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February 19th

Local weather for Wednesday

February 19, 2014

Today will be partly sunny with a high near 83. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect partly cloudy conditions tonight, with a low around 51 and breezy winds from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could get as high as 30 mph.
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February 18th

Students place in art event

February 18, 2014

Natalie Cox, Alejandro Gamez, William Hardin, Keegan Von Atzigan and Kala Wofford participated with their artwork in the Visual Art Scholastic Event held at Abilene High School over the weekend. They received four superior ratings and two excellent ratings.
Keegan's Pet Portrait (not shown) advanced to state VASE which will be held April 4-5 at Bryan High School in Bryan.

Nolan County Crime Stoppers announces Crime of the Week

February 18, 2014

On Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, the Sweetwater Police Department received a report of a burglary that occurred at a residence located in the 900 block of Mulberry Street in Sweetwater. It was reported that sometime between Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 and Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 an unknown person(s) used force to enter a building that is located on the said property. Once inside, the thieves took numerous firearms, firearm accessories and ammunition having a combined value of approximately $9,000.

RPMH offers free cholesterol screening

February 18, 2014

February is American Heart Month, to observe this occasion Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be at the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department (SNCHD), located at 301 E. 12th, on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to offer free cholesterol screening. There will be pamphlets and information available on cholesterol.
The health department will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, for President’s Day.

Area community leaders to be jailed

February 18, 2014

The Muscular Dystrophy Association will be issuing “arrest warrants” for many executives and community leaders in Sweetwater, Colorado City, Roscoe, Loraine and other surrounding areas on Wednesday, Feb. 19. As members of the area’s “Most Wanted” these jailbirds are going to be “Locked Up” to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the families they serve. They have all been charged with having a big heart and are heavily armed with kindness! Their sentence is to serve one hour of “hard time” at MDA’s jail site, the Sweetwater Fire Station, between the hours of 10 a.m.

City remains in Stage 1 drought plan

February 18, 2014

The city of Sweetwater will remain in Stage 1 of the Drought Contingency and Water Conservation Program, as noted at Tuesday's City Commission meeting.
City Manager Eddie Brown reviewed the quarterly assessment of the Oak Creek Reservoir and city's well field system, in which the recommendation to remain in Stage 1 was given by Enprotec/Hibbs and Todd. Brown explained that because not as much water is sold this time of the year, a change in stage would not be necessary.

Java Jax hosts Miss Snake Charmer Tea

February 18, 2014

The 2014 Miss Snake Charmer Tea was held at Java Jax on Sunday, Feb. 16. Ten contestants will be competing for the title of Miss Snake Charmer 2014. Pictured left to right are Casey Whoolery-Pratt, Abigail McPherson, Schyler Kimbrell, Hannah Smith, Sara Salas and front, Kyndra Vaught-Miss Snake Charmer 2013. Not pictured are contestants Skye Henderson, Megan Carney, Caroline Lawrence, Crysten Ivy and Marisa Moncada. The 2014 Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. Beginning Friday, Feb.

Tuesday's local weather

February 18, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 81. Winds will be from the south-southwest wind at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 48 and southern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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February 14th

Early voting to begin Tuesday

February 14, 2014

The March 4 primary election will be here before we know it, but several other deadlines are fast approaching.
The first day of early voting will be Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the County Clerk's office, which is located in the Nolan County Courthouse (100 East Third), Suite 108. The last day of early voting will be Friday, Feb. 28.
Friday, Feb. 21, is the last day for the County Clerk to receive an application to vote by mail.
On Election Day on Tuesday, March 4, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Jaycees at the Capitol

February 14, 2014

Representative Susan King hosted the Sweetwater Jaycees (Junior Chamber of Commerce) from Monday, Feb. 10 through Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Texas State Capitol Outdoor Rotunda. For the eighth year in a row, Rep. King arranged for her colleagues in the House to get an up close and personal view of life in West Texas. The Sweetwater Jaycees took over duties of the Rattlesnake Roundup 52 years ago and have made been coming to the Capitol a tradition.

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