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The Sweetwater Kiwanis Club recently donated an assortment of clothing, toys, music and food to the Angel Tree project through the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center. A local family was adopted by the group, with five children ranging from ages 2 to 14 years old. Throughout the year, the Kiwanis Club raises money specifically for a Christmas project, with around $500 being raised this year. Pictured with the donations are Kiwanis Club president Mitch Moore, club members Brandi Sitter and Nancy Howlett, and club secretary Rachel Newberry.
The meeting of the SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) board of directors took place on Monday morning, December 10 at the Chamber of Commerce.
Opening the meeting was an executive session, which lasted around 35 minutes to discuss various matters. After the closed meeting, approval was given to increase the incentive agreement amount and terms for Cape and Son.
Geoff Haney with the company made a brief presentation to the board, noting that around 50 contractors recently submitted bids for dirt and track.
During their meeting on Tuesday morning, December 11, the Sweetwater City Commission approved the proposal by SEED (Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development) to sell real estate located inside the Sweetwater Business Park, the 88-acre industrial site.
Thirty acres will be sold to Select Energy, as an incentive agreement has already taken place. They are hoping to build a regional office with this real estate and are anticipating a work base of up to 50 employees in the next two years.
BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married. We have a baby, then another, and we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough, and we'll be more content, when they are. After that, we are frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with and certainly we will be happy, when they are out of that stage. We tell ourselves that our life will be complete, when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, when we are able to go on a nice vacation or when we retire.
If anyone is looking for a way to celebrate the holiday season, your search can come to an end. This Sunday night, December 16 at 6 p.m., the worship choir from the First Baptist Church (FBC) in Sweetwater will be presenting a Christmas program at their church entitled â€śA Christmas Prayerâ€ť.
The musical was arranged and orchestrated by J. Daniel Smith, while the drama portion of the program was written by Matt Tullos. David Woods, the minister of music at FBC, said that the program combines the two elements in sharing the story of Phillip Galloway, the main character.
Enjoy a Hollywood performer in Sweetwater on Saturday night at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium where award-winning pianist and contemporary artist, Kristine Mirelle, will perform live with the Sweetwater Municipal band.
A Roswell, New Mexico native, Mirelle describes her music as an infusion of swing, classical, hip hop and soul. What started out with singing on doorsteps and playing the piano in the homes of people who would allow her, has turned into a career in Hollywood performing, singing and song writing.
As Christmas nears, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital (RPMH) is helping local families document this yearâ€™s holiday by hosting â€śAn Afternoon with Santaâ€ť. Taking place on Saturday, Dec. 15, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy cookies and have a free photo taken with Santa Claus.
A Christmas Celebration with Santa Claus will be held at the Texas Theatre from Dec. 14-16 in Sweetwater.
"Help fix the 'broken spirit of Christmas' by joining us in this narrated Vaudeville production which will captivate you as each world class performer participates in revitalizing the Christmas spirit," said event organizers.
Among the talents presented will be an NBA halftime performer of the tight wire, Rolla Bolla, juggling, a hula hoop star, comedy, aerial acts and chair balancing.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 39 calls for service, issued two citations and made three arrests on Dec. 12, 2012.
The SPD received 21, 911 calls.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Christina Navarrette, 37 â€” Driving while license invalid.
â€˘ Silviu Dumitrascu, 36 â€” Theft.
â€˘ Jerry Espinoza, 28 â€” Warrants/burglary of a habitation/failure to identify fugitive.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had four calls for service, served one civil paper and made two arrests on Dec. 12, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Be on the lookout for rain chances this Friday, with mostly cloudy skies and a high near 65. We'll have breezy winds from the south-southeast at 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.
Tonight before 7 p.m., we'll have a slight chance of precipitation and then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. Rain chances will remain at 20%.
The high tonight will be 41 with partly cloudy skies and breezy conditions. Winds will be from the west-southwest at 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.