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March 20th

Eight enter guilty pleas

March 20, 2012

Eight entered guilty pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court on Monday, March 19, 2012. The cases were prosecuted by District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas. Judge Glen Harrison presided over the cases.
Speedy Rudolfo Zambrano, with attorney Tom Rees, Jr., pled guilty to possession of marijuana, a state jail felony.
Zambrano was arrested on Aug. 22, 2010, when local authorities found a large marijuana plant growing in his yard.

Biggest Winner kick-off challenges 48 teams

March 20, 2012

The Big Country Biggest Winner contest kick-off took place on Monday, March 19, 2012, at the Sweetwater High School new gym. Members from several of 48 teams were at the event to get motivated and win prizes geared towards weight loss.

Some voting precincts to be consolidated, removed

March 20, 2012

A change in voting precincts was made during the special called meeting of the Nolan County Commissioners on Friday morning, March 16, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Approval was given to consolidate voting precincts 10-14 in the county with the other current precincts, with the eventual plan of removing the said boundaries. Following the 2003 redistricting, lines were drawn which split Nolan County into different districts.

Jazz Ambassadors entertain all audiences

March 20, 2012

The Jazz Ambassadors is the United States Army's premier touring big band. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America's original art form, jazz.
The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., will continue its long history of presenting free public performances when it appears at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium on Monday night, April 2, 2012 at 7 p.m. The Jazz Ambassadors’ concert in Sweetwater is sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.

Blotters for March 16-18, 2012

March 20, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 46 calls for service, issued seven citations and made two arrests from March 16-18, 2012.

The SPD received 46, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Criminal mischief/possession of drug paraphernalia — 1600 block of E. 12th.
• Sexual performance by a child — Sweetwater area.
• Theft — 1100 block of Elm.
• Sexual assault of a child — Sweetwater.
• Theft — 2000 block of Bristol.
• Criminal mischief — 1600 block of San Carlos.
• Theft — 1300 block of Bristol.

March 19th

Courtroom busy

March 19, 2012

The 32nd Judicial District Court room was busy today with several guilty pleas being heard by Judge Glen Harrison. Keep checking for updates or read tomorrow's Sweetwater Reporter for the full story.

Cancellation

March 19, 2012

The Sweetwater Junior Varsity Mustang baseball game with Wylie has been cancelled for today. They will play a double header on Saturday, April 7, 2012.

Plowbots harvest awards

March 19, 2012

The 2012 U.S. FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) was held the first weekend of March for the Regional events in San Antonio. Competing in that Regional were 64 teams representing a number of states and Mexico. The game this year was entitled “Rebound Rumble.” Traveling down to the Alamo Regional was the Roscoe Plowbots who made their third straight appearance in the FRC contest. The objective in the game was for teams, along with their alliance teams, to score as many baskets in goals that ranged from two to eight feet high.

Sign up for Family FunFair

March 19, 2012

High Sky Children’s Ranch and the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center have once again partnered to host the Seventh Annual West Texas Child Abuse Awareness Family FunFair in Sweetwater. The FunFair will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Wednesday, April 4, from 4-6:30 p.m. The Time of Remembrance will start at 6:05 p.m. and organizers ask that everybody stay for the ceremony honoring children who have been victims of child abuse.

Breaking Weather

March 19, 2012

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 84 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1200 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES:
CALLAHAN
COKE
COLEMAN
CONCHO
CROCKETT
FISHER
GLASSCOCK
HASKELL
HOWARD
IRION
JONES
KENT
KING
MIDLAND
MITCHELL
NOLAN
REAGAN
RUNNELS
SCHLEICHER
SCURRY
SHACKELFORD
STERLING
STONEWALL
SUTTON
TAYLOR
THROCKMORTON
TOM GREEN

FRIDAY, SEPT. 19 Football Sweetwater varsity will host Snyder, 7:30 p.m. Roscoe varsity will play...
Today’s 7:30 p.m. match-up between Sweetwater and Snyder won’t affect either team’s playoff chances...
Sweetwater’s tennis team begins its fall district season by hosting Big Spring star-ting at 9 a.m....

 

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