Archive - Jan 2013 - News Article

January 25th

Texas Theatre to host live music

January 25, 2013

A live music performance will be held this weekend at the Texas Theatre featuring a variety of rock, blues and contemporary electric guitar performed by Brian McRae and his band, including Aaron Hatmaker on bass and an appearance by female vocalist Lesley Sawyer.
In addition to rock and blues style music, McRae will also be performing songs from his recent album, Painted World, which was produced by local resident Rex Scaggs and recorded in Lubbock.

Two transports in Thursday wrecks

January 25, 2013

One person was sent to Shannon Hospital in San Angelo Thursday morning after his truck rolled over a number of times near Highway 70 and Stet Highway 153. Shown is Shannon Air Med One taking off from the scene on Thursday morning.
In addition, one person was taken to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital on Thursday afternoon from a one-vehicle wreck involving a motorcycle on the corner of Wall and Alabama.

Four pets available for adoption

January 25, 2013

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has four pets available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male chihuahua mix, a male basset hound mix, a female golden retriever and a female gray and white cat.
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.

FCC regulations leave church TV program in limbo

January 25, 2013

A local television program is in danger of signing off due to some federal regulations.
For over 40 years, Broadway Baptist Church in Sweetwater has been airing a thirty-minute program every Sunday morning at 9 a.m. on KTXS. But after January 6, the program has not aired, following a letter from the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in which the show's exemption status--which deals with closed captioning--had changed.

Blotters for January 23, 2013

January 25, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 57 calls for service, issued four citations and made three arrests on Jan. 23, 2013.

The SPD received 26, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1400 block of Hoyt.
• 1100 block of E. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1100 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 15 — Disruption of classroom.
• Courtney Frausto, 23 — Theft.
• Dustin Wells, 27 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Jan. 23, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:

Local weather for the weekend

January 25, 2013

A light cold front has come in, bringing today's high down to around 56. Expect partly sunny skies and northern winds at 5 to 10 mph as well.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 38. Winds will be from the north around 5 mph, shifting to the east-northeast after midnight.
A windy warm-up will be in the forecast for the weekend, with Saturday's high in the 60s and up to the 70s on Sunday. Weekend lows are expected to be in the 50s.
Get a full weekend preview now at weather.gov.

January 24th

Mammoth information sought

January 24, 2013

"If he had a toothache with a tooth that size, he probably just laid down and died."
This was one of several comments about the prehistoric animal tusks uncovered in May 1967 on Vergil Redden's land north of the Nolan County Coliseum, as dirt contractors were digging out an area near the stock pond so the pond could be drained.
Workers uncovered one tusk that crumbled easily when touched. Redden decided to wait for more expert help before doing more digging.

Hospital board approves new wrist bands, policy

January 24, 2013

The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors met on Monday night at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), in which they approved a policy regarding the new condition alert wrist bands.
According to state requirements, hospitals must have three different color-coded wristbands that alert medical staff on a patient's allergies, fall risk and their desire to not be resuscitated. The hospital will also be adding two additional bracelets that will alert medical staff on latex allergies and restricted extremities.

Region 14 ESC Head Start annual report to the public now available for viewing

January 24, 2013

Region 14 Education Service Center Head Start announces that its Annual Report to the Public for 2011-2012 is available for viewing. This report is part of the federal standards for providing an annual report each year for school districts, parents, community members and any other interested agencies.
This report includes data on children served, curriculum, funding information, results from the 2009 Federal review and governance.

Blotters for January 22, 2013

January 24, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 54 calls for service, issued five citations and made two arrests on Jan. 22, 2013.

The SPD received 26, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 100 block of S. Hopkins.
• Theft — 100 block of S. Hopkins.
• Theft — 1300 block of W. Broadway.
• Unattended death — 500 block of E. Louisiana.
• Minor in possession of tobacco — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Disruption of classroom — 300 block of Lamar.
• Family violence assault — 600 block of E. Arkansas.
• Family violence assault — 1000 block of Crane.

Arrested by SPD:

The Sweetwater High School tennis team members are, standing from left, Colt Bewley, Brandon...
Two of the four Sweetwater Middle School football teams came away with wins in season-opening games...
All three of Sweetwater High School’s volleyball teams played dual matches Saturday at Lubbock...

 

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