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March 21st, 2013
The 2013 Southwest Energy Summit kicked off on Wednesday, highlighting the magnitude, innovation and scope of various industries such as oil, natural gas, wind, solar, nuclear and coal.
Following a welcome by Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham, the first speaker of the event was introduced. Ben Shepperd, the president of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association (PBPA) discussed the opportunities and innovations within the oil and natural gas industry.
A retirement party for SGT Robert Clark of the Sweetwater Police Department will take place from 3-5 p.m. on Friday at Fourth and Elm Church of Christ, located at 400 Elm Street.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, Ambassadors and members of the community joined in celebrating Emmanuel Fellowship Church's new Salvage Yard youth facility with a ribbon cutting. An open house was also held for the expanded Sanctuary and renovated childrenâ€™s wing.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 34 calls for service, issued no citations and made three arrests on Mar. 19, 2013.
The SPD received 25, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Runaway â€”Â 1400 block of McCauley.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Kenneth Acorn, 23 â€”Â Possession of controlled substance in drug free zone/warrants.
â€˘Â Ricky Amaya, 18 â€”Â Minor in consumption.
â€˘Â Estan Rosales, 19 â€”Â City warrants.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served three civil papers and made four arrests on Mar. 19, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
Expect partly sunny skies today with a high near 86. We'll see breezy conditions with southern winds at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 50 and west-southwest winds at 15 to 20 mph. After midnight, they will change to western winds at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Learn all you need to know now at weather.gov.
Take advantage of warmer weather by hosting an outdoor brunch serving an egg-tastic recipe that's sure to please your friends and family. Eggs Benedict Casserole is a do-it-yourself version of the restaurant classic, combining traditional ingredients with a spicy twist. Requiring only one dish for baking and serving, this recipe is perfect for special occasions and celebrations, or casual weekend brunches at home.
Here's a list of items to consider when preparing for your outdoor brunch:
The Ninth Annual Hoops Dreams and Goals 2013 competition is set for March 22 at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
â€śHoops, Dreams and Goals is an exhilarating event that we use to celebrate intellectual and developmental disabilities awareness month and to kickoff our spring to coincide with all the March Madness Basketball Tournaments going on across the nation,â€ť said West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith, LMSW.
â€śItâ€™s just a fun event that brings our entire community together and gives our athletes a chance at some friendly competition.â€ť
A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted eight people this week, with five of those indictments sealed.
Alfonso Arevalo, 31, of Sweetwater, was indicted for burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit aggravated robbery, a first degree felony.
Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda stated that at approximately 10:40 p.m. on Jan. 10, the Sweetwater Police Department responded to a call of shots fired at the 1700 block of Pease. While en route to the location, officers received a call from Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital stating that an individual in the Emergency Room had been shot.
If you're looking for a great way to usher in the spring season this weekend, your search can come to an end. The 2013 Nolan County United Way (NCUW) Golf Tournament will be held this Saturday at the Sweetwater Country Club with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
This year's tournament will honor the life and service of the late Charles Roberson, who passed away in July 2012. He served on the NCUW board of directors for more than ten years and was also involved in many community activities and organizations.
Kenneth Acorn, 23 was arrested for possession of controlled substance in a drug free zone and warrants on Tuesday.
The Sweetwater Police Department received a complaint about loud music at the car wash around 12:30 p.m. Upon arrival, police arrested Acorn, as he had an outstanding warrant, and in the process, retrieved suspected crack cocaine, marijuana and money from Acornâ€™s vehicle.