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February 12th, 2013
An 18-wheeler carrying boxes of Angry Bird gummie candies wrecked on the West Interchange on Interstate 20 Tuesday morning.
Many of the sweet treats were spread across I-20, opened from hundreds of pouches, thrown out of their packaged boxes from the wreck.
The cause of the wreck is unknown. The road was wet from a slight drizzle.
During the Nolan County Commissioners meeting on Monday, approval was given to pay for the scanning of 62 deed record books to the company Scantiva from the records management fund.
According to Pat McGowan, the county clerk, 36,977 images were scanned. The county has been utilizing the work of Scantiva for some time, continuing with the recently completed work of the 62 books being digitized.
A fifty-percent discount was given to the county, bringing the fee to around $6,000. At this time, the records management fund has around $36,000 available.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 146 calls for service, issued 18 citations and made 12 arrests from Feb. 8-10, 2013.
The SPD received 43, 911 calls.
â€¢ 800 block of E. Arizona.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Duty upon striking â€”Â 1400 block of Hughes.
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€”Â 1200 block of W. Broadway.
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit a felony â€”Â 500 block of E. Fourth.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 900 block of Lamar.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Zamardrick Walker, 19 â€” Engaging in organized crime.
â€¢ Shamar Williams, 24 â€” City warrants.
Expect a chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning before noon, with a slight chance of showers later on. We'll see partly sunny skies with a high near 46 with south-southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. Later in the morning, winds will become northwest at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of rain is 40%.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 32. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 15 to 20 mph, becoming west-northwest at 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
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For the second year in a row, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be hosting a 24-hour Treadmill Walkathon. The hospital announced that the event is scheduled to kickoff at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 and run through 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 23, at the hospitalâ€™s Cardiac Rehab Center.
As cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, RPMH continues to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases through community events such as the walkathon.
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and Crane Service Inc. have installed Sweetwater's new welcome signs on Interstate 20 at the east and west main exits. Installation began on Thursday, as Crane Services put the blades into place. Creative Graphic Solutions will be creating the blade wrap that will say, "Welcome to Sweetwater â€” Wind energy capital of North America."
On Saturday, members of the Sweetwater Jaycees helped to clean up the home of Sweetwater Police Officer Armando Renteria, his wife, Andrea, a local teacher, and their family. Their house burned in a fire on Tuesday evening. Jaycees loaded items to be taken to the landfill.
A benefit account has been set up at Sweetwater Regional Federal Credit Union, located at 1900 Preston Road in Sweetwater, for the family. The Renterias lost all of their belongings and their home to the fire on the 100 block of Ash Street in Roscoe.
There will be a Honk Rally for the Sweetwater Lady Mustangs basketball team on Tuesday at 3 p.m. The team will travel from the Sweetwater High School gym to 12th Street, then to Elm Street, on to Broadway to Lamar Street and then to Highway 70.
Expect a mostly sunny sky today with a high near 64. Winds will be from the east-northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight, be on the lookout for a slight chance of showers, with a low around 44 and mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain from the east-northeast at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. After midnight, we should see a 60% chance of showers with a possible thunderstorm.
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The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 68 calls for service, issued eight citations and made three arrests on Feb. 7, 2013.
The SPD received 24, 911 calls.
â€¢ 12th and Bawcom.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Sexual assault of a child â€”Â Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Female juvenile, 16 â€” Runaway.
â€¢ Mark Abbe, 34 â€” Theft and driving while license invalid.
â€¢ Jackie Norris, 56 â€” Public intoxication and possession/use of volatile chemical.