Archive - 2013 - News Article
Two men were arrested on Wednesday afternoon by the Sweetwater Police Department when police recovered a vehicle that had been purchased with a stolen check.
Sgt. Pat Lenoir was working the case after the victim called the police department about the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle took a check from the purchaser, but the two agreed that the title would not be given until the check had cleared. When the check came up as being stolen at the bank, the victim immediately called the police department and let them know the meeting time and place for the title exchange.
The West Texas Art Guild is having its annual Regional Art Show on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Civic Center in Colorado City.
Artwork can be brought and entered into the show from 8-10 a.m. Entry fee per piece is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.
Ribbons and prize money will be awarded by the judge, Dianna Lee Jones from San Angelo. Categories include: oil / acrylics, watercolor, dry media (pastel, pencil, etc.), photography, and 3-D (jewelry, sculpture, etc.).
The Future Sweetwater class made a stop at the City Commission meeting held Tuesday morning at City Hall as part of their tour of city and county affairs.
Future Sweetwater, in its fifth year, is sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and allows 12 sophomore students from Sweetwater High School to participate in a program that informs and educates them about various aspects of the community over the course of the school year. Students are chosen to participate through a process that includes an application, interview, teacher recommendations and grade point average.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 75. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 56 and breezy winds from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
We'll see highs in the upper 70s/lower 80s this weekend, with Saturday's low in the mid-50s before a light cool front comes in Sunday afternoon, bringing the low to the lower 40s.
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Southeast Elementary is gearing up for their Annual Harvest Festival that will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21.
The festival will take place on the Southeast Elementary campus and the doors open at 5:30 p.m. and will close at 8 p.m. "Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the festival. This will be a fun family friendly event that people of all ages will enjoy," said festival organizers. "You can sit down for an exciting game of Bingo, win a delicious homemade cake from our cake walk or make the rounds and play all of the other fun games that will be set up throughout the school."
During the City Manager's report given by Eddie Brown at Tuesday's city commission meeting, it was noted that the city will stay in Stage 1 of the Water Conservation/Drought Contingency Plan.
The recommendation was given by Enprotec/Hibbs & Todd, who conducts regular reviews. Stage 1 does not require conservation and is only voluntary.
Brown explained that during this time of year, the water usage tends to drop. On average, around 2 million gallons of water are used on a daily basis.
Gordon Gloria, Community Programs Service Coordinator for West Central Texas Council of Governments in Abilene, was the speaker at this month's Lunch and Learn Seminar hosted by Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Gloria spoke to attendees about the free services his office provides for the elderly in Nolan and 18 other counties. Some of those services are: homemaker services, respite care, caregiver support, chore maintenance, personal assistant care and income support.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 61. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph.
Expect mostly clear conditions tonight, with a low around 42 and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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To welcome the more than 300 people expected at J.P. Cowen Elementary Schoolâ€™s annual Fall Festival, ClearTalk Wireless will be handing out free giveaways including water bottles, small gym bags and 100 Whataburger certificates that are redeemable for one free Justaburger kidâ€™s meal. The certificates will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
The Fall Festival will run from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday and will also include food, fun and games for the entire family.