Archive - Jan 2013 - News Article

January 7th

Two cousins killed, father/son injured in one vehicle crash

January 7, 2013

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was called to the scene of a fatal crash in Jones County on U.S. Highway 180, one mile west of the intersection with Farm Road 600 at 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning.

Monday's local weather

January 7, 2013

Expect mostly sunny skies and a high near 54 today, with south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 34. Winds will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn all you need to know about the local forecast.

January 5th

Nolan County could hold the next big oil boom

January 5, 2013

People in Sweetwater have heard the rumors, but now it's a reality that could bring in hundreds of jobs. 
It's being referred to as the Cline Shale and much similar to what’s been happening in the oil industry in areas like Midland-Odessa is beginning to happen right here in the Big Country.
Sweetwater has long been known for its wind turbines, but lately there has been talk of another type of machinery headed that way.
"There's been a lot of talk about oil companies coming in," said one Sweetwater resident.
They're calling it the next oil boom.

Infigen donates to Goodfellows

January 5, 2013

Shown are (from left to right) Ken Becker, Goodfellows; Jay Cole, Infigen Purchasing Agent; Michael Jimenez, Infigen Plant Manager for Sweetwater 4 & 5 Wind Farms; and Troy Ryan, Infigen Plant Manager for Sweetwater 1,2 & 3 Wind Farms. Infigen recently gave a $5,000 donation to the Sweetwater Goodfellows, who help families in need with food and toys during the holiday season. Financial donations can be made any time of the year and can be sent to Sweetwater Goodfellows, P.O. Box 1148, Sweetwater, TX, 79556.

TNB nominates Skylar Houston for Teaching Excellence Award

January 5, 2013

Teachers can play a significant role in helping students learn the importance of making informed monetary decisions. As a member of The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT), Texas National Bank was presented with the opportunity to nominate a teacher in the community who is currently promoting financial literacy.

Many benefit from local heart walks

January 5, 2013

Over $14,000 was raised for the American Heart Association by Nolan County residents, organizations and businesses in 2012, including money from the annual Nolan County Heart Walk. Money raised for the American Heart Association goes towards research about heart disease.
One local man "walked the walk" at the Nolan County Heart Walk as he has been fighting heart disease for many years.

College Culture Day at SISD

January 5, 2013

On the first day of every month during the school year, Sweetwater Independent School District students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear college shirts to promote furthering students' education. Shown are Inez Perez and Rebecca Moreno of east Ridge Elementary supporting their schools.

Personal project becomes a community campaign

January 5, 2013

For many people, their birthday celebration allows friends and family an opportunity to celebrate their life. But for one local, her 35th birthday gave her a chance to give back to the community.
Heather Gesin got an idea to take part in thirty-five random acts of kindness a month before her birthday from Pinterest, the social media site that shares recipes, crafts and other ideas among friends and followers.

Blotters for Jan. 3, 2013

January 5, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued one citation and made four arrests on Jan. 3, 2013.

The SPD received 24, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 2200 block of E. Broadway

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 600 block of E. Texas.
• Forgery — Sweetwater.
• Forgery — Sweetwater.
• Possession of a controlled substance — 500 block of NW Georgia.
• Criminal mischief — 500 block of NW Georgia.
• Theft — 400 block of Hubbard.

Arrested by SPD:
• Marcus Franklin, 34 — Aggravated assault/injury to a child/family violence assault.

January 4th

RELIGION: Local churches ring in the new year

January 4, 2013

AGLOW INTERNATIONAL
Aglow International Sweetwater Community Lighthouse invites you to come join us for worship and testimony on Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express. The guest speakers will be the Aglow team.

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
Happy New Year! That is the cry heard around the world this week. Young and old watched as the ball fell in Time Square, bells rang, people hugged, kissed, and sang, “Should old acquaintance be forgot and ever brought to mind . . .”, and 2012 was gone as 2013 appeared.

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