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November 21st, 2012
You want to bring out the best for your next holiday gathering, ensuring a memorable meal for family and friends. With a few simple tips and easier-than-you-think recipes, you can do just that.
--Prep the Night Before â Save time by chopping vegeÂtables or prepping glazes the day before. For example, prepare the spread for Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Berry-Thyme Spread the night before. The day of the party, toast baguette slices 10 minutes before guests arrive, and the deliÂcious appetizer will come together in minutes.
Avoid a turkey-induced nap and get some holiday shopping done early by visiting Bealls on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 22, from 8 p.m. to midnight. In response to excited customers who want to jump start their Black Friday shopping, the retailer is giving shoppers an early opportunity to take advantage of deals and giveaways that have typically been reserved for Black Friday. With over 300 âdoor busterâ sales in small electrics, cosmetics, footwear, toys, jewelry and more, Bealls anticipates a good showing on its first-ever Thanksgiving night opening. Bealls will re-open at 6 a.m.
The Sweetwater ISD Board of Trustees took steps for the district to join the TACS (Texas Association of Community Schools) AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) lawsuit during their meeting held on Monday night, November 19 at the Administration Building.
AYP is used as an accountability resource to evaluate public school campuses and districts, in accordance to the federally-mandated No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.
Several Sweetwater Intermediate School students competed in the UIL competition held earlier this month.
The Nolan County Crime Stoppers are currently seeking tips on three cases as Crimes of the Week.
Sometime around Oct. 26, to Nov. 8, a person(s) committed the offense of burglary of a habitation. A person or persons entered a residence located in the northwest part of Sweetwater, Nolan County, and took a multiple power tools and weapons.
The Sweetwater FFA (Future Farmers of America) chapter competed at the Area 2 FFA contest this past Saturday, Nov. 17 at Howard College.
The sole competitor advancing to state is Kyle Lambert, who placed second in Job Interview. He will compete at the state contest on Nov. 29, in Huntsville at Sam Houston State University.
Other teams placing at the area event were the Senior Quiz team, earning fifth place. The team is made up of Sean Morrow, Mackensey Hayes, Cody Chapman and Leah Warren.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued one citation and made two arrests on Nov. 19, 2012.
The SPD received 22, 911 calls.
â¢ 200 block of Lamar.
â¢ 1000 block of E. Broadway.
Calls for service:
â¢ Burglary of a habitation âÂ 700 block of E. Alabama.
â¢Â Fraud âÂ 1900 block of Preston.
â¢Â Minor in possession/tobacco âÂ 1200 block of Ragland.
â¢Â Family violence assault âÂ 800 block of Circle Drive.
â¢Â Criminal mischief âÂ 900 block of Bowie.
â¢ Information âÂ 400 block of NE Georgia.
Arrested by SPD:
Today will be partly sunny with a high near 75. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly cloudy skies with a low around 56, with south-southeastern winds at 5 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible with chances of precipitation at 10%.
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The inside lane (passing lane) of westbound Interstate 20 in Nolan County at the US 84 bridge is now open. More closures and detours will be necessary as the work progresses, but the lane will remain open at least through the Thanksgiving holiday.
Sweetwater Independent School District will be following their early release schedule on Wednesday, Nov. 21.
J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center and Southeast Elementary School will dismiss at 12:15 p.m., followed by East Ridge Elementary School at 12:20 p.m.
Sweetwater High School will dismiss at 12:50 p.m., with Sweetwater Intermediate School following at 12:55 p.m. and then Sweetwater Middle School at 1 p.m.