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March 13th, 2013

Wednesday's local weather

March 13, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 70. Winds will be from the south-southeast around 10 to 15 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight with a low around 49, with winds remaining at 10 to 15 from the south-southeast.
Learn more about the incoming warming trend now at weather.gov.

March 12th

Love’s truck stop opens in Sweetwater

March 12, 2013

The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce welcomed Love's truck stop to Sweetwater with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Many Chamber Ambassadors and members of the community joined in the celebration including Debbie Anthony, Peggy Parrott, Teresa Zarate, Wayne Chowning, Tim Fambrough, Zollie Steakley, Aida Pantoja, Stacy Dove, Art Maberry, Terry Pittman, Kirby Andrews, Tom Henderson, Kirsten Smith, Jennifer Rosas, Gil Cherry, Brenda Stirl, Kirk Maberry, Don King, Janis McDowell, Nathan Ehlert, Jacque McCoy, Renee Garcia, Mark Garcia and Thea Serrano.

Progress continues on county project

March 12, 2013

At the Nolan County commissioners' meeting on Monday morning, further action was taken which will allow for continued progress to take place on one of the county projects.
Approval was given on the acceptance of the design development documents for a new jail and sheriff's office--which was dated on January 16, 2013, along with a construction budget of $9,895,123. The approval also authorizes Wiginton, Hooker and Jeffry Architects, the designers of the project, to proceed with the construction document phase.

Water footprints beneficial for conservation

March 12, 2013

Recently, water conservation has been a widely-discussed topic, even at the state level. However, the Wes-Tex Groundwater Conservation District hopes to remind everyone about how individuals can be alert in their own water-saving efforts.
One way to conserve water is by examining the "water footprint" of items used daily. According to siemens.com, a water footprint is the "total amount of freshwater used directly and indirectly by consumers and manufacturers."

Blotters for March 8-10, 2013

March 12, 2013

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 218 calls for service, issued nine citations and made eight arrests from Mar. 8-10, 2013.

The SPD received 108, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 900 block of Lamar.
• 200 block of Musgrove.

Calls for service:
• Violation of protective order/family violence assault — 1400 block of Hughes.
• Theft — 200 block of W. Alabama.
• Theft — 500 block of NE Georgia.
• Assault — 1600 block of Cypress.
• Burglary of a building — 1000 block of Lamar.
• Theft — 100 block of S. Hopkins.
• Assault — 300 block of FM 419.

Daily forecast for Sweetwater

March 12, 2013

Expect sunny skies and a high near 65 today, with winds from the west at 15 mph, becoming northern winds in the morning. Gusts could be as high as 20 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 41. Winds will be from the north-northeast at 15 to 20 mph, decreasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.

March 11th

Round-Up brings in over 2K pounds of rattlesnakes

March 11, 2013

Sweetwater Jaycees measured each longest snake contest entry at the 55th Annual Rattlesnake Round-Up. Shown measuring one of Eric Timaeus’ snakes are Jasen Wells, David Sager, Scott Cagle, Riley Sayers, Danny Williams and Jaycees President Heath Cornutt.

Awards given for several contests at the Round-Up

March 11, 2013

Thousands attended the 55th Annual Sweetwater Jaycees World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
The total pounds of Western Diamondback Rattlesnake weighed totaled 2,361 pounds, an increase from last year's total of 1,664 pounds. Those bringing in the most pounds of rattlesnake were first place Andy Lee with 382 pounds, second place Herbert Hoover with 223 pounds, third place the Cliffseekers with 221 pounds, fourth place Bill Stinson with 136 pounds and fifth place Eric Timaeus with 216 pounds. The longest rattlesnake was caught by Daryl and Kathleen McIntire and measured 78 inches long.

Monday's local forecast

March 11, 2013

Today will be sunny with a high near 67. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Expect clear skies tonight with a low around 42 and southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Get a look at the Spring Break forecast now at weather.gov.

March 9th

Rattlesnake fun

March 9, 2013

Joseph Castro, 6, a student in Roscoe and his cousin visiting from Pueblo, Colo., Avery Alvo, 2, admire a rattlesnake with the help of Sweetwater Jaycee Lance Shaw at the Round-Up.

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