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October 23rd, 2012

Two local teams advancing to regional robotics competition

October 23, 2012

The Boosting Engineering Science and Technology (BEST) Robotics competition took place on Saturday, Oct. 20. A record number of area teams participated in the competition at The Center at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater. Advancing to the regional competition in Dallas Nov. 9-10 are Sweetwater (winner of the Robotics competition), ATEMS and Roscoe Collegiate (first and second place winners of the BEST award).
BEST robotics competition results:
T-Shirt
1. Sweetwater Middle School
2. Rising Star
3. Roscoe

Exhibits
1. Sweetwater High School
2. Roscoe
3. ATEMS

Teacher Appreciation, Senior Recognition Night at tonight’s volleyball game

October 23, 2012

A double celebration of teachers and seniors will take place at the final home game of the season for the Sweetwater Lady Mustang varsity volleyball team with "Teacher Appreciation and Senior Recognition Night".
On Tuesday night, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m., the team will honor Sweetwater ISD teachers. In addition, the seniors on the team will be recognized — Kathleen Campbell, Shelby Cason, Kelsi Crosson, Kendra Crosson, Angela Garza, Destiny Osteen, Suede Shirley and Janell Walker.
Other members of the team are juniors Kayla Chowning, Larissa Locklar, Taylor McPherson and Mikki Reschman.

Suspect sought in Roscoe robbery

October 23, 2012

On Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at approximately 6:30 p.m., a black male subject wearing a white t-shirt and long, dark gray athletic shorts, with white stripe down the outside of each leg, entered the Chillerz #5 Shell convenience store located at 800 12th Street in Roscoe, Texas and robbed a female subject of $200 cash, according to the Nolan County Sheriff's Office.
The suspect is believed to be a black male in his early 30s, approximately 5'9"-5'10" and weighs around 175 pounds. The suspect had some facial hair, which included a short goatee.

Blotters for October 19-21, 2012

October 23, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 138 calls for service, issued 14 citations and made seven arrests from Oct. 19-21, 2012.

The SPD received 88, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 500 block of E. Broadway.
• 500 block of Lamar.
• 1100 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 800 block of Stanley.
• Terroristic threats — 900 block of W. Louisiana.
• Terroristic threats — 200 block of E. Texas.
• Burglary of a habitation — 800 block of Bluff.

Arrested by SPD:
• Michael Rodgers, 47 — Public intoxication.
• Cindy Varela, 22 — Public intoxication.

Tuesday's local weather

October 23, 2012

Expect mostly clear skies on this Tuesday, with a high near 84 and southern winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 65. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
What's in store for your weekly weather? Find out at weather.gov.

October 22nd

Early voting begins today

October 22, 2012

Listed below are the candidates that will appear on the November 6 general election ballot for voters' respective precincts, in an effort to give voters the opportunity to personally learn about these candidates prior to Election Day.
The Sweetwater Reporter encourages all registered voters to head to the polls on Tuesday, November 6 to make their voice heard.

FEDERAL
President and Vice President:
Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan (Republican)
Barack Obama/Joe Biden (Democratic)
Gary Johnson/Jim Gray (Libertarian)
Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala (Green)
United States Senator:
Ted Cruz (Rep)

Police on the lookout for Roscoe robber

October 22, 2012

It happened at the Chillerz #5 convenience store, on 12th Street in Roscoe on Friday evening, Oct. 19, 2012. According to the Nolan County Sheriff's Office, a woman was shopping at the convenience store when a man barged in and robbed her of $200.
In an attempt to recover the money, the victim was dragged from the parking lot onto the north frontage road of Interstate 20, prior to falling from the vehicle. She suffered minor injuries.

Trinity Baptist hosts Open House

October 22, 2012

On Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, Trinity Baptist Church celebrated the realization of a 50-year vision.  Since the beginning of the church, Trinity has had a vision of growth. The original church was constructed with a planned addition and while the plans were modified over time, the vision to grow and serve the community of Sweetwater has remained steadfast.

Roscoe hosts Wind Festival

October 22, 2012

The Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department made a correction to one of the awards at the cook-off. The Second Place Steak box number was read out incorrectly by a cook-off official and no team responded at the time of the awards with that number.
The committee reviewed the numbers on the box and found that it was their mistake and not a cooking team. The winning cooking team was then awarded their prize.
Find more photos from the Wind Festival on page 5 in Monday's paper. Other cook-off winners were as follows:
Steak:
1. Backyard Grillers
2. GDC
3. Two Peas in Pod
4. Bar B-Que

Monday's local weather

October 22, 2012

Today, we'll have a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 84. It will be mostly sunny with southern winds around 15 to 20 mph. Gusts will be as high as 25 mph.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight with a low around 65. Winds will be from the south at 15 mph, with gusts topping out at 20 mph.
Learn more about your local forecast at weather.gov.

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