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October 16th, 2012

Tuesday's weather for Sweetwater

October 16, 2012

Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 90. Winds will be from the south-southwest at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 63. South-southeast winds around 15 mph will have gusts topping out as high as 25 mph.
Learn more about your local weather at weather.gov.

October 15th

SNCHD stresses the importance of parental involvement

October 15, 2012

As your child becomes a teenager, you may feel you no longer have much influence on your teen’s decision making, especially when it comes to details like dating, abstinence, sex, and birth control.
The good news is parents count. Recent research shows that when parents communicate their attitudes and values about teen sexuality to their children, their teenagers are less likely to have sexual relations at an early age.

Food Protection Management Training Course available to food service establishments

October 15, 2012

A two-day Food Protection Management training for food service managers in the Big Country area will be held October 22 and 29, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office located on the Taylor County Expo grounds in Abilene.

November election: dates, races and polling places

October 15, 2012

Tuesday, November 6 is the date for the general election, but a number of important deadlines are also coming up in the meantime.
With the final day to register to vote already passing on October 9, 2012, voters can already look ahead to early voting. But prior to the early vote, the automatic tabulating equipment that will be used in the general election will be tested on Friday, October 19.
It will be held at 10 a.m. at 100 E. 3rd, Suite 305, to ensure that the votes cast will be accurately counted for all offices and on all measures.

TSTC West Texas honored at Business Mercado

October 15, 2012

Texas State Technical College West Texas received an award from The Hispanic Business Council and Abilene Chamber of Commerce for five years of building bridges.
Kim Porter and Nick Alvarado accepted the award from Business Mercado Co-Chairs David Hernandez and Jesse Cardenas.

Teachers award scholarships to Abilene-area graduates

October 15, 2012

This fall the Texas Classroom Teachers Association awarded scholarships totaling $6,000 to two 2012 high school graduates from the Abilene area who are pursuing higher education: Fabian Esquivel, Winters High School, Winters ISD; and Emilia Richardson, Sweetwater High School, Sweetwater ISD.
The two deserving teens are among 42 students across Texas to receive scholarships totaling $108,000 from the TCTA Scholarship Program, which is funded by the estate of the late Charles and Phyllis Gottlieb. Awards are based on the cost of tuition at recipients’ chosen schools and financial need.

Local forecast for Monday

October 15, 2012

Monday's forecast is looking mostly sunny with a high near 82. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight, we'll see partly cloudy skies and a low around 60, with southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

October 12th

Blotters for Oct. 11, 2012

October 12, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 42 calls for service, issued three citations and made two arrests on Oct. 11, 2012.

The SPD received 21, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Assault — 300 block of Lamar.
• Theft — 500 block of E. Broadway.

Arrested by SPD:
• Robert Santiago, 26 — Warrant.
• James Schorer, 49 — Public intoxication.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 10 calls for service, served two civil papers and made one arrest on Oct. 11, 2012.

Arrested by NCSO:

Courthouse sustains rainwater damage

October 12, 2012

On Saturday, September 29, Sweetwater saw a downpour of much-needed rain. But as a result, the Nolan County Courthouse saw some extensive rainwater damage to their facilities and equipment. Each floor of the courthouse was affected by the rainwater that seeped into the building. The first floor saw damage in the east entrance and the northwest stairwell.

Lunch and Learn Seminar addresses cancer awareness, screenings

October 12, 2012

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital hosted another Lunch and Learn Seminar on Wednesday, October 10 on early cancer detection. Dr. Ellen Walthall was the speaker for the "Catch it on the Screen" event.
Dr. Walthall opened the seminar by answering familiar questions regarding screenings. Screenings allow for a patient to learn if they do or do not have a particular cancer; by catching it earlier, the possibilities of treating and curing the disease are better.

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