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Blotters for May 9, 2013

May 10, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 55 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on May 9, 2013.

The SPD received 35, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a building — 1300 block of Robert Lee.
• Disorderly conduct — 200 block of W. Broadway.
• Forgery — 800 block of E. Broadway.
• Criminal mischief — 2700 block of E. Broadway.
• Disorderly conduct — 300 block of Lamar.
• Burglary of a habitation — 100 block of E. New Mexico.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile — Disorderly conduct.

Doulas: The "mother to a mother"

May 10, 2013

On Sunday, mothers across the country will be celebrated. However, the month also recognizes someone who is called a "mother to a mother," as May is "International Doula Month."
The word "doula" derives from the Greek word which means "a woman who serves." Today, that same word extends to describe a trained, experienced professional who provides physical, emotional and informational support to a mother before, during and after birth.

School board honors choir students

May 10, 2013

The Sweetwater Independent School District Board of Trustees recently signed a resolution honoring the 2012-2013 Sweetwater High School Choir UIL Solo and Ensemble competition state qualifiers.
"Sweetwater High School vocal soloists, Ashley Erwin, Jeremy Kamer, Cierra Knox, Sage Nelsen and Marissa Ramirez, have brought honor, pride and distinction to the city of Sweetwater and to the Sweetwater Independent School District during the 2013-2013 school year and have excelled in their performance by advancing to state UIL competition."

Sweetwater-Pampa baseball playoff time and location changed

May 10, 2013

Sweetwater and Pampa have changed the time and location for Game 1 of their best-of-3 Region I-3A area baseball playoff today.
The teams have agreed to move the game — which was to have been played at Lubbock Christian University starting at 7:30 p.m. — to Lubbock Cooper High School's field in Woodrow starting at 8:30 p.m., said Sweetwater athletic director Shane Mobley. The change was necessitated by rains in Lubbock that made LCU's field unplayable today.

RELIGION: Churches plan special Mother’s Day services

May 10, 2013

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH

Rain and hail in Nolan County

May 10, 2013

One vehicle was involved in an accident in front of K-Mart on Thursday afternoon.
A jack knifed 18-wheeler slowed the east bound traffic on Interstate 20 for a while as pea sized hail and rain hit Nolan County.
No injuries were reported. The Nolan County Sheriff's Office, TxDOT and DPS responded to the wreck.

S&C awarded $2.6 million contract to upgrade 585 MW local wind farm

May 10, 2013

S&C Electric Company, a global leader in renewable energy integration, announced it was awarded a $2.6MM contract by Sweetwater Wind to upgrade a portion of their 585 MW wind farm in Sweetwater, Texas. This upgrade will enable Sweetwater Wind to meet new renewable energy generation interconnection standards that have been enacted in Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

Thankful during Nurses Week

May 10, 2013

Local parents wished a Happy Nurses Week to all of the NICU nurses that did everything to make sure they were able to bring home a healthy baby, their son, Marcus Antonio Gonzales, son of Derek and Amanda Gonzales of Sweetwater.

Blotters for May 8, 2013

May 10, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 62 calls for service, issued five citations and made four arrests on May 8, 2013.

The SPD received 34, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 700 block of W. Fourth.
• 1500 block of Lamar.
• 900 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 900 block of Brookside.
• Terroristic threat — 700 block of E. Third.
• Minor in possession — 300 block of Lamar.
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1600 block of Josephine.

Arrested by SPD:
• Sonya Flores, 26 — Driving while license invalid.
• Michael Smith, 32 — Warrants.
• Joseph Guerrero, 28 — Warrants.

Local weekend weather outlook

May 10, 2013

Today will be cloudy with a high near 77, with northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph, and we also have a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Those chances drop to 30% tonight, but we'll see mostly cloudy conditions and a low around 55. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph, becoming light and variable.
This weekend, we'll see highs in the upper 70s with lows in the mid to upper 50s. Get a full look at your weekend weather now at weather.gov.

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