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April 24th, 2013
Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 62. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 10 to 15 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 42 and eastern winds at 5 to 10 mph.
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National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities. This yearâ€™s NIIW is April 20-27. Infants are particularly vulnerable to infectious diseases; that is why it is critical to protect them through immunizations. Each day, nearly 12,000 babies are born in the United States who will need to be immunized against 14-vaccine-preventable diseases before age two.
Though short-lived, the burn ban for Nolan County was reinstated during the county commissioners meeting held on Monday at the Nolan County Courthouse.
Nolan County Judge Tim Fambrough had ordered the lifting of the ban on Friday, April 12, although its reinstatement was listed on Monday's agenda. However, in a statement released after the meeting on Monday afternoon, the emergency burn ban and fireworks ban will remain in effect for 90 days unless significant rainfall is received.
On Saturday, the Sweetwater Middle School Robotics Program took five teams to compete in the GEAR Robotics Competition at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. The competition officially began on March 23, when the theme of the competition was revealed. This year's theme was Dr. Roboto. It focused on how robots are used in the medical field.
To compete, each team designed a robot, programmed it to complete simulated medical missions and write an engineering essay explaining how they approached the challenge. Each team also came up with a team name and t-shirt design for the competition. Â
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 173 calls for service, issued 30 citations and made 10 arrests from April 19-21, 2013.
The SPD received 106, 911 calls.
â€˘ 200 block of Jenny George.
â€˘ 200 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 2100 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Information only â€” Sweetwater.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 1500 block of Lubbock.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€” 1400 block of Grand.
â€˘ Runaway â€” Sweetwater.
â€˘ Harboring a runaway â€” Sweetwater.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Jason SanMiguel, 35 â€”Â Possession of controlled substance.
We have a very different weather outlook today, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 45. It'll be breezy with winds from the north at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. A 20% chance of showers is also forecasted.
Tonight, the rain chances will continue until 1 a.m.; otherwise, we'll see mostly cloudy skies with a low around 34. Winds will remain from the north at 10 to 15 mph, and gusts could top out at 20 mph.
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The Sweetwater FFA experienced success at the Area FFA Judging Contests, qualifying seven out of eight teams for State. In the coming weeks, these seven teams, along with three additional teams â€” who don't have an Area qualifying event, but go straight to State â€” will go to their respective State contests.
Many local Girl Scouts and their families turned out for the Camp Boothe Oaks clean-up on Saturday, taking on several different projects at the local Girl Scout camp.
Shown are children helping to collect rocks for a metal daisy garden by the general store at the camp. They are (back row, from left to right) Krissy Royal, Mikayla Vanderpool, (front row, from left to right) Andrew Seth Maitland, Brycen Maitland, Chalyce Maitland and Serinidi Martinez.
Texas State Technical College West Texas is now collecting donations for those affected by the disaster in West, Texas. The donations will be delivered to the area on Friday, April 26. The public is encouraged to drop-off any donations at your local TSTC campus.Â Items needed include water, Gatorade, non-perishable food items, toiletries, baby wipes, baby items, blankets, towels, wash rags and clothing and shoes for men, women and children, etc.
It's shaping up to be a warm one today, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 86. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 50 and southern winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
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