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March 2nd, 2013

Blotters for Feb. 28, 2013

March 2, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 45 calls for service, issued four citations and made two arrests on Feb. 28, 2013.

The SPD received 20, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a vehicle — 400 block of E. Arkansas.

Arrested by SPD:
• Thomas Castillo, 35 — Possession of controlled substance.
• Sonya Flores, 25 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served no civil papers and made three arrests on Feb. 28, 2013.

Arrested by NCSO:

Great run ends for Highland

March 2, 2013

The Highland girls basketball team's magnificent season came to an end Friday when the Lady Hornets lost to No. 1-ranked Saltillo, 41-19, in the semifinals of the state tournament held in Austin. Highland, with players like Hannah Allen (pictured here in Friday's game), finished the season with a 31-5 record while advancing to the state tournament for the first time in history. See a story on the game, plus many more pictures, in today's Sports section on pages B1-B3.

Chief Frieda to speak at RWWT meeting

March 2, 2013

The Republican Women of West Texas will meet Tuesday, March 5, 2013. The meeting will be held at the Pioneer City-County Museum at 601 E. Third Street in Sweetwater.
Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m.
Sweetwater Chief of Police, Brian Frieda will be the speaker. The public is invited to attend.

Hospital renovations continue

March 2, 2013

An update on the hospital renovations was given as part of the Administrator's report during the Nolan County Hospital District board meeting on Monday night.
David White with McKinstry, the company heading up with projects, was joined by four representatives at the meeting to offer an outlook on the current project of the new doctors' offices, as well as look back on the results from the previous work of the new medical /surgical unit.

RPMH hosts Treadmill Walkathon

March 2, 2013

For the second year in a row, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) hosted a 24-hour Treadmill Walkathon.
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.

Bennie Wheels to return to Sweetwater this month

March 2, 2013

Johnny Cash fans will have the opportunity to relive a Cash performance by way of Bennie Wheels, who will make his way to Sweetwater again. This Johnny Cash tribute artist will put on a show at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium Saturday, March 30, performing many of Cash’s hits. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The Sweetwater Municipal Band will also be part of the musical entertainment.

March 1st

RELIGION: XA weekend moved to April

March 1, 2013

BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH

Local musician to open for quartet

March 1, 2013

The Blackwood Quartet will perform this Saturday evening at 6 p.m. at Avondale Baptist Church.
Local resident Gary Gibson (above) will be the opening act prior to the Grammy-award winning group's performance. The church is located at 1405 Hoyt Lane in Sweetwater.
For more information, call 325-235-5835, or visit www.blackwoodquartetonline.com.

TSTC to display mobile welding lab Saturday

March 1, 2013

Texas State Technical College West Texas will display the college's new mobile welding lab during Spring Preview this Saturday in Sweetwater. This state-of-the-art tool is a self-contained lab/classroom. The mobile lab was designed and fabricated to allow TSTC West Texas to take welding instruction to remote locations to serve both industry and educational institutions. It is this flexibility that allows the school to customize training to fit the customer’s needs. 

Racial profiling report submitted by Sheriff Warren

March 1, 2013

At Monday's county commissioners' meeting, Nolan County Sheriff David Warren presented the state-mandated 2012 Racial Profiling Report for the Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO), which was formally received by the commissioners.
For the 2012 calendar year, a total of 277 people were stopped by Nolan County Sheriff's Office deputies.
From the total, six contacts led to a search, in which five of those contacts consented to the search. Ten contacts resulted in an arrest, and 189 total tickets were issued.

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