Archive - Nov 15, 2013 - News Article

SHS puts a twist on A Christmas Carol

November 15, 2013

The Sweetwater High School Theatre Department will be performing Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol - with a twist. In Marley and Scrooge's Christmas Carol, the audience will experience the story from Marley's point of view.
The cast is made up of elementary, middle, and high school students, as well as past SHS graduates. The show will be performed Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the SHS Auditorium.
A matinee performance will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. This event is open to the public.

Lara seeks re-election

November 15, 2013

Nolan County Precinct 4 Commissioner Tony Lara announced on Friday that he is seeking re-election to that position.
"I took the position because I wanted to give something back to the community in which I live, and have discovered the serving the people of Nolan County is something I enjoy," he said.
Commissioner Lara indicted that he has tried to be an official who listens to everyone, from the citizens in his precinct to the folks in the coffee shop to the employees at the courthouse.

Democrats in the running

November 15, 2013

Pictured are Terry Locklar, running for County Commissioner Precinct 2; Tony Lara, running for County Commissioner Precinct 4; Pat McGowan, running for County Clerk; Sharon Gardner, running for Justice of the Peace; Pete Sheridan, running for County Judge; Jerry Hunt, running for District Clerk; and (seated) Mark Hampton, Nolan County Democratic Party Chairman.

November declared "Report Animal Abuse Month"

November 15, 2013

A proclamation was read during Tuesday's City Commission meeting, declaring the month of November as "Report Animal Abuse Month".
Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham read the document, which cited that the issue of animal abuse must be taken seriously not only for the sake of animals, but due to the fact that studies have proven a link between animal abuse and other criminal activity.
Animal abusers are five times more likely to commit further violent crimes, four times as likely to commit property crimes, and four times as likely to commit drug crimes.

Former resident named VP of MWH Global

November 15, 2013

Former Sweetwater resident Matt B. Garcia was recently promoted to Vice President and Principal Client Service Manager of MWH Global, a leader in wet infrastructure and water engineering, based in Broomfield, Colorado.

FourTwelve to perform at Broadway Baptist Church

November 15, 2013

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
I know each of our hearts have been broken by the devastation and destruction caused by the typhoon in the Philippines. The pictures, the reports, the loss of life and the starving people have touched our hearts and caused us to want to help. It is sad to hear reports that people were so hungry they rushed a government rice house only to have the walls collapse on the crowd, killing eight. It brings to truth the reality that hungry people will do whatever is necessary for food.

Drugs discovered during SPD fraud investigation

November 15, 2013

Two men were arrested on Wednesday afternoon by the Sweetwater Police Department when police recovered a vehicle that had been purchased with a stolen check.
Sgt. Pat Lenoir was working the case after the victim called the police department about the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle took a check from the purchaser, but the two agreed that the title would not be given until the check had cleared. When the check came up as being stolen at the bank, the victim immediately called the police department and let them know the meeting time and place for the title exchange.

Regional art show slated for Nov. 23

November 15, 2013

The West Texas Art Guild is having its annual Regional Art Show on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Civic Center in Colorado City.
Artwork can be brought and entered into the show from 8-10 a.m. Entry fee per piece is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Ribbons and prize money will be awarded by the judge, Dianna Lee Jones from San Angelo. Categories include: oil / acrylics, watercolor, dry media (pastel, pencil, etc.), photography, and 3-D (jewelry, sculpture, etc.).

Future Sweetwater tours city

November 15, 2013

The Future Sweetwater class made a stop at the City Commission meeting held Tuesday morning at City Hall as part of their tour of city and county affairs.
Future Sweetwater, in its fifth year, is sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and allows 12 sophomore students from Sweetwater High School to participate in a program that informs and educates them about various aspects of the community over the course of the school year. Students are chosen to participate through a process that includes an application, interview, teacher recommendations and grade point average.

Local forecast for this weekend

November 15, 2013

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 75. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 56 and breezy winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
We'll see highs in the upper 70s/lower 80s this weekend, with Saturday's low in the mid-50s before a light cool front comes in Sunday afternoon, bringing the low to the lower 40s.
Visit weather.gov for a full weekend weather preview.

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