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March 7th, 2013
The 4th Annual Ridin' for Cash Bull Bash saw another successful year, with $8,510 raised to benefit visually impaired children in the community and surrounding areas.
The total is an accumulation of the sales from tickets, t-shirts, the silent auction, the Mutton Bustin' competition and the dance held at the Jaycee Barn after the event. All funds raised will be donated to the Division for Blind Services to be used for programs and camps for visually impaired children.
Heath Cornutt, Sweetwater Jaycee President and Chairman of the 55th Annual Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up, has released the schedule and prices for the upcoming Round-Up on March 8-10, 2013. The Jaycees have released that they will be paying $10 per pound for live Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes. The Jaycees have collected more than 300,000 pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes since the start of the Round-Up in 1959.
Loveâ€™s Travel Stops (Loveâ€™s) in Sweetwater off I-20, Exit 242, will open their doors for business Thursday, March 7.
Loveâ€™s is a 24/7 operation featuring an Arbyâ€™s restaurant, gourmet coffee selection, a variety of fountain drinks, fresh fruit, name-brand snacks, travel items, gift merchandise and more. This location will also have 85 parking spaces for professional truck drivers and a Loveâ€™s Truck Tire Care center on site.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 25 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Mar. 5, 2013.
The SPD received 30, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€¢ Unauthorized use of a vehicle/credit card abuse â€” 400 block of W. Alabama.
Arrested by SPD:
â€¢ Eon Acorn, 18 â€” Warrant probation violation/possession of marijuana.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 14 calls for service, served 17 civil papers and made three arrests on Mar. 5, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€¢ Idris Kioki Taylor, 35, of Sweetwater â€” Judgment.
Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 72. Winds will be from the south-southeast around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight, we should see partly cloudy skies with a low around 51. Winds will remain from the south-southeast at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts topping out at 25 mph.
What's the weather looking like throughout the Rattlesnake Roundup weekend? Visit weather.gov to find out.
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 small green bell pepper, diced
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 fresh tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons Louisiana-style hot sauce
1/3 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning blend
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup fish stock/clam broth/chicken stock
1 pound crawfish tails
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
The Sweetwater Jaycees Rattlesnake Round-Up is approaching fast, bringing many food vendors to town. Individuals and organizations cannot sell food to the public without a county health permit as required by State and County law. A new ordinance went into effective last November requiring all food vendors to renew permits yearly. This means food vendors at the Round-Up must fill out a new permit application prior to their inspection.
Nolan County United Way's 2013 Rattlesnake Round-Up gun raffle will benefit the nine local agencies assisted by NCUW including Big Country Medical Reserve Corp, Boy Scouts, Cancer Services Network, Gateway Family Services, Girl Scouts,Â Senior Nutrition Activities Program (SNAP), Sweetwater Back Pack Buddies, West Texas Children's Advocacy Center and the Women's Resource Center.
The gun raffle is sponsored by Wind Energy Turbine Services (WETS) of Sweetwater.
Raffle prizes include three Savage Axis XP's ~ Camo- Rifle/Scope Packages with one 22-250, one 243 and one 270.
Rattlesnake Round-Up week is finally here.
From Thursday, March 7 through Sunday, March 10, the Sweetwater Jaycees host their 55th annual event at the Nolan County Coliseum. As usual, several activities are being held in conjunction with the Round-Up.
The Round-Up itself will actually be Friday through Sunday, March 8-10, at the Nolan County Coliseum. Gates will open at 8 a.m. all three days, closing at 5 p.m. on Friday and Sunday and at 6 p.m. on Saturday. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Other Round-Up activities include the following:
At the beginning of last month, Texas Governor Rick Perry said that a week should be set aside each year during the month of March to highlight the contributions of a particular field of educators.
As a result, March 4 through 8 has been proclaimed as Educational Diagnosticians' Week in Texas.
"I urge all Texans to recognize the important efforts of educational diagnosticians," Governor Perry stated in the proclamation. "Their hard work contributes to the success of our young Texans and to the future of the Lone Star State."