Archive - 2012 - News Article

January 30th

New Year Girl winners announced

January 30, 2012

Carly Johnson was named the 2012 New Year Girl.
First Runner Up was Rachel Gray, with Lauren Young named Second Runner Up.
Bailey Bernal placed as the Third Runner Up, with Kathleen Campbell and Kensi Jones tying for Fourth Runners Up.

RPMH hosts free diabetic support group

January 30, 2012

More than 1.7 million Texans 18 years of age and older are living with diabetes. Although the disease can be deadly, it is easily managed through a healthier lifestyle. Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is offering a free diabetic support group meeting on Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the hospital’s emergency department classroom, located at 200 E. Arizona Avenue.
The support group meeting will feature guest speaker Dr. Timothy Jones, a new family practice physician at RPMH. This event is free of charge and does not require any type of membership.

SIS Jump Rope Team performs at game

January 30, 2012

The Sweetwater Intermediate School Jump Rope Team performed at halftime during the Varsity girls basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. They will be performing Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Abilene Christian University at the 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. games and on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Western Texas College at the 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. games.

Blotters for January 26, 2012

January 30, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 53 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Jan. 26, 2012.

The SPD received 37, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a habitation — 1000 block of Beall.
• Class A assault — 900 block of Hillside.

Arrested by SPD:
• Maria Limon, 39 — Warrant.
• Timothy Cantu, 18 — Warrant.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served six civil papers and made no arrests on Jan. 26, 2012.

Calls for service:
• Inmate transport/medical — E. Arizona Ave.

January 27th

Portions of Texas interstate highways to see speed limit increase

January 27, 2012

AUSTIN—Miles and miles of Texas highway will soon see speed limit increases following Thursday’s Texas Transportation Commission action approving 75 mph designations for close to 1,500 miles of interstate.
The speed limit changes span 60 Texas counties making it the largest conversion since a new law was passed last year. The 82nd Texas Legislature passed and the Governor signed House Bill 1353 which allows the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to establish 75 mph speed limits on Texas highways providing speed studies show it can be done safely.

Local canines become certified therapy dogs

January 27, 2012

On Sunday afternoon, Jan. 22, 2012 local handlers and their dogs passed the TDI test to become Certified Therapy Dogs. Lisa Peterson was the instructor for the course.
Therapy Dogs International (TDI®) is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registration of therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed.
TDI registers all breeds of dogs. Some dogs have pedigrees, while others have been adopted from local shelters or are rescue dogs.

RPMH undergoing renovations

January 27, 2012

While working to improve the lives of so many in Nolan County, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is receiving some vital help as well. The hospital has recently launched a renovation project that will increase the hospital’s energy efficiency and improve the medical/surgical wing.
“A lot has changed in the way buildings consume energy since our facility was first built more than 36 years ago,” said Donna Boatright, administrator of RPMH. “The impact of our renovations not only lowers our energy use, but also enhances our patients’ experience at our facility.”

Children’s art show to be held at local library

January 27, 2012

The West Texas Art Guild is sponsoring a Children’s art show at the County-City Library on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. The show will be divided into five age groups including ages 3-5, ages 6-8, ages 9-11, ages 12-14 and ages 15-18.
Name and age of the child must be attached to the back of the artwork. Ribbons will be awarded to first, second and third places, as well as honorable mention winners. One Best-Of-Show ribbon for the over-all best artwork will be awarded. All work must be matted and ready to hang.

Blotters for January 25, 2012

January 27, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests on Jan. 25, 2012.

The SPD received 18, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 2000 block of Lamar.
• Criminal mischief — 500 block of Wall.
• Criminal mischief — 200 block of E. Third.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 13 — Assault.
• Male juvenile, 16 — Disruption of classroom.
• Male juvenile, 14 — Order of immediate custody.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 15 calls for service, served three civil papers and made no arrests on Jan. 25, 2012.

January 26th

Church News: February is Family Month at Emmanuel Fellowship Church

January 27, 2012

Avondale Baptist Church
Avondale Baptist Church family! We would like to invite everyone to come and worship with us. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.

PECOS — Five boys and two girls will advance to the Region I-3A track meet after top-four finishes...
THURSDAY, APRIL 17 Track Sweetwater qualifiers will compete at 3-3A/4-3A area meet in Pecos (top...
Nine Sweetwater track athletes will be the first from Nolan County to try for regional berths today...

 

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