Archive - Feb 9, 2012 - News Article

Bacteria Ninjas compete at robotics tournament

February 9, 2012

After months of intense preparation for this season’s FLL robotics competition challenge dubbed “Food Factor,” the Bacteria Ninjas from Sweetwater Middle School took their plastic blocks and brains to the table to compete at the fourth annual North Texas FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) Regional Championship Robotics Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. Coached by Shana Hrbacek, Bacteria Ninja members were Anna Espinoza, Christa Martin, Abby Garcia, Bella Pena and Abby Lynch. The Bacteria Ninjas were sponsored by Ludlum Measurements in Sweetwater.

Annual Texas Farm, Ranch, Wildlife Expo set for Feb. 21-22

February 9, 2012

ABILENE — The annual Texas Farm, Ranch, Wildlife Expo is set for Feb. 21-22 on the grounds of the Taylor County Expo Center, located at 1700 State Highway 36 in Abilene. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 21 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22.
The event is sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Abilene Chamber of Commerce.

AARP, IRS to offer free income tax return preparation

February 9, 2012

AARP and IRS will sponsor as a public service free income tax return preparation, including e-file at four locations this year.
• Fisher County Courthouse in Roby on March 1 and April 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• County-City Library Community Room in Sweetwater, located at 206 Elm Street on Feb. 13, March 12 and April 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• SNAP in Sweetwater is having some repairs done so location will be changed.
• Senior Citizen Center on Avenue M in Snyder on March 7 and April 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Blotters for February 7, 2012

February 9, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Feb. 7, 2012.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Information only — 200 block of E. Fourth St.

Arrested by SPD:
• Female juvenile, 14 — Possession of marijuana.
• Ronald Bell, 42 — Public intoxication with three prior convictions.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served no civil papers and made one arrest on Feb. 7, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

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