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March 4th, 2014
Clint Parks, Sweetwater Jaycee President and Chairman of the 56th Annual Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, has released the schedule and prices for the upcoming Round-Up on March 7-9, 2014. The Jaycees have released that they will be paying $15 per pound for live Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes. The Jaycees have collected more than 300,000 pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes since the start of the Round-Up in 1959.
The 2013 Racial Profiling Report from the Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) was received during the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting last Monday morning, with Sheriff David Warren presented the information to the commissioners.
No complaints of racial profiling were lodged against any NCSO member during the 2013 calendar year. Over the past year, 346 people were stopped by NCSO deputies, which was broken down into six different ethnic categories.
Jaycees President Clint Parks worked with artist Glen Bedgood to design the 2014 Rattlesnake Round-Up logo. Each year, the president works with an artist to create a unique logo for the Rattlesnake Round-Up. Parks has known Bedgood for a number of years and knew of his artistic background. Bedgood has also done the logos for the â€˜94 and â€˜98 Rattlesnake Round-Ups.
Texas National Bank will host the monthly Chamber of Commerce Coffee and belatedly celebrate Texas Independence Day at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 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.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 58. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 40 and south-southeast winds around 10 mph.
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The Sweetwater Fire Department stopped a house fire this morning on the 200 block of E. Oklahoma in Sweetwater. Two people were in the house at the time of the blaze and made it out safely.
The fire was caused by faulty wiring to the water heater, according to authorities. The fire was contained to the two back rooms of the home.
The family is staying with relatives that live nearby.
Voters will head to the polls for the primary election this Tuesday, March 4 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to decide which federal, state and county officials will appear on the November election ballot for their respective party.
County races include County Judge, District Clerk, County Clerk, Justice of the Peace and County Chairman. In addition, County Precincts 2 and 9, as well as Precincts 4 and 8, will vote for County Commissioners for Precincts 2 and 4.
Thus, Precincts 1, 3, 4, 6 and 7 do not have any commissioner races.
Wes Sims was re-elected to a tenth consecutive two year term as President of the Texas Farmers Union (TFU) during the organization's 112th annual convention in Corpus Christi. Sims, a family farmer and cattle producer from Sweetwater, was first elected in 1996 to lead the Texas family farm and ranch group.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 34. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 5 to 15 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 25 and northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the south-southeast.
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Highland seniors Beth Richburg and Sierra Allen console each other after the Lady Hornets' basketball season ended Friday with a 53-45 loss to Calvert in the Class 1A, Division II state semifinals at Austin. Highland, which advanced to the state tournament for the second straight year, finishes 28-4. See a story on the game and many more pictures from the tournament in today's Sports section on Pages B1-B3.