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March 27th, 2012

Doug Sitter State Farm officially welcomed to Sweetwater

March 27, 2012

Doug Sitter State Farm, one of two State Farm agencies in Sweetwater, has recently opened an office in the community. The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce honored the new office with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 23, 2012. The local office is located at 208 Lamar Street.
Shown right are Doug and Brandi Sitter, along with their children, Maddox and Chloe and employee Danica Hickson, accepting their first dollar from Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Brenda Stirl.

Blotters for March 23-25, 2012

March 27, 2012

The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 138 calls for service, issued nine citations and made eight arrests from March 23-25, 2012.

The SPD received 57, 911 calls.

Accidents:
• 300 block of Lamar.

Calls for service:
• Theft — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Theft — 1100 block of E. Broadway.
• Duty upon striking — 300 block of Lamar.
• Theft — 1100 block of Burch.
• Forgery — 1200 block of Marvin.
• Counterfitting — 400 block of NE Georgia.
• Burglary — 900 block of E. 17th.

Arrested by SPD:
• Richard Montemayor, 54 — Public intoxication.

March 26th

Update: Slaughter resigns to accept post at Llano

March 26, 2012

Craig Slaughter, Sweetwater High School's head football coach and athletic director the past three years, announced today that he is resigning to accept a similar position at Llano.
Slaughter has posted just a 9-21 record at Sweetwater, with three straight sub-.500 seasons and no playoff appearances, since replacing the highly-successful Kent Jackson in 2009 at a school known for its winning football tradition.

Hudson Moore performs at Java Jax

March 26, 2012

JavaJax recently hosted a special, mid-week live music performance on Wednesday evening, March 21. En route from Austin's SXSW (south by southwest) Music Festival to a show in Lubbock on March 22, Hudson Moore performed in Sweetwater.
Check him out on the Videos section of our website to see a live performance he gave at the Reporter office.

Spring cleaning results in more than a clean home

March 26, 2012

It’s March – the birds are singing, the grass is green and the sun is shining for a longer period of time, it seems. Embrace the season by doting a bit on your major appliances.
Spring cleaning includes cleaning large appliances – such as the air conditioning unit and refrigerator – that might have been overworked in previous months. Equipment maintenance could save money on electricity and help you avoid costly repairs.

J.P. Cowen students learn about rattlesnakes

March 26, 2012

Sweetwater Jaycee Michael Hurd visited students at J.P. Cowen Early Childhood Center and made a presentation about rattlesnakes and rattlesnake safety for Headstart and Pre-K classes on Wednesday, March 7.

March 24th

Brauneck wins at San Antonio Stock Show

March 24, 2012

San Antonio – The Swine Skillathon was held Feb. 9, at the San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo.
This contest uses participants’ knowledge of the swine industry and several youth were recognized for their outstanding results by being rewarded with a 2012 San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarship.
One such youth was Tyler Brauneck of Sweetwater, Texas. Brauneck, an active member of the Roby FFA, enjoys horse judging and is an eagle scout. He hopes to eventually attend college for nursing.

Yo-Yo assembly held at Southeast

March 24, 2012

The Around the World Yo-Yo Assembly was held at Southeast Elementary School. Established in 1999, Around the World Yo-Yo Entertainment Company has presented the "School is Cool" assembly program to more than 1,000,000 students at over 2,000 schools, camps and special events all over the United States. Their interactive show was filled with humor, world class yo-yo tricks and even magic. Makenzie Ince and Grayson Jeffrey are shown helping with the assembly.

Local church news

March 24, 2012

Avondale Baptist Church
Hello everyone, from the Avondale Baptist Church family! If you are looking for a loving church home we would like to invite you to come and visit us and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We are located at 1405 Hoyt Street.
This Sunday, March 25, we will have high attendance day. We are working and praying for 78 in Sunday school. We will have breakfast at the church at 9:20 a.m. and Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m.

Recipe of the Week: Playing with your food can be good for you

March 24, 2012

Summer time means plenty of play time — so why not play with your food? Finding creative ways to enjoy healthy foods like watermelon is a great way to encourage the whole family to eat well — and have fun while doing it.
Here are three ways you can get the whole family in on some fun and healthy eating:

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