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March 5th, 2013

WETS sponsors NCUW Rattlesnake Round-Up gun raffle

March 5, 2013

Nolan County United Way's 2013 Rattlesnake Round-up gun raffle will benefit the nine local agencies assisted by NCUW including Big Country Medical Reserve Corp, Boy Scouts, Cancer Services Network, Gateway Family Services, Girl Scouts, Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP), Sweetwater Back Pack Buddies, West Texas Children's Advocacy Center and the Women's Resource Center.
Raffle prizes include three Savage Axis XP's ~ Camo- Rifle/Scope Packages with one 22-250, one 243 and one 270.

TNB to host Chamber Coffee

March 5, 2013

Texas National Bank will host the monthly Chamber of Commerce Coffee and belatedly celebrate Texas Independence Day at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the bank’s lobby at 400 East Broadway.
Guests will be invited to enter a drawing for a framed Texas flag print to be given away at the conclusion of the coffee.

Blotters for March 1-3, 2013

March 5, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 149 calls for service, issued 15 citations and made eight arrests from March 1-3, 2013.

The SPD received 83, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• Club Terrace.
• 600 block of E. Broadway.
• 1100 block of E. Broadway.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a building — 200 block of SE Georgia.
• Theft — 400 block of E. New Mexico.
• Robbery — 700 block of SW Georgia.
• Theft — 200 block of SE Georgia.
• Runaway — 300 block of Lamar.

Arrested by SPD:
• Byron Blueford, 25 — Warrant.
• Stacy Bennett, 43 — Public intoxication.

Local weather for Tuesday

March 5, 2013

Cooler temperatures have come in to the area, as today's high will be near 55 with sunny skies. Winds will be from the north at 15 to 20 mph, gusting as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 33 and north-northwest winds at 5 to 15 mph. After midnight, winds will shift to the southeast.
Learn more at weather.gov.

March 4th

Local blood drives slated for March 14

March 4, 2013

Two blood drives will take place in Sweetwater on Thursday, March 14. One drive will take place at the Nolan County Courthouse and the other at the Lions Club building from noon until 6 p.m.

Cancer survivors participate in local baseball tournament

March 4, 2013

Cancer awareness was recognized at the Wood Bat Classic baseball tournament on Friday at Newman Park prior to Sweetwater's game against Wall.
Several local cancer survivors gathered on the infield for a brief ceremony where each of them threw a baseball to one of the Sweetwater or Wall players.
Among those who participated were Sweetwater player Gabriel Melendez and his grandmother, Mary Palma.

New County Treasurer sworn in

March 4, 2013

Jeanne Wells (right) was sworn into office on Monday morning as the new Nolan County Treasurer.
Wells was appointed by the county commissioners to fill the rest of the unexpired term vacated by former county treasurer Gayle Biggerstaff.
The oath of office was administered by 32nd Judicial District Judge Glen Harrison (left).

SHS meat judging team places at contest

March 4, 2013

The Sweetwater FFA meat judging team placed eighth out of 41 teams at the San Antonio contest.
Team members are Cody Chapman, Sean Morrow, Mackensey Hayes and Kyle Lambert.

Warm & windy: Monday's local forecast

March 4, 2013

Today will be very warm, as we'll see a high near 84 and mostly sunny skies. Expect breezy conditions with winds from the west-southwest at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight, temperatures will drop as a cold front comes through. We'll see partly cloudy skies with a low around 39. Winds from the west at 15 to 20 mph will become northern at 25 to 30 mph. Gusts could be as high as 35 mph.
Learn all you need to know now at weather.gov.

March 2nd

Blotters for Feb. 28, 2013

March 2, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued four citations and made two arrests on Feb. 28, 2013.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a vehicle — 400 block of E. Arkansas.

Arrested by SPD:
• Thomas Castillo, 35 — Possession of controlled substance.
• Sonya Flores, 25 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served no civil papers and made three arrests on Feb. 28, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:

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