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September 19th, 2012

Fire Up the Flavor

September 19, 2012

Caribbean Pork Kabobs
Serves: 9
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 to 15 minutes
1/2 cup pineapple juice
3 tablespoons Mrs. Dash® Caribbean Citrus Seasoning Blend, divided
1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into small cubes
1 sweet onion, cut into cubes
1 red bell pepper, cut into cubes
1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled, cut into cubes
Mix pineapple juice and 2 tablespoons seasoning blend in a small bowl.
Pour 3/8 cup (6 tablespoons) of the pineapple juice mix­ture over the pork in a separate bowl and the remaining over the vegetables. Stir to coat evenly.

Grandparents Lunch held at East Ridge

September 19, 2012

National Grandparents Day was on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, this year and to honor grandparents, Sweetwater Independent School District hosts special lunches at different schools where grandparents eat with their grandchildren.
Shown, Yolanda Garcia is shown with Aliyah Garcia and Amaris Garcia at the Grandparents Lunch at East Ridge Elementary. The lunches will continue this week.

TSTC West Texas awarded Military Friendly Schools title for third straight year

September 19, 2012

Texas State Technical College West Texas has been named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list for the third straight year. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows TSTC West Texas’ commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Director for G.I. Jobs.

Apple Creek shooting suspect sought

September 19, 2012

According to Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda, a man has been identified as a suspect in the shooting that took place at Apple Creek Apartments on Grand Avenue in Sweetwater earlier this month. "We have not been successful in locating this individual.

Area receives rain

September 19, 2012

Nolan County has recently seen some rainfall in the area.
On Sept. 15-16, 2012, Oak Creek received 0.20 inches of rain, Lake Trammell received 0.23 inches of rain and Lake Sweetwater received 0.23 inches of rain. For 2012, Oak Creek has received 17.21 inches of rain, while Lake Trammell has received 17.73 inches of rain and Lake Sweetwater has received 17.59 inches of rain.
The filter plant received 0.22 inches of rain with its total for the year at 15.44 inches of rain.
Booster B has received 16.14 inches of rain for the year, with 0.25 of those inches this past week.

SISD continues technology progress

September 19, 2012

During the SISD (Sweetwater Independent School District) Board of Trustees' meeting on Monday night, September 17, an update was given on the iPad initiative within the district.
Recently, due to a grant obtained by the district Director of Educational Technology, Mike Marlett, the seventh graders will be the next class to have iPads for their studies--almost a year ahead of the district's timeline.

Blotters for September 17, 2012

September 19, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 66 calls for service, issued six citations and made three arrests on Sept. 17, 2012.

The SPD received 17, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Information — 800 block of E. Arizona.
• Information — 200 block of E. Fourth.
• Assault on elderly — 800 block of E. Arizona.

Arrested by SPD:
• Jonathan Clappison, 37 — Family violence assault/violate protective order.
• Monica Lopez, 19 — Warrant.
• Lashondrick Richardson, 22 — Possession of marijuana/manufacture/delivery of controlled substance.

Weather outlook for Wednesday

September 19, 2012

Expect warmer weather on Wednesday, with sunny skies and a high near 86. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be clear with a low around 63, and south winds from 5 to 10 mph.
Is the warm-up here to stay? Visit weather.gov to find out.

September 18th

VP Tire Celebrates Anniversary with Customer Appreciation

September 18, 2012

Pictured is Lus Pantoja (office manager), David Pantoja (owner), and Nick Pantoja (manager/operator) of VP Tire in Roscoe.
VP Tire celebrated their one year anniversary with a customer appreciation lunch of brisket sandwiches, chips and drinks.
The shop is located at 710 Broadway in Roscoe and is a full service new tire dealer and full service shop.

Burn ban lifted

September 18, 2012

Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough announced that the burn ban for the county has been lifted during a special-called Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, September 17.
The judge cited the recent rainfall received throughout the area--some totals almost reaching one inch--as reason for lifting the ban. The burn ban will remain lifted until the next meeting date, which is set for Monday, September 24 at 9 a.m. at the Nolan County Courthouse.

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