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January 22nd, 2013

FSA emergency loans available to 207 disaster counties in Texas

January 22, 2013

USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Executive Director James B. Douglass announced that 207 counties in Texas were declared a disaster on Jan. 9, 2013, due to drought and heat using the new, streamlined Secretarial Disaster Designation process. Under this designation, producers with operations in any of the 157 primary disaster counties or 50 contiguous disaster counties are eligible to apply for low interest emergency loans.

Blotters for January 18-20, 2013

January 22, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 162 calls for service, issued 14 citations and made 17 arrests from Jan. 18-20, 2013.

The SPD received 71, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Burglary of a vehicle — 1400 block of E. 12th.
• Credit/debit card abuse — 400 block of SE Georgia.
• Stalking — 800 block of San Carlos.
• Theft — 1400 block of Hailey.
• Burglary of a habitation — 700 block of Hill.
• Theft — 400 block of SE Georgia.
• Theft — 400 block of SE Georgia.
• Runaway — 1200 block of Towncreek.
• Trespassing — 1900 block of Chester.

Tuesday's local weather outlook

January 22, 2013

We'll be seeing a bit of a warm up today, with a high near 63 and mostly sunny skies. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies and a low around 46, with southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Head on over to weather.gov to learn more.

January 21st

UPDATE: DPS releases details on cross-country chase

January 21, 2013

UPDATE: About mid afternoon, law enforcement officers received a tip from local citizens in Colorado City that three men had entered a building there. Officers have the building surrounded. The neighborhood has been evacuated and travelers are not allowed into the area as a safety precaution. It is believed the three males from this morning’s pursuit are the three that have barricaded themselves in the building.

Officers searching for men after chase, vehicle found abandoned in Nolan County

January 21, 2013

Law enforcement officers are looking for three men in the western part of the Big Country.
The search began early Monday morning when a Department of Public Safety officer tried to stop a driver for a traffic violation.
The driver of the sport utility vehicle refused to stop and led the officers on a chase that covered parts of Howard, Mitchell and Nolan Counties.
The three men in the car allegedly shot at the pursuing state trooper and that brought in more officers.
The men reportedly abandoned the SUV and got in another vehicle.

Roscoe parishioners want Mass back at their church

January 21, 2013

During a regular committee meeting on Sunday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, several members of St. Albert Mission in Roscoe came into the meeting with signs and questions about their church's closure.
Several Scriptures in Spanish were written on the signs. Others read, "Reopen Saint Albert's" and "Our kids care, too." Several children also came in and also held signs. One child held a sign that read, "You shall not steal our happiness = St. Albert's Church."

MLK holiday commemorated

January 21, 2013

Monday will mark the twenty-seventh observation of a holiday honoring a man who took steps to make a positive imprint in society while doing so in a calm and non-violent manner.
Martin Luther King, Jr.--also known more succinctly as MLK--was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia to a pastor and school teacher and was the middle child of three. Considered a gifted student, King attended a segregated public school, only to follow in the footsteps of his father and headed to Morehouse College as a fifteen-year-old.

Healthy living begins with commitments made today

January 21, 2013

As we are well into January, many people who have set new goals and resolutions for the New Year have already broken one or many of them. If you have put off making health and exercise changes to your lifestyle for 2013, it is never too late to recommit.
“Each year, three of the top five resolutions made by American adults consist of health- and exercise-related goals,” said Wes Stafford, director of the cardiac rehabilitation program at Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH). “People understand the need, but often fall short of motivation.”

Local MLK day forecast

January 21, 2013

Expect cooler temperatures on your Martin Luther King Day forecast, with mostly sunny skies and a high near 49. Winds will be from the north at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 39 and northern winds around 5 mph. After midnight, they will become southern winds.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

January 19th

Blotters for Jan. 17, 2013

January 19, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 47 calls for service, issued one citation and made two arrests on Jan. 17, 2013.

The SPD received 26, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Possession of drug paraphernalia — 2000 block of Chester.
• Theft — Coral Cove.
• Theft — 600 block of Josephine.

Arrested by SPD:
• Adolfo Gutierrez, 47 — Warrants.
• Raquel Sharrock, 19 — Warrants.

The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had six calls for service, served no civil papers and made no arrests on Jan. 17, 2013.
Calls for service:
• Traffic hazard — I-20 MM 265 west bound.

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