Archive - 2013 - News Article

February 9th

Love Worth Celebrating to have double benefits

February 9, 2013

Most teenagers dream about a summer trip to New York. They imagine the plane touching down at JFK International Airport, spotting the Statue of Liberty for the first time, visiting all the TV studios, attending a Broadway musical — the list of entertainment could go on and on. For a group of 26 Sweetwater teens, a trip to New York is on the summer calendar, but it’s going to be a very different kind of trip.

February 8th

RELIGION: Nolan County Ministerial Alliance planning three Lenten luncheons

February 8, 2013

NOLAN COUNTY MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE

Thomas elected to the Executive Council of the Texas Young Lawyers Association

February 8, 2013

C. Barrett Thomas, Assistant District Attorney for the 32ndJudicial District Attorney’s Office, was elected to the Executive Council of the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA) this week. Thomas has served on the TYLA’s Board of Directors since 2011, but he will now assume the role of treasurer for the upcoming year. Thomas will continue to work as a felony criminal prosecutor under the direction of District Attorney, Ann Reed, where he has served since September of 2011. Thomas also manages a family law practice, The Thomas Firm, which has been based in Sweetwater since he joined Ms.

Local church offers Bible reading program

February 8, 2013

Never found time to read the Bible? First Presbyterian Church (FPC) of Sweetwater is starting an all-ages program to Read the Bible in 90 Days.
Pastor Kary Fry wants to promote Bible literacy and says, "A whole generation of us were raised on Bible themes, where the Bible was used only as reference."
While many people may feel that they're not "smart" enough or don't have the background to attend Sunday school, this program will be for beginners, and literally get everyone on the same page. The program is open to all.

SISD Choir competes at Solo/Ensemble contest

February 8, 2013

The Sweetwater Choral Department competed this past Saturday at the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest at McMurry University.
All six Sweetwater Middle School soloists received a First Division Superior rating including Tiffany Bugarin, Megan Dean, Crystal Foust, Martin Morini, Kelsey Parker and Tarryn Velasquez.
The Sweetwater High School soloists were also successful. Abby McPherson received a 2nd Division Excellent. Four freshman received a First Division Superior including Kilanie Arpin, Cierra Knox, Brittany Jimenez and Dylan Jimenez.

Blotters for February 6, 2013

February 8, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 49 calls for service, issued eight citations and made one arrest on Feb. 6, 2013.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Family violence assault — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Runaway/criminal mischief — 1900 block of Bristol.

Arrested by SPD:
• Chad Parsons, 19 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made five arrests on Feb. 6, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:
• David Leon Archer, 44, of Sweetwater — Warrant/motion to revoke probation.

Local forecast for this weekend

February 8, 2013

Your Friday forecast will be sunny with a high near 61. Winds will be from the east at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 46 and eastern winds remaining at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Saturday will bring in a chance of rain and high winds throughout the entire weekend. Highs will be in the mid to upper 60s with lows ranging from the high 30s to mid 40s.
Head on over to weather.com to learn more.

February 7th

Jaycees increase Snake Charmer Pageant scholarship amounts

February 7, 2013

The annual Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant is a time where young ladies from throughout the Big Country come together to compete for scholarship money. At last year's pageant, the theme for the night was Wings Across America in honor of the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots).
The annual pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The pageant is open to all girls between the ages of 16-19 who live within a 75 mile radius of Sweetwater.

Two dogs available for adoption

February 7, 2013

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male rottweiler mix puppy and a male Great Pyrenees mix.
Also recently featured were a male chihuahua mix, a female golden retriever and a female gray and white cat. Call the animal shelter to see if they are still available.
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.

Benefit accounts set up for Renteria Family

February 7, 2013

A benefit account has been set up at Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union, located at 1900 Preston Road in Sweetwater, for Armando and Andrea Renteria and their family. The Renterias lost all of their belongings and their home to a fire on Tuesday on the 100 block of Ash Street in Roscoe.
Those wishing to donate cash can donate to SRFCU and also at Roscoe State Bank, both at the Sweetwater and Roscoe locations.

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