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April 9th, 2013
The month of April has been declared as Child Abuse Prevention Month, following action by the Nolan County Commissioners during their meeting on Monday morning.
The commissioners approved the proclamation for the county, after reviewing the document prior to the meeting. Activities sponsored by the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center and Sky High Children's Ranch are lined up today and tomorrow to bring awareness to child abuse within the county along with measures to prevent the crime.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 158 calls for service, issued ten citations and made nine arrests from April 5-7, 2013.
The SPD received 77, 911 calls.
â€¢ 100 block of E. Broadway.
â€¢ 900 block of E. 12th.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 800 block of Coke.
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€” 1100 block of Josephine.
â€¢ Burglary of a building â€” 900 block of E. 12th.
â€¢ Theft â€” 1600 block of Bell.
â€¢ Harassment â€” 1100 block of Crane.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Female juvenile, 16 â€”Â Family violence assault.
â€¢ Carlos Martinez, 23 â€” Warrants.
â€¢ Audrey Gutierrez, 22 â€” Warrants.
It's still hot today, but it might not last too long. We'll see a high near 90 today with mostly sunny skies and southwest winds around 15 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight before 11 p.m., we should see a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, and some of them could be sever. Expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 43 and northwestern winds at 5 to 10 mph. In the evening, winds will shift to the north at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts topping out at 30 mph.
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Two people were killed and one injured in a one vehicle rollover crash that occurred in Nolan County on Friday evening at 6:10 p.m.Â The crash was located on Farm Road 608, 7/10 of a mile east of mile marker 308, near the community of Maryneal.Â
The Nolan County Board of Realtors is offering to all interested Nolan County graduating seniors, of the Class of 2013, an opportunity to apply for the NCBR annual scholarship. If you are planning to continue your educational experience beyond high school, the NCBR is offering four $500 college scholarships to help you with expenses.
The summer weather is already creeping into the spring season, as today's high will be 93 with mostly sunny skies. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 63 and south-southeast winds at 20 to 25 mph. Gusts could top out at 35 mph.
Visit weather.gov now to find out how long the heat will last.
The joys and challenges of marriage can take a couple through the highs, lows, and everywhere in between, but one local church is unveiling two events in order to help husbands and wives in their relationship.
4th and Elm Church of Christ in Sweetwater is hosting a free movie night on Saturday, April 13. Starting at 6:30 p.m. in the church's Warehouse, the 2008 inspirational film "Fireproof" will be shown.
Shown from left to right are Ken Becker, Executive Director of Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED); Lorie Vincent; Executive Director of The High Ground of Texas and Chairperson of the Texas Economic Development Council and Carlton Schwab, President/CEO of the Texas Economic Development Council. The three were in Austin recently visiting with Senators and House of Representatives and their staffs concerning economic development issues in Texas.
National Financial Literacy Month is recognized in the United States in April in an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. Texas National Bank recognizes the importance of financial literacy in the community and seeks to actively create a more secure financial future for the citizens of Nolan County.
The Pioneer City-County Museum will present a lecture by Dr. Shelley Wachsmann, Professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University.
In 1986, Dr. Wachsmann, working as nautical archaeologist for Israel, was called to the kibbutz Ginosar and the Sea of Galilee to take a look at a "possibly ancient" boat. The first ancient ship to be recovered from the Sea of Galilee, the boat is the type described in the Gospel as used by Jesus' disciples.