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February 28th, 2013

Local weather for Thursday

February 28, 2013

Expect mostly sunny skies today, with a high near 55. Winds will be from the west-northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 34 and west-northwestern winds around 5 mph. In the evening, the winds will shift to the southeast.
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February 27th

Healthy Recipes for Lent

February 27, 2013

Cooking nutritious — and delicious — meatless meals for Lent has never been easier. These recipes start with Alaska Seafood, which is additive-free, lean, and full of healthful vitamins, minerals, nutrients and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
To find more easy, delicious, and healthy Lenten recipes, visit www.wildalaskaflavor.com.

Warm Halibut Potato Salad
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
1 pound small white or red new potatoes
4 Alaska halibut fillets (4 to 6 ounces each), fresh, thawed or frozen
1 tablespoon olive oil
Pepper, to taste

Grand Central Station lab at SMS recognized with Spirit of GCS Award

February 27, 2013

Julie Cypert's Grand Central Station Lab at Sweetwater Middle School was awarded the Spirit of GCS Award for the 2012-2013 school year from the Center for Learning and Development in Waco, TX.

SHS grad speaks at Rotary Club

February 27, 2013

Sweetwater High School graduate Robert Reyes made a visit back to the area to offer a presentation recently at the local Rotary Club meeting.
Reyes, a 1994 graduate of SHS, is also a graduate of Texas Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently employed as an engineer with Halliburton in the Permian Basin, having many of his written works regarding his field published.

Local pastor named as Hendrick Medical Center Board Chair

February 27, 2013

Ward D. Hayes was recently elected as Chair for Hendrick Medical Center’s Board of Trustees. Hayes is the senior pastor for Trinity Baptist Church in Sweetwater.
As Chair, Hayes will preside over Board meetings, guide and direct the governance process, serve as the Board’s central point of official communication with the hospital’s CEO and represent the Board at hospital and community functions.

Blotters for February 25, 2013

February 27, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 48 calls for service, issued no citations and made one arrest on Feb. 25, 2013.

The SPD received 22, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 800 block of E. Arizona.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a vehicle — 100 block of W. Arizona.

Arrested by SPD:
• Male juvenile, 14 — Officer in command.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 11 calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on Feb. 25, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:
• Patrick Joe Miller, 26, of Longview — Warrant/criminal mischief.

Calls for service:

Wednesday's local forecast

February 27, 2013

Today will be sunny, with a high near 50 and north-northwest winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts will be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 31. Winds will be from the west at 5 o 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Learn all you need to know now at weather.gov.

February 26th

Lehnert wins Regional Spelling Bee

February 26, 2013

Caleb Turner survived three rounds that eliminated most of his competitors, only for the fourth-grader to misstep with G-R-I-S-S-L-E.
Nope, that nasty part of table meat is “gristle.” And with the ding of a judge’s bell, Caleb exited left to his family waiting for him in the audience: two grandparents, mom, dad and his teacher from St. John’s Episcopal School in Odessa.
“I got it wrong, too,” his mom Beti Turner told him. “But I’m proud of you! You did good.”

SEED closes on Sweetwater Business Park property

February 26, 2013

Art Maberry, President of Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED), signs sales documents as Rachel Newberry of Beall Abstract & Title Company looks on. The sales contracts were for the sale of property from the Sweetwater Business Park to Select Energy and Jet Specialty. The Washita Valley closing also recently took place. These three sales complete the space available in the 88 acre Sweetwater Business Park. Additional acreage is being sought by SEED representatives for a new Business/Industrial Park.

Bids opened at county meeting

February 26, 2013

Bids for gravel and fuel were opened during the county commissioners' meeting held on Monday morning at the Nolan County Courthouse.
One bid was opened for the 2013 seal coating projects for the county precincts from Vulcan Materials. While the bid was advertised for gravel and AC5 asphalt, the bid--which was received by the commissioners--was solely for gravel.
Also, two bids were opened for fuel to be used by the Nolan County precincts and the Sheriff's Department. The bids from the Central Rolling Plains Co-op and WTG Fuels were received as well.

At Sportsman’s Park (Newman Park field) THURSDAY 11:30 a.m. — San Angelo Lake View vs. Ballinger 2...
THURSDAY, MARCH 5 Baseball Sweetwater varsity hosts Wes Bishop Wood Bat Classic, Sportsman’s Park...
After losing its first week of play to bad weather, Sweetwater’s baseball sea-son finally began...

 

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