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January 2nd, 2013

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!

Youth New Year’s Eve bash tonight

December 31, 2012

A local church youth group is offering middle school and high school students a new opportunity to ring in the New Year in a safe and fun setting.
The Salvage Yard is the sixth through twelfth grade student ministry at Emmanuel Fellowship Church in Sweetwater. The group will be sponsoring the "AllThingsNew - New Year's Eve Bash" on Monday, December 31 at the church, located at 1418 Hailey.
Doors to the event will open at 8 p.m. and there will be a $10 entry fee with food and drinks available. Each person will also be entered for chances to win door prizes, including $100 in cash.

Officers participate in active shooter training

December 31, 2012

Several times a year, members of the Sweetwater Police Department and the Nolan County Sheriff's Office participate in active shooter training while Sweetwater students are on vacation. Each year, the training takes place at a different school and officers train in tactical exercises on active shooter response.

New Year's local forecast

December 31, 2012

Your New Year's Eve forecast will be mild, with mostly sunny skies today with a high near 59. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph and will increase to 15 to 20 mph in the morning. Gusts could top out at 25 mph, and we also have a 20% chance of rain before noon.
Tonight will be cooler with a low around 30 and partly cloudy skies. Winds will be from the southwest at 10 to 15 mph, and after midnight they will become northern winds.

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