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January 24th, 2013

Mammoth information sought

January 24, 2013

"If he had a toothache with a tooth that size, he probably just laid down and died."
This was one of several comments about the prehistoric animal tusks uncovered in May 1967 on Vergil Redden's land north of the Nolan County Coliseum, as dirt contractors were digging out an area near the stock pond so the pond could be drained.
Workers uncovered one tusk that crumbled easily when touched. Redden decided to wait for more expert help before doing more digging.

Hospital board approves new wrist bands, policy

January 24, 2013

The Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors met on Monday night at the Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH), in which they approved a policy regarding the new condition alert wrist bands.
According to state requirements, hospitals must have three different color-coded wristbands that alert medical staff on a patient's allergies, fall risk and their desire to not be resuscitated. The hospital will also be adding two additional bracelets that will alert medical staff on latex allergies and restricted extremities.

Region 14 ESC Head Start annual report to the public now available for viewing

January 24, 2013

Region 14 Education Service Center Head Start announces that its Annual Report to the Public for 2011-2012 is available for viewing. This report is part of the federal standards for providing an annual report each year for school districts, parents, community members and any other interested agencies.
This report includes data on children served, curriculum, funding information, results from the 2009 Federal review and governance.

Blotters for January 22, 2013

January 24, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 54 calls for service, issued five citations and made two arrests on Jan. 22, 2013.

The SPD received 26, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 100 block of S. Hopkins.
• Theft — 100 block of S. Hopkins.
• Theft — 1300 block of W. Broadway.
• Unattended death — 500 block of E. Louisiana.
• Minor in possession of tobacco — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Disruption of classroom — 300 block of Lamar.
• Family violence assault — 600 block of E. Arkansas.
• Family violence assault — 1000 block of Crane.

Arrested by SPD:

Thursday's local forecast

January 24, 2013

It will be unseasonably warm today, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 73. Winds will be from the southwest at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the north in the afternoon.
Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight, with a low around 41 and light and variable winds. After midnight, they will be southwestern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn all you need to know about the local weather.

January 23rd

Game-Worthy Party Fare

January 23, 2013

When the big game rolls around, you want to make sure you have everything ready to go so you can focus on the action. Prepping in advance for watch parties and tailgating means you don't have to worry about last-minute details. And while standard watch party fare may be enticing, game day snacking guilt can set in once the day is over. Avoid snacking guilt by serving up flavorful, better-for-you dishes that will still please the party palates of your fellow fans.

High flu activity means residents should seek treatment, get vaccinated

January 23, 2013

With reports of flu widespread across Texas, state health officials urge people to get a flu shot now and take other steps to protect themselves from the flu and its possible complications.
“Texas, like much of the country, saw an early start to the flu season and continues to experience a high level of flu and flu-like illness,” said DSHS Commissioner Dr. David Lakey. “The best thing people can do to protect themselves is to get a dose of flu vaccine now. There is plenty of vaccine available.”

Jump into the fun

January 23, 2013

The Sweetwater Intermediate School Jump Rope Team has been performing at several events in the past few weeks including at last night's Varsity girl's basketball game. Members of the team are shown performing some of their stunts at the half-time show last night.
The team will perform at Howard College on Thursday, Abilene Christian University on Tuesday, Western Texas College on Thursday, Jan. 31, and at the San Antonio Spurs game on Saturday, Feb. 2.

Suspects in standoff identified

January 23, 2013

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), assisted by local law enforcement agencies, arrested three men early Tuesday morning in Colorado City after a nearly 10-hour standoff. The men are accused of being involved in an incident Monday where shots were fired at a Texas Highway Patrol trooper during a high-speed pursuit.

Grand Jury indicts seven

January 23, 2013

A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted seven people this past week. Two of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Satori Denise Bailey was indicted for possession of marijuana, a state jail felony. Court documents state that Bailey knowingly possessed more than four ounces, but less than five pounds of marijuana on Oct. 9, 2012. Bailey's bond was set at $5,000.

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