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June 12th, 2013
A partnership between Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Passenger Safety, Nolan County Extension Service, Sweetwater Fire Department, Stanley Ford, State Farm Insurance and the Texas Department of Transportation made for a successful child safety seat event in Sweetwater.
We'll see sunny skies today, with a high near 95 and southern winds around 15 mph. Gusts will be as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 72. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph.
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During the Nolan County Commissioners meeting on Monday morning, approval was given to replace seven outdated desktop computers in the county jail offices and upgrade other computers by using funds from the jail maintenance repairs budget.
Nolan County Sheriff David Warren made the presentation to the commissioners, in which he explained that the Your Way Computer Tech Team evaluated the computers. As previously mentioned in commissioners court, Microsoft will stop offering support to Windows XP by April 2014.
At the inaugural meeting of the Cline Shale Consortium, speakers gave presentations at McMurry University.
With the assistance of local company Shermco Industries, several local individuals including students from a local baseball travel team and one of their coaches and Shermco employee Josh Gilbert delivered trash bags, water, shovels, rakes, gloves, and also assisted in clean up of debris in Moore, Okla. after the town was devastated by a tornado. Students that went included Kaegan Jeffrey, J.P. Poe, Chris Figueroa, Bray Amos and Izzy McGee.
Raul Martinez Rodriguez, 28, of Roscoe, was arrested on Saturday evening after leading police officers on a pursuit after he allegedly fired shots at two people in a vehicle in Roscoe.
According to Roscoe Chief of Police Felix Pantoja, the Roscoe Police Department received a call about shots fired around 10:45 p.m. on Fourth and Cypress in Roscoe. Officers responded to the scene, but could not find the suspect, who was said to be driving a white Silverado.
Today will be sunny with a high near 96. Winds will be from the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Expect clear conditions tonight, with a low around 73 and south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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Kyle Lambert, 2013 senior at Sweetwater High School who will be attending Texas Tech University in the fall, majoring in Animal Science, received the Texas Tech Alumni Scholarship for the upcoming academic year. Lambert is pictured with Texas Tech Alumni Robert Whitteker receiving his award.
Texas State Technical College West Texas is now accepting students into the Associates Degree Nursing (ADN) program this Fall for the first time. Traditionally, the college has had only two entrance periods per year. Due to of the high demand for qualified nurses, TSTC West Texas will take in additional cohort of 20 students this fall.
Cicada shells are usually a sign that summer has arrived and that the insects have burst onto our summer scene in Texas, but rarely does one get the chance to witness the process as it happens. This particular cicada was attached to the side of a Sweetwater home as it molted.
Shown, the cicada is next to its abandoned shell, now split and fully empty. The cicada will eventually adopt different colors once its new body hardens.
Find more photos of the process on Page 1 of today's edition.