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December 19th

SISD examining school safety following Sandy Hook shooting

December 19, 2012

Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) will be revisiting their school safety plans following the horror that unfolded at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, December 14 in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 20 students and six teachers.
As part of his Superintendent's Report during the December 17 meeting of the SISD Board of Trustees, Terry Pittman stated that procedures are already in place on the campuses, such as in the front office areas to enter the buildings. Additionally, each classroom door can be locked, which could slow down a potential attacker.

Amber Alert

December 19, 2012

An Amber Alert has been issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) for Jonathan Jose Guillen, Jr. He was last seen in San Antonio, Texas on Dec. 13, 2012 at 12:15 a.m.
Jonathan was born Jan. 13, 2012. He is Hispanic, is 2'6" tall, weighs 25 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
The suspect is Jonathan Guillen, Sr., Hispanic male, 23 years old, date of birth is Nov. 22, 1989. He is 5'8" tall, 185 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white muscle shirt with black or red shorts.

Blotters for December 17, 2012

December 19, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 54 calls for service, issued four citations and made two arrests on Dec. 17, 2012.

The SPD received 28, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Credit card abuse — Sweetwater.
• Terroristic threats — 1500 block of Hughes.
Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 16 — Reckless driving.
• Deborah McFaul, 34 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on Dec. 17, 2012.

Calls for service:
• Prisoner transport — Middleton Unit, Abilene.

Windy weather for Wednesday

December 19, 2012

It will be warm and windy for your Wednesday weather!
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 77, with southwest winds at 15 to 25 mph and increasing up around 25 to 35 mph in the afternoon. Gusts could top out at 45 mph, and expect widespread blowing dust after 2 p.m.
Expect the widespread blowing dust to continue through 7 p.m. tonight, but it will still be windy and we'll be seeing a cool-down. The low will be around 27 with mostly clear skies, and western winds around 25 to 30 mph. After midnight, the winds will decrease to 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

December 18th

BCMRC ready to respond through NCUW donations

December 18, 2012

This year's campaign for the Nolan County United Way (NCUW) is "Give Where You Live", which focuses on serving local entities.
Wendy Smartt is the group's Executive Director, and she leads a board of volunteers from the community who hope to impact the community through a caring power. The organization is run solely on pledges.
To donate to the Nolan County United Way, a one-time donation can be given by a payroll deduction or a quarterly basis. These donations allow the NCUW to reach thousands within the county by supporting nine agencies.

Christmas Concert at the Municipal Auditorium

December 18, 2012

The Sweetwater Municipal Band will once again entertain a crowd at the Municipal Auditorium with their annual Christmas concert Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Enjoy classic and contemporary Christmas tunes from an experienced group of musicians, along with a new vocalist. Local singer Rebekah Chrismer will perform with the band for the first time for their Christmas concert, and Larissa Place, who sang a few tunes with the band last year, will sing a few with them this year as well.

Texas National Bank Establishes “Good Grades Pay” Award

December 18, 2012

In an effort to motivate Sweetwater High School students to apply themselves and earn high grades, Texas National Bank has established an award they call “Good Grades Pay.” The concept is simple, make the A Honor Roll for a six week period and have your name entered into a drawing to win $50. The pool of names is separated by grade so that one A Honor Roll student from each grade will win $50 for a total give away of $200 every six weeks.

City meeting includes various reports

December 18, 2012

Sweetwater City Manager Eddie Brown gave his report during the December meeting of the City Commission, outlining a variety of issues and upcoming projects.
Due in part to available capital improvement funds, planning is underway for work to be done at the Sweetwater Police Station. A contract was recently signed by the city with Wiginton Hooker Jeffry Architects, P.C.

Blotters for December 14-16, 2012

December 18, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 159 calls for service, issued 22 citations and made eight arrests from Dec. 14-16, 2012.

The SPD received 71, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1300 block of E 14th.
• 100 block of NE Georgia.
• 900 block of Lamar.
• 1600 block of Santa Fe.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 200 block of SE Georgia.
• Family violence assault — 300 block of W Alabama.
• Assault family violence — 800 block of San Carlos.
• Runaway — 1600 block of Morris.
• Terroristic threat — 900 block of Lamar.
• Credit card abuse — 200 block of NE Georgia.

Tuesday's weather for Sweetwater

December 18, 2012

Unseasonably warm weather is in the area for Tuesday, as it will be sunny with a high near 74. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 50, with south-southwest winds around 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to get an early preview of this week's forecast.

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