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March 21st, 2013

Thursday's local forecast

March 21, 2013

Expect partly sunny skies today with a high near 86. We'll see breezy conditions with southern winds at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 50 and west-southwest winds at 15 to 20 mph. After midnight, they will change to western winds at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Learn all you need to know now at weather.gov.

March 20th

Celebrate with an Egg-cellent Outdoor Brunch

March 20, 2013

Take advantage of warmer weather by hosting an outdoor brunch serving an egg-tastic recipe that's sure to please your friends and family. Eggs Benedict Casserole is a do-it-yourself version of the restaurant classic, combining traditional ingredients with a spicy twist. Requiring only one dish for baking and serving, this recipe is perfect for special occasions and celebrations, or casual weekend brunches at home.
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Here's a list of items to consider when preparing for your outdoor brunch:

2013 Hoops, Dreams and Goals set for March 22

March 20, 2013

The Ninth Annual Hoops Dreams and Goals 2013 competition is set for March 22 at the Dorothy Garrett Coliseum.
“Hoops, Dreams and Goals is an exhilarating event that we use to celebrate intellectual and developmental disabilities awareness month and to kickoff our spring to coincide with all the March Madness Basketball Tournaments going on across the nation,” said West Texas Centers CEO Shelley Smith, LMSW.
“It’s just a fun event that brings our entire community together and gives our athletes a chance at some friendly competition.”

Arevalo indicted in home invasion case

March 20, 2013

A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted eight people this week, with five of those indictments sealed.
Alfonso Arevalo, 31, of Sweetwater, was indicted for burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit aggravated robbery, a first degree felony.
Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda stated that at approximately 10:40 p.m. on Jan. 10, the Sweetwater Police Department responded to a call of shots fired at the 1700 block of Pease. While en route to the location, officers received a call from Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital stating that an individual in the Emergency Room had been shot.

NCUW golf tournament to be held Saturday

March 20, 2013

If you're looking for a great way to usher in the spring season this weekend, your search can come to an end. The 2013 Nolan County United Way (NCUW) Golf Tournament will be held this Saturday at the Sweetwater Country Club with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
This year's tournament will honor the life and service of the late Charles Roberson, who passed away in July 2012. He served on the NCUW board of directors for more than ten years and was also involved in many community activities and organizations.

Drug bust at car wash

March 20, 2013

Kenneth Acorn, 23 was arrested for possession of controlled substance in a drug free zone and warrants on Tuesday.
The Sweetwater Police Department received a complaint about loud music at the car wash around 12:30 p.m. Upon arrival, police arrested Acorn, as he had an outstanding warrant, and in the process, retrieved suspected crack cocaine, marijuana and money from Acorn’s vehicle.

Blotters for March 18, 2013

March 20, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued no citations and made two arrests on Mar. 18, 2013.

The SPD received 27, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1600 block of Neff.
• 200 block of Elm.
• 300 block of Neff.

Calls for service:
• Burglary — 800 block of E. Alabama.
• Theft — 1000 block of View.
• Theft — 1200 block of Throckmorton.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jammie Pruitt, 23 — Resisting/warrants/unlawful possession of firearm.
• Ittticha Taylor, 30 — Driving while intoxicated.

Local weather for Wednesday

March 20, 2013

Expect mostly sunny skies on this first day of spring with a high near 68. Winds will be from the northeast at 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 53 with southeastern winds at 15 to 20 mph.
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March 19th

TSTC hosting energy summit

March 19, 2013

Texas State Technical College West Texas is hosting the 2013 Southwest Energy Summit on Wednesday, March 20 and Thursday, March 21, 2013. Energy industry employees from across the state will converge on Sweetwater for the two-day summit which includes sessions on oil and natural gas, wind energy, nuclear energy, workforce and regional infrastructure, transportation and Coal.

Three dogs available for adoption

March 19, 2013

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has several dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption are a male heeler mix, a female chihuahua and a female chihuahua mix.
According to Sweetwater’s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.

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