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December 7th

Boy bitten by bat at SHS auditorium

December 7, 2012

On Tuesday, December 4, a local second grade boy was bitten by a bat at the Sweetwater High School auditorium.
According to reports from the boy's family and the superintendent of Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) Terry Pittman, the second graders were at the auditorium to practice for their upcoming Christmas program. The bat was on the ground and was still alive when the boy made contact with it.

Blotters for December 5, 2012

December 7, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Dec. 5, 2012.

The SPD received 27, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1700 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 700 block of W. Oklahoma.
• Theft — 200 block of E. AVE C.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served one civil paper and made three arrests on Dec. 5, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Rocky Flores, 30, Homeless — Criminal trespass.

Weekend weather for Sweetwater

December 7, 2012

Your Friday forecast will be mostly sunny with a high near 64, with winds from the north at 5 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 45 and eastern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, they will become calm winds.
This weekend, a cold front will come through that is sure to bring out the coats and mittens by Sunday (there might even be some snow, too)! Learn more about it at weather.gov.

December 6th

Brookshire’s Spirit of Christmas Food Drive enters final weeks

December 6, 2012

Donations to the 31st annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive have been phenomenal, and thousands of families in the Ark-La-Tex will receive food this year from the effort.
Brookshire Grocery Co. stores collect food and partner with many service organizations, food pantries, school groups and other volunteers to help needy families before Christmas, including the Sweetwater Goodfellows, providing food and toys to families with children and individuals in need during the Christmas season.

TxDOT installs crosswalks in Roscoe

December 6, 2012

TxDOT recently installed crosswalks and stop bars at the intersection of Broadway and Cypress Streets in Roscoe. The work was completed at the request of the city to enhance pedestrian safety.
TxDOT reminds pedestrians that it is much safer to use crosswalks rather than crossing the street at mid-block. Drivers approaching crosswalks should stop behind the stop bar when pedestrians are crossing. This will give pedestrians ample space to cross and will allow other drivers approaching the intersection to see that the crosswalk is occupied.

Golden Chick opens in Sweetwater

December 6, 2012

Sweetwater's newest restaurant, Golden Chick, opened in Sweetwater on Tuesday evening, Dec. 4.
Owner John Hagan stated that he is excited to get the new store opened and he is glad to be in Sweetwater. He also owns two stores in San Angelo.
He is shown (left) with employees Erica Juarez and Bennie Smith at the new store on 309 NE Georgia. Hours of operation are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Collaboration leads to student success at Roscoe ISD

December 6, 2012

The Annual Interpretive Luncheon was held by the Nolan County Extension Office and Nolan County Leadership Advisory Board on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Making the presentation at the luncheon was Dr. Kim Alexander, the superintendent of the Roscoe ISD (Independent School District). He discussed how the school is working alongside the local 4-H program, among other collaborations, toward their success in college readiness.

Blotters for December 4, 2012

December 6, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued no citations and made five arrests on Dec. 4, 2012.

The SPD received 16, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a building — 100 block of Alexander.
• Theft — 700 block of Pease.
• Information only — 600 block of Silas.
• Informaton — 1200 block of Coral Drive.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 12 — Criminal mischief.
• Male juvenile, 12 — Criminal mischief.
• James Hand, 47 — Burglary of a building.
• Jesse Gamez, 25 — Warrants.
• Christian Barrera, 17 — Possession of marijuana.

Thursday's local weather

December 6, 2012

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 75. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 42. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 5 mph and after midnight, they will come from the north-northeast.
Get all of your local weather info right now at weather.gov.

December 5th

Oven-Baked Butternut and Sage Polenta

December 5, 2012

Oven baked polenta is a great hassle-free way to enjoy this hearty Italian side dish.  This version with classic winter flavors of sage and nutmeg is comforting and aromatic, vibrant enough to serve along grilled sausages and game, subtle enough to serve with braised short ribs or osso buco.  To make it even easier, substitute canned pumpkin for the butternut.

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp butter, divided
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small butternut squash  (big enough to yield about 1.5 cups)
4 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup stone-ground cornmeal polenta (not instant or pre-cooked polenta)

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