check.
â€˘ Jonee Meg Miller, 30, of Abilene â€” Judgement.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Information only â€”Â Elm Street, Roscoe.
â€˘Â Stray livestock â€”Â FM 608.