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March 14th, 2013

Bennie Wheels to return to Sweetwater this month

March 14, 2013

Step back in time with Bennie Wheels, Johnny Cash tribute artist, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. and enjoy classic Johnny Cash hits that are still loved today by all generations. 
He not only offers a sound and look comparable to Cash. His wife, Renee, also looks and sounds like June Carter Cash, and she will perform alongside her husband as she has on the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium stage before.

City prepares for election

March 14, 2013

With the city election coming up on Saturday, May 11, approval was given at Tuesday's Sweetwater City Commission meeting for the appointment of election judges and alternate judges.
They will be Kevin Shipp and Jim Kelley (Precinct 1), Ada Belle Clark and Rhea Hendrix (Precinct 2), Barbara Baker and Chris Stephens (Precinct 3) and Ann McCarthy and Olga Balderas (Precinct 4).

Blotters for March 12, 2013

March 14, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 43 calls for service, issued two citations and made one arrest on Mar. 12, 2013.

The SPD received 14, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1100 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• Female juvenile, 15 — Runaway.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had eight calls for service, served two civil papers and made one arrest on Mar. 12, 2013.

Arrested by DPS:
• Jessica Lynne Hallford, 27, of Abilene — Driving while intoxicated.

Calls for service:
• Reckless driver — I-20 MM 261 west bound.

Sweetwater's weather for Thursday

March 14, 2013

Be on the lookout for sunny skies and warm temperatures, as the high will be near 79. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies and a low around 54, with southern winds at 15 mph. Gusts could top out at 25 mph.
How long is the warm-up hanging around? Visit weather.gov to find out.

March 13th

WHAT'S COOKING?: Seeing green this month? Cook with broccoli!

March 13, 2013

There is just something about March you start seeing “Green” not just because of St. Patrick’s Day. The local grocery stores are enticing us with all the fresh green vegetables! Broccoli is a popular spring vegetable and is loaded with nutritional value with Vitamin B6, Folate, Potassium, Manganese, and Vitamin A, C, E

BROCCOLI SALAD in TANGY MISO DRESSING
Ingredients:
1 cup Buckwheat groats
Buckwheat groats can be substituted with Quinoa, Pearl Barley, Bugler or Brown Rice
1 ½ cups water
2 tablespoons *Red Miso
1 tablespoon Canola oil
1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar

Grider to perform in Roscoe

March 13, 2013

Texas country artist Josh Grider will be in Roscoe for a performance at The Lumberyard on Friday, March 15.
Grider is currently featured on the "Troubadour, Texas" television series as an artist "chasing the dream". Prior to his local performance, he held the #1 spot on the Texas Regional Radio Report for two weeks in a row, as well as the #2 spot on the Texas Music Chart, for his song "Lonestar Highway".
Learn more about Grider on his website, joshgrider.com.

SEED: 11 oil companies have entered Nolan County

March 13, 2013

Toward the conclusion of the meeting of SEED's (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board of directors, an executive session was held to discuss various matters.
Following the closed meeting, the agenda listed for the board to "review and consider approving a resolution from the City of Sweetwater requesting SEED's assistance in funding improvements to a portion of their water/sewer lines."
However, while a motion was made on the matter, a second failed to be offered, thus killing the motion.

Miss Texas DaNae Couch visits SISD

March 13, 2013

Miss Texas DaNae Couch visited several Sweetwater schools while visiting Sweetwater this past week for the Rattlesnake Round-Up. Couch also attended the Miss Snake Charmer Pageant and was seen at the Rattlesnake Round-Up all weekend.
Couch graduated with distinction from Baylor University's Honors College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Public Relations. After graduation, she began pursuing her Doctor of Jurisprudence at Texas Tech University School of Law where she is in her third year.

Only one blood drive tomorrow

March 13, 2013

Two blood drives were originally planned to take place in Sweetwater on Thursday, March 14. One drive was planned to take place at the Nolan County Courthouse and the other at the Lions Club building from noon until 6 p.m., however, only the blood drive at the Nolan County Courthouse will take place tomorrow.

Bids received at county meeting

March 13, 2013

During Monday morning's Nolan County Commissioners' meeting, bids were opened for various county items.
Two bids were opened for AC5 paving materials for the county from Alon and Heartland Asphalt Materials, while bids from Warren CAT and Yellowhouse Machinery were opened for road maintainers for Precincts 1 and 3.
While some discussion was held on the items, the commissioners only received the bids during the meeting. Action will be taken at a later date in order for ample time to review and evaluate the bids before making a selection.

Four Sweetwater Little League teams began play on Saturday at single-elimination District 5...
Sweetwater’s Major League (ages 11-12) Storm played Saturday at a District 5 Little League...
Roscoe and Sweetwater are hosting several camps in the month of June for various sports include...

 

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