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February 5th, 2013
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 146 calls for service, issued 20 citation and made nine arrests from Feb. 1-3, 2013.
The SPD received 58, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1000 block of View.
â€¢ Disorderly conduct â€”Â 900 block of W. Colorado.
â€¢ Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon â€”Â 1100 block of Ash.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 1200 block of W. Arkansas.
â€¢ Theft â€”Â 900 block of Lamar.
â€¢ Family violence assault/violate protective order â€”Â 900 block of Hillside.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Codi Keller, 34 â€” Warrant.
Be on the lookout for warm temperatures today, with a high near 74 and sunny skies. Winds from the southwest around 5 mph will become southeast in the afternoon.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies with a low around 46, and southeastern winds around 5 mph.
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Sweetwater Independent School District announced the students that will be representing the school district in the Regional Spelling Bee at Odessa College on Feb. 23.
Fifth grader at Sweetwater Intermediate School Collin Stafford, 11, will be one of those representatives. He is the son of Wes and Tammi Stafford. His hobbies are reading, basketball and football. The school bee coordinator is Melissa Howard.
Ken Becker, Executive Director of the Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development, was honored with the position of Chairman of the Board for the 2012-2013 program year. The gavel was passed at the 2012 High Ground of Texas Annual Membership Meeting. The meeting was held in Lubbock on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District) recently received their scores from the STAAR (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) test, in which the district fared well in their tests for third through eighth grade students.
Out of the seventeen tests administered, Sweetwater ISD beat the state average in thirteen of those tests.
Two tests--4th grade writing and 7th grade reading--both came in 3% over the state's passing rate--at 74% and 79%, respectively. However, the other eleven tests saw averages anywhere from six to eighteen percent higher than the state passing rate.
On Jan. 2, local resident Travis Glasgow was taken to the emergency room with a severe bloody nose, lasting about two hours. Glasgow has had bloody noses his whole life, but none that lasted that long.
Expect warm temperatures today, with partly sunny skies and a high near 68. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph, shifting to the northwest in the afternoon. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, expect partly cloudy skies and a low around 37. Winds will be from the north-northwest at 5 to 15 mph.
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The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 40 calls for service, issued one citation and made no arrests on Jan. 31, 2013.
The SPD received 16, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 200 block of E. Avenue B.
â€¢ Family violence assault â€”Â 100 block of Alexander.
â€¢ Disruption of classroom â€”Â 300 block of Lamar.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had five calls for service, served no civil papers and made two arrests on Jan. 31, 2013.
Arrested by RPD:
â€¢ Gustavo Rivas Villa, 19, of Roscoe â€” Accident involving damage to a vehicle.
First Financial Bankshares, Inc. announced that they have launched Picture Pay, a unique mobile bill pay solution, becoming the first bank in the United States to offer this solution to its customers. The process is as simple as taking a picture of a vendor bill and submitting it for payment.
Most any grandmother would tell you that spending time with her grandchildren is a blessing. And for Gayle Biggerstaff, the county treasurer, her decision to retire is largely based on that reasoning.
On her final day of work on Feb. 28, 2013, Biggerstaff will have served the county for twenty-six years and two months. She started working as the county treasurer on Jan. 1, 1987.
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