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February 20th, 2013
Expect a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms today, as we'll see cloudy skies and a high near 57. It'll also be breezy, with winds from the east-southeast at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight, showers and thunderstorms are likely, with mostly cloudy skies and a low around 42. Winds will be from the east-southeast around 20 mph, becoming south-southwest after midnight. Gusts could top out at 30 mph; chance of rain is 70%.
Learn all you need to know now at weather.gov.
(West Texas) â€“ Reality Education for Drivers will be at TSTC West Texas Campuses for their YOLO (You Only Live Once) campaign. The group is bringing awareness to the dangers of texting and driving. Donâ€™t believe how dangerous it is? Test it out yourself in the texting and driving simulator this week at a TSTC campus near you. Sweetwater Campus: Tuesday, February 19, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Concourse
Abilene Campus: Wednesday, February 20, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Conference Room
Seventy-five East Ridge students collected over $3,000 to donate to the American Heart Association during their recent "Jump Rope for Heart" event.
The five students with the largest donations were: (back row) Katie Reed, Jaxon Gilmore, Paula Tovar, and (front row) Aubrey Galindo and Christyn Allen.
Thanks to all the children who participated in helping this worthwhile organization!
During the February meeting of the Sweetwater City Commission, Eddie Brown stated in his monthly City Manager's report that Code Enforcement and building inspections have show an increase in activity, as oil-related business continues to expand. Seeing the most growth has been Bradford Lane and Interstate 20.
A multitude of information has been presented during the Cline Shale meetings held in surrounding counties for the past few months, in which the February meeting was held in Colorado City.
"We don't know what to expect," said Brown in regards to change.
Mayor Greg Wortham, SEED Executive Ken Becker, SEED Marketing Dir. Kirstin Smith, and Jeff Howard from TSTC joined more than 100 people representing cities in the Texas Midwest region in Austin on Feb. 5th participating in â€śTexas Midwest Day at the Capitolâ€ť. Representatives for the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup were at the Capitol promoting the annual event and were able to take time to join the TMCN group for photos.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 150 calls for service, issued nine citations and made 10 arrests from Feb. 15-18, 2013.
The SPD received 60, 911 calls.
â€˘ 1700 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Indecency with a child by contact â€”Â 1000 block of Silas.
â€˘ Duty on striking unattended vehicle â€”Â 500 block of E Alabama.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â Coral Cove.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Cory Martin, 35 â€” Driving while intoxicated, third or more.
â€˘ Juan Leanos, 22 â€” City warrants.
â€˘ Decoreyon Thomas, 21 â€” Possession of marijuana.
Expect mostly sunny skies this morning with a high near 59. Winds will be from the east-southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, showers are likely with a possible thunderstorm. Otherwise, we'll see mostly cloudy skies with a low around 45 and southeastern winds at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could top out at 25 mph; chance of rain is at 60%.
So when's our best chance for rain coming? Visit weather.gov to find out.
Registration opened for the fifth annual Suddenlink Open Tony Gibson Memorial Fishing Tournament, to be held Saturday, March 2, at the Concho Pavilion on Lake O.H. Ivie, 24282 County Road 4763, in Millersview.Â Once again Joe Thomas, host of â€śStihlâ€™s Reel in the Outdoorsâ€ť on Outdoor Channel â€“ Americaâ€™s Leader In Outdoor TV, will award prizes and greet competitors.
For the second year in a row, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) will be hosting a 24-hour Treadmill Walkathon. The hospital announced that the event is scheduled to kickoff at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 and run through 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 23, at the hospitalâ€™s Cardiac Rehab Center.
As cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States, RPMH continues to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases through community events such as the walkathon.
If you've ever walked into the Sweetwater Reporter office and wondered who the smiling face is that greets you, wonder no more. That lovely lady is ShaQuita Bray.
Quita was born in Ft. Worth and grew up in Abilene where she attended Abilene High School. She moved to Sweetwater in 2006, and has remained here ever since.