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March 20th

Local weather for Wednesday

March 20, 2013

Expect mostly sunny skies on this first day of spring with a high near 68. Winds will be from the northeast at 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 53 with southeastern winds at 15 to 20 mph.
Visit weather.com now for an early weekend weather preview.

March 19th

TSTC hosting energy summit

March 19, 2013

Texas State Technical College West Texas is hosting the 2013 Southwest Energy Summit on Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21, 2013. Energy industry employees from across the state will converge on Sweetwater for the two-day summit which includes sessions on oil and natural gas, wind energy, nuclear energy, workforce and regional infrastructure, transportation and Coal.

Three dogs available for adoption

March 19, 2013

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has several dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption are a male heeler mix, a female chihuahua and a female chihuahua mix.
According to Sweetwater’s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.

Kiwanis Club reboots local talent show

March 19, 2013

Following a twenty-year run of Star Search--the local talent show sponsored by the Sweetwater Kiwanis Club, the civic group is unveiling a new type of talent show in an effort to boost involvement.
Introducing..."Sweetwater's Got Talent."
With only one performing act at last year's Star Search finals in the high school division, change was necessary, according to Kiwanis Club president Mitch Moore. The format of the show at the finals will be changed to resemble the television talent show "America's Got Talent" but with a local twist.

RPMH presents check to AHA

March 19, 2013

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital recently held their second annual Treadmill Walkathon benefiting the American Heart Association in February. RPMH would like to thank the community, family and friends for their support in this event.
Pictured is Donna Boatright, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Administrator, presenting Donnie Rupert, American Heart Association representative with a $2,460 check. The Walkathon committee members are Carla Howard (far left), Mary Garza (second from right) and Leigh White (far right).
Not pictured is Irene Garcia.

Water topics reported at city meeting

March 19, 2013

During his City Manager's report at the March meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission, Eddie Brown discussed the outcome of the city's dispute toward the application for a $7.5 million loan to the Bitter Creek Water Supply Corporation (BCWSC).
At their meeting held on February 28 in Austin, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) approved the loan. Sweetwater was represented by some members of city staff at the meeting, but they were unable to make their case to the board.

Bibby bitten by rattlesnake

March 19, 2013

The 49th Annual Lone Star Expo Rattlesnake Roundup went on throughout the weekend without the star of the show: the Texas Snake Man. Jackie Bibby was loading rattlesnakes this past Friday afternoon at his home in Rising Star to bring them to Brownwood for the Expo when he was bitten in the stomach by one of the venomous rattlers. His father brought him to the Brownwood Regional Emergency Room in very serious condition. At last report, Bobby Dudley reported that Bibby was listed in critical condition where he was being treated in the Intensive Care Unit at BRMC.

Blotters for March 15-17, 2013

March 19, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 133 calls for service, issued two citations and made seven arrests from Mar. 15-17, 2013.

The SPD received 121, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 300 block of NE Georgia.
• 2000 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Theft — Sweetwater.
• Theft — 1100 block of E. Broadway.
• Criminal mischief — 500 block of Hill.
• Criminal mischief — 200 block of Lamar.
• Criminal trespass — 3500 block of S. Highway 70.
• Fraud — 200 block of Florida.

Arrested by SPD:
• Profidio Zambrano, 45 — Driving while intoxicated.

Local weather for Tueday

March 19, 2013

Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 72. Winds will be from the southeast at 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 45 and northeast winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Head on over to weather.gov now to learn more.

March 18th

Body found in Scurry County, autopsy ordered

March 18, 2013

SNYDER, Texas (AP) — Investigators are trying to identify a badly decomposed body found in West Texas.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says law officers Sunday removed the remains from an undisclosed location in Scurry County near Snyder. Trooper Sparky Dean says further details on the site have not been made public as investigators seek to preserve the scene.
A person whose name hasn't been released reported finding the remains Saturday afternoon. Officials have not said the possible gender or age of the person. Dean says an autopsy has been ordered.

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