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December 3rd

Suddenlink launches faster internet service in Sweetwater

December 3, 2012

Suddenlink announced it has begun offering its new High-Speed Internet 30.0 service in Sweetwater, featuring a download speed up to 30 Megabits per second (Mbps), the fastest residential service in the area.
High-Speed Internet 30.0 is enabled by Suddenlink’s deployment of cutting-edge industry technology called DOCSIS 3.0.  Suddenlink believes it is the only Internet service provider using this technology in its local service area. The company will continue to offer its 3 and 15 Mbps services in Snyder and Sweetwater.

Monday's local weather

December 3, 2012

Today will be sunny and unseasonably warm with a high near 81. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Expect mostly clear skies tonight, with a low around 45. Southwestern winds around 10 mph will become northern after midnight.
What's the week ahead look like? Visit weather.gov to learn more.

FFB to serve hot chocolate after Monday’s parade

December 3, 2012

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will once again host the annual Christmas parade this year.
The parade will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Line up will begin at 4 p.m. in the Higginbotham parking lot. The parade will travel west to Pecan Street.
The theme for this year's parade will be "Peace on Earth." Remember, Santa cannot be on the float as it is the entry of the Chamber.
First Financial Bank will be serving hot chocolate on the west lawn immediately following the parade.

Republican Women of West Texas to host coffee event

December 3, 2012

On Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at 10 a.m., the Republican Women of West Texas and State Representative, Susan King, will co-host a coffee at the Pioneer City-County Museum, located at 610 East Third Street in Sweetwater.
"The newly formed organization of the Republican Women of West Texas is proud of the support we have received from our State Representative, as well as from the Texas Federation of Republican Women; the Brown County Republican Women's Club; Jane Cansino (Senatorial District 28 Committee Woman and SREC Candidate, Resource Committee Chair); and others," said event organizers.

Lack of rain tragically impacts Lake Trammell

December 3, 2012

A sad situation in unfolding at one of the local lakes, in which Lake Trammell is reaching its lowest levels and wildlife is at stake.
Recently, some dead fish were found at Lake Trammell. Eddy Campbell, the utility director of the City of Sweetwater, said that he estimates that the lake is only about thirty feet wide by fifty feet long, and only about a foot deep.
Campbell stated that in his 25 years of work with the city, this is the lowest he has ever seen Lake Trammell. The lake is man-made and was constructed sometime in the 1920s.

Technicians gathered at hands-on wind energy event

December 3, 2012

On Thursday, Nov. 28, wind energy technicians of every level arrived at the Texas State Technical College West Texas campus in Sweetwater for a two-day hands-on training event.
WindTech 2012 brought students face-to-face with working professionals and offered them an opportunity to network, learn in hands-on settings and engage with the latest technology. The inaugural event was organized by the college, the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse and Windpower Engineering and Development, a leading industry magazine.

December 1st

Blotters for Nov. 29, 2012

December 1, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 52 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Nov. 29, 2012.

The SPD received 22, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1900 block of E. 14th.
• Fraud — Sweetwater area.
• Forgery — 500 block of E. Broadway.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 11 — Aggravated sexual assault of a child.
• Timothy Burns, 40 — Public intoxication/possession of drug paraphernalia.

November 30th

Christmas parade on Monday

November 30, 2012

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will once again host the annual Christmas parade this year.
The parade will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Line up will begin at 4 p.m. in the Higginbotham parking lot. The parade will travel west to Pecan Street.
The theme for this year's parade will be "Peace on Earth." Those wishing to participate are asked to call 235-5488 or go by the Chamber offices at 810 E. Broadway to fill out an entry form. The deadline to enter is by noon on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Remember, Santa cannot be on the float as it is the entry of the Chamber.

RELIGION: This Sunday marks the first day of the Advent Season

November 30, 2012

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
As the month of November comes to a close and the Holiday season begins, looking back I have found this to be a November to remember. It has been a time of trial and tribulation as well as victory in the valley. I ask myself, “What do I need to remember?” Romans 8:28 says, “And we KNOW that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.”

Elks craft show this weekend

November 30, 2012

The 39th annual Christmas Craft Show, hosted by the Sweetwater Elks Lodge #1257, will be open to the public on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Concessions will be available and absolutely no pets are allowed at the event.

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