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February 1st, 2013

Narcotics, cash found as warrant executed

February 1, 2013

One man was arrested during the early evening hours of last Friday as a result of a search warrant being served by officers of the Sweetwater Police Department. The raid took place at a residence on West Eighth Street in Sweetwater, according to Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda.
Another man was detained and released during the raid. Narcotics and cash were recovered from the scene.
According to Chief Frieda, right at 50 grams of narcotics were found, which will classify the case as a first degree felony.

A new beginning

February 1, 2013

Hoyt House Assisted Living celebrated a new beginning for the staff and community by hosting an open house designed as a special opportunity to bring residents, families, employees, volunteers and the surrounding communities together to enjoy the celebration. The event took place on Thursday, beginning with a ribbon cutting.
Attendees of Hoyt House’s new beginnings’ celebration were able to tour the assisted living residence and meet the staff members. Refreshments, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment was provided.

Celebrity sighting!

February 1, 2013

Scott and Carla Lambert of Sweetwater had lunch with Cody Canada at Schlotzsky’s in Sweetwater on Thursday, as he was headed to Lubbock to Blue Light. The Lamberts say he is a "nice guy."
Canada was born in Pampa, Texas in 1976.

Sweetwater gas prices higher than state average

February 1, 2013

The statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel in Texas is now $3.24, which is eight cents more than one week ago, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. Drivers in the Lone Star State are paying an average of 18 cents less than the national average which is now $3.42. People in Dallas are paying the most on average at $3.30, and people in El Paso are paying the least at $2.99. Sweetwater drivers are currently paying $3.29 per gallon.

Blotters for January 30, 2013

February 1, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 38 calls for service, issued two citations and made no arrests on Jan. 30, 2013.

The SPD received 18, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a vehicle — 500 block of E. Avenue A.
• Credit card abuse — Sweetwater area.
• Burglary of a building — 300 block of Pine.
• Sexual assault — Sweetwater area.
• Burglary of a habitation — 200 block of Bell.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Jan. 30, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:

Friday/weekend local forecast

February 1, 2013

Your Friday forecast is shaping up to be sunny with a high near 62. Winds from the east at 10 to 15 mph will become south-southeastern winds in the afternoon.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 38, and south-southeastern winds around 10 mph.
This weekend will bring in highs in the low to mid 60s and lows ranging from the mid 30s all the way up the mid 40s. Get a full look at your weekend forecast now at weather.gov.

January 31st

The King spotted at Nolan Nursing

January 31, 2013

Residents, staff, family and volunteers of Nolan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center were treated to an Elvis concert, to celebrate Elvis' Birthday Month.
Harvey McFadden has been entertaining as a Elvis tribute artist for 12 years. This was Harvey's fifth performance at Nolan Nursing.
Harvey will be participating in Abilene for the West Texas Fair and Rodeo in September for three nights. He enjoys entertaining seniors in the Big Country.
Pictured with Harvey is Alerta Hickman.

Family Planning clinics offer broad range of services

January 31, 2013

The purpose of the Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department Family Planning Program is to make available to citizens of the State who are of childbearing age comprehensive medical knowledge, assistance and services relating to the planning of families". The purpose of family planning is to provide women and men a means by which they decide for themselves the number, timing and spacing of their children.

Eight TSTC West Texas employees honored with Chancellor Award

January 31, 2013

Texas State Technical College announced that 20 members of its faculty and staff received the TSTC Chancellor’s Excellence Award. Eight employees from TSTC West Texas earned the award this year. The TSTC Chancellor’s Award for Excellence was established to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of faculty and staff who serve the students of TSTC and the communities of Texas, those whose demonstrated commitment to excellence makes a difference in the lives of others.

Roscoe Collegiate High School student selected as national youth correspondent

January 31, 2013

Kane Peavy of Roscoe, a student at Roscoe Collegiate High School, has been nominated to represent Texas as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2013 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.
Peavy has been awarded the opportunity to join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive week-long study of journalism and media. Peavy was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.

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