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January 19th, 2013
The Board of Directors of First Financial Bank, N.A., has announced that Thea Serrano has joined First Financial as Assistant Vice President and Consumer Lender.
â€śThea will be an outstanding addition to our lending team. Her hometown roots and local contacts will allow her to serve our market extremely well,â€ť said Kirby Andrews, President and CEO of the Sweetwater region.
The annual Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant is a time where young ladies from throughout the Big Country come together to compete for scholarship money. At last year's pageant, the theme for the night was Wings Across America in honor of the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots).
The annual pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium. The pageant is open to all girls between the ages of 16-19 who live within a 75 mile radius of Sweetwater.
At Santa Fe Lake in Sweetwater this week were a swoop of Sandhill Cranes. Hundreds of the birds could be seen in the water.
Sandhill Cranes breed from Siberia and Alaska east across Canada to the Hudson Bay and to western Ontario, with isolated populations in the Rocky Mountains, northern prairies, Great Lakes and in Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida. They spend their winters in California, and from Arizona to Florida.
They prefer marshes, prairie ponds and marshy tundra. They are also found on prairies and grain fields during migration.
Texans benefit every day from the tireless work and countless hours contributed by a group of more than 7,300 men and women in communities across the state. These local volunteers are elected by their constituents and receive no compensation for their work as public servants. These men and women are the school board members of Texas.
January is School Board Recognition Month and Sweetwater ISD will take this opportunity to thank these local leaders for devoting time to support public education and serve our local schools.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued six citations and made one arrest on Jan. 16, 2013.
The SPD received 45, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1600 block of San Carlos.
â€˘ Aggravated assault of a child â€”Â Sweetwater.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Blake Linebaugh, 20 â€”Â Warrant.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Jan. 16, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Andron Lee Rains, 22, of Sweetwater â€”Â Warrants/burglary of a building x2.
Today, we'll see sunny skies and warmer temperatures with a high near 61. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 38, and winds from the south at 10 to 15 mph.
Expect a copy-cat forecast for the weekend, with highs in the 60s and lows in the 30s. Learn all you need to know at weather.gov.
The local economic development group will continue to take part in the Cline Shale Sessions, as SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) Executive Director Ken Becker outlined the next three months of the sessions during Monday's meeting of the SEED board of directors.
The January meeting, to be held in Snyder, will also consist of a dedication ceremony of a rail park. In February, the meeting will include assistance from former Sweetwater Mayor Rick Rhodes along with other state agencies.
Kaegan Jeffrey is shown during the steer show at the Nolan County Livestock Show that kicked off Wednesday.
The show continues tonight and runs through this weekend.
On Monday morning at the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting, action was taken to approve an order authorizing the issuance of the second bond for the county projects.
This general obligation (GO) bond is for the 2013 year and was approved at $5,730,000. On the agenda, the amount was not to exceed $5,870,000.
Vince Viaille from Specialized Public Finance, Inc. and Tom Pollan from Austin were in attendance at the meeting to present the information to the commissioners.