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December 13th

Thursday's weather for Sweetwater

December 13, 2012

Today will be sunny with a high near 65. Winds will be breezy with southern winds at 15 to 25 mph. Gusts could top out at 30 mph.
There will be increasing clouds tonight, with a low around 49 and south-southeast winds at 15 to 20 mph.
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December 12th

TSTC West Texas graduates 166 in Fall 2012 ceremony

December 12, 2012

(Abilene) – On Friday evening, 166 graduates will walk across the stage, most already placed in the Texas workforce, supporting our local and state economies. 
The ceremony will take place on Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Abilene Civic Center at 7:00 p.m.

Graduate details: 
166 Total graduates, 96 graduating with Associates of Applied Science Degrees, 70 graduating with Certificate of Completion, 28 Marketable Skills Achievement Awards (Dual Credit Students from Breckenridge and Roscoe High Schools)

Graduate honors:

SIS 2nd Six Weeks Bucket Filler Winner

December 12, 2012

Sweetwater Intermediate School is proud to recognize Dana Rhoades as the recipient of the 2nd Six Weeks 'Bucket Filler' Award.
Dana's work and commitment touch all levels of campus and student life at SIS. Her classroom leadership is greatly valued and truly appreciated.
Pictured with Dana is SIS Principal Mr. Kirk Stroman.

Three dogs available for adoption

December 12, 2012

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has three dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female mixed breed dog, a male terrier mix and a male mixed breed dog. 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.

Blotters for December 10, 2012

December 12, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 33 calls for service, issued one citation and made five arrests on Dec. 10, 2012.

The SPD received 15, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Sexual assault of a child — Sweetwater area.
• Burglary of habitation — 1600 block of E 12th.
• Burglary of building — 700 block of E Third.
• Unauthorized use of a vehicle — 2600 block of E Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• Matthew Williams, 24 — Failure to register as sex offender.
• Male juvenile, 16 — Aggravated assault with deadly weapon.
• Raven Vera, 26 — Warrants.

Wednesday's local weather

December 12, 2012

The warm-up from the winter temperatures is finally here, as the high for today will be 63 with sunny skies. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 35, with southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

December 11th

Restroom capacity doubles at Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium

December 11, 2012

Although the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium is over 80 years old, it continues to be a viable part of the community, serving as the location of the Miss Snakecharmer pageant and Municipal Band Christmas concert every year, as well as a venue for a variety of musicians and performers and community events. In fact, the building’s age brings a lot of character and beauty to it that it wouldn’t have otherwise.

You’ve been Caned!

December 11, 2012

Students from Emmanuel Fellowship Youth Ministry are going out every night to “cane” houses.
The holiday equivalent to “Flamingo Flocking”, the Youth Ministry is fundraising the entire school year to raise money to send a group of 24 students and four adults to Rockaway, New York - a rural community hit hard by Super Storm Sandy.
The group will be in Rockaway from June 7-17, 2013 working with Next Step Ministries to help people clean out and rebuild their homes, as well as share the gospel.

County appoints two to library board

December 11, 2012

The county commissioners approved two appointments to the County-City Library Board during their meeting held on Monday morning, December 10, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Cherry Green of Blackwell and Brenda Stirl of Roscoe will be replacing Ame Monroe and the late Charles Roberson, respectively, on the board.
In addition, several bonds were approved during the meeting for county personnel.

Blotters for December 7-9, 2012

December 11, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 140 calls for service, issued 19 citations and made 17 arrests from Dec. 7-9, 2012.

The SPD received 97, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1800 block of E Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Theft class x2 — 900 block of W Arizona/200 block of SE Georgia.
• Aggravated sexual assault of a child — Sweetwater.
• Disorderly conduct fighting — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Fraud — Sweetwater.
• Unauthorized use of a vehicle — 1200 block of Coral Cove.
• Burglary of a building — 1300 block of Burch.
• Burglary of a residence — 500 block of Ave B.

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