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April 1st, 2013
LUBBOCK â€“ The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that a DPS joint task force made up of various divisions within the department conducted an operation in the Lubbock region last week that resulted in the capture of 45 wanted fugitives and the seizure of illegal narcotics.
The Sweetwater Jaycees hosted their annual Easter egg hunt at Fraley Park for children of the community.
Hundreds of plastic treat-filled eggs and many other Easter prizes were sought after at the hunt. Shown is Donavin Adames taking part in the annual hunt.
Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 81. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 10 to 15 mph, and after 1 p.m. we'll have a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Tonight, our rain chances increase to 50%, while we should see mostly cloudy skies with a low around 59. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
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Ian Brockman had fun at Lang Aycock Childcare Center this week with an Easter egg hunt and party at the facility.
While sitting in a padded office chair, a contrast from his cowboy-inspired attire, Robert Clark recollected a recent celebration dinner he had with his wife in Fort Worth.
She sensed his apprehension and when questioned, Clark said he was just waiting for the shoe to drop--everything leading up to that particular moment had gone so well.
But like most wives, she had some valuable advice to offer her husband. He was in the right place and at the right time of life, so she told him not to worry, but to have faith.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 54 calls for service, issued five citations and made one arrest on Mar. 28, 2013.
The SPD received 33, 911 calls.
â€˘ 800 block of First Street.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 700 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ Sexual assault â€”Â Sweetwater.
â€˘ Duty to register sex offender â€”Â Sweetwater.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Billy Sweek, 40 â€”Â Theft/possession of a dangerous drug.
The Sweetwater Fire Department responded to five ambulance calls and three fire calls over the past 24 hours.
â€˘ Four ambulance calls in the city of Sweetwater.
The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) recently presented Sweetwater High School teacher Skylar Houston with its Teaching Excellence in Financial Literacy Award. Houston is one of three award recipients from across the state. He was presented the award on Thursday at Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s regular monthly faculty meeting.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) began a project this month to refresh pavement markings on roadways in seven counties.
Larry Black of Roscoe was elected President of the Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council (TACC) at the recent Joint Cooperative Meeting for the 2013-2014 year. Black is the general manager for the Central Rolling Plains Cooperative in Roscoe. Black started in the co-op industry in 1981 as a suction hand at Quanah Farmers Co-op located in northern Texas. He became manager at Quanah in 1987. In 2002, Black moved to Roscoe to manage Roscoe Co-op, which became Central Rolling Plains Co-op in 2007 following the merger of Roscoe and Inadale Co-ops, orchestrated by Black.
The County-City Library continues to be a vital part of the community and the number of patrons continues to grow and every part of the library is used on a regular basis to serve the people of the community.