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October 26th, 2012

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.

Local weather for Saturday

October 26, 2012

We'll see a sunny Saturday with a high near 56. Winds will be from the northwest at 5 to 10 mph, becoming east-southeast in the afternoon.
It will be mostly clear tonight, with a low around 38 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
When does the warm-up begin? Find the answer on weather.gov.

Friday's local forecast

October 26, 2012

Expect partly sunny skies this Friday, with a high near 53 and northern winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 35. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
A freeze watch will be in effect overnight for Nolan and several surrounding counties. Visit weather.gov to find out more.

October 25th

TSTC West Texas nursing readies Abilene State Supported Living Center employees for flu season

October 25, 2012

Texas State Technical College West Texas’ vocational nursing students from Breckenridge and Sweetwater campuses administered approximately 600 flu vaccines to the Abilene State Supported Living Center's employees on Oct. 3 and 4.
"We appreciate the infection control staff for the invitation and the opportunity."

Driving simulator stops in Sweetwater

October 25, 2012

During the Monday morning county commissioners' meeting, Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden shared that the Emergency Vehicle Driving Simulator from the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)--part of the Texas A&M University System--would be at the fire station for the first part of the week.
From Monday through Wednesday, a morning and afternoon session was held, which offered training on defensive driving, followed by operation on the simulator. The simulator gives drivers various scenarios to be completed.

Girl Scouts thank Nolan County Foundation for matching grant

October 25, 2012

Nolan County Girl Scouts recently presented Homer K. Taylor, Executive Director of the Nolan County Foundation, with a thank you poster for being selected for a matching grant of $5,000. The grant will go towards the renovation of Camp Boothe Oaks. Making the presentation were Crystal McFaul, Lesley Knight, Haedyn Ramirez, Haley Ramirez, Ana Hall, Homer Taylor, Cheyenne Moorhead, Kate Hall, Gabby Gomez and Morgan McFaul.

RPMH preps for survivors’ luncheon

October 25, 2012

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is gearing up for their annual Breast Cancer Survivors’ Luncheon this Friday, with early numbers showing a large crowd coming together for the cause.
An early preview of the event was given as part of the Administrator’s Report given by Donna Boatright during the Nolan County Hospital District Board of Directors’ meeting held on Monday night, October 22 at RPMH. As of Monday night, over 50 reservations have been received for the Friday luncheon.

Blotters for October 23, 2012

October 25, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued two citations and made two arrests on Oct. 23, 2012.

The SPD received 23, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Forgery — Sweetwater.
• Evading arrest with a motor vehicle — Sweetwater area.

Arrested by SPD:
• Fabian Peña, 30 — Warrants.
• Malcolm Black, 18 — Warrant.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests from Oct. 23, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

Thursday's local weather outlook

October 25, 2012

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 71. Winds from the west-northwest at 15 to 20 mph will become north-northeast in the morning. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
By this evening, the cold front will definitely be here. Expect partly cloudy skies and a low of 39. We'll also have north-northeast winds around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
So what's the cold front going to do here and how long will it last? Visit weather.gov to find out.

October 24th

TSTC Holiday Nut Mix

October 24, 2012

The following recipe will be given to the Texas State Technical College Board of Regents at their dinner on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.

TSTC Holiday Nut Mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
INGREDIENTS:
· 1 pound mixed nuts
· Salt & pepper to taste (omit salt if using salted nuts)
· 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
· 1-2 teaspoons chili powder (adjust amount for heat & intensity; can substitute curry if desired)
· 2 tablespoons melted butter
· 3 tablespoons finely chopped rosemary
· 2 tablespoons brown sugar
· 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
DIRECTIONS:

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