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March 15th, 2013

Sweetwater featured in 2013 Texas Midwest Guide

March 15, 2013

Sweetwater is one of 43 communities featured in the 2013 Texas Midwest Guide. The 18th edition of the annual publication is now in circulation in print as well as available as a free app from Amazon, Apple and Google app stores and online at www.texasmidwestguide.org. Printed copies are available at the chamber of commerce office.

Several dogs available for adoption at shelter

March 15, 2013

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has several dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption are two male mixed breed dogs, one female mixed breed dog and two male mixed breed puppies.
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.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.

Monkey fun at the park

March 15, 2013

Students could be seen around town with their parents this week, enjoying a few days off from school during the Spring Break holiday. Many families took advantage of the warm weather and headed outdoors to places around Nolan County. Layla Gunter, Braley Engel, Jace Adames, Karleigh Adames and Jaylynn Villareal monkey around at the park.

Spring Break fun at the park

March 15, 2013

Students could be seen around town with their parents this week, enjoying a few days off from school during the Spring Break holiday. Many families took advantage of the warm weather and headed outdoors to places around Nolan County. Shown are children enjoying the day at Newman Park this week. Madock Underwood, Memphiz Solis and Grady Underwood enjoy imaginary play on the truck at Newman Park.

Manafest tour concert coming to Sweetwater

March 15, 2013

The Manafest Spring Tour is coming to Sweetwater and will be playing at 7 p.m. on Monday at the Municipal Auditorium.
The tour will be bringing in internationally known rock and rap artist Manafest, Superchick lead singer Tricia Brock, Je’Kob and David Dunn.
Manafest is a very well known artist within the Christian rock and rap world. His music can be heard on local radio stations such as Air 1, and the tour coming through Sweetwater is expected to be a great thing for young people in the community.

Blotters for Mar. 14, 2013

March 15, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 53 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Mar. 14, 2013.

The SPD received 26, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Credit/debit card abuse — Sweetwater area.
• Family violence assault — 300 block of Patterson.

Arrested by SPD:
• Ramona Flores Cruz, 40 — Criminal mischief/family violence assault.
• Edgar Gallegos, 21 — Public intoxication.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had nine calls for service, served three civil papers and made two arrests on Mar. 14, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:

RELIGION: Local churches to have special Easter services

March 15, 2013

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Southwest Energy Summit 2013 set for next week at TSTC

March 15, 2013

American energy independence is within sight and no region has as many opportunities of scale across the multiple energy sectors as the U.S. Southwest.
To claim your stake in America’s energy future, join in the Southwest Energy Summit 2013, which takes place Wednesday-Thursday, March 20-21, on the campus of Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater.

US 84 Nolan County bridge replacement scheduled

March 15, 2013

New bridge expected to be open by mid-summer
 
Nolan County — The Texas Department of Transportation’s Abilene District began a project this week to replace the US 84 eastbound overpass at westbound I-20 in Nolan County. The overpass was severely damaged after a collision in late September and was demolished in November to allow for a replacement.
 The new structure will be a one-span bridge with retaining walls, said Big Spring Area Engineer Jesse Mendoza, P.E., who is overseeing the project. The overpass is expected to be finished and open to traffic within four months.

TFU President Wes Sims: ‘Ryan Budget unfair to rural America’

March 15, 2013

Texas Farmers Union (TFU) President Wes Sims stated that the budget proposal recently released by the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives and Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-WI is unfair and would be very harmful to the economy of rural Texas.
"Our farmers, ranchers and rural communities have already suffered a disproportionate share of cuts from the farm bill extension and sequester. It will also turn the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) into block grants for states," said Sims.

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