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September 6th, 2012

Kiwanis helps raise over $3K for children

September 6, 2012

During the local Kiwanis Club meeting held on Wednesday, September 5 at Bee's Lunch Bucket, the group discussed their most recent project while looking ahead to their most popular fundraiser.
At the 2012 Sammy Baugh Classic held at Mustang Bowl, the Kiwanis Club joined forces with Sweetwater ISD (Independent School District), the Sammy Baugh Classic Organizing Committee--a branch of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce and the Children's Miracle Network, in order to raise money for children receiving medical care at Hendrick Medical Center's new Children's Hospital.

One plea entered in district court

September 6, 2012

One person pled guilty to Judge Glen Harrison during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.
Augustine Torres, with attorney John S. Young, pled guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity, a state jail felony. The offense occurred on July 30, 2011. The indictment states that Torres broke into or entered a vehicle without the consent of the owner, with the intent to commit theft.

Blotters for September 4, 2012

September 6, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 60 calls for service, issued three citations and made one arrest on Sept. 4, 2012.

The SPD received 27, 911 calls.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Criminal mischief — 1300 block of James.
• Information only — 100 block of S. Hopkins.
• Assault — 600 block of E. Oklahoma.
• Criminal mischief — 1000 block of Lamar.
• Sexual assault — Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
• Trevor Jones, 22 — Driving while intoxicated.

Thursday's local weather

September 6, 2012

Today's weather is still hot, with the high topping at the century mark and mostly sunny skies. Winds from the south-southwest at 5 to 10 mph will become east-southeast in the afternoon.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 75, with winds from the south at around 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more about Thursday's forecast and get a weekend preview.

September 5th

Say olé to easy Mexican meals

September 5, 2012

Keep busy school nights easy and fun with quick recipes that have a Mexican flair. These everyday dishes have been given a delicious Mex-Over by Ortega and Sandra Lee. Your family will love how good they taste, and you’ll love how simple they are to prepare.
For more delicious Ortega Mex-Over recipes, visit www.ortega.com or www.Facebook.com/OrtegaTacos.

Mexican Pizza
Prep Time: 15 minutes / Cook Time: 10 minutes
Makes 10 servings
1/2 pound (8 ounces) ground beef
3/4 cup water
1 package (1.25 ounces) Ortega Taco Seasoning Mix
1 can (16 ounces) Ortega Refried Beans

All class reunion this weekend

September 5, 2012

Another “All Class Reunion” for Homecoming 2012 is planned for Saturday, Sept. 8, from 2 p.m. to midnight at the Sweetwater High School Cafeteria, according to Linda Kiser Browning Miller, event director.
Jeff Stein of KXOX Radio will be the emcee, and Big Boys BBQ will cater the supper at 5:30 p.m. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. and a short program will be held at 5 p.m. After the barbecue supper, J.B. Cloud of KBCY Radio of Abilene will serve as D.J. for the music and dance beginning at about 7:30 p.m. The D.J. will present music from the 50’s to the present.

WASP building committee reviews expansion plans

September 5, 2012

Members of the National WASP WWII Museum building committee met recently to discuss the museum’s proposed 8,000 square feet expansion project. Peter Fox, Vice President of Expansion, arranged for KBA Design Architect Bob Kilduff and Project Manager/Board Member Dave Zobrist of ZProjects to review the design details with the building committee. The building committee is comprised of Board President Carol Cain, Board Secretary Sandra Spears, Board V.P. Tom Henderson, Board Treasurer Steven May, Board Past President Bill Johnson, Board Member Alan Carmicheal and Executive Director Sharron Davis.

Two pets available for adoption

September 5, 2012

Sweetwater Animal Control currently has two dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female Shih Tzu and a female kitten. According to Sweetwater’s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.

Walls going up at Golden Chick

September 5, 2012

A Golden Chick is currently being constructed along Interstate 20 in the plaza near Verizon Wireless. Construction was planned to last about 60 days from beginning to completion.

Blotters for August 31 - September 3, 2012

September 5, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 190 calls for service, issued 11 citations and made 18 arrests from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, 2012.

The SPD received 150, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 1900 block of Lamar.
• 900 block of Walnut.
• 1900 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 1700 block of E. 14th.
• Criminal trespass — 200 block of Clark.
• Criminal mischief — 200 block of Avenue K.
• Burglary of a habitation — 500 block of Newman.
• Theft — 1100 block of Elm.
• Theft — 1100 block of E. Broadway.
• Stalking — 1000 block of James.

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