Archive - 2013 - News Article
Rattlesnake Round-Up week is finally here.
From Thursday, March 7 through Sunday, March 10, the Sweetwater Jaycees host their 55th annual event at the Nolan County Coliseum. As usual, several activities are being held in conjunction with the Round-Up.
The Round-Up itself will actually be Friday through Sunday, March 8-10, at the Nolan County Coliseum. Gates will open at 8 a.m. all three days, closing at 5 p.m. on Friday and Sunday and at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Other Round-Up activities include the following:
At the beginning of last month, Texas Governor Rick Perry said that a week should be set aside each year during the month of March to highlight the contributions of a particular field of educators.
As a result, March 4 through 8 has been proclaimed as Educational Diagnosticians' Week in Texas.
"I urge all Texans to recognize the important efforts of educational diagnosticians," Governor Perry stated in the proclamation. "Their hard work contributes to the success of our young Texans and to the future of the Lone Star State."
Texas National Bankâ€™s focus on customer-centric products and services expanded this month to include Texas National Bank Mobile.
Mobile banking services provided by Texas National Bank Mobile include apps, available for Androidâ„˘ and iPhoneÂ®, a mobile banking website (www.tnbnetbank.mobi) and text banking that offer customers features such as the ability to check balances, search transaction history, transfer money between Texas National Bank accounts, and bill pay.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Mar. 4, 2013.
The SPD received 30, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 300 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€” 1100 block of Silas.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Female juvenile, 14 â€” Runaway.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served 10 civil papers and made four arrests on Mar. 4, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Gilbert Raul Aguilar, 21, of Port Lavaca â€” Warrant/motion to revoke probation.
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 61. Winds will be from the south-southeast around 15 mph, with gusts topping out around 20 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight with a low around 40 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
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Each year, the Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up attracts more than 20,000 visitors to Sweetwater. For the past 55 years, the event has been a means for locals to protect livestock by controlling the snake population as they begin to emerge from winter hibernation.
As participants and visitors participate in the Round-up, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) seeks to raise awareness of how people should respond to snakebites during the weekend and throughout the year.
A Sweetwater woman and her dog perished in a fire on the 1900 block of Bristol Street on Monday afternoon, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.
According to Madden, the Sweetwater Fire Department received the initial call about the fire just after 3:30 p.m. on Monday.
Nolan County United Way's 2013 Rattlesnake Round-up gun raffle will benefit the nine local agencies assisted by NCUW including Big Country Medical Reserve Corp, Boy Scouts, Cancer Services Network, Gateway Family Services, Girl Scouts,Â Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP), Sweetwater Back Pack Buddies, West Texas Children's Advocacy Center and the Women's Resource Center.
Raffle prizes include three Savage Axis XP's ~ Camo- Rifle/Scope Packages with one 22-250, one 243 and one 270.
Texas National Bank will host the monthly Chamber of Commerce Coffee and belatedly celebrate Texas Independence Day at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the bankâ€™s lobby at 400 East Broadway.
Guests will be invited to enter a drawing for a framed Texas flag print to be given away at the conclusion of the coffee.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 149 calls for service, issued 15 citations and made eight arrests from March 1-3, 2013.
The SPD received 83, 911 calls.
â€˘ Club Terrace.
â€˘ 600 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ 1100 block of E. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 200 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘ Theft â€” 400 block of E. New Mexico.
â€˘ Robbery â€” 700 block of SW Georgia.
â€˘ Theft â€” 200 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘ Runaway â€” 300 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Byron Blueford, 25 â€” Warrant.
â€˘ Stacy Bennett, 43 â€” Public intoxication.