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March 9th, 2013

Blotters for Mar. 7, 2013

March 9, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 44 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Mar. 7, 2013.

The SPD received 32, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a habitation/assault — 400 block of E. Avenue B.

Arrested by SPD:
• George Underwood, 30 — Warrant.
• Stanley Castillo, Jr., 17 — Evading arrest/detention.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served seven civil papers and made no arrest on Mar. 7, 2013.

Calls for service:
• Medical transport — 200 block of Arizona.

March 8th

RELIGION: Local churches to celebrate Easter

March 8, 2013

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH

Kyndra Vaught of Rotan is crowned Miss Snake Charmer

March 8, 2013

Rotan High School senior Kyndra Vaught was crowned Miss Snake Charmer 2013 during the Sweetwater Jaycees annual Miss Snake Charmer scholarship pageant Thursday night at the Municipal Auditorium. Vaught is the daughter of Jeff and Tricia Hurt of Rotan and Chance Vaught of Roby.
Vaught also won the talent portion of the competition with her rendition of Sara Evans’ “Suds in the Bucket,” which she sang and accompanied herself on guitar.
Logan Orozco, a senior at Ballinger High School, was selected as first runner-up by the judges. She is the daughter of Amy Michelle Gallant of Ballinger.

Remember to set clocks forward

March 8, 2013

Rattlesnake Round-up weekend is full of fun and excitement, which can leave residents a little worn out. The Monday after it may seem a little harder to wake up, but to make matters worse, this weekend is the beginning of daylight saving time.
Saturday night when you lay down, after this long weekend, make sure to set your clocks one hour forward.

Dr. Gene Howard to be at Broadway Baptist Church

March 8, 2013

Broadway Baptist Church invites the public on Sunday, March 10, to share in Friend Day. 
During the morning service they will have Dr. Gene Howard, who is a John Wayne impersonator. Not only will Dr. Howard impersonate John Wayne, but he will give a spiritual message of freedom and sacrifice with a patriotic flair.

Blotters for March 6, 2013

March 8, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Mar. 6, 2013.

The SPD received 24, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a habitation — 600 block of Jack Lambert.
• Forgery/unauthorized use of a vehicle — 300 block of W. Colorado.
• Theft — 800 block of E. 17th.

Arrested by SPD:
• Blake Massey, 24 — Driving while intoxicated.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served four civil papers and made one arrest on Mar. 6, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:

Local forecast for Rattlesnake Round-Up weekend

March 8, 2013

Your Rattlesnake Round-Up forecast is shaping up to be warm and windy with chances of rain.
Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 72 and breezy with southern winds at 15 to 25 mph. Gusts could be as high as 30 mph, and our chance of isolated showers stand at 20%.
The chances of showers and thunderstorms remain through tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 57. Breezy conditions remain with winds from the south-southeast at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

March 7th

Several pets available for adoption

March 7, 2013

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has nine dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption are two female boxer mix puppies, both black, three male boxer mix puppies, all brown, their mother, a female boxer mix, a male boxer mix and a male chihuahua/terrier mix.
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.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.

‘Bull Bash’ raises $8,510

March 7, 2013

The 4th Annual Ridin' for Cash Bull Bash saw another successful year, with $8,510 raised to benefit visually impaired children in the community and surrounding areas.
The total is an accumulation of the sales from tickets, t-shirts, the silent auction, the Mutton Bustin' competition and the dance held at the Jaycee Barn after the event. All funds raised will be donated to the Division for Blind Services to be used for programs and camps for visually impaired children.

Parade, pageant to kick off Rattlesnake Round-Up events

March 7, 2013

Heath Cornutt, Sweetwater Jaycee President and Chairman of the 55th Annual World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, has released the schedule and prices for the upcoming Round-Up on March 8-10, 2013. The Jaycees have released that they will be paying $10 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.

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