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September 7th, 2012
The Dual Credit Program at Sweetwater High School has been around for many years. In fact, SHS was one of the very first high schools in West Texas to partner with a college. The original partnership was with Texas State Technical College right here in Sweetwater. Many students took advantage of this program for many years and continue to do so now with the partnership of Western Texas College. WTC accredits the academic core courses, while TSTC continues its support by sponsoring specialty technology courses.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 49 calls for service, issued no citations and made no arrests on Sept. 5, 2012.
The SPD received 34, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Family violence assault â€”Â 900 block of Elm.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 400 block of E. 15th.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 100 block of Beryle.
â€˘ Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon â€”Â 1600 block of Grand.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Sept. 5, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
The weekend weather will be cooling off considerably, but not before a hot Friday forecast. Today will be mostly sunny and hot with a high near 103. Winds will be from the south at 15 to 20 mph, decreasing to 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight, a 20% chance of precipitation comes in with along with a cold front. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a low around 62 and breezy. A north-northeast wind at 10 to 15 mph will increase to 20 to 25 mph in the evening, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Three officers from the Brown County Republican Women's Club of Brownwood, Texas were recently in Sweetwater to meet with a group of women in Nolan County who are interested in forming a Nolan County Republican Women's Club.
Introductions were made and general discussion followed about the direction our country is headed and concern was expressed that perhaps the Republican women in Nolan County have not done enough to help change this.
Around 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, the Sweetwater Police Department received a call about shots fired at Apple Creek Apartments on Hoyt Street in Sweetwater, according to Sweetwater Chief of Police Brian Frieda.
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 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.
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:
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of NE Georgia.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1300 block of James.
â€˘ Information only â€”Â 100 block of S. Hopkins.
â€˘ Assault â€”Â 600 block of E. Oklahoma.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€”Â 1000 block of Lamar.
â€˘ Sexual assault â€”Â Sweetwater area.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Trevor Jones, 22 â€” Driving while intoxicated.
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.
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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