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May 1st, 2013

TxDOT offers updates at county planning meeting

May 1, 2013

An update from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) was given during Friday's meeting of the Nolan County Forward Planning Committee, held at the Sweetwater Country Club.
The meeting was held in order for various community leaders to learn more and take proactive measures as the Cline Shale oil development makes its way to Sweetwater and the surrounding cities within the county.
The two representatives from TxDOT first discussed different projects that are currently being undertaken. As always, safety is the utmost concern.

Hampton Inn sponsors food drive to benefit United Way

May 1, 2013

Hampton Inn in Sweetwater is currently putting on a food drive in which employees, guests and members of the community are encouraged to donate nonperishable food items to the drive. All food collected will be donated and distributed by Nolan County United Way.
As an added incentive to donate to the cause, for every five cans donated to the drive, a raffle ticket will be placed in a drawing for a Jambox speaker.
According to General Manager Adrian Solano, the hotel is putting on the food drive as a part of Founders Day for the company, Hersha Hospitality.

Blotters for April 29, 2013

May 1, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 58 calls for service, issued four citations and made four arrests on April 29, 2013.

The SPD received 21, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1600 block of E. Broadway.
• Burglary of a building — 700 block of E. Third.

Arrested by SPD:
• James Raney, 23 — Burglary of a building/warrants.
• Jean Raven, 25 — Warrants.
• Female juvenile — Warrants.
• Female juvenile — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, five civil papers served and made one arrest on April 29, 2013.

Wednesday's local weather

May 1, 2013

Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 91 and winds from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph. In the afternoon, the winds will decrease to 5 to 10 mph. After 2 p.m. we'll see a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms also.
After 8 p.m., the precipitation chances will increase to 40%. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy conditions with a low around 41. A cold front will change the winds to the north from 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.
So how long will this cold front affect us? Visit weather.gov to find out.

April 30th

SHS teams set playoffs

April 30, 2013

The Sweetwater High School baseball and softball teams have announced the dates, times and locations for their playoff games this week.
Sweetwater's baseball team (15-13) has decided on a best-of-3 bi-district series with Fabens at Crane High School. Game 1 will be Friday at 5 p.m., followed by the second game on Saturday at 2 p.m. Game 3, if needed, starts 30 minutes after the second game ends. The Sweetwater-Fabens winner advances to the area playoffs against Pampa next week.

Nolan County Forward Planning Committee meets

April 30, 2013

The Nolan County Forward Planning Committee met on Friday at the Sweetwater Country Club, which brought community leaders from various fields together to discuss the impact and consequences from the incoming Cline Shale oil development.

RPMH to host Chamber Coffee

April 30, 2013

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly chamber coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, located at 200 E. Arizona in Sweetwater.
The hospital is governed by a board of directors. Donna Boatright is the administrator. The hospital provides healthcare for the communities of Nolan County. RPMH was built and founded in 1976. It was founded as a hospital district in 1989.

Hailey Dunn ‘Missing’ billboard comes down

April 30, 2013

Four “Missing” billboard signs first went up in January 2011, according to Lamar Advertising, just a couple of weeks after Hailey Dunn was reported missing.
The signs were taken down on Monday, after news that Hailey’s remains were positively identified on Friday.

Blotters for April 26-28, 2013

April 30, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 172 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made 13 arrests from April 26-28, 2013.

The SPD received 119, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 100 block of Hailey.
• 200 block of NE Georgia.

Calls for service:
• Criminal mischief — 1200 block of Ragland.
• Theft — 800 block of E. Avenue D.
• Consumption of alcohol by a minor — 1600 block of Cypress.
• Runaway — 700 block of W. Sixth.
• Information only — Sweetwater area.
• Forgery of financial institution — 200 block of Chester.
• Assault — 100 block of Oak.

Daily weather for Sweetwater

April 30, 2013

Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 92. Winds will be from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 66 and southeast winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
Visit weather.gov to get a seven-day weather preview now.

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