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February 1st

Narcotics, cash found as warrant executed

February 1, 2013

One man was arrested during the early evening hours of last Friday as a result of a search warrant being served by officers of the Sweetwater Police Department. The raid took place at a residence on West Eighth Street in Sweetwater, according to Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda.
Another man was detained and released during the raid. Narcotics and cash were recovered from the scene.
According to Chief Frieda, right at 50 grams of narcotics were found, which will classify the case as a first degree felony.

A new beginning

February 1, 2013

Hoyt House Assisted Living celebrated a new beginning for the staff and community by hosting an open house designed as a special opportunity to bring residents, families, employees, volunteers and the surrounding communities together to enjoy the celebration. The event took place on Thursday, beginning with a ribbon cutting.
Attendees of Hoyt House’s new beginnings’ celebration were able to tour the assisted living residence and meet the staff members. Refreshments, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment was provided.

Celebrity sighting!

February 1, 2013

Scott and Carla Lambert of Sweetwater had lunch with Cody Canada at Schlotzsky’s in Sweetwater on Thursday, as he was headed to Lubbock to Blue Light. The Lamberts say he is a "nice guy."
Canada was born in Pampa, Texas in 1976.

Sweetwater gas prices higher than state average

February 1, 2013

The statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel in Texas is now $3.24, which is eight cents more than one week ago, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. Drivers in the Lone Star State are paying an average of 18 cents less than the national average which is now $3.42. People in Dallas are paying the most on average at $3.30, and people in El Paso are paying the least at $2.99. Sweetwater drivers are currently paying $3.29 per gallon.

Blotters for January 30, 2013

February 1, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued two citations and made no arrests on Jan. 30, 2013.

The SPD received 18, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a vehicle — 500 block of E. Avenue A.
• Credit card abuse — Sweetwater area.
• Burglary of a building — 300 block of Pine.
• Sexual assault — Sweetwater area.
• Burglary of a habitation — 200 block of Bell.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Jan. 30, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:

Friday/weekend local forecast

February 1, 2013

Your Friday forecast is shaping up to be sunny with a high near 62. Winds from the east at 10 to 15 mph will become south-southeastern winds in the afternoon.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 38, and south-southeastern winds around 10 mph.
This weekend will bring in highs in the low to mid 60s and lows ranging from the mid 30s all the way up the mid 40s. Get a full look at your weekend forecast now at weather.gov.

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