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February 2nd

Recipe of the Week: Super Swaps, Small Changes Make a Big Difference

February 2, 2012

Family Features
One of the easiest ways to make better-for-you recipes is to swap out some ingredients. In these recipes, mayo, high-calorie dressings and heavy sauces get swapped out for creamy guacamole or flavorful fat-free salsas. Swaps like these make it easy to enjoy your favorite recipes even when you’re cutting back on fat and calories.
All-natural and preservative-free Wholly Guacamole brings a whole new dimension of tastiness

Heart luncheon this Friday

February 2, 2012

The annual Go Red for Women luncheon will be held on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 at the Sweetwater TSTC (Texas State Technical College) campus.
Tickets for the luncheon are $10 per person. Businesses can sponsor a table for $80, which will include six tickets and promotional benefits with the business's logo at the table.
To purchase your ticket, contact Jerrie Gee at Texas National Bank at 235-4997 or 235-2707 (home). Tickets can also be bought through Janis McDowell at First Financial Trust or Joni Coons at TSTC.

Nemir to play at HSU

February 2, 2012

Sam Nemir (seated at table), a senior at Sweetwater High School, has committed to play college football at Hardin-Simmons University. A ceremony was held to announce Nemir’s decision Wednesday morning at the high school library. Among those who attended were members of Nemir’s family. They included brothers Nick (far left) and Max as well as mother Marina and father Gordon. Nick, a junior, and Sam played together on the 2011 varsity football team at SHS with both winning all-district and all-Big Country recognition.

Sweetwater loses Brownwood, gains Monahans and G'wood

February 2, 2012

Sweetwater's district for the next two years will be slightly bigger and not necessarily any easier.
The University Interscholastic League announced its realignment today, and Sweetwater's new district (4-3A) will still include Wylie, Big Spring and Snyder from the current five-team District 5-3A, plus newcomers Monahans and Midland Greenwood to make a six-team district. Brownwood, which is the other school currently in District 5-3A, moves to District 8-3A to face a whole new set of opponents, none of them located near Sweetwater or Abilene.

TNB hosts Chamber Coffee

February 2, 2012

Texas National Bank hosted this month’s Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce coffee event. Employees and Chamber members mingled over coffee and treats on Wednesday morning, Feb. 1, 2012.

Blotters for January 31, 2012

February 2, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 49 calls for service, issued two citation and made one arrest on Jan. 31, 2012.

The SPD received 55, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Disorderly conduct — 300 block of Lamar.
• Theft — 200 block of E .Fourth.
• Theft — 200 block of W. Alabama.

Arrested by SPD:
• Female juvenile, 10 — False report to peace officer.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served two civil papers and made no arrests on Jan. 31, 2012.
Calls for service:
• Stray livestock — CR 216/CR 228.
• Burglary — CR 196.

February 1st

First trash picking event a success

February 1, 2012

Several teams helped in the First Annual Sweetwater Trash Pickers event held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. The teams cleaned up Alabama Street from the Interstate 20 exit to Newman Street. About 45 people showed up to the event and picked up everything from golf balls, dirty diapers, tools, beer bottles, Styrofoam cups and straws, Lotto tickets and much more.
"It was amazing how much ground we covered in two hours," said event organizer Russ Petty. "It was great to see how many people care about our little corner of the world."

Four dogs available for adoption

February 1, 2012

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has five dogs available for adoption.
One of the adoptable pets is a female terrier mix. Also available are a female collie mix, a male chihuahua and a male collie mix.
According to Sweetwater's animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.

AARP, IRS to offer free income tax return preparation

February 1, 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 Feb. 2, 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 Feb. 8, March 7 and April 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Blotters for January 30, 2012

February 1, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 28 calls for service, issued one citation and made no arrests on Jan. 30, 2012.

The SPD received 55, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 700 block of Silas.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Jan. 30, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Jonathan Ray Vasquez, 22, of Sweetwater — Judgment.
• Stetson Scott Shirley, 21, of Sweetwater — Warrants/motion to revoke probation and duty on striking unattended vehicle.

Calls for service:

 

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