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January 8th, 2013

Two dogs available for adoption through local animal shelter

January 8, 2013

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a male chihuahua mix and a male mixed breed dog. 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.

Trinity Baptist to begin DivorceCare sessions Thursday

January 8, 2013

Trinity Baptist Church is resuming one of their ministries, as the DivorceCare sessions will begin this Thursday evening, January 10. The class will be held at the church, located on the corner of Hailey and Santa Fe, in the "Encouragers" Sunday School classroom.
DivorceCare is a weekly support group and seminar where divorced or separated individuals can meet with and learn from people who are experiencing similar situations in life. The class will be held each week from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for thirteen weeks, with a week off during Spring Break.

One jailed after guilty pleas entered

January 8, 2013

Two people entered guilty pleas to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Monday, Jan. 7.

Texas Tech president speaks at SHS

January 8, 2013

Sweetwater High School students were given the opportunity on Monday morning, January 7 to learn about the importance of higher education and more about Texas Tech University during an assembly featuring the interim president of the campus, Dr. Lawrence Schovanec.
Dr. Schovanec highlighted two points in his speech: for students to consider the advantages of a college education as well as the possibility of attending the Lubbock school.

Blotters for January 4-6, 2013

January 8, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 121 calls for service, issued 15 citations and made five arrests from Jan. 4-6, 2013.

The SPD received 24, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• Coral Cove.
• 2200 block of W. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Fraud — 1400 block of Grand.
• Criminal mischief — 900 block of Brookside.
• Theft — 1500 block of Neff.
• Duty upon striking an unattended vehicle — 800 block of E. 14th.
• Family violence assault — 1700 block of Hailey.
• Criminal mischief — Sweetwater.
• Duty upon striking an unattended vehicle — 1100 block of Beall.

Tuesday's wet weather

January 8, 2013

Expect a 50% chance of showers today with cloudy skies and a high near 47. Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph, shifting to the north-northeast in the afternoon.
Tonight, we're looking at a 90% chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm, some of which could produce heavy rainfall. The low will be around 41 with north winds at 10 to 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more about the potential precipitation chances.

January 7th

Two local firefighters graduate from academy

January 7, 2013

Jeff Watts, a paramedic at the Sweetwater Fire Department, recently graduated from Trainingdivision.com in Crowley, TX. Watts comes from a long line of firefighters. His grandfather, Sidney Watts, was the founder of the Shelby Volunteer Fire Department in Medina, NY. His father, Gary Watts, is still a part of that volunteer fire department, along with some uncles and cousins.

Emergency unemployment insurance benefits deadline extended

January 7, 2013

The deadline for jobless Texans to qualify for emergency unemployment insurance benefits has been extended to Jan. 1, 2014. Federal legislation signed by President Barack Obama on Jan. 2, 2013 will extend benefits to approximately 120,000 Texans who would have otherwise exhausted their unemployment benefits on Dec. 31, 2012. Claimants should continue to request unemployment benefit payments on their scheduled day.

Two cousins killed, father/son injured in one vehicle crash

January 7, 2013

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) was called to the scene of a fatal crash in Jones County on U.S. Highway 180, one mile west of the intersection with Farm Road 600 at 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning.

Monday's local weather

January 7, 2013

Expect mostly sunny skies and a high near 54 today, with south-southeast winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a low around 34. Winds will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn all you need to know about the local forecast.

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