Archive - Apr 2013 - News Article

April 24th

Time for Tapenades

April 24, 2013

The ripe olive is one of the most versatile foods in the pantry. While delicious on its own, olives also add flavor to a number of dishes from soups and salads to appetizers and entrees. One dish, that features olives predominantly and is as versatile as its main ingredient, is tapenade.

Kindergarten Round-Up planned at Southeast

April 24, 2013

On Tuesday, May 7, Sweetwater Independent School District will host Kindergarten Round-Up at Southeast Elementary School. Personnel from Southeast Elementary will be registering students that will be attending Kindergarten next year in the 2013-2014 school year.

NCBR offering four scholarships

April 24, 2013

The Nolan County Board of Realtors is offering to all interested Nolan County graduating seniors, of the Class of 2013, an opportunity to apply for the NCBR annual scholarship. If you are planning to continue your educational experience beyond high school, the NCBR is offering four $500 college scholarships to help you with expenses.

Paint the town purple!

April 24, 2013

An estimated 110, 470 Texans are diagnosed with cancer each year and 37,984 will not survive.
Nolan County is joining over 5,200 other communities worldwide to host the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life, an event to celebrate cancer survivors and remember those who are no longer with us.
Relay For Life raises funds to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back.

Fire consumes Roscoe home

April 24, 2013

The Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department and Sweetwater Fire Department responded to an early morning house fire north of Roscoe on FM 608 on Wednesday morning.
The owner of the house was plowing in a field nearby when he noticed smoke coming from it. It was vacant at the time.
Before fire trucks arrived, the entire house was engulfed in flames and was a total loss.

TSTC offering disaster relief for West, Texas

April 24, 2013

Texas State Technical College West Texas is now collecting donations for those affected by the disaster in West, Texas. The donations will be delivered to the area on Friday, April 26. The public is encouraged to drop-off any donations at your local TSTC campus. Items needed include water, Gatorade, non-perishable food items, toiletries, baby wipes, baby items, blankets, towels, wash rags and clothing and shoes for men, women and children, etc.

Request for rail line crossing heard at county meeting

April 24, 2013

During the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday, discussion was held which stemmed from a request by a business in the oil/gas transportation industry to re-establish a rail line--which crosses County Road (CR) 108--and put it back into service.
Ken Tootle with MAALT made the presentation to the commissioners, in which he gave an overview of the company. The Fort-Worth based company has been in the business for around a decade, boasting 400 employees and several branches in Texas and Oklahoma, among others.

Blotters for April 22, 2013

April 24, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued 1 citation and made 1 arrest on April 22, 2013.

The SPD received 15, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 800 block of E. 16th.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault/endangering a child — Sweetwater.
• Criminal mischief — 600 block of Pecan.
• Theft — 800 block of Bowie.
• Family violence assault — Sweetwater.
• Burglary of a habitation — 500 block of Orange.

Arrested by SPD:
• Santos Vera, 24 — City warrants.

Wednesday's local weather

April 24, 2013

Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 62. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 42 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov for more information.

April 23rd

Health Department celebrates NIIW

April 23, 2013

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities. This year’s NIIW is April 20-27. Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases; that is why it is critical to protect them through immunizations. Each day, nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States who will need to be immunized against 14-vaccine-preventable diseases before age two.

THURSDAY, APRIL 17 Track Sweetwater qualifiers will compete at 3-3A/4-3A area meet in Pecos (top...
Nine Sweetwater track athletes will be the first from Nolan County to try for regional berths today...
A 15-1 win over Monahans Tuesday broke Sweetwater out of its recent tailspin and got the team back...

 

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