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January 23rd, 2013
With reports of flu widespread across Texas, state health officials urge people to get a flu shot now and take other steps to protect themselves from the flu and its possible complications.
â€śTexas, like much of the country, saw an early start to the flu season and continues to experience a high level of flu and flu-like illness,â€ť said DSHS Commissioner Dr. David Lakey. â€śThe best thing people can do to protect themselves is to get a dose of flu vaccine now. There is plenty of vaccine available.â€ť
The Sweetwater Intermediate School Jump Rope Team has been performing at several events in the past few weeks including at last night's Varsity girl's basketball game. Members of the team are shown performing some of their stunts at the half-time show last night.
The team will perform at Howard College on Thursday, Abilene Christian University on Tuesday, Western Texas College on Thursday, Jan. 31, and at the San Antonio Spurs game on Saturday, Feb. 2.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), assisted by local law enforcement agencies, arrested three men early Tuesday morning in Colorado City after a nearly 10-hour standoff. The men are accused of being involved in an incident Monday where shots were fired at a Texas Highway Patrol trooper during a high-speed pursuit.
A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted seven people this past week. Two of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Satori Denise Bailey was indicted for possession of marijuana, a state jail felony. Court documents state that Bailey knowingly possessed more than four ounces, but less than five pounds of marijuana on Oct. 9, 2012. Bailey's bond was set at $5,000.
Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital will be extending their outreach in a new manner, as shown during the Monday night meeting of the Nolan County Hospital District board of directors.
Opening the meeting was the airing of the three, thirty-second ads that will begin airing on the local cable channel. The ads were discussed during a previous meeting, in which they promote the care and services offered at the local hospital.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 29 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Jan. 21, 2013.
The SPD received 16, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€”Â 400 block of E. Avenue A.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had 21 calls for service, served four civil papers and made nine arrests from Jan. 18-21, 2013.
Arrested by NCSO:
â€˘ Louis Diaz, Jr., 55, of Sweetwater â€”Â Tarrant County warrant/possession of a controlled substance.
Be careful this morning, as patchy fog will be in the area before 10 a.m. Otherwise, expect sunny skies with a high near 73, with south-southwestern at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 47. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Warm ups, cool downs--what's the West Texas weather going to do next? Find out at weather.gov.
Sweetwater will host more than 125 energy and infrastructure leaders from more than a dozen states around the USA on Wednesday and Thursday for the 5th annual Transmission Summit 2013 on the campus of Texas State Technical College West Texas. The 5th annual Transmission Summit is in the hub of Texasâ€™ $9 billion grid expansion and the worldâ€™s largest concentration of wind energy generation. The event includes project updates, business networking and industry sponsor exhibits. The event is sponsored by the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse.
Texas Midwest Community Network announces plans for Texas Midwest Day at the Capitol on Feb. 5. Community leaders from throughout the region are encouraged to participate.
â€śGenerally speaking, rural communities are at a disadvantage when it comes to influencing state lawmakers,â€ť says TMCN President Kathy Keane of Eden. â€śBy joining together, a larger group of rural delegates gets more attention and presents a stronger voice in Austin.â€ť
Law Enforcement Officials have arrested three individuals that were hiding in a house in southeast Colorado City in Mitchell County.Â
Early Monday morning, a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper had stopped a vehicle for speeding over one hundred miles an hour while traveling east near the Mitchell/Howard County line on Interstate 20. As the trooper approached the vehicle, the driver stepped out and began shooting.Â A pursuit ensued with the violator.Â The trooper lost sight of the vehicle near the community of Loraine in eastern Mitchell County.Â