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March 24th

Nolan County Crime Stoppers' Crime of the Week

March 24, 2014

On Sunday, March 9, 2014, the Nolan County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary that occurred at a building located in the 6000 block of Interstate Highway 20 in Sweetwater. It was reported that sometime on Friday, March 7, 2014 between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 9:12 p.m. an unknown person(s) entered a building and took an assortment of tools ranging from power drills, impacts, a toolbox, drill bits, handsaw, battery charger, timing light and a welding machine. The combined value of the items taken is valued at approximately $4,295.82.

Twenty seven cars involved in Sunday afternoon wrecks

March 24, 2014

One wreck turned into many more on Sunday afternoon in Sweetwater according to Sweetwater Emergency Services Manager Grant Madden.
West bound vehicles kept rear ending each other coming over hills to stopped traffic after a crash had slowed down the traffic. There had been 27 vehicles involved in a multitude of different accidents that stretched from mile marker 242 to nearly mile marker 231 on Interstate 20.
According to police, most of the accidents were minor fender benders. The evening sun may have been a contributing factor to many of the wrecks.

Town hall public forum tonight

March 24, 2014

Sweetwater 2020 will host a town hall public forum on Monday night, March 24, from 6-8 p.m. at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium at 400 Locust Street downtown. Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham will moderate the event.
Sweetwater 2020 is an unofficial initiative to bring together groups and individuals in the community to discuss community concerns and perceptions and to highlight ideas and actions across the community to launch creative solutions and strategies, Wortham said.

Monday's local forecast

March 24, 2014

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 69. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph, becoming north-northeast in the afternoon.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 38 and north-northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Learn more at weather.gov.

March 21st

Sweetwater ISD recognized by TASB Risk Management Fund

March 21, 2014

Shown are Sweetwater ISD Business Manager Nathan Ehlert, SISD board president Ginny Mayes and Dan Wilkinson with the TASB Risk Management Fund.
A plaque was presented at Thursday night's meeting of the Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees recognizing the district's 40 continuous years of membership. Sweetwater ISD was one of 52 members who have been with the Fund's Workers' Compensation since its inception in 1974.
The district was also presented with a $1,000 membership award toward the 2014-2015 coverage.

Roller derby hits Sweetwater

March 21, 2014

Roller derby is officially in Sweetwater!
Wait, what's roller derby?
Head on out to the Nolan County Coliseum Annex on Saturday, April 12 and you'll find out!
Sweetwater's first women's roller derby league, Dark Horse Roller Derby, is hosting a "mash up" bout to introduce the sport they love to the community they live in.

Sweetwater ISD School Board elections to take place May 10

March 21, 2014

Sweetwater ISD will be holding an election on Saturday, May 10 for the District 5 seat on the Board of Trustees.
Appearing on the ballot for District 5 will be Jana Hall and Danny Escobar. Only residents who live in District 5 will be able to vote for the position.
Until the May election takes place, the board approved appointing former trustee Jeanie McPherson to fill the vacancy in District 5 at their monthly meeting held on Thursday evening. She will be sworn in so that her service can begin at the April meeting.

Pleas entered in District Court

March 21, 2014

Several entered pleas during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this week.

Rolling Plains Baptist Network, Baptist General Convention of Texas to host Leadership Summit at FBC Sweetwater

March 21, 2014

Broadway Baptist Church
There once was a man who always said, “This is good.” to everyone that happened to meet him. This positive man was a friend to a king and would often accompany him on the king’s hunting trips. He would load the guns, and the king would shoot them. One particular hunting trip he evidently, loaded one gun wrong, and when it went off, it shot the king’s thumb completely off. Examining the situation, the friend said as usual, “This is good.” Well, the king got mad and threw his friend in jail for the king could not see how this event was good.

TSTC Student Government Spring cleaning Sweetwater

March 21, 2014

Shown are students in the Texas State Technical College Student Government Association in Sweetwater. The group picked up trash between Skeet's Texas Grill and K-Mart on Thursday to begin Spring cleaning Sweetwater on the first day of Spring.
Pictured are David Whitlock, Victoria Robertson, Doug Whitlock, Jason Loveless, Trevor Reeves, Ben Guerra, Carl Mays, Nathan Creamer, Chris Rheliff and Advisor Tod Ryden.

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