Archive - Dec 2012 - News Article
A local church youth group is offering middle school and high school students a new opportunity to ring in the New Year in a safe and fun setting.
The Salvage Yard is the sixth through twelfth grade student ministry at Emmanuel Fellowship Church in Sweetwater. The group will be sponsoring the "AllThingsNew - New Year's Eve Bash" on Monday, December 31 at the church, located at 1418 Hailey.
Doors to the event will open at 8 p.m. and there will be a $10 entry fee with food and drinks available. Each person will also be entered for chances to win door prizes, including $100 in cash.
The County-City Library hosted Story Hour on Thursday, Dec. 27, for local parents and children. Eloisa Hernandez (shown, far left) is shown reading to the children and their parents.
She also led the group through several songs and games. Parents and children were encouraged to participate in the activities.
Find more photos in page 5 of today's edition.
The Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department wants to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination, as well as fostering greater use of flu vaccine after the holiday season into January and beyond.
The health department wants to encourage residents to use preventive actions:
â€˘ Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
â€˘ Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Dec. 26, 2012.
The SPD received 20, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 200 block of Bell.
â€˘Â Criminal mischief â€”Â 400 block of W. New Mexico.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had three calls for service, served no civil papers and made four arrests on Dec. 26, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘Â David Scott Dickinson, 34, of Montgomery â€” Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
â€˘Â Roy Rocky Jasso, 29, of Snyder â€”Â Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
It's cold again today! (but what do you expect in December?)
With the late cold front that came in, the high will be near 37 and sunny. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
We'll get down below freezing again tonight, with a low around 21 and mostly clear skies. Winds will be from the north around 5 mph, shifting to the west after midnight.
Expect highs in the mid to high-40s for the weekend, with slight rain chances to round out the weekend. Get a full preview at weather.gov now.
It's not too late to make a donation to Sweetwater Goodfellows. Recently Trey Aiken, Mike Fernandez and Chris Casto presented a check on behalf of Texas National Bank to Billie Johnston, President of Goodfellows.
This year donations were considerably low in collection boxes around town and in local schools that firefighters picked up and collected. It has also been seen with the monetary donations that have been collected and mailed in.
Various action items regarding the Nolan County Sheriff's Office were presented and approved at the county commissioners' meeting held on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Among the items approved was a program which will allow Nolan County Sheriff David Warren to provide firearms proficiency certificates to qualified honorably-retired peace officers who last worked with Nolan County.
Wrapping up the local Cline Shale Session on Friday, December 14, 2012, was discussion on the possibility of taking part in a study conducted by the University of Texas San Antonio on the oil exploration and development.
A price change was seen if only a few counties took part in the study, but overall its purpose is to learn what is coming with the boom, how to address issues presently and how to deal with the development at it takes place.
However, it was noted that while the decision on the study takes place, entities should keep working on issues and not wait on results.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 61 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests from Dec. 24-25, 2012.
The SPD received 30, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 1000 block of Elm.
â€˘Â Counterfeiting â€”Â 1700 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ George Gutierrez, 34 â€”Â Family violence assault.
â€˘Â Jacoby Rivera, 19 â€”Â Warrants.
â€˘ Jesus Gonzales, 33 â€”Â Theft.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 38 calls for service, served five civil papers and made four arrests from Dec. 21-25, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Expect a bit of a warm-up today with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 50. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 26 and south-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, they will shift to the west.
With the freezing low temps tonight, don't forget to protect those plants, pets and pipes! Visit weather.gov to learn more about the forecast.