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November 16th, 2012

Brookshire’s begins Spirit of Christmas food drive

November 16, 2012

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, Brookshire Grocery Co. stores began the annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive in supermarkets located throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, including Sweetwater.
Approximately 150 stores will collect donations of non-perishable food items and team up with a wide range of service organizations, food pantries, and volunteers to distribute food to families who need assistance before Christmas.

Four winners at SPD Cook-Off

November 16, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department recently had their 2012 Cook-Off with four categories including salsa, chili, wings and dessert.
Judges for the competition were Former Chief of Police Jim Kelley, current Chief of Police Brian Frieda, Sharon Gardner, Curt Crisp and Tatiana Rodriguez. Judges has to consider appearance, smell, taste and texture for each category and scored between 1-10 for each entry.
Winners of the contest were Cory Stroman for salsa, Todd Jones for chili, Jeremy Bohall for wings and Melinda Moncada for dessert.

Blotters for November 14, 2012

November 16, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued five citations and made no arrests on Nov. 14, 2012.

The SPD received 27, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 100 block of S. Hopkins.
• Theft — 100 block of S. Hopkins.
• Counterfeiting — 1400 block of Hailey.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Nov. 14, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Marco Antonio Rico, 23, of Sweetwater — Theft of property.

Arrested by DPS:

Sunday's local weather

November 16, 2012

Sunday will bring in a 20% chance of isolated showers and mostly cloudy skies. The high will be 67, with southern winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, our rain chances go up to 20% before 7 p.m. It will be mostly cloudy with a low around 55 and south-southwest winds around 15 mph.
What's the Thanksgiving week weather look like? Find out at weather.gov.

Local weather outlook for Saturday

November 16, 2012

On Saturday, we'll see partly sunny skies and a high near 63, with winds from the south-southeast around 10 mph.
But tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies with a low around 48. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. After 7 p.m., isolated showers are forecasted; chance of rain is 10%.
Get a detailed outlook at weather.gov.

Friday's local forecast

November 16, 2012

Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 63. Winds will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 41 and east-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

November 15th

Benefit set for Wood/Smith Family

November 15, 2012

There will be a fundraiser for Teresa Wood Smith and her husband Mark Smith of Sweetwater, whose home burned on Thursday, Nov. 1.
The fire began as an electrical problem, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.
The fundraiser will be at Wal-Mart on Saturday, Nov. 17. Friends of Teresa and Mark will be selling brisket sandwiches and hot dogs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. or until they sell out.
Money will be used to help Teresa and Mark restore her home. Teresa is a home health nurse and graduate of Sweetwater High School.

Women's Resource Center benefits from United Way

November 15, 2012

The Nolan County United Way (NCUW) assists nine agencies in our community. Making up the agencies are the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program), Cancer Services Network, Gateway Family Services, Sweetwater BackPack Buddies, the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC), the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, and the Women's Resource Center.
The Women's Resource Center is located at 310 Hickory in Sweetwater. Their purpose is to assist women who are pregnant or have small children and are having financial difficulties.

Henrietta has arrived!

November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving festivities can officially begin because Henrietta the Sweetwater ISD Turkey has arrived!
Henrietta can be found at the Sweetwater ISD Administration Building at 207 Musgrove, where she is supporting the annual SISD United Way Drive.
This year's theme is Give Where You Live and while you are posing for pictures with the famous turkey, feel free to make a donation to the Nolan County United Way. United Way supports nine local agencies that make a difference in the community.

Ten indicted by Grand Jury

November 15, 2012

A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 10 people on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Four of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Ashley Ryan Runnels was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, namely heroin, a state jail felony. Court documents state that Runnels knowingly possessed less than one gram of heroin on May 8, 2012. Her bond was set at $7,500.

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