Archive - News Article
November 16th, 2012
Expect mostly sunny skies today with a high near 63. Winds will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low around 41 and east-southeast winds at 5 to 10 mph.
Visit weather.gov to learn more.
There will be a fundraiser for Teresa Wood Smith and her husband Mark Smith of Sweetwater, whose home burned on Thursday, Nov. 1.
The fire began as an electrical problem, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.
The fundraiser will be at Wal-Mart on Saturday, Nov. 17. Friends of Teresa and Mark will be selling brisket sandwiches and hot dogs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. or until they sell out.
Money will be used to help Teresa and Mark restore her home. Teresa is a home health nurse and graduate of Sweetwater High School.
The Nolan County United Way (NCUW) assists nine agencies in our community. Making up the agencies are the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, SNAP (Senior Nutrition Activities Program), Cancer Services Network, Gateway Family Services, Sweetwater BackPack Buddies, the West Texas Children's Advocacy Center (WTCAC), the Big Country Medical Reserve Corps, and the Women's Resource Center.
The Women's Resource Center is located at 310 Hickory in Sweetwater. Their purpose is to assist women who are pregnant or have small children and are having financial difficulties.
Thanksgiving festivities can officially begin because Henrietta the Sweetwater ISD Turkey has arrived!
Henrietta can be found at the Sweetwater ISD Administration Building at 207 Musgrove, where she is supporting the annual SISD United Way Drive.
This year's theme is Give Where You Live and while you are posing for pictures with the famous turkey, feel free to make a donation to the Nolan County United Way. United Way supports nine local agencies that make a difference in the community.
A Nolan County Grand Jury indicted 10 people on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Four of those indictments were sealed. The following cases were true-billed:
Ashley Ryan Runnels was indicted for possession of a controlled substance, namely heroin, a state jail felony. Court documents state that Runnels knowingly possessed less than one gram of heroin on May 8, 2012. Her bond was set at $7,500.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 29 calls for service, issued one citation and made one arrest on Nov. 13, 2012.
The SPD received 14, 911 calls.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Animal cruelty â€” 1000 block of FM 1544.
â€˘ Assault â€” 1600 block of Grand.
â€˘ Unattended death â€” 600 block of Haskell.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Derick Jones, 20 â€”Â Possession of marijuana/driving under the influence minor.
The Nolan County Sheriff's Office (NCSO) had seven calls for service, served one civil paper and made one arrest on Nov. 13, 2012.
Arrested by NCSO:
Expect mostly sunny skies on this Thursday, with a high near 64 and southern winds around 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around 41. Winds will be from the southeast around 5 mph.
Get a weekend weather preview now at weather.gov.
Cinnamon Ice Cream
Homemade cinnamon ice cream with a custard base, cream, milk, sugar, and cinnamon.
â€˘ 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
â€˘ 1 cup of whole milk
â€˘ 3/4 cup of sugar
â€˘ 1/2 teaspoon of salt
â€˘ 2 cups of heavy cream
â€˘ 6 egg yolks
1.Â Place the cinnamon in a small, dry skillet, over low heat. Keep the skillet moving just until the cinnamon becomes fragrant. Take off heat (note that too long in the pan will burn the cinnamon).
Texas State Technical College West Texas (TSTC) has collaborated with the Sweetwater Texas Theatre Acquisition and Renovation (STTAR) board of directors to install a digital sign along Broadway in front of the Texas Theatre, which should benefit both organizations.
The sign will benefit the theater and the entity that owns it, STTAR, by giving them another avenue to advertise showings and fundraisers held for theater improvements. It will benefit TSTC by providing students of a digital signage class real-world experience.
Sweetwater Animal Control currently has three dogs available for adoption.
Available for adoption is a female chihuahua mix, a male Pomeranian mix and a male chihuahua mix. According to Sweetwaterâ€™s animal control officer, Don Kite, animals that are picked up are kept for a minimum of three days, but he tries to keep them from a week to 10 days.
Dogs and cats are available for adoption for a $15 fee and the cost of getting the pet vaccinated for rabies.
The pets are required to have their vaccination before they leave to their new homes.