Archive - 2012 - News Article

December 8th

Federal politics may affect local hospital

December 8, 2012

During the Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors' meeting on Monday night, November 26 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), discussion was held on how upcoming political issues--namely the Affordable Care Act (also called "Obamacare") and the looming fiscal cliff, would possibly impact the local hospital.
Hospital administrator Donna Boatright acknowledged that there are several unknowns in the next year for both of the issues at hand. But the most immediate issues relate to the fiscal cliff and its impending cuts.

Three jailed after district court pleas

December 8, 2012

Two people were jailed this week after pleas were entered to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings.

December 7th

DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays event at Trinity Baptist tonight

December 7, 2012

DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays is a warm, encouraging and helpful event. Featuring video instruction and group discussion, it helps you deal with the discomfort and awkwardness of separation and divorce during the holiday season.
Trinity Baptist Church will sponsor one of these seminars on Friday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in their Family Life Center (enter through the Family Life Center entrance just off Santa Fe Street). Childcare is provided. 

RELIGION: The true meaning of Christmas

December 7, 2012

AGLOW INTERNATIONAL
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse invites you to come join us for worship and testimony on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express. The guest speaker will be Irene Escobar from Roby, Texas.

AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH

Volunteers help set up for Goodfellows distribution

December 7, 2012

Several volunteers help set up food and toys for the Sweetwater Goodfellows distribution.
Shown are Brandy Leek, Skye Covington, Debbie Anthony, Cynthia Delgado and Brendan Delgado from First Financial Bank.

USDA authorizes emergency grazing of CRP acres

December 7, 2012

Nolan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Dennis Cumbie announced that Nolan County was authorized for emergency grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres for fiscal year (FY) 2013.
The following Texas counties are approved for emergency grazing: Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Crosby, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Gray, Hale, Hardeman, Hemphill, Hockley, Kent, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Nolan, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Scurry, Sherman, Swisher, Terry, Wheeler and Yoakum.

Pearl Harbor: 71 years ago

December 7, 2012

Sunday, December seventh. Nineteen forty-one. Pearl Harbor on Oahu, Hawaii is attacked by Japanese forces.
"A date which will live in infamy."
Five minutes until eight a.m., Hawaii time, the island skies were full of Japanese planes, with bullets and bombs falling from the air during the first attack.
Fifteen minutes later, a bomb totaling almost one ton crashed into the USS Arizona battleship. The ship blew up, sank and trapped over one thousand men inside.

Suddenlink donates to WTCAC

December 7, 2012

The Sweetwater Suddenlink office recently donated toiletry items and bags to the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center.
Shown are Cassie Saenz, Madison Black and Teresa Zarate with WTCAC and Leticia Morales, Marla Reddic, Homer Reddic, Mark Crain and David Weaver with Suddenlink.
Suddenlink also donated a check to WTCAC.

Boy bitten by bat at SHS auditorium

December 7, 2012

On Tuesday, December 4, a local second grade boy was bitten by a bat at the Sweetwater High School auditorium.
According to reports from the boy's family and the superintendent of Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Terry Pittman, the second graders were at the auditorium to practice for their upcoming Christmas program. The bat was on the ground and was still alive when the boy made contact with it.

Blotters for December 5, 2012

December 7, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Dec. 5, 2012.

The SPD received 27, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1700 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 700 block of W. Oklahoma.
• Theft — 200 block of E. AVE C.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served one civil paper and made three arrests on Dec. 5, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Rocky Flores, 30, Homeless — Criminal trespass.

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