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April 3rd

Local teachers selected to participate in workshop

April 3, 2013

Two local teachers were recently selected to participate in a one-day teacher workshop in Abilene sponsored by Humanities Texas.
Jeffrey Shelton, who teaches U.S. and world history at Highland Junior and Senior High School and Leanna West, who teaches social studies and health science at Trent School, attended the workshop, which offered teachers the opportunity to work closely with leading scholars, studying major aspects of nineteenth-century U.S. history, such as slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction.

NCF donates to Municipal Auditorium

April 3, 2013

Homer Taylor (left), President/Executive director for the Nolan County Foundation, recently presented Richard Smola, President of the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium Board of Directors, $2,000 as part of a challenge grant to assist the auditorium board in purchasing a new grand piano.
The piano was purchased earlier this year and was part of the show for the Kristine Mirelle concert, as well as the Miss Snake Charmer pageant.
“The piano will be a great asset for upcoming presentations,” stated Smola.

Blotters for April 1, 2013

April 3, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on April 1, 2013.

The SPD received 26, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1800 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Criminal mischief — 700 block of Lamar.
• Theft of precious metal — 2300 block of E. Broadway.
• Burglary of a building — 300 block of Lamar.

Arrested by SPD:
• Leonard Lawhon, 25 — Possession of a controlled substance.
• Robert Hernandez, 46 — Warrants.

Wednesday's local weather

April 3, 2013

We have a 50% chance of showers today, with cloudy conditions and a high near 47. Winds will be from the north around 15 mph.
Tonight, expect cloudy skies that will gradually become partly cloudy with a low around 36. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to get a full recap.

April 2nd

AgriLife Extension’s Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference set for Wednesday

April 2, 2013

SNYDER – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the annual multi-county Lower Rolling Plains Agricultural Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 at the Scurry Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive in Snyder.
“The conference updates our region’s producers on many of  the major issues they may face during the upcoming growing season,” said Zach Wilcox, AgriLife Extension agent in Nolan County.

Lone Star Ag Credit to host Chamber Coffee

April 2, 2013

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at Lone Star Ag Credit, located at 400 E. 3rd Street in Sweetwater.
Lone Star Ag Credit is a cooperative owned by its customers and borrowers and is operated by Lone Star ACA in Fort Worth, TX. Founded in 1917 as part of the nationwide Farm Credit System, the company operates 10 offices in 33 counties, covering the north-central, northwest and northeast regions of Texas. The office in Sweetwater is managed by Tim Weldon.

Sweetwater FFA represented at competitions

April 2, 2013

Last week, members of Sweetwater FFA competed at the West Texas A&M University Invitational Judging Contest in Canyon as well as the Tarleton State University Invitational Judging Contest in Stephenville. Sweetwater FFA was represented by the third place Meats Judging Team and the fourth place Milk Quality Team at the WTAMU contest.

TxDOT refreshes pavement markings on area roadways

April 2, 2013

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently began a project to refresh pavement markings on roadways in seven counties.

Blotters for March 29-31, 2013

April 2, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 155 calls for service, issued two citations and made seven arrests from Mar. 29-31, 2013.

The SPD received 78, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1600 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Criminal trespass/stalking — 800 block of San Carlos.
• Theft — 100 block of Florida.
• Theft — 900 block of Brookside.
• Information — 1700 block of Hailey.
• Criminal mischief — 100 block of E. New Mexico.
• Burglary of a habitation — 700 block of W. 5th.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jessica Davis, 21 — Warrants.
• Beatrice Vera, 41 — Warrants.

Local weather for Tuesday

April 2, 2013

Showers and thunderstorms are likely today as we have a 70% chance of precipitation; some of the storms could be severe. Otherwise, expect cloudy conditions with a high near 59 with eastern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Winds will shift to the north in the morning, and gusts could get as high as 20 mph.
Tonight our shower and thunderstorm chances continue at about 70%, and clouds remain in the area with a low around 41. Winds will be from the north at 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

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