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January 23rd, 2013
Be careful this morning, as patchy fog will be in the area before 10 a.m. Otherwise, expect sunny skies with a high near 73, with south-southwestern at 15 to 20 mph. Gusts could be as high as 25 mph.
Tonight will be mostly clear with a low around 47. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Warm ups, cool downs--what's the West Texas weather going to do next? Find out at weather.gov.
Sweetwater will host more than 125 energy and infrastructure leaders from more than a dozen states around the USA on Wednesday and Thursday for the 5th annual Transmission Summit 2013 on the campus of Texas State Technical College West Texas. The 5th annual Transmission Summit is in the hub of Texasâ€™ $9 billion grid expansion and the worldâ€™s largest concentration of wind energy generation. The event includes project updates, business networking and industry sponsor exhibits. The event is sponsored by the Texas Wind Energy Clearinghouse.
Texas Midwest Community Network announces plans for Texas Midwest Day at the Capitol on Feb. 5. Community leaders from throughout the region are encouraged to participate.
â€śGenerally speaking, rural communities are at a disadvantage when it comes to influencing state lawmakers,â€ť says TMCN President Kathy Keane of Eden. â€śBy joining together, a larger group of rural delegates gets more attention and presents a stronger voice in Austin.â€ť
Law Enforcement Officials have arrested three individuals that were hiding in a house in southeast Colorado City in Mitchell County.Â
Early Monday morning, a Texas Highway Patrol Trooper had stopped a vehicle for speeding over one hundred miles an hour while traveling east near the Mitchell/Howard County line on Interstate 20. As the trooper approached the vehicle, the driver stepped out and began shooting.Â A pursuit ensued with the violator.Â The trooper lost sight of the vehicle near the community of Loraine in eastern Mitchell County.Â
USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Executive Director James B. Douglass announced that 207 counties in Texas were declared a disaster on Jan. 9, 2013, due to drought and heat using the new, streamlined Secretarial Disaster Designation process. Under this designation, producers with operations in any of the 157 primary disaster counties or 50 contiguous disaster counties are eligible to apply for low interest emergency loans.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 162 calls for service, issued 14 citations and made 17 arrests from Jan. 18-20, 2013.
The SPD received 71, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Burglary of a vehicle â€”Â 1400 block of E. 12th.
â€˘ Credit/debit card abuse â€”Â 400 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘ Stalking â€”Â 800 block of San Carlos.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 1400 block of Hailey.
â€˘ Burglary of a habitation â€”Â 700 block of Hill.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘ Theft â€”Â 400 block of SE Georgia.
â€˘ Runaway â€”Â 1200 block of Towncreek.
â€˘ Trespassing â€”Â 1900 block of Chester.
We'll be seeing a bit of a warm up today, with a high near 63 and mostly sunny skies. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight, expect mostly clear skies and a low around 46, with southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
Head on over to weather.gov to learn more.
UPDATE: About mid afternoon, law enforcement officers received a tip from local citizens in Colorado City that three men had entered a building there. Officers have the building surrounded. The neighborhood has been evacuated and travelers are not allowed into the area as a safety precaution. It is believed the three males from this morningâ€™s pursuit are the three that have barricaded themselves in the building.
Law enforcement officers are looking for three men in the western part of the Big Country.
The search began early Monday morning when a Department of Public Safety officer tried to stop a driver for a traffic violation.
The driver of the sport utility vehicle refused to stop and led the officers on a chase that covered parts of Howard, Mitchell and Nolan Counties.
The three men in the car allegedly shot at the pursuing state trooper and that brought in more officers.
The men reportedly abandoned the SUV and got in another vehicle.
During a regular committee meeting on Sunday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, several members of St. Albert Mission in Roscoe came into the meeting with signs and questions about their church's closure.
Several Scriptures in Spanish were written on the signs. Others read, "Reopen Saint Albert's" and "Our kids care, too." Several children also came in and also held signs. One child held a sign that read, "You shall not steal our happiness = St. Albert's Church."