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October 27th, 2012

Police pursuit ends in truck wreck

October 27, 2012

On Tuesday evening, Oct. 23, 2012, around 7:30 p.m. a chase ensued when the Sweetwater Police Department attempted to stop a truck after the driver failed to yield at a yield sign, according to Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda. The driver began to travel west on an Interstate 20 access road and got onto the Interstate. The driver then attempted to exit on Blackland Road at a high rate of speed and went airborne through the median, rolling and flipping the vehicle several times before it came to a rest on the west bound access road.

SMS students celebrate Red Ribbon Week

October 27, 2012

Many students at Sweetwater Middle School celebrated Red Ribbon Week at school with different themes for each day. Shown are students who chose to "scare away drugs" on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Pictured are Blake Dean, Jordan Dunlap, Jasmine Foster, Anastasia White, Charity Thompson, Lauren Young, Mrs. Danette Price and Lilly Rosales.

One dog available for adoption

October 27, 2012

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has one dog available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female terrier 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.

October 26th

RELIGION: Fall celebrations planned at several local churches

October 26, 2012

AVONDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
Tuesday evening, Oct. 30, from 5:30-7 p.m. Avondale Baptist Family will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat Fall celebration for all children. It will be held on our church parking lot at 1405 Hoyt Street. We will have trunks with treats for the kids, cotton candy, pop corn and games. We are looking forward to this great time of fun with the children of our community.

Memorial blood drive for Joe Rivas on Nov. 1

October 26, 2012

A memorial blood drive for Joe Rivas will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1. Meek Blood Center will have bloodmobiles at the Nolan County Courthouse and the Sweetwater Spine Clinic from noon until 6 p.m. The clinic is located at 1413 Hailey.
According to information provided by Joe’s mother, Lee Cantu, Joe passed away on Nov. 26, 2007 after a 4 1/2 year battle with Ewing’s sarcoma. Joe received many blood transfusions during his treatment, and was grateful for each pint of blood he received.

Rep. King hosts legislative forum

October 26, 2012

State Representative Susan L. King, who represents District 71, held a legislative forum on Thursday morning, October 25 on the second floor of the Hall Law Firm.
The gathering opened with a brief discussion on the upcoming 83rd Legislative Session, which will begin on January 8, 2013. While they meet for only 140 days on odd-numbered years, an additional session can be requested. With six lawsuits, King said, the extended session is highly likely.

Garcia talks credit with students

October 26, 2012

Mark Garcia, Assistant Vice President of Loans at First Financial Bank in Sweetwater, visited with Sweetwater High School students in Nina Wilson's class.
Garcia spoke with students about the importance of being responsible with their credit. He explained what credit is, how to establish it and how to properly maintain it.
Garcia also explained to students what bad credit is and how it effects everything in their lives.

Emergency repair approved by hospital board

October 26, 2012

At the meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District's board of directors, approval was given to a generator rental agreement and repair estimate. The meeting was held on Monday night, October 22 at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH).
As a result of a radiator leak, several companies have been examined to take on the task of removing the radiator and repairing it. The approved quote from Warren CAT stands at approximately $15,000, which will include a stand-in emergency generator.

Blotters for October 24, 2012

October 26, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued three citations and made no arrests on Oct. 24, 2012.

The SPD received 33, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 100 block of S. Hopkins.
• Forgery — Sweetwater area.
• Criminal mischief — Coral Cove.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Oct. 24, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Paige Morgan Kenas, 33, of Fort Worth — Theft by check.
• Mario Treviño, 40, of San Juan — Hidalgo County warrant.

Calls for service:

Sunday's weather for Sweetwater

October 26, 2012

Sunday will be sunny, with a high near 61. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 40, and eastern winds around 10 mph.
Learn what the forecast will be from this week at weather.gov.

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