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March 12th, 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.
â€˘ 900 block of Lamar.
â€˘ 200 block of Musgrove.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Violation of protective order/family violence assault â€” 1400 block of Hughes.
â€˘ Theft â€” 200 block of W. Alabama.
â€˘ Theft â€” 500 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Assault â€” 1600 block of Cypress.
â€˘ Burglary of a building â€” 1000 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Theft â€” 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€˘ Assault â€” 300 block of FM 419.
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.
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Sweetwater Jaycees measured each longest snake contest entry at the 55th Annual Rattlesnake Round-Up. Shown measuring one of Eric Timaeusâ€™ snakes are Jasen Wells, David Sager, Scott Cagle, Riley Sayers, Danny Williams and Jaycees President Heath Cornutt.
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.
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.
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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.
Glenn Stifflemire conquers his fear of snakes while Sweetwater Jaycee Lance Shaw wraps a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake around his neck.
Kyndra Vaught, 2013 Miss Snake Charmer, performed â€śSuds in the Bucketâ€ť at the Nolan County Coliseum on Friday for those attending the 55th Annual Sweetwater Jaycees Worldâ€™s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up.
Sweetwater High School had another great six week period with 64 students making the All-A Honor Roll and Texas National Bank continued with its commitment to recognize and award one lucky scholar from each grade with $50. The winners of the Texas National Bank Good Grades Pay Award for the fourth six seeks were Ashley Sifford (ninth grade), Madison Jones (10th grade), Daven Alvarez (11th grade) and Madison Meneses (12th grade).
Shown are members of the Sweetwater Rifle and Pistol Club at the 53rd annual SRPC Gun, Knife and Coin Show including Robert Peterson, Frank Healer and Carroll Kearney.