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November 2nd, 2012

Local weather for Sweetwater

November 2, 2012

We should see partly sunny skies on Sunday, with a high near 73 and north-northwest winds around 5 mph. In the afternoon, they will become south-southeast.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies, with a low around 52 and south winds at 5 to 10 mph.
What's the weekly weather shaping up to be? Get the answer at weather.gov.

Sweetwater's Saturday weather

November 2, 2012

On Saturday, it will be mostly sunny with a high near 74. Southern winds at 5 to 10 mph will become northern in the afternoon, and we'll see a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. along with the cold front.
Expect the rain chances to remain throughout the nighttime hours, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 51. Winds from the northeast will be around 5 mph.
How long is the cold front here in the area? Find out at weather.gov.

Friday's football forecast

November 2, 2012

Friday's weather is looking lovely, with sunny skies and a high near 85. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
The football forecast will be mostly clear, with a low around 57. Winds will remain from the south at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts topping out at 20 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

November 1st

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church to celebrate 100 years of ministry

November 1, 2012

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will celebrate one hundred years of ministry All Saints Sunday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m. The Right Reverend J. Scott Mayer, Bishop of the Diocese of Northwest Texas, will celebrate with the congregation.

Local "Movember" campaign holds a dual purpose

November 1, 2012

Sean Connery. Hugh Jackman. Jon Hamm. Zach Galifianakis.
While these and other male celebrities can pull off a bearded look most any time of the year, one local is bringing a challenge to area businessmen--just like him--to sport some facial hair for 30 days while promoting a cause and raising some money in the process.
As a new and unique fundraiser for the local Relay for Life, which benefits the American Cancer Society, local State Farm agent Richard Fergeson hopes that a community-wide "Movember" campaign can bring some awareness to men's cancers.

Community leaders, Board of Regents honored at appreciation dinner

November 1, 2012

Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater hosted the TSTC Board of Regents, TSTC Systems and Community Leaders from Abilene, Brownwood, Breckenridge and Sweetwater on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.
The Community Appreciation Dinner was held in honor of the communities TSTC West Texas serves and the TSTC Board of Regents.
The dinner, catered by the TSTC Culinary Institute, was held on the Sweetwater campus.

One plea entered in district court

November 1, 2012

One person entered a plea during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings this week.
Marilyn Jean Johnson pled true to a motion to adjudicate. Johnson was charged with forgery, a state jail felony, for an occurrence on Jan. 3, 2011 and was put on community supervision on July 25, 2011.

Blotters for October 30, 2012

November 1, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 41 calls for service, issued one citation and made five arrests on Oct. 30, 2012.

The SPD received 14, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Counterfeiting — Sweetwater area.
• Terroristic threats — 800 block of Circle Drive.

Arrested by SPD:
• James Schorer, 49 — Public intoxication/evading.
• Noe Perez, 37 — Driving while license invalid.
• Balvina Gutierrez, 30 — Warrants/driving while license invalid.
• Jesus Gonzales, 32 — Warrants.
• Trevor Jones, 22 — Warrants.

Thursday's local forecast

November 1, 2012

November will start off warm, with today's high near 84 and sunny skies. Winds will be from the south-southwest around 15 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies with a low around 56. South-southern winds will be at 5 to 10 mph.
Learn more about your upcoming forecast at weather.gov.

October 31st

Using pecans for Fall desserts

October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake is a great dessert for fall allowing you to use pecans that are in season. The Texas State Technical College Culinary Institute served this dish last week at the TSTC Board of Regents meeting in Sweetwater.

Ingredients:
Crust –
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
ÂĽ cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
Pralines –
1 ½ cups chopped pecans
½ cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
Cheesecake –
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 large eggs

 

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