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Sweetwater hosts Transmission Summit 2013

January 29, 2013

Sweetwater hosted more than 125 energy and infrastructure leaders from more than a dozen states around the USA last week for the 5th annual Transmission Summit 2013 on the campus of Texas State Technical College West Texas.
The event included project updates, business networking and industry sponsor exhibits. The event was sponsored by the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse.
Shown is speaker Jeff Gates with Duke Energy out of Charlotte, NC speaking about energy storage as a grid strategy at the transmission summit.

County burn ban reinstated

January 29, 2013

After a two-week time frame, the Nolan County Commissioners approved to reinstate the burn ban for the county at their meeting on Monday morning.
Collectively, the commissioners determined that the land throughout the county was not looking as "green" due to the lack of precipitation. The reinstatement will stand until the next meeting date, when the item will be considered once again by the commissioners.

SISD school board members recognized

January 29, 2013

As citizens who serve children and represent their communities, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges. Yet, few people fully understand the scope and far-reaching implications of board members’ responsibilities. All Texans should recognize the vital contributions of these men and women and focus attention on the crucial role these elected leaders play in the education of our children. They truly make a difference every day.

Blotters for January 25-27, 2013

January 29, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 123 calls for service, issued seven citations and made three arrests from Jan. 25-27, 2013.

The SPD received 66, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1400 block of Hailey.
• Runaway — 1100 block of Tonkawa.
• Theft — 1000 block of E. Broadway.
• Sexual assault — Sweetwater area.
• Burglary of a habitation — 1400 block of McCauley.

Arrested by SPD:
• Charles McLarty, 58 — Indictment.
• Shanna Metcalf, 22 — Warrants.
• Jimmy Luna, 28 — Family violence assault/interfere with emergency call.

Tuesday's windy weather

January 29, 2013

Be on the lookout for high winds today, as southwest winds at 15 to 25 mph will increase to 30 to 40 mph in the morning. Areas of blowing dust will be prevalent after noon and gusts could get as high as 55 mph. Otherwise, expect mostly sunny skies and a high near 63.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 31. Winds will be from the south-southwest from 20 to 30 mph, decreasing to 10 to 20 mph. Gusts could top out at 45 mph.
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