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May 17th, 2013

Grand Jury indicts 11

May 17, 2013

A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 11 people this past week. Six of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Ethan Charles Stringer was indicted for indecency with a child by contact, a second degree felony. Court documents state that Stringer's victim was a male, younger than 17 years of age. His bond was set at $50,000.

Devon Energy donates to local fire departments

May 17, 2013

Devon Energy recently presented four local fire departments with checks for $1,000 each.
Shown are (from left to right) Grant Madden, Sweetwater Fire Department; Gary Armstrong, Roscoe Fire Department; Todd Donahoo, Devon Energy; John Lucky, Lake Sweetwater Fire Department; and Kevin Rivers, Roby Fire Department.

Negotiations continue on bait shop lease

May 17, 2013

During Tuesday's Sweetwater City Commission meeting, discussion was held on the lease agreement between the city and G.M. Morgan, Inc., the entity who is doing business as Sweetwater Lake Marina for the city-owned property known as the Lake Sweetwater Bait Shop.
City Manager Eddie Brown recently negotiated a deal with a prepared contract, which was then returned by the company with some changes that were noted by Brown at the meeting. Although approval was given at the April meeting for Brown to negotiate the deal, any changes would be brought before the city commission for final approval.

Local weekend weather

May 17, 2013

Today will be sunny and very hot with a high near 103, and south-southwest winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 72. Winds will remain from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
We'll have a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Saturday afternoon and evening, but expect highs this weekend in the high 90s and lows in the 70s. Winds will be moderately strong, with gusts from the south as high as 30 mph.
Learn more now at weather.gov.

May 16th

Registration continues for TSTC, Ludlum robotics camp

May 16, 2013

TSTC (Texas State Technical College) and Ludlum Measurements are presenting a Summer Robotics Camp from June 3-6, 2013 at The Center on the TSTC Sweetwater campus for students entering grades four through seven.
Participants can experience the wonder and excitement of designing and programming robots in a collegial environment, while also choosing to experience other fun activities that include art, math, medicine or technology.
Sessions are broken into half-day and full-day camps so that students can select the best choice for them. Everyone will receive a free t-shirt and goodie bag.

Courthouse work continues

May 16, 2013

Construction at the Nolan County Courthouse has been steady since work began on Monday, May 6.
The work is being done by Turner Construction, a San-Antonio based company, as the façade of the courthouse will be completely reconstructed. At least two entries will remain open throughout the duration of the construction, which is expected to be completed sometime this fall.

Law Enforcement Week recognized by city commission

May 16, 2013

At the Sweetwater City Commission meeting on Tuesday morning, recognition was given toward the state's proclamation of May 12-18, 2013 as Law Enforcement Week.
A proclamation from Texas Governor Rick Perry was read by Mayor Greg Wortham, which praised the men and women who dedicate their lives to protect the public through their heroic actions. This week allows for an annual tribute to fallen heroes, in which all of Texas is invited to honor those who lay down their lives for others.

Future Sweetwater class graduates

May 16, 2013

This year's Future Sweetwater participants — made up of Sweetwater High School sophomores — graduated on Wednesday evening with a dinner and ceremony at Texas State Technical College.
Shown are graduates including Bailey Bernal, Gabby Reyes, Lauren Young, Ty Crain, Caroline Brennan, Alexis Castillo, Madison Jones, Abigail McPherson, Megan Holsey, Corynn Martin, Jasmine Reddic and Blake Cumbie.

Sweetwater's daily forecast

May 16, 2013

Expect sunny skies today with a high near 96. Winds will be from the west-northwest around 5 mph, becoming east in the afternoon.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 68 with east-southeastern winds at 5 to 10 mph. After midnight, they will become light and variable.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

May 15th

A refreshing salad

May 15, 2013

This is a quick, easy and refreshing salad. In the spring and summer, many grocery store will sell the cactus paddles already “de-spined” and cut. If you are more adventurous, go out and forage and collect your own! Select the fresh new growth on the Prickly Pear Cactus and remove using pliers, or tongs. Carefully trim off all the spines by sliding a knife flat across the surface. Search for how-to videos on YouTube.

Ingredients:
1 pound (about 3 cups) cleaned, trimmed, sliced 1/4 cactus paddles (nopales)
4 Roma tomatoes, diced 1/4
1 small red onion, diced 1/4

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