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January 3rd, 2013

Blotters for December 31, 2012 - January 1, 2013

January 3, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 107 calls for service, issued 12 citations and made four arrests from Dec. 31, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013.

The SPD received 41, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Information — 500 block of Locust.
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Harassment — 1200 block of Corral.
• Unauthorized use of a vehicle — 1100 block of Locust.

Arrested by SPD:
• James Rainey, 23 — Warrants.
• Joshua McQueen, 18 — Warrants/disorderly conduct/resisting.
• Billy Espinoza, 36 — Public intoxication.

Thursday's winter weather

January 3, 2013

The winter weather is definitely here today, with a high near 38 and mostly cloudy skies. Winds will be from the north-northeast around 10 mph.
Tonight will bring some changes, as we'll have a 50% chance of snow after 9 p.m. Accumulations could possibly stand at less than half an inch.
Expect cloudy skies this evening and a low around 27 with northeast winds around 5 mph. After midnight, the winds will shift to the southeast.
Remember the pets, pipes and plants during the freeze and always take caution when traveling through wintry weather! Learn all about the forecast now at weather.gov.

January 2nd

Home Cooking That's Flavorful and Healthier

January 2, 2013

All across the country, food lovers are cooking up something wholesome and flavorful. They are making a commit­ment to eating better on their own terms by making more meals at home. They are finding that home cooking with real ingredients is inherently healthier — and it’s surprisingly easy. With a few simple changes, you can make a big difference in the healthfulness of everyday meals.

Texas Public Radio provides service to Sweetwater area

January 2, 2013

Texas Public Radio (TPR) announced it is now able to provide public radio service to the Big Country. The new, non-profit FM station reaches Snyder, Sweetwater, Colorado City, Big Spring and surrounding areas which are presently out of range of other public radio providers. This is the first major expansion for Texas Public Radio’s services since the debut of KTXI 90.1 FM in the Texas Hill Country in 1998.

Elected officials sworn into office

January 2, 2013

Seven elected officials were sworn into office on Wednesday morning, January 2, at the Nolan County Courthouse.
They were (from left to right) Nolan County Precinct 1 Commissioner Terry Willman, Nolan County Precinct 3 Commissioner Tommy White, Nolan County Attorney Lisa Peterson, District Attorney Ann Reed, Nolan County Tax Collector Kathy Bowen, Nolan County Sheriff David Warren and Nolan County Constable Will Lenoir.
The oath of office was administered by 32nd Judicial District Judge Glen Harrison (far left).

SNCHD stresses importance of parental involvement

January 2, 2013

As children become teenagers, parents may feel they no longer have much influence on their teen’s decision making, especially when it comes to details like dating, abstinence, sex and birth control.
The good news is parents count. Recent research shows that when parents communicate their attitudes and values about teen sexuality to their children, their teenagers are less likely to have sexual relations at an early age.

FFB keeps New Year tradition

January 2, 2013

First Financial Bank has kept up a yearly tradition of handing out cans of black-eyed peas to customers in the drive through and inside the bank on New Year’s Eve.
Shown is Debbie Anthony giving a can of black-eyed peas to customer Saundra Rosas.

Wednesday's local weather

January 2, 2013

It's cold again today, with a high near 44 and mostly sunny skies. We'll start out with calm winds, which will become north-northwestern winds around 5 mph in the morning.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 26 and northern winds at 5 mph.
Be mindful of your pets, plants and pipes during these freezing low temperatures! Learn all about the local forecast by visiting weather.gov.

December 31st, 2012

Schlotzsky’s Deli to host Chamber Coffee

December 31, 2012

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at Schlotzsky's Deli, located at 204 S.E. Georgia Ave.
Schlotzsky's Deli is owned and operated by Steve and Laurie Holcomb, with Cathy Peace as manager and Ronnie Young as assistant manager, along with 20 employees.
Schlotzsky's Deli offers a variety of products, including Cinnabon cinnamon rolls, breakfast sandwiches and burritos, sandwiches on fresh baked bread, pizzas, salads and soups.

Be safe this New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve is a night to have fun and celebrate the coming year. However, safety is a must when participating in the festivities. Whether you're staying in and celebrating with friends and family, or you're traveling to a party or city bash, following a few safety tips will ensure that you're safe and sound when the clock strikes midnight, ringing in the New Year!

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