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March 15th, 2013
Get ready for a very warm and windy weekend, as today's high will be near 84 with sunny skies. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph, gusting as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 57 and south-southwest winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 30 mph.
Saturday's high will be 93 with south-southwest winds gusting as high as 35 mph. With the small cool front coming in Saturday night, we'll see a slight decrease on Sunday. The high will be around 74 with a low around 49.
Get all the details on the weekend forecast now at weather.gov.
Stacy Dove was the winner of the Texas National Bank Chamber Coffee door prize. The bank provided the prize, a 30" x 25" framed print that commemorates Texas' battle for independence.
The bank and its employees are proud of their Texas heritage and host the Chamber Coffee at the beginning of March each year in recognition of Texas Independence Day.
During Monday morningâ€™s SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board of directorsâ€™ meeting, one update offered information on various upcoming events that the economic development group will be involved with.
Kirstin Smith, the Asst. Marketing/Admin. Director, stated that in a little over a month, Senior Interview Day will be conducted on Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24. Volunteers are needed to interview the students, and board members can either take part themselves or send a representative from their business to attend.
Step back in time with Bennie Wheels, Johnny Cash tribute artist, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. and enjoy classic Johnny Cash hits that are still loved today by all generations.Â
He not only offers a sound and look comparable to Cash. His wife, Renee, also looks and sounds like June Carter Cash, and she will perform alongside her husband as she has on the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium stage before.
With the city election coming up on Saturday, May 11, approval was given at Tuesday's Sweetwater City Commission meeting for the appointment of election judges and alternate judges.
They will be Kevin Shipp and Jim Kelley (Precinct 1), Ada Belle Clark and Rhea Hendrix (Precinct 2), Barbara Baker and Chris Stephens (Precinct 3) and Ann McCarthy and Olga Balderas (Precinct 4).
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued two citations and made one arrest on Mar. 12, 2013.
The SPD received 14, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€” 1100 block of E. Broadway.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Female juvenile, 15 â€” Runaway.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served two civil papers and made one arrest on Mar. 12, 2013.
Arrested by DPS:
â€˘ Jessica Lynne Hallford, 27, of Abilene â€” Driving while intoxicated.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Reckless driver â€”Â I-20 MM 261 west bound.
Be on the lookout for sunny skies and warm temperatures, as the high will be near 79. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies and a low around 54, with southern winds at 15 mph. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
How long is the warm-up hanging around? Visit weather.gov to find out.
There is just something about March you start seeing â€śGreenâ€ť not just because of St. Patrickâ€™s Day. The local grocery stores are enticing us with all the fresh green vegetables! Broccoli is a popular spring vegetable and is loaded with nutritional value with Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium, Manganese, and Vitamin A, C, E
BROCCOLI SALAD in TANGY MISO DRESSING
1 cup Buckwheat groats
Buckwheat groats can be substituted with Quinoa, Pearl Barley, Bugler or Brown Rice
1 Â˝ cups water
2 tablespoons *Red Miso
1 tablespoon Canola oil
1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
Texas country artist Josh Grider will be in Roscoe for a performance at The Lumberyard on Friday, March 15.
Grider is currently featured on the "Troubadour, Texas" television series as an artist "chasing the dream". Prior to his local performance, he held the #1 spot on the Texas Regional Radio Report for two weeks in a row, as well as the #2 spot on the Texas Music Chart, for his song "Lonestar Highway".
Learn more about Grider on his website, joshgrider.com.
Toward the conclusion of the meeting of SEED's (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board of directors, an executive session was held to discuss various matters.
Following the closed meeting, the agenda listed for the board to "review and consider approving a resolution from the City of Sweetwater requesting SEED's assistance in funding improvements to a portion of their water/sewer lines."
However, while a motion was made on the matter, a second failed to be offered, thus killing the motion.