Kayla Chowning was crowned Miss Snake Charmer Thursday night at the Municipal Auditorium. A sophomore at Sweetwater High School, she is the daughter of Wayne and Ann-G Chowning. Pageant coordinators said she is one of the youngest contestants to have won the title.
Another scam has hit the Sweetwater community in the form of donation jars being placed at several local businesses.
As Sweetwater celebrates the festivities of the 54th Annual Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-up, local snakes will also begin to emerge from winter hibernation. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) urges the community to know how to respond to snakebites.
Many different types of snakes can be found in Nolan County; some with poisonous venom that can have debilitating or even deadly consequences.
Rattlesnake Round-up weekend is full of fun and excitement, which can leave residents a little worn out. The Monday after it may seem a little harder to wake up, but to make matters worse, this weekend is the beginning of daylight saving time.
Saturday night when you lay down, after this long weekend, make sure to set your clocks one hour forward.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 60 calls for service, issued seven citations and made three arrests on March 7, 2012.
The SPD received 31, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 1400 block of Hughes.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 1400 block of Hughes.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Shawn Garza, 20 â€” Purchase/furnish alcohol.
â€˘ Elio Garza, 24 â€” Purchase/furnish alcohol.
â€˘ Christina Delacruz, 31 â€” Public intoxication.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served six civil papers and made one arrest on March 7, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO: