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As Christmas nears, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is helping local families document this yearâ€™s holiday by hosting â€śAn Afternoon with Santaâ€ť. Taking place on Saturday, Dec. 15, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy cookies and have a free photo taken with Santa Claus.
A Christmas Celebration with Santa Claus will be held at the Texas Theatre from Dec. 14-16 in Sweetwater.
"Help fix the 'broken spirit of Christmas' by joining us in this narrated Vaudeville production which will captivate you as each world class performer participates in revitalizing the Christmas spirit," said event organizers.
Among the talents presented will be an NBA halftime performer of the tight wire, Rolla Bolla, juggling, a hula hoop star, comedy, aerial acts and chair balancing.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued two citations and made three arrests on Dec. 12, 2012.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Christina Navarrette, 37 â€” Driving while license invalid.
â€˘ Silviu Dumitrascu, 36 â€” Theft.
â€˘ Jerry Espinoza, 28 â€” Warrants/burglary of a habitation/failure to identify fugitive.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Dec. 12, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Be on the lookout for rain chances this Friday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 65. We'll have breezy winds from the south-southeast at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.
Tonight before 7 p.m., we'll have a slight chance of precipitation and then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. Rain chances will remain at 20%.
The high tonight will be 41 with partly cloudy skies and breezy conditions. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Members of the Nolan County Foundation Board are reminding spring 2013 Nolan County high school seniors that the Nolan County Foundation will be promoting its annual Scramble for Scholarships Golf tournament scheduled for April 20, 2013 to be held at the Sweetwater Country Club.
At the Nolan County Commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, December 10, the commissioners took action to approve an order authorizing the issuance of a general obligation bond for 2012 not to exceed $10 million. The bond approved by the commissioners came in at $9,480,000.
Making presentations to the commissioners were Paul Jasin with Specialized Public Finance, Inc. and Tom Pollan from Austin.
Three former Sweetwater High School volleyball players have committed to play next year for Cisco Junior College.
Seated from left are SHS seniors Kendra Crosson, Kelsi Crosson and Kathleen Campbell, who each received all-district honors for the Lady Mustangs this season. Also pictured are SHS coach Liz Miller (standing) and Cisco Junior College coach Susan Moore.
A ceremony for the three athletes was held Tuesday at the SHS library.
Three were jailed and four were given community supervision this week after guilty pleas were made to Judge David Hall during 32nd Judicial District Court proceedings. District Attorney Ann Reed and Assistant District Attorney Barrett Thomas prosecuted the cases.
The Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) board of directors approved the sale of real property inside the Sweetwater Business Park during their meeting on Monday morning, December 10, 2012.
Thirty acres will be purchased by Select Energy, while 40 acres will be bought by Washita Valley. Each entity will be paying $4,000 per acre for their property.
The deal with Washita Valley recently took place last week, in which the company is expecting to bring in up to 40 workers.
Sweetwater Independent School District offers Family Access as a way for parents and guardians to keep up with what and how their students are doing at school.
Family Access is a web-based information and communication center designed to provide parents and guardians with the answer to, "How was school today?"