Archive - Mar 28, 2013 - News Article

Eighth Annual Family FunFair approaches

March 28, 2013

High Sky Children’s Ranch and the West Texas Children’s Advocacy Center have once again partnered to host the Eighth Annual West Texas Child Abuse Awareness Family FunFair in Sweetwater. The FunFair will be held at the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Wednesday, April 10, from 4-6:30 p.m. The Time of Remembrance will start at 6 p.m. and organizers ask that everybody stay for the ceremony honoring children who have been victims of child abuse.

Ministerial Alliance to host Easter sunrise service

March 28, 2013

The Nolan County Ministerial Alliance will host an Easter Sunday sunrise service at 7 a.m. at the Mustang Bowl.
This event began as a dream of Jere Lawrence to provide an opportunity for the Christian community to gather to celebrate Christ’s resurrection. Everyone from Sweetwater and the surrounding area is invited to come worship this Sunday at the Mustang Bowl in Sweetwater.

Palacios honored by Crime Stoppers Board

March 28, 2013

Connie Palacios (right) was recently honored for her years of service on the Nolan County Crime Stoppers Board.
Palacios served as a Crime Stoppers board member for 12 years and has decided to resign her position.
She was presented with a plaque and a bouquet of roses by Co-Coordinator Angie Collier (left), from the Nolan County Crime Stoppers Board.

Man airlifted after motorcycle wreck

March 28, 2013

A man was airlifted from Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital on Wednesday afternoon after a wreck on Interstate 20 near mile marker 243 in Sweetwater.
According to emergency authorities, the man hit a light pole in the center median, bringing it down. The driver was not wearing a helmet.

Hospital board approves bed, mattress purchases

March 28, 2013

The Nolan County Hospital District board approved the purchase of two items during their meeting on Monday evening held at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
Rosa Best, the Chief Nursing Officer at RPMH, presented both of the items to the board.
One Stryker birthing bed will now be purchased and will replace the current product, which is used by laboring mothers. The purchase totals $17,092 and comes in under the budgeted price.

Discipline, SHAC reports heard at SISD board meeting

March 28, 2013

A couple reports were discussed by Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Assistant Superintendent Kathy Smartt during the March meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees.
The Data Validation Monitoring for Discipline Report was approved, in which the district took part in the report due to results in the recent PEIMS (Public Education Information Management System) report, which reflected action from two years ago.

Blotters for March 26, 2013

March 28, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Mar. 26, 2013.

The SPD received 19, 911 calls.

Arrested by SPD:
• Lori Kidd, 31 — Family violence assault.
• Jesus Delgado, Jr., 25 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served three civil papers and made one arrest on Mar. 26, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Amy Jenee Gutierrez, 23, of Slaton — Warrant/motion to revoke probation.

Calls for service:
• Reckless driver — I-20 MM 242 east bound.
• Alarm — CR 154.

Local forecast for Thursday

March 28, 2013

Expect partly sunny skies today with a high near 75. Winds will be from the south around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight we should see mostly cloudy skies with a low around 57 and south-southeast winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
Get a preview of the Easter weekend forecast now at weather.gov.

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